Retirement is when you want to be mindful of your spending, which is why many shoppers turn to retailers like Costco that offer significant savings.
In fact, the wholesaler produces many retirement essentials through its in-store brand Kirkland at a fraction of the price compared to other household names.
Here are 20 Kirkland Signature products to add to your shopping list to help you keep more money in your bank account.
Editor's note: Prices are subject to change and may vary by location.
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Did you know if your air conditioner stops working, your homeowner’s insurance won’t cover it? Same with plumbing, electrical issues, appliances, and more. Not being able to make repairs could leave you in a bad situation — but a home warranty could protect you against surprise expenses.
Whether you’re a brand-new homeowner or you’ve owned your home for years, a plan from Choice Home Warranty could pick up the slack where homeowner’s insurance falls short.
If a covered system in your home breaks down, you can call their hotline 24/7 for assistance to get it repaired. They have a network of over 15,000 technicians that can assist you, making sure any issue can be taken care of swiftly — without breaking the bank.
Not sure if it’s for you? Rest easy: they were named one of the "Best Home Warranty Companies" by US News 360 Reviews and were awarded Best Company's 2020 Consumer's Choice Award. For a limited time, you can get your first month free when you sign up for a Single Payment home warranty plan.
Kirkland Signature Leather Golf Gloves
If you were lucky enough to retire early and find the golf course as your new 9-to-5, Costco has you covered when it comes to equipment.
Start by picking up a four-pack of Kirkland Signature golf gloves. The gloves are available for right-handed and left-handed players in five different sizes and are an incredible bargain at just over $7 a glove.
Kirkland Signature Calcium
Many retirees often find their doctors recommending supplements, and Costco may have what you need.
For example, you can find a Kirkland Signature bottle of calcium packed with helpful vitamin D3 to add to your daily routine.
If your doctor suggested a different supplement, there are plenty of other Kirkland Signature products to choose from.
Kirkland Signature Extra Strength Acetaminophen
While looking at supplements, you should also pick something up for any aches and pains. Costco can help you with its large Kirkland brand bottles of painkillers.
Its extra-strength acetaminophen, for instance, comes in a pack of two. With 1,000 caplets, you’ll be prepared to target whatever hurts for a long time.
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Kirkland Signature Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
If you have little grandkids running around the house, you’ll likely want to make chocolate chip cookies from time to time.
Stock up with Kirkland's huge 4.5-pound bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips, and you will always be ready to whip up a batch for the little ones when they visit.
Kirkland Signature Gourmet Jelly Belly Jelly Beans
Not a baker? No problem. Kirkland also carries a big jar (we're talking 64 ounces) of Jelly Belly jelly beans. Dole them out as sweet treats, but watch out for sticky hands!
Kirkland Signature Men's Shearling Scuff Slipper
Now that you have the time to truly relax at home, take comfort to the next level with some Kirkland Signature slippers.
These slippers come with a shearling lining so comfortable you may never want to remove them.
Kirkland Signature Hair Regrowth Treatment
If you've noticed you're hair is thinning in recent years, you're not alone. It's estimated that half of men have experienced hair loss by age 50.
Minoxidil is a treatment that can help with hair regrowth. Costco sells a Kirkland Signature variety that comes in a six-month supply.
Kirkland Signature by Stearns & Foster 14.5" Lakeridge Mattress - Queen
One item that might need updating now that you’re retired is your mattress. The general consensus is that you should get a new one at least every seven years.
If you’re looking for an affordable mattress, consider Kirkland Signature’s 14.5-inch mattress by luxury brand Stearns & Foster.
It's breathable to help keep you cool and has foam and coils for support and pressure relief. The mattress is also available in three sizes: A queen, a king, and a California king.
Kirkland Signature 680 Thread Count Sheet Set - Queen
While you're at it, pick up a set of luxurious sheets for that new mattress. Kirkland offers 680 thread count pima cotton sheets in various colors to match the decor you already have.
The set also comes in different sizes.
