10 Autumn Essentials To Grab at Costco

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Costco might not be the first store that comes to mind when preparing for autumn holidays or enjoying the season of falling leaves and temperatures. (Spirit Halloween and Starbucks probably have it beat by a mile.)

Yet the beloved wholesale club offers a surprisingly wide array of goods that are handy if not indispensable during the fall.

Here is a look at top things to snag there for the spooky season. Some are available online only, while others you will find in warehouses as well.

Halloween candy

Candy bars for Halloween including Snickers, Twix, Milky Way, M&Ms
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Want to be labeled the best house on your block when it comes to trick-or-treat loot? Costco has one of the better deals around on full-size candy bars, that rare treat that sets neighborhood goblins raving. One variety pack includes M&Ms, Snickers and more, while a similar pack includes fruity Skittles and Starburst along with the chocolate options.

Perhaps pick up a giant 90-ounce bag of some of the same favorites in snack-size, too, just in case you find the full-size bars mysteriously disappearing from your cupboards well before Halloween. Or, take your pick from Costco’s many other individually wrapped candies.

Pumpkin spice protein shakes

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If you’re trying to increase your protein consumption, you might already know about Premier Protein shakes. But did you know they come in pumpkin-spice flavor? Pick up an 18-pack of 11-ounce drinks, and put the “pumpkin” back in “pump up the protein.”

Leaf removers

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Falling autumn leaves are a gorgeous sign of the season — until you realize you have to rake them. Costco has a few solutions for that.

This Yard Force leaf blower, with a maximum air speed of 150 mph, has three push-button speed settings. Or, choose the larger and more powerful GreenWorks backpack blower, with its maximum air speed of 205 mph and variable speed trigger with cruise control.

Dispose of the collected leaves with the Yard Force leaf shredder, which can turn 12 full lawn bags of leaves into one — which you may choose to use as garden mulch.


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Summer starts giving way around September, but in many parts of the country it doesn’t get cold enough for snow to accumulate until as late as November or December. Sometimes a day’s high temperature is significantly warmer than the low on that same day, too. That makes autumn a season for layered outfits.

Whether you prefer to layer with sweaters, pullovers or hoodies, Costco’s clothing section has multiple options to cover you.

Disposable dinnerware

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Planning a football brunch or other large fall gathering? Costco has various disposable options for serving guests, even compostable plates. The seasonal options include a set of paper plates and napkins decorated with fall leaves and another with a skull.

Rake up this autumn-leaf themed paper plate and napkin bundle, featuring 100 10-inch paper plates and 100 3-ply napkins. They’re sturdy, cut-resistant and microwave safe.

Fire pits

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Backyard fire pits are great for creating cozy gathering spots without the smoke-gets-in-your-eyes teariness of bonfires. But many fire pits can cost thousands of dollars. Costco offers a couple that come in under $350. Or, buy a three-pack of mini fire pits.

If your budget is bigger, Costco also has about a dozen table pits to choose from.

Whole turkeys

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For a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, nothing is as important as the turkey. Costco comes through in the clutch with multiple choices. There’s a halal option, a bacon-wrapped turducken roast and even an entire Thanksgiving meal in a box, featuring a pre-seasoned turkey breast delivered in an oven-ready cooking bag.

Halloween costumes

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Children and canines alike can select creative Halloween costumes at Costco. Kid choices include a striking peacock, scary werewolf, brave astronaut and ferocious dinosaur, among others. Pooches can parade around as a unicorn, special forces service member or firefighter. Puts the “trick” back in “trick or treat.”

Fall flower arrangements

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Bring fall colors indoors with one of Costco’s several autumn-colored flower arrangements.

The Sunshine Harvest Cornucopia option is perfect for Thanksgiving: It comes in a cornucopia vase overflowing with bright sunflowers, red roses and various fillers. And if you’re not hosting this year, it makes a gift your dinner hosts will give thanks for.

Just note that you must order Costco flowers in advance — check each arrangement’s product description for its deadline.

Halloween decorations

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Carving pumpkins is always fun, if a bit messy. But Costco offers stylish resin pumpkins that light up your fall decor without any work on your part, as well as pumpkin luminary sets to which you add your own candles. You’ll also find tabletop Halloween decorations for indoors, an unnerving yet elegant Halloween wreath for the front door, and spooky characters that stand as much as 10 feet tall for the yard.

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