New Uber-Costco Collab And Other Ways to Save on Groceries

By: Keith Wagstaff · May 20, 2024 · Reading Time: 3 minutes

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Break out the Kirkland Signature Champagne, you can now buy things from Costco (COST) through Uber Eats.

Why Costco? Uber (UBER) CEO Dara Khosrowshahi told CNBC the company’s “most significant growth opportunity in the U.S. is in the suburbs.”

Corporate strategy aside, this means you might be able to order Costco groceries via Uber. Let’s break it all down …

Not Members Only

People who aren’t Costco members can still order from Costco via Uber Eats. Members, however, get a discount, typically ranging from 15 to 20 percent.

Delivery fees and other details vary by location. Also, not every Costco store is participating. Another bummer: You won’t be able to buy hot dogs, pizza, and other food court items through Costco.

You will, however, be able to order the company’s famously affordable rotisserie chicken. Axios reported it was available for members of a Costco in Texas for $5.32 for members and $6.32 for non-members.

How to Save on Groceries

Whether you’re shopping at Costco through Uber Eats, using another delivery app, or heading to your local supermarket, there are many things you can do to save money on groceries.

Planning your meals ahead of time and creating grocery lists can help ensure you only buy what you need. Consider saving money by going semi-vegetarian, focusing on affordable protein sources like beans and tofu, as well as hearty vegetables and grains.

Another way to save money is to focus on fruits and vegetables that are in season. And while pre-cut fruit and veggies are convenient, they tend to be more expensive than their whole counterparts. Also, keep an eye on the unit price of a product. While a larger bottle of olive oil might be more expensive, it could have lower cost per ounce, making it a better value.

Buying store brands, including Costco’s Kirkland Signature and Whole Foods’ 365, can also save you money, while creating a budget is a great way to set limits on your grocery spending.

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