I don't normally prop or food style but this job was sort of a test to get a product into Costco. My fee was the same but to save some money my client asked me to prop and buy groceries for the shot.This is the first time I have ever propped in this way. My wife (a former prop stylist) and I went to Macy's and Bloomingdales to find chip/dip dishes. Oddly enough, this being so close to the Superbowl, there were none. We did find a larges number of small bowls (to make the product look larger) and plate combinations that we liked. Instead of buying them I just took pictures of them with my little iPod Touch and sent them to the client. They picked three out of 21 and a few days later we just bought those three sets. It all seemed to go so much easier this way. And anything that makes life easier is okay by me.