If You Want to Save Hundreds a Year, Always Buy This Item at Costco
Sure, you know you can save big on olive oil or peanut butter if you stock up at Costco (Oh Kirkland Signature, how we love thee). But here's a lesser known tip for walking out of the warehouse club a budget-savvy champ: Buy your flowers at Costco.
Their robust floral department stocks everything from roses to bouquets, hydrangeas to mini floral centerpieces. Check out their bulk flowers and wedding and event flowers departments online for even steeper savings.
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Indeed, the savings add up even more when shopping for big events or weddings. Many florists tack on a substantial rates markup for wedding flowers, but Costco's massive scale allows rates to stay affordable. With options ranging from a 25-foot fresh weding garland made from assorted greens for $79.99 to 18 European mini bouquets for $99.99 to complete your perfect table settings, the toughest part of flower shopping with Costco is narrowing your choices down.
But even if you're picking up weekly or monthly bouquets for your home or office, the money saved can add up. A rose can cost $3.50 per stem, or $42 for a dozen, but with prices spiking for seasonality, flower food, a vase, your location, and other reasons, a dozen roses can run as much as $60. At Costco, two dozen rainforest alliance certified roses can cost as little as $16.99.
And we dare you to talk us out of 5,000 rose petals for $69.99. Time to draw that bubble bath...