Costco is the greatest place on Earth for moms, kids, and basically people in general. It’s the only place where people can eat a full meal of only free samples, and find bags of popcorn that are literally larger than their heads. There are always new, exciting products to be found for pretty awesome prices (because buying in bulk is better!).
Seriously, as a kid, going to Costco was almost as good as going to an amusement park, though that may be an exaggeration. But it sure seems to make kids excited running through the wide aisles. Likewise, Costco is pretty awesome for moms, too. She can get all of her grocery shopping done in a jiffy and be assured she has food for months to come. Plus, with so many samples and displays to entertain the kid, mom can have a bit of peace and quiet to enjoy shopping on her own.
The moms who made this list all came across perfect photo opportunities in their local Costco that are simply priceless.
From weird displays to kids getting into things they shouldn’t be, Costco is definitely a wild place to do grocery shopping. After reading this, we bet you’ll feel more inclined than ever to take a trip to your local Costco to do a bit of retail therapy. We’re with you on that!
15 The Mom Who Let Her Kid Do This
Most kids are mesmerized by the large TVs playing child-friendly movies that are always at the entrance of every Costco. But most parents simply pull their kid away so they can get their groceries done.
However, it looks like this boy’s mom had another idea. It appears like she helped her son into a shopping cart (even though he looks too old to be riding in one) and simply parked it in front of a TV playing Cars. Considering that she’s nowhere to be seen, it looks like she then just left him so she could shop on her own. Is this genius or horrible?
As effective a way this is to distract your kids while at Costco, we’re sure other customers and the staff didn’t appreciate this sight. In fact, we have a feeling they paged this mom ASAP to come collect her son… and then probably leave. Would you let your kid do this?
14 The Mom Who Thought Her Baby Was... Meat?
For some insane reason, these two decided to have a couples-themed photographed session at Costco. Yes, we’re serious. Now, we love Costco just as much as anyone, but we’re not sure that it would be our top place to get our photos taken. In fact, come to think of this, it’s a bit weird.
But what’s even weirder is that this woman is cradling a package of, um, meat? These two are looking at it adoringly like it’s their own flesh and blood. Plenty of people love steak, but they wouldn’t go this far. By the look of her ring we’re assuming this an engagement shoot. Though, considering the way she’s holding the meat like it’s an infant, this could also be a pregnancy announcement shoot.
Whatever happened to taking photographs in parks like normal people?
13 The Mom Who Was Feeling A Bit Wild
Most moms will tell you they were lucky to put on sweatpants and Uggs before heading out to do groceries. So, it’s safe to say that seeing this woman at your local Costco would be quite the sight.
While casually picking out items in the dairy section, someone was able to snap a photo of her in this interesting outfit. This mom was going for a trend-inspiring outfit with this pleather bodysuit, complete with sky-high heels and a matching hair scrunchy. This is something we’d expect to see in the bedroom (or a gentleman’s club), not the grocery store.
With that being said, we’ve got to applaud this woman’s confidence. She totally had to be feeling herself to step out in such a steamy, figure-hugging outfit. It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but you do you, girl!
12 The Mom Who Stocked Up On Pizza
Undeniably one of the best things about Costco is their food court. Not only is everything ridiculously delicious, but it’s also cheap and fast. That means the kids can get their junk food fix and mom doesn’t have to break the bank. So everyone is happy!
We bet this little boy was very happy (though his face may not show it) to be going home with this many pizzas. Seriously, his mom was prepared to purchase so many pizzas that she had to get a trolley to carry them all- a normal cart wouldn’t have even been able to fit them! This would have literally been our dream come true as a child in Costco.
Okay, the real question here is what is this mom going to do with all those pizzas? Chances are she had a family gathering or event to go to, since that much pizza would last a family for at least a month.
11 The Mom Who Caught A Ghastly Sight
Costco is pretty child-friendly, right? I mean, there’s not too much that can be inappropriate in a grocery store filled with bulk crackers and chunks of cheese bigger than your head. Unless you count spending all of your life savings in one place as a bad thing.
Then again, this photo is proof that you might have to shield your kid’s eyes if you’re taking a trip to Costco. This mom was horrified to turn the corner and see this shocking sight. Someone left two massive teddy bears in a compromising position on top of a mattress with clothes sprawled everywhere. It’s pretty easy for an adult to understand what this was insinuating, though we get why it could raise questions for the child.
The lesson to be learned here is that you might need to explain the birds and bees to your kid during your next Costco trip. Consider yourself warned!
10 The Mom Who Just Really Loves Nutella
Everyone who’s shopped at Costco must admit it’s crossed their minds at least once whether they should buy a huge thing of Nutella or not. We’re guessing most people choose to pass up this opportunity. After all, that is a lot of Nutella. But this brave mom decided that today was the day she was going to treat herself.
Seriously, this mom picked up the biggest container of Nutella she could find. Look at that Nutella jars behind her. Those are already bigger than the typical jars you find at non-bulk grocery stores. But even those weren’t good enough for her. She had to go for the container that was literally bigger than she was! Now that’s dedication.
Did this mom regret her purchase? The answer is probably no considering that huge smile on her face. She’s an inspiration to us all.
9 The Mom Who Saw Into The Future
Did this woman and her baby take a trip in Marty McFly’s time-traveling car? Because that’s sure what it seems like.
This mom had a weird yet cool moment when she saw the future of her son at Costco. In a moment of pure coincidence, this lady spotted an older gentleman wearing an outfit identical to her baby’s. The baby and man had the same green polo and matching plaid shorts. Is this what her baby is going to look like in the future?
