15 Costco Splurges That can Make a Big Difference in Your Week

We could all use a little treat from Costco once in a while.

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Updated June 6, 2024
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You’ve had a long week. Maybe work was tough. Maybe you’re stressed out. You deserve a little treat, but there’s nothing that’ll quite do it at home.

Well, we have a solution. Here are a few items you can splurge on the next time you’re at Costco, and you’ll no longer need to worry… until you run out.

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Editor's note: Prices are subject to change and may vary by location.

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Courtesy of Costco Caffe D'Vita Instant Mocha Cappuccino

Coffee makes the world go round. That hot caffeine boost in the morning — and maybe a few more cups later while you get some work done — is a key factor in life.

Costco has ground coffee in generous containers (most being at least 40 oz.) for reasonable prices. A 45 oz. Dunkin’ blend is just shy of $30, but it’s going to last you a while.

Or to really top off the week, treat yourself to an instant Mocha Cappuccino.

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Courtesy of Costco NuTrail Keto Nut Granola Blueberry Cinnamon

Now that you’ve had coffee, it’s time for the next important step: breakfast, generally considered the most important meal of the day.

To treat yourself, top off your usual hot or cold cereal with a sweet syrup, with 13 wonderful flavors to choose from. 

If you’re cutting down on sugars, Cheerios are an American favorite, of course, and NuTrail Keto Nut Granola is a good option too.

Grab ‘n’ go

Courtesy of Costco Two bags of bagels from Kirkland Signature Costco

Costco offers a bevy of breakfast options beyond the above. You can mix and match muffins (and freeze or refrigerate the ones you haven’t eaten), as well as danishes, or pick up some paleo bars to hold on to.

Don’t forget the bagels — you can mix, match, or just grab a sleeve on your way out.

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Courtesy of Costco Spanakopita spinach feta frozen food from Costco

Kirkland is Costco’s signature brand. Costco, like Aldi’s offers store brands to save you money. And, Costco offers foods from around the globe.

If you need a hearty nibble in the middle of the day, there’s the Kirkland Signature Organic Chunky Guacamole, which goes great with nibbles like nacho chips to take you south of the border.

Or try the Spanakopita. It’s a fabulous Greek dish of spinach and feta cheese curled up inside a phyllo pastry.


Courtesy of Costco Trident fish sticks at Costco

There are a huge number of frozen fish options available at Costco. You want Salmon filets? You got it. Shrimp? Sure! A big 4 lb. bag of fish sticks? Costco has you covered. Fish sticks are great for kids and adults, and they’re easy to prepare.

If poultry is more your style, Costco has a wide selection of options available. Many are marinated or flavored and ready to go. But don’t leave beef options out of the equation. Ribs, patties, and steaks are all on the menu at Costco.

The beauty of frozen is that, with minimal effort, it is heated up and a beautiful dinner for you to enjoy.


Courtesy of Costco Kirkland Signature Costco Tuxedo Chocolate Mousse Cake

You almost need to forget that dessert exists to find a good dessert at Costco. Pie? Minicakes? Straight-up cake? If sweets are how you indulge, Costco, once again, has you covered.


Courtesy of Costco Costo's Smore's Snack Mix

Costco obviously offers a lot of snack options. Among the best, if you’re not worried about caloric intake, is the Fannie May S'mores Snack Mix. Lance Toasty Cracker Packs are another option, as are Clif or Nutri-Grain bars.

Healthy snacks

Courtesy of Costco Organic dried mangoes Kirkland Signature

Let’s go ahead and get into the weeds — the seaweeds. Kirkland Signature Organic Roasted Seaweed is an excellent choice if you need something to snack on throughout the day.

It also has a ton of goodies in it like calcium and vitamins A, C, and B12. If you’re not a fan of seaweed, there are the Kirkland Organic Dried Mangoes. Costco has lots of granola and trail mix options too.


Courtesy of Costco Oikos yogurt pack from Costco

Yogurt is great for you, but feels rich and rewarding. It can be a great on-the-go breakfast. It can be an excellent snack. And, if you bulk it up with a little granola, it can be a great lunch.

Yogurt also has a ton of health benefits. If you want to improve your digestive system, you’re going to want to eat yogurt.


Courtesy of Costco Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 10.5-inch Tablet

New toys are definitely a treat, albeit not in the traditional sense. In addition to bulk food purchases, Costco offers a ton of electronics at discount prices.

Yes, there are TVs, gaming systems, and headphones, but there are also bulk packs of batteries, which are very easy to run out of.

You can even snag yourself a new laptop for as little as $549.95. Or, treat yourself to a new piano, and play on.


Courtesy of Costco Kirkland Signature Men's Boxer Brief

It’s extremely easy to lose track of socks and underwear. It’s so much of a thing that there’s literally a WikiHow article about it. Plus side note: You can get yourself some socks on the cheap from Costco. Underwear too.

Baseball tickets

Robert/Adobe Fan reclining at Yankee stadium

Yes, Costco offers ticket packages for 13 MLB teams throughout the regular season. 

The packages vary in price (Marlins tickets, for example, are less expensive than Yankees tickets), but they all include two seats for a select date of your choosing.

The only team to offer hot dogs and drinks in their package? Surprisingly, the Yankees.

Spa, anyone?

Courtesy of Costco Ultra Epsom Lavender Bath Salts

How about splurging on a luxurious hour in the tub? Treat yourself with everything from lavender Epsom salts to hand-made body soap. You’ll feel like you’ve had a spa day in the privacy of your own home.

Gotta Get Away?

ASTA Concept/Adobe Suitcase open with a tropical beach inside and blue skies with plane flying towards it

OK, so it was a really bad day… How about a real getaway? You can plan and purchase your next vacation at Costco. 

Yes, Costco. From all-inclusive packages to planes, trains, cruises, and rental cars, as well as hotels, Costco can help you book your next real break, at very competitive prices. Now that’s a splurge to look forward to!

Musical instruments

Courtesy of Costco Roland V-Drum Kits Bundle from Costco

Did you give up playing an instrument long ago? You can pick that hobby back up at Costco.

The warehouse retailer carries several pianos (digital and traditional), drum sets, and for the singers out there, karaoke machines.

Bottom line

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You can unlock the power of your Costco membership and save a ton of money, but it’s not just about the groceries.

Now you know about all the other great little splurges that can make life more fun and take the edges off your bad days.

Sure, memberships start at $60 per year, but you’ll save at least that much while shopping there — and while you’re saving, be sure to treat yourself too.

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Will Vitka

Will Vitka is a D.C. area reporter and writer. He previously worked for WTOP, The New York Post, Stuff Magazine, and CBS News.