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402065 08: A shopper displays her Costco Wholesale membership card as she enters a Costco Wholesale store March 8, 2002 in Niles, IL. Warehouse retailer Costco Wholesale Corp. has reported higher quarterly profits as the promise of bulk goods at bargain prices resonated with consumers in the U.S. recession. Warehouse retailers charge customers an annual membership fee, typically $35 to $45, to shop at clubs that offer deep discounts on bulk quantities of items like food and household cleaners. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Inflation has finally hit Costco and is affecting one of the reasons you may choose to shop there!

Costco has just announced a price increase on a few of its food court favorites.

The Chicken Bake went up a full dollar, from $2.99 to $3.99 and their 20-ounce soda went from $0.59 to $0.69, and the Kirkland brand croissants and muffins are up $1.00 as well.

Despite the cost of poultry at an all-time high, Costco’s rotisserie chicken remains at $4.99, and the food court hot dog and pizza are both still under $2.00.

I have had Costco’s food once and I was quite impressed considering it was coming from a grocery store. I haven’t went back because I have a Sam’s Club membership and also I never think to go there. However, with the amount I spend on rotisserie chicken these days, I should probably consider checking it out. $5 ain’t bad for a chicken!

At this point, even if inflation calms down, I’m willing to bet this will be the new price point for these items and let’s face it, when you’re hungry while shopping, you’ll still hit it up!

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