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Australian shoppers are saving money on their grocery bills by buying lunchbox snacks at Costco

How bargain-hunting Aussies are scoring massive savings on lunchbox snacks by going to this one supermarket – but there’s a catch

  • Aussie are saving money by shopping at Costco
  • They are picking up snacks in bulk for under $20
  • But customers need to pay an annual fee to shop there 

Australian mums have discovered a budget supermarket where they can buy school lunchbox snacks for a fraction of the price and slash their grocery bills. 

While there aren’t many stores Australia-wide, Costco sells food and snacks in bulk for much less than major supermarkets.

One mum impressed hundreds after she shared the savings available including huge multi-packs of Jumpy’s chips, Tiny Teddies, and Vege chips all for under $20. 

Hundreds were impressed with the money-saving find and were keen to get their hands on the snacks themselves but some pointed out a major catch.  

Customers require a membership with an annual fee to shop in Costco stores or online, but many claimed buying in bulk from the US retailer can save hundreds. 

Aussie shoppers have been sent into a spin over the huge savings they are finding on kid’s lunchbox snacks at US supermarket chain Costco

One mum impressed hundreds after she shared the savings available including huge multi-packs of Jumpy's chips, Tiny Teddies, and Vege chips all for under $20

One mum impressed hundreds after she shared the savings available including huge multi-packs of Jumpy’s chips, Tiny Teddies, and Vege chips all for under $20

‘A glimpse into Costco snack savings,’ the Queensland mum wrote in a post to the Mums on a Budget – Australia Facebook page. 

She showed photos from the store with a 40-pack of Jump’s potato chips on sale for $13.99 while Woolworths sells the snacks in a five-pack for $4.15.

There was also a 42 variety pack of Tiny Teddies for just $12.49 which equals $1.19 per 100g rather than the  $4.50 per 100g major supermarkets charge. 

Other deals included a box of 32 packets of Vege chips for $19.99, as well as Sunkist fruit snacks for $18.99 and 30 packs of Healtheries rice wheels and potato sticks for $14.99. 

Hundreds of shoppers in the comments were wowed by the bargains. 

‘That’s it, I’m going to sign up on Saturday for school lunches and petrol as it’s like $1.66 litre,’ one mum said. 

Deals included a box of 32 packets of Vege chips for $19.99, as well as Sunkist fruit snacks for $18.99 and 30 packs of Healtheries rice wheels and potato sticks for $14.99

Deals included a box of 32 packets of Vege chips for $19.99, as well as Sunkist fruit snacks for $18.99 and 30 packs of Healtheries rice wheels and potato sticks for $14.99

Hundreds were impressed with the money-saving find and were keen to get their hands on the snacks themselves but some pointed out a major catch

Customers require a membership with an annual fee to shop in Costco stores or online, but many claimed buying in bulk from the US retailer can save hundreds

Dozens were impressed with the money-saving finds but  many pointed out Costco customers require a membership with an annual fee to shop in-store or online

‘The meat packs are amazing also!’ another wrote while a third replied: ‘The pretzels and sesame snaps are regular buys for me’  

The poster added she stocks up at Costco every eight weeks as it ‘takes a huge chunk’ out of her shopping bill. 

However some pointed out the stock at Costco is varied and can be unpredictable while others said only those who buy a yearly membership can shop there.  

‘Except you can’t always rely on getting these products. Good when you can though! We went today in Perth and none of the pictures ones were available for example,’ one woman said.  

‘Yes, but you have to factor in the cost to get in the door,’ a second explained. 

Costco memberships are $60 per year for regular shoppers and $55 annually for businesses. 

There are 14 stores across Australia including in Sydney, Perth, Melbourne and Adelaide while limited stock is available to order online for members.