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Costco Easy Meal Deals

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by Sun195, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    Costco has their Mountain House Easy Meals on sale again - $240 for eighteen #10 cans of Chili Mac, Spaghetti w/ Meat Sauce and Chicken Ala King. If you bought this from Nitro-Pak (just for example), it'd cost you $512. Not my favorite entrees from Mountain House, but they're ok. In total, you get 47,340 calories which would last you about 20 days based on a 2400 cal/day diet.

    Costco also has a Side Dish pack for $230 that includes eighteen #10 cans of Peas, Corn and Bananas. This would set you back $409 if purchased from Nitro-Pak.

    I like Mountain House #10 cans because of their long life-span & quality (same stuff you get in the foil pouch for backpacking).
     
  2. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Can you get it delivered to a Costco store without shipping costs?
     
  3. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty sure shipping to your house is free (maybe because of my membership level; not sure). I'm not sure if they'll ship to one of their stores.
     
  4. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    October 9, or untill supplies last.
     
  5. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    You might think about buying both the entree & side-dish kits, then splitting the cases up w/ your co-workers just to get some variety. I think this is a good deal, but eating six cans of chili mac may get a little tiresome.

    They also have a breakfast kit, but it's not a very good deal (around $400). In the past, they've done these deals with a mix of entrees, sides and breakfast - something to watch for again.
     
  6. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Get the membership. It is fully refundable at any time during they year. That means that after 350 days, you can still get all your membership fee back. Costco has the best return policy.
     
  7. chase

    chase Wilsonville, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Would love to have this collection,

    Shelf Reliance

    Food for 4 people for a year, that's commitment.
     
  8. jdub75

    jdub75 PNW Well-Known Member

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    I would not wait long...I've missed out on these sales from costco in the past.
     
  9. loucfir

    loucfir Pacific Northwest Active Member

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    Pricing on Side dish pack same at Honeyville...now take 15% off .
    Coupon Code: PATRIOT

    SUMMARY: OUR BIGGEST SALE OF THE YEAR! SAVE 15% ON YOUR ENTIRE ORDER* from Thursday 9/15/2011 through Tuesday 9/20/2011. Stock up and save on all of your favorites, and try some of our great new items. Simply enter coupon code PATRIOT during checkout. ORDER NOW! SALE ENDS ON TUESDAY the 20th!
     
  10. dolooper

    dolooper Coast Range, or thereabouts Well-Known Member

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  11. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    I think if you order off line you don't need a card, I think there is just a surcharge. Also, if you want to go to the store, have a friend buy you a cash card with 10 bucks on it. Use the cash card to get in, then buy whatever you want. Just be sure to bring your Debit card or cash with you if you're going over the amount on the cash card.
     
  12. knuckle Head

    knuckle Head southeast Well-Known Member

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    I will chek it out thanks
     
  13. knuckle Head

    knuckle Head southeast Well-Known Member

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    Costco's standard shipping is UPS and it's free according their website and order I just placed
     
  14. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    I'm not stocking too much which has to be cooked.
     
  15. 19 Adam

    19 Adam rural Clackamas County, Oregon Active Member

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    Same here.
    Wide mouth thermos cooking, just add hot water, no cooking aroma drifting off for the hungry to follow. Freeze dried is better than raw food but you can cook wheat berries, oats, quinoa, etc.
     
  16. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    So, what are you stocking?
     
  17. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    Lots of wheat and rice. You can grind them and soak them for 24 hours and eat them raw. With a touch of salt and sugar or honey they are only OK, but as Clint Eastwood said, "Dying ain't much of a livin', son." #10 cans of anything that doesn't have to be heated. I'm not even planning on having hot water. Lots of good water, just can't guarantee it will be hot.

    I am buying some of the Costco deals, but I'm not betting my life on being able to make their pancakes.
     
  18. sillyrabbit

    sillyrabbit Salem, Oregon Member

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    Hi there,
    Fairly new to this forum and also getting a somewhat late start on my "total" preparation supplies (other than defensive items, survival items, guns, ammo, etc) not that I don't have some..... just not enough and sufficient..... but I ramble.......
    May I inquire of what you fellow "preppers" and friends think of the Wise Food Freeze dried packages?
    I would appreciate and and all comments?
    I actually ordered yesterday (from Wise) then saw the thread above about Costco Self reliance... :( Not to late to cancel ... ?
    Anyway, I'm "primarily".... interested in freeze dried foods, mainly relating to less (no?) cooking time if the SHTF scenario happens.... (not if but when?) and my experience with them in my camping and backpacking.
    I figure if I have to tap the "supplies"...., my cooking facilities; power/gas/propane/electricity.... etc may be, could be, probably will be.... severely/adversely affected/diminished?
    So less cooking seems lake a good thing?
    Help?

    Any and all comments and suggestions, ideas, directions..... (positive :) will be appreciated!

    Thanks,
    Rob
    Salem, Or.
     
  19. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    I haven't tried Wise. As far as valuing your purchase. Look at the amount of servings based on caloric requirements and then calculate the price per serving. I have gotten some of the other packages from Oregon Freeze Dry and like their taste so that influences me.
     
  20. sillyrabbit

    sillyrabbit Salem, Oregon Member

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    Drew,
    Thanks for the reply.
    I did the math and it seems to rate satisfactorily (to me);
    Less than $1.75 a serving, 3 servings per day equals approximately 2800 calories (average) per day.
    So AROUND $5 per day for each of us.

    Thanks again.