Some may scoff at those who are thrifty– coupon clippers, bulk buyers, people in search of any deal they can find, but what we all must accept is that the idea of supply and demand is so prevalent in our everyday life that we are naturally wired to think economically. No matter how much or how little you care about saving money, we all must make small choices every day that impact how we make the most of the resources we have.
Shopping at Costco is a good example of how small choices add up. You can save a lot of money if you know which bargains to go for (and which to avoid). Costco has been around since 1983, and it has gotten a reputation for wholesale prices on many great brands. Its own brand, Kirkland, is also well-liked.
Scarcity is inevitable, especially in today’s world. So whether or not you are looking to save five cents on milk, or shy away from being suckered into a giant bag of pretzels, let’s look at these Costco products holistically, as a metaphor for humanity’s inevitable need to make economic choices.