Strike These Items Off Your Costco Shopping List

The superstore known as Costco is great for buying items in bulk, especially for those with big families or in the middle of massive holiday party preparation. The store can really be a lifesaver on both your mental state and wallet.

While some might find the retail giant to be a saving grace, others might find themselves spending too much money or tossing products out that have expired by the time they get to it. Keep reading to learn more about the products you can probably cross-off your Costco shopping list.

Oil Only Lasts A Few Months

Oil Only Lasts A Few Months
Franco Origlia/Getty Images
Franco Origlia/Getty Images

Even if you’re someone who uses oil every day for cooking or making dressings, it’s unlikely you’ll go through the vats they sell at Costco before it goes bad. According to the USDA’s Foodkeeper application, any oil should be used within three to six months after it is opened.

And, unfortunately, it doesn’t matter which type of oil. Canola, vegetable, peanut, and even sesame all start to go bad around the same time. Settling for a smaller bottle is always a good option.