Frequently asked questions
Are you associated with Costco?
No, I'm not associated with Costco in any way! I'm just a lover of all things Costco and a huge foodie. I started this blog because I thought it might help my fellow foodies and Costco fanatics with their shopping decisions.
Where are you located?
I live in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, but I've visited Costco Warehouses in a number of other places (with the ones in Hawaii being my favorites!). In the future, I may try to do more of this for the blog.
Where/how do you get the products that you review?
For the most part, I purchase them myself! Costcuisine started as a hobby for me, but as it's grown, I started running ads on the site and doing the occasional sponsored post to offset some of the costs. In some months, I spend several hundred dollars on food for Costcuisine alone! I try to use as much of it as I can, but sometimes a person can only eat so much chocolate or so many different snacks, so I give the extra food away to family and friends.
Where can I purchase the products that you review on this blog?
I review products that are sold at Costco, but many of these products are sold at other stores as well. Some products are exclusive to Costco though, such as Costco's popular Kirkland Signature brand.
Are the products that you review found at every Costco Warehouse?
Unfortunately not! Based on the stores that I've visited and my conversations with my fellow Costco shoppers, I've found that Costco has a lot of the same products across most or all of its locations, but there is some variation. Certain products also seem to be seasonal and go in and out of stock at different times of the year. If you’d like me to review a certain item, please let me know and I'll try to find it at my local Costco! For those of you who represent brands or products, I'm always happy to review products that are sold at Costco Warehouses outside of my local area if you send me samples!
Can I order Costco products from Costcuisine?
No, you can't! I wish I had my own personal Costco Warehouse, but unfortunately, I'm just a regular member.
What's the best way to keep up with everything Costcuisine is doing?
I'm active on social media (especially Facebook and Instagram), and I post video reviews for certain products on YouTube. I also have an email list where I send out summaries of all of my recent posts every couple of weeks. If you don't want to miss anything, follow me everywhere and sign up for the email list!