This is a great, clean Costco; I haven't done much shopping here, so this review will be centered on my experience so far, which is with bananas, stamps, and the optometry department. So I don't know if yall know this, but Costco actually has an independent optometrist (Dr. Hollingsworth) in a little office that's right outside the store. It's to the right of the entrance. It's very convenient-they have appointments until 5 pm on weekdays and weekend appointments as well, plus you can order your glasses or contacts from Costco-super convenient! The bananas were delicious (I had to stock up-I ate 4 bananas for dinner that night since I was doing the Big D Climb the next day and my knees and ankles were killing me). Good value on the bananas! They sell Forever Stamps here, which was great since all I had was $.45 stamps at home and the price went up that next day. The optometry department is great, very good about looking up discounts that you may get with your insurance and also will take payment through FSA cards (maybe i'm dumb but I didn't realize mine was a debit card-so yay for convenience all over again). I ordered my glasses last Friday and was told it would be at least a week until they were in. I actually got the call yesterday (Wednesday) that they were ready. Pick up was a breeze as well.
I love this Sprouts so much..it actually makes me feel really good to shop there. The store is small so it helps keep me focused on what I'm actually looking for. Though it's a smaller store, they have a great selection of healthier and cleaner foods than other normal grocery stores do. There are some weekends where I will do two grocery store trips just so I can explore Sprouts options (AND THE BULK BINS!!!) before going elsewhere to get some more commercial items. Their produce and deli meat are both fresh and tasty. They have great savings and promotions each week as well. I am obsessed-completely- with their bulk bins...probably because I miss going to Wegmans (oh college), but also because it really is the best way to get the most bang for your buck on dried grains and beans. They also do accept coupons and put their own out as well.
I love the specials on the different vvariety of nuts in the open bins. They have an excellent varieyt of trail mixes ans flavored nuts and I can buy them in the quantity I need rather than buyinhg a packet and storing or discarding the excess. The fruits and vegetables are fresh and seasonal and the weekly specials can result in some sepctacular savings. The staff is helpful and friendly and their extensive array of supplements is a delight to browse through...And best of all on Wednesdays you get to shop the previous ads as well as the current week's specials and if you are willing to go in after 8 p.m. no lines or crowds. The only quibble I have is they close an hour too early for my liking but it is a minor quibble.