You Should Think Twice About Buying Eggs At Costco. Here's Why

Costco is a members-only warehouse retailer that has consumers flocking to join for the incredible savings and deals on bulk and big ticket items. It's hard not to go down those roomy aisles and not grab their in-house Kirkland brand paper towels, a 64-ounce jar of mayo, or a 10 carat diamond ring to wear while you are wiping up with the paper towels the mayo you dripped all over your countertop.

As is the case wherever you shop, caveat emptor, because all deals and steals — even at our beloved Costco — are not created equal. Sometimes, when you buy in bulk, you are wasting money on food you will never be able to eat, adding to what the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) estimated in 2010 as a waste of between 30-40 percent of the food supply in the United States — roughly 133 billion pounds, costing $161 billion. Throwing away food and money is just not good — not for the environment, and not for your pocket book. When you shop at Costco, you want to shop wisely, and one of the items you should absolutely pass right on by and that should never make it into your grocery cart are their eggs. Here's why.

Costco eggs can cost more than those at your grocery store

Eggs are an economical household staple for most people. They are, generally, easy on the piggy bank, making this healthy, protein-rich food perfect for feeding a large family or for anyone on a tight budget (via The Penny Hoarder) . Per an article on MSN Money, extra large eggs at Costco sell for about $5 per two dozen, depending on where your warehouse is located. But this isn't necessarily the deal you think you are getting.

The article went on to say that you can get 24 extra large eggs at Safeway for pretty much the same price, and it went on to further note that you can save 50 cents per dozen just by purchasing them at a grocery store instead of a warehouse retailer like Costco. Not to mention, the national average for a dozen eggs is just about $1.33, per the Bureau of Labor Statistics Data. Simply put, you can get a better deal by shopping around. Moreover, Eat This! Not That! warns that you might be hard pressed to eat two dozen eggs before their expiration date.