Earn 2% cash rewards at grocery stores and Costco
The Wells Fargo Active Cash® Card(Rates and fees) is a powerful rewards card that allows you to earn unlimited 2% cash rewards on purchases — including on groceries, even at warehouse stores like Costco.
New cardholders can also earn a one-time cash rewards bonus — $200 cash rewards bonus after spending $500 in purchases in the first 3 months!
If you’re looking for a powerful rewards card that offers an extended intro APR period, look no further, the Wells Fargo Active Cash® Card checks that box too!
This card also offers an intro APR of 0% for 15 months from account opening on purchases and qualifying balance transfers (then 20.24%, 25.24%, or 29.99% variable). Which is great for someone who wants a break from high interest rates, while still earning rewards.
The best part? There's no annual fee.
Kirkland Signature Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
Coconut oil isn't just for cooking. This versatile product can help moisturize skin and hair, remove stains, and remove makeup.
Costco sells an 84-ounce bottle under its Kirkland Signature brand for $17.99, making it something you want to stock up on during your next visit.
Kirkland Signature 100% Colombian Coffee, Dark Roast
Have you been drinking the same brand of coffee for years? Try mixing things up with Kirkland Signature coffee (and enjoy the added benefit of potential savings when making the switch).
A popular version is its dark-roasted Colombian coffee. At 3 pounds, any retiree can enjoy a lot of coffee for a long time.
Kirkland Signature Organic Chicken Stock
Remember all those nights coming home from work when you dreaded making dinner?
Now that you have more time on your hands, why not try a new recipe or two? Chicken stock is an excellent pantry essential to load up on as it’s a staple ingredient in many dishes.
With Kirkland Signature’s pack of six 32-ounce cartons of organic stock, you’ll likely never find yourself without it.
Kirkland Signature Organic Tomato Sauce
Another pantry staple to have on hand? Tomato sauce and Kirkland Signature has the good stuff.
Grab its 15-ounce cans of sauce made from vine-ripened organic California Roma tomatoes. The package comes with 12 cans, which comes out to just $0.79 per can.
Kirkland Signature Organic Pure Maple Syrup
Pure maple syrup is one of those simple pleasures in life, but it can get expensive! That's where Costco comes in.
Get a 33.8-ounce Kirkland Signature Organic Pure Maple Syrup jug for just $14.99. With that kind of deal, you’ll have enough for all those Sunday stacks of pancakes.
Kirkland Signature Premium Blend BBQ Hardwood Pellets
If you love grilling, the Kirkland Signature bag of BBQ hardwood pellets is for you.
These little morsels of 100% natural oak, hickory, maple, and cherry wood can add a whole new layer of flavor to your food.
This 40-pound bag is a special deal, as other stores don't seem to offer their own brands of wood pellets.
Kirkland Signature Small Formula Chicken & Vegetable Dog Food
One of the best parts about Costco is picking up all the different products you need in one store.
So, if you have a dog, you can grab their food while shopping for yours. This 20-pound bag of kibble from Kirkland Signature is perfect for your furry friend, and buyers say their pets love it.
Costco has more options available if you have a larger breed or your dog prefers canned food.
Kirkland Signature Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Olive oil is another pantry staple that can run up your receipt, but Kirkland Signature has a two-liter bottle of organic extra virgin olive oil for less than $20. You should consider getting this at the wholesaler now that you’re on a fixed income.
Kirkland Signature Vegetable Oil
What's the best oil for frying at home? Vegetable oil.
So, stock up with six quarts of Kirkland Signature's canola oil for just $14.99. That's cheaper than what you'd find from other store brands, so it’s an easy way to beat the rising cost of groceries.
Costco opens up a world of possibilities for retirees looking to save money and enrich their lives, particularly when you make the most of your purchases and earn cash back with the right credit card.
This selection of daily essentials and unique finds can help you elevate your golden years. Memberships start at just $60 for a whole year, and you can sign up online, in a store, or on the phone.