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    Hi all,

    I am looking to try and save a bit of money on my grocery shopping (especially on meat!).

    Am I right in thinking that you have to be self-employed or be purchasing on behalf of a business in order to get an account at Makro and Costco?

    I do buy value brands at the supermarket, but can't help but think I would get better quality elsewhere.

    Any thoughts appreciated, thanks
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    You can purchase a membership at Costco as a private individual.

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    Really? Didn't know that! Will look into it, thank you

    EDIT: Just looked and will have to check about my occupation, as it looks like only people from certain occupations are accepted.
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    Um, no. Your occupation doesn't have anything to do with membership. Pay a yearly fee and you're a member. It's not a country club.
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    Lillth is from the UK. Maybe it's different there?

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    It is different in the UK, I could join as I'm self employed, and certain occupations qualify, but I'm not sure I'd be able to buy enough bulk in one go to save much money.
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    It's like $50/year for a Costco membership and I find it to be worth it's weight in gold!
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    That bites. The only difference in the U.S., besides the annual fee, is that business memberships bypass sales tax if they're purchasing for their business for resale.

    But I do find it worth it. I don't even live in a city with a Costco warehouse anymore, but what my membership saves me in the online purchase of coffee alone each year has made it worth it to keep it up.

    Not sure how it works in the UK, but here you can ask to walk around and see the products to see if a membership will be worth it.
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    I have a Macro membership, to be honest I dont find it that usefull on primal, I dont trust their meat, the vegies arnt that great quality-wise & I find I hardly ever shop there anymore (& when I do its generally not for food... The restaurant charcoal is great for BBQ's )

    Do you have a Lidl near you? for fruit & veg they are much better, both price & quality. Most of there meat looks good if your not aiming for pastured.
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    The Costco's in the US have great quality meat, it's one of the things I like about them. That sucks that they limit membership in the UK.
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