They say Costco is the greatest place on Earth. After all, where else can you get Nutella jugs the size of your body and cheese wheels big enough to feed a village? This picture proves that only good things happen to those who shop at Costco.
8 The Mom Who Couldn't Be Found
My mom would have killed me as a child if I decided to run around and get lost in a store like Costco. It would be even worse if she found me playing amongst the food like these mischievous kids. Someone was quick enough to snap a photo of this brother and sister, who somehow found themselves locked in the frozen food aisle. It sure must have been cold in there!
The real question is: Where is there mother? We’re sure she’d be horrified to find out what kind of trouble her kiddos had been up to. But all moms can relate to this when they’re out grocery shopping. One second you’re trying to pick out apples with no bruises, and the next second your kid has vanished from eyesight. Then you find them trying to get more free samples. ‘Tis the circle of life.
7 The Mom Who Wandered Away
This kid is living the dream!
Most kids hate being dragged along to go grocery shopping, even if it’s Costco (hey, not everyone can appreciate the free samples, believe it or not). It seems like this mom decided to just leave her son alone in this armchair so she could get her grocery shopping done in peace. Something tells us there may have been some whining involved.
But it sure doesn’t look like the kid minds. He had a soft drink from the food court to keep him full, and his straw is even long enough that he doesn’t have to pick it up himself. #Ingenious. Then again, it looks like this kid was getting some pretty weird looks. Would you leave your kid like this in Costco?
6 The Mom Who Decided To Treat Herself
Here’s another mom who knew what she wanted! Costco is the land of food in bulk and ridiculously large sizes. Seriously, if you need something in XL then head to Costco, ‘cause you’re bound to find it there. Just take this mom as an example, who stumbled upon something all of our dreams are made of… a gigantic Cadbury Dairy Milk Bar.
We really hope this mom went for it and bought this massive chocolate bar. Granted, no single person (or family, for that matter) really needs this much junk food in their diet. But the fact that this bar is as tall as the mom is even more reason to take it home. We know we would. Want our advice? Just don’t share this with the kids!
5 The Mom Who Has A Question
The hands-down best thing about Costco is the free samples. You can literally walk the aisles and eat an entire meal with the amount of samples you’ll be offered. Just be careful- that’s how they get you to buy so much!
But what about if you can’t try the sample? That might sound strange, yet this mom made a very good point when she came across a sample of toilet paper. turn Her question for the Internet was how on Earth are we supposed to try out toilet paper. Did the Costco employee just want her to feel it with her hand to see how soft it was? Were customers supposed to take it to the bathroom?
Now, I’ve never been one to turn down a free sample from Costco, but this might be the exception. How do you explain this weird sample?
4 The Mom Who's Actually Rapunzel
We wouldn’t be surprised to learn that this woman gets stopped by children on a regular basis to get asked if she’s Rapunzel. Her hair is so straight and long that it’s literally inches away from touching the floor. Her ‘do is something you’d be more likely to see in an animated Disney flick rather than casually at Costco.
Having hair this long might not be everyone’s forte, but we certainly admire how luscious and silky this lady’s ‘do seems. I’d be tempted to stop and ask what her hair care regime is to know how she keeps her mane so vibrant given its length. And I’d seriously want to know how long it takes her to blow-dry her hair out.
On second thought, this hairstyle could be the result of some good extensions, because who knows how long it’d take to grow your hair to that length. We’re guessing forever!
3 The Mom Who Knew What She Wanted
Most moms will tell you that a glass of red wine is their best friend after a long day with the kids. But clearly, this mama was looking for something a lot bigger (and stronger) in order to treat herself with. And luckily she found it at Costco!
This mom got a photo holding her newest prized possession… a bottle of vodka that’s almost as big as she is. This sucker will probably be enough to last her a whole year. And who wants to be drinking vodka for a full year straight? Hopefully, she knows how to make good mixed drinks!
In all seriousness, we’re curious to know how much this vodka bottle would have cost, given how big it is and all. Costco is known for their low prices, but something tells us that this would still make a hefty dent in our bank accounts.
2 The Mom Who Wanted Discounted Designer
Surprisingly, Costco has a decent selection of clothing and accessories. Though we’d hardly call anything name brand, you can find cute things for cheap prices, which pretty much fits every mom’s criteria. But clearly, this Costco was trying something different.
For some odd reason, there’s a Chanel display smack dab in the middle of this Costco. Now, we’re used to seeing samples for trail mix or a presentation about why you need some random kitchen gadget. But we don’t think we’ve ever seen anything that qualifies as 'designer' at Costco. Considering that Chanel purses cost several thousand dollars each, we’re not sure if Costco shoppers were the best target for this display. Most parents worry they’re going to go over budget while shopping at Costco for groceries, not because they decided to splurge on a designer purse.
Then again, we can’t say we wouldn’t be tempted to take out our credit cards if we saw a bunch of discounted Chanel bags. How much of a discount do you think they were selling for?
1 The Mom Who Made An Excellent Point
Costco has never really been known for great advertising. I mean, the free samples already attract enough customers as it is. But evidently one day Costco tried their hand at advertising their products… and they failed hilariously.
This mom snapped a photo of this ridiculous display making bread. The sign overhead of it is announcing it as though it’s some kind of movie that’s about to win Oscars. We didn’t knowingly buy bread that was so dramatic! We highly doubt someone thought this advertisement would be effective. Unless you count effectiveness as making people stop to take Snapchats.
Then again, the fact that we’re talking about this otherwise normal Costco bread is kind of proof that this advertising worked. Honestly, if I saw this bread display, I would feel wrong not buying it after such a dramatic ad.