Sure, you may know how to get the best samples at Costco®, but do you know where you can find the best deals? Here are all the tips you need to know to save money during your next shopping trip to Costco®.
You can visit Costco® stores even if you don’t have a membership: That’s right! There are a number of things you can do at Costco® without the membership. For instance, you can eat in the food court, fill your prescriptions (usually at a discount), get your eyes checked, and even purchase alcohol in certain states. So, you don’t necessarily need to have a membership to go to a Costco® store. However, if you don’t have a membership but want to buy things that only members can purchase, you’ll need to ask either a family member or friend, who is a member, to get you the store’s cash card. With Costco’s® cash card, you can shop online and in the stores.
Deals are placed within the aisles: While you may find regular-priced products on the end caps, look out for real deals within the aisles of the store. You may also be able to find products at great prices around the edges of the outlet.
Check if the item has been marked down: Before you pick up an item, it’s a good idea to look at the price tag. If the price of the product ends with a .97, it indicates that the item has been marked down. In comparison, if the price of an item ends with a .99, it means the item has not been discounted.
Get your hand on seasonal items: While you can expect to find some items all year-round, certain products are seasonal - an asterisk at the top-right corner of the price tag will indicate if the product is seasonal. Seasonal products may not be available at the store the next time you visit, so make sure to snag good finds.
Look out for price drops: Say you purchased something about 10 days back and you now see that the product has been marked down, you can take your receipt to the store and get the difference back. Most store managers will do this for up to about a month after you make the purchase, so always look out for price drops (especially for expensive items).
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