With Costco opening this summer in St. Cloud, it's good to have a little information ahead of time. Here are 9 of the best things to buy at Costco.

1. Baked Goods: People say the sheet cakes that they sell for birthdays and other celebrations can't be beat!

2. Cheese: Blocks of cheese are the way to go at Costco. They sell 32 ounce blocks of mild cheddar under their store brand, Kirkland Signature, for $4.59

3. Chicken: The $5 rotisserie chicken is so popular, the company is building a new production facility to keep up with the demand.

4. Frozen Fruit: A 4 pound bag of Kirkland organic frozen strawberries is $4.95

5. Olive Oil: Good quality at a good price.

6. Maple Syrup: Costco's Kirkland organic pure maple syrup is a big deal to regular Costco shoppers. A 33.8 ounce bottle is $12.79.

7. Snack Foods: Watch for the store to offer coupons to get the best deals.

8. Vanilla: One of the best deals in the store. They sell the good stuff at a good price.

9. Wine: Costco took home a "best quality" award for it's Kirkland Stag's Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2015. And the price is right.

You can learn more about the best things to buy at Costco here. 

And remember, you don't always need a membership to shop at Costco. If you know someone with a membership, have them pick up a Costco gift card for you. That will get you in the door without a membership fee!

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