Meg Forbes is a mum, freelance writer, and photographer living in the Redlands, South of Brisbane.
Published March 11th 2020
A one-stop family warehouse shopping experience
Costco Wholesale is a membership wholesale store. In other words, customers pay an annual membership fee in order to shop at Costco. There are two membership levels - $60 for individuals, and $55 for business and enterprise membership. Both membership types allow members to shop at every Costco Wholesaler location worldwide.
Costco Wholesale at Bundamba in Ipswich (Queensland)
Upon entering Costco Wholesale, it becomes immediately obvious that you have entered a gigantic warehouse. However, this doesn't detract from the quality of the goods sold there. As you walk through the door, established brand televisions are waiting to be taken down from the shelves.
As you progress through the store, pallets of clothes, many with designer labels, come into view. Costco Wholesale carries a range of clothes from adult winter jackets, to socks and underwear, to children's pyjamas and school shoes.
The food all seems to be bigger and better at Costco Wholesale!
Costco Wholesale carries a large range of food to choose from including frozen foods, salads, ready meals, and the often-talked about pizzas! Some of the food is available to purchase hot as take-away near the store's exit. This includes huge pizza slices that fill a plate and are currently $2.99 each.
A variety of sports goods and children's toys are available at Costco Wholesale
There are a number of sports and kids items for sale such as basketball hoops, a large wooden playground, electric motorbikes, air hockey tables, and the like. There is also a range of camping and outdoor products including tents, gazebos, and BBQs.
Camping and outdoor products for sale at Costco Wholesale
Other household items include toilet paper, kitchen and bathroom cleaners, and even indoor plants. As you come back toward the exit, there's a range of protein products, a pharmacy, an optometrist, and a hearing centre.
Once outside, all that's left to do is fill your car with fuel for the drive home. In our family's experience, the fuel is always considerably cheaper at Costco and with its convenient location, right next to the motorway that goes from Ipswich to Toowoomba, well worth the annual membership fee on its own.
Fill up with Costco Wholesale's value fuel before heading home