For those of you that are members of Costco, you already know the greatness that it is filled with!

However, if you’re like me and have minimal to no experience with Costco, (I had my first visit a few months ago with a friend who swears by it even more now that she’s a new mom), then Orlando Moms Blog #CostcoMomHour might bring up the question of “Why do I need Costco in my life?”


To help work through this question, I reached out to our contributor team members, Tracy & Katie, who are also MAJOR Costco lovers to see why a membership is a must!

Tracy, blogger extraordinaire and mom to 3 teenagers, which include a pair of twins, says these are her Top 5 Reasons to Shop at Costco:

  1. High quality, Healthy food – Love their Organic Milled Flax Seed, Organic Quinoa, and Chia Seeds!
  2. Lunchbox snacks – A good variety of individually packaged healthy snacks.
  3. Bakery – Their pastries, pies, and cakes are my “go-to” for events.
  4. Produce – Buying in bulk for juicing and smoothies.  Great selection and quality!
  5. Photo Center – As a Project Life scrapbooker, I love that I can edit photos on my phone then upload to Costco Photo center.  Pick-up is easy. Price is awesome!

Katie, talented photographer and toddler mom, shares her Top 5 Reasons to Shop at Costco:

  1. One word, pizza. Pizza when you enter, pizza when you’re shopping, pizza when you’re leaving. Grab a huge (huge being an understatement) pizza to take home and you don’t even have to worry about the $300 you just spend on food. costco pizza
  2. Samples, seriously. Send the husband off to get the toilet paper and water bottles. You stroll your little one around and eat your heart out with some samples!
  3. The amount of eggs you get in their double/triple/quad?? cartons. No one likes going to Publix or Target and buying like three cartons, that just looks weird. Pick up a huge box of eggs from Costco = problem solved!
  4. Toilet paper, that’s all. Buy toilet paper from Costco and you won’t need to buy more for at least two months, I swear.
  5. On a real note, the organic options. Let’s be honest we live in an organic-obsessed world. Which is a good thing because we are more aware of what is going into our bodies but buying organic can be stressful and expensive. Costco saves the day on that one!


My personal favorite-finds on my first trip were the Kirkland Pesto, it’s soooo tasty, and the dog food – quality and prices can’t be beat! Plus, I didn’t have to break out a snack for my toddler who remained happy and well occupied with samples and all the interesting things to look at the entire trip, which is the opposite of what I can say for when we go to the grocery store! 😉

So, yes,I will be taking advantage of the new membership discount on November 13th, which will also give my friend a nice perk too for referring me! #winning {Membership discounts are described below.}

Be sure to register for this FREE event today to join us Costco Mom Hour at all three Orlando Costco locations – Altamonte Springs, East Orlando, & South Orlando on November 13th from 9-10am! In addition to membership discounts and those tasty samples you read about, each store will be giving away swag bags filled with Costco favorites to the first 100 attendees!


Check out the Facebook Event page for details on what each store is bringing to the table to make your experience worthwhile!

Can’t wait to see you there!


Participating warehouses throughout the nation as part of the City Moms Blog Network can be found here:


If you come to the Costco Mom Shopping event and sign up at the event to become a new Costco member, Costco has a special offer*: New Executive Members will receive a $20 Costco Cash Card and new Gold Star and Business Members will receive a $10 Costco Cash Card.

For existing Costco members who bring a friend to the Costco Mom Shopping event, if your friend signs up for a new Costco membership, you will receive a $10 Costco Cash Card** as a thank you.

* Limit one Costco Cash Card offer per household. Offer is valid for new memberships the day of the Costco Mom Shopping event only. Offer is not valid for renewals or upgrades of Costco memberships. Offer is nontransferable and may not be combined with any other offer or coupon. Costco Cash Cards are not redeemable for cash.  The Costco Cash Card must be used by the new Costco member during the first year of membership.

**To be eligible for the Costco Cash Card, the existing member must be a Costco member prior to the Costco Mom Shopping event and the friend must become a new Costco member at the event.  Offer is valid the day of the Costco Mom Shopping event only and is valid for new membership activation only. Offer is nontransferable and may not be combined with any other offer or coupon. Limit two new member referrals per primary Costco member per year. Separate forms are required for each referral. Employees of Costco are excluded from this offer.

A Costco membership is $55 a year. An Executive Membership is an additional $55 upgrade fee a year and includes an annual 2% Reward (up to $750) on qualifying Costco purchases. Terms and conditions apply to the 2% Reward. See the membership counter for details. Each membership includes a free Household Card. Price does not include sales tax.  Costco accepts cash, checks, debit/ATM cards, EBT, Costco Cash Cards, Costco Credit Cards and American Express.


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