8 Things Every College Student Needs From Costco


That dorm room is looking mighty bare, and the comforts of home seem very, very far away. But maybe that’s the price of independence that you’re willing to pay.

What you don’t want to do is pay a lot for life’s weekday necessities and weekend pleasures. If you’re college bound, you might want to head over to Costco to snag some of these coveted Kirkland Signature items before you find yourself sitting in a darkened door room with no lights, food, or toiletries. And FYI: that TP won’t buy itself.

1. Batteries

Campus life, much like life in general, revolves around gadgets that demand batteries. You can buy a 72-pack of Kirkland Signature AA batteries for around $19.99 as compared to a 40-pack of Duracell AA batteries that sell for $16.99.

2. Big Red Cups

Quench your thirst for savings and…other things. Grab a 240-pack of 18-ounce Kirkland Signature Chinet The Big Red Cup for just $9.79.

3. Detergent

Time to come clean: You’ll put off washing your clothes as long as you can. Or until someone gets a whiff of your procrastination. A jug of Kirkland Signature high-efficiency Ultra Clean liquid laundry detergent goes a long way — over 126 loads — and costs just $10.99.

4. Coffee

That eight o’clock literature class sure seemed like a good idea on paper, but it’s a different story when the alarm goes off. Open your eyes to Kirkland recyclable K-cups (120 for only $36.99) for Keurig coffeemakers.

5. Snacks

Whether you’re craving popcorn, nuts, M&Ms, trail mix, or even organic animal crackers, Costco’s Kirkland Signature snacks make gorging on goodies budget-friendly.

6. Toilet Paper

High quality. Thirty rolls. Just $16.99. We could say that savings is the bottom line but…well, we just did.

7. Energy Shots

Attending class takes energy. Studying takes energy. Cramming because you didn’t attend class or study takes energy. Better grab a 48-count package of 2-ounce Kirkland Signature Energy Shots for only $34.99.

8. Clothing

Don’t sacrifice style for the sake of savings. Costco’s Kirkland Signature line offers everything from ladies’ jackets and leggings to men’s button-down dress shirts and athletic socks, all at prices that won’t break the bank.


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Sandra Murphy

Sandra Murphy

Holds a master's degree in professional writing and has more than 15 years of experience writing for national and international entities.

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