The 15 Strangest Things You Can Buy at Costco

You know you can get a jug of mayonnaise, wood flooring and even a vacation package from Costco. But the wholesale store also sells some items you may not expect. Here are 15 of the strangest things you can buy at Costco.

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Chicken Coops

If you’re looking to raise backyard chickens, check Costco for chicken coops and runs. There are a few models on the store’s website, all available for delivery. Check out these 14 charming backyard chicken coop ideas.

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Caskets

While the store may not have them in stock, Costco’s website shows you can purchase a casket as easily as you can a big-screen TV. You’d need to confirm availability and delivery time, but sure enough, the Costco website has six models to choose from. These are the 12 things Costco employees won’t tell you.

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Bucket of Mac and Cheese

Love macaroni and cheese? How about a bucket of it from Costco? It weights more than 23 pounds and has a one-year shelf life. It would certainly come in handy the next time you have to feed a hungry crowd! You can buy these 15 incredible gourmet food items at Costco, too!

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Life Insurance

You may know Costco offers vacations, but the store also offers life insurance through the company, Protective. To date, Protective has provided more than $7 billion in coverage to Costco members. To learn more about available policies, visit the Costco website.

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Inflatable Island

Grab some friends and take this inflatable island out on the water. In addition to all those party snacks you can pick up at Costco, you can also buy this inflatable island for less than $70! It has built-in cup holders and ice buckets, extra-wide pillow backrests and a removable swim-up platform.

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Engagement Ring

Thinking of popping the big question? Costco has a large selection of engagement rings to choose from. They start at around $1,000 and go all the way up to this 2.33 carat diamond platinum ring with a list price of $22,499.99.

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Pricey Steak

These aren’t your everyday steaks. Costco sells Japanese Wagyu steaks, including this eight-count package of 6-ounce filet mignons. The package price is $629.99, which breaks down to just over $78 per steak. Here are 30 grill tips you’ll wish you knew sooner.

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Cowboy Boot Pitcher

If you’ve been looking for a cowboy boot pitcher (who hasn’t?), Costco has you covered. This boot pitcher is freezer safe and has a rust-resistant finish. It may be the one time you’re OK with keeping a foot on the table. This is the best time to visit Costco.

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Wheel of Cheese

For $900, cheese lovers can walk out of Costco with an entire wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano. Aged 24 months and imported from Italy, the entire wheel weighs 72 pounds. DIYers shouldn’t pass up these 30 products at Costco.

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Custom Logo Gear

Costco offers custom logo products from the company Harland Clarke. Perfect for business promotion, parties or other events, have your logo put on a variety of products from bags and pens to drinkware, apparel and even tech products. To learn more, visit the Costco website.

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Wine Tap

Calling all wine enthusiasts! How about having your favorite wine on tap? Costco sells some wine storage systems, including this wine station with dual zone temperature control. It keeps wine preserved for 60 days. No corkscrew? No problem! Here are 10 ways to open a wine bottle without one.

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Identity Protection

Experian provides Costco members identity and theft monitoring services to help safeguard personal information. Plans start as low as $8.99 a month and will give you peace of mind in keeping your personal information safe. Learn more about it on the Costco website.

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Vending Machines

You were looking for your own personal vending machine, right? Costco sells a couple vending machine models. Perfect for a game room or man cave, stock it with chips, candy, sodas and other treats. Check out these 25 cool ideas for game rooms.

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Urns

Costco sells urns for both people and pets. Urns are available for delivery, including this model made of 100 percent brass and it includes a carrying pouch. You can buy these seven things at Costco without a membership.

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One-Month Supply of Emergency Food

Be prepared for any emergency with a one-month supply of food. Costco sells this kit which has 390 servings and a 20-year shelf life. It will supply one adult with 2,000 calories a day.

Rachel Brougham
Rachel Brougham lived through a major home renovation in 2019, knows the ups and downs of home improvement, and loves sharing tips with readers. A veteran journalist of both print and television, she’s won several awards for her writing and has covered everything from the environment and education to health care, politics and food. She’s written for several publications beyond newspapers including Bob Vila, Taste of Home and Minnesota Parent, and she currently writes a weekly syndicated newspaper column. Her memoir, Widowland, about the sudden loss of her husband, was published in 2022. She specializes in everything from home decor and design to lawn and garden, product reviews and pet care. When she’s not writing, you can usually find her tending to her garden (both vegetables and native plants), playing with her dog, watching sports with her family or getting some exercise. A native of Michigan, she currently lives in Minneapolis. An avid user of Instagram, you can follow her @RachBrougham.