It’s no secret that Costco saves people decent money. As a warehouse club, the retailer has low prices all the time and offers decent discounts on everything they sell.
You can buy bulk foods at Costco, cleaning products, natural & organic foods, and save while at it without too much hassle.
Read below to find out how you can pick up more savings when shopping:
- Buy sale and mark down items.
You can save plenty with learning to read Costco’s price codes as the warehouse uses certain symbols and price endings for items on sale.
The price code most worth looking for in-store is $.97. When you see items with this ending, know they have been marked down and are best buys.
It’s also worth knowing that the asterisk (*) tag, usually printed on the upper right corner of the sign is for items that will not be restocked, so if you find such an item and it’s a favorite, make sure you grab it before it’s gone.
- Shop Kirkland brand for best price.
Kirkland is the name for Costco’s own line of products and is recognized as one of the best store brands today.
Kirkland line includes a lot that many people don’t expect: batteries, mixed nuts, gummy fruit snacks, organic fruit spreads, mayonnaise, wild caught seafood, and lots more.
Make sure you try them if you haven’t so far because they are worth the bang for your buck with food just as good as name brands and everything from cashmere sweaters to baby items equally satisfying.
- Wait for coupon discounts that arrive in the mail.
Costco booklets sum up great deals that are worth waiting for and these coupon specials are sent via mail, although sometimes the warehouse does run different coupon books at the same time.
For example, they would have online-only deals running throughout the month with in-store only deals available around the same time.
The booklet is available only to members and is released each month with alternating items that vary from basics such as paper towels to all sorts of foods, kitchen suites, and fitness equipment.
- Shop with a friend and split the costs.
Maybe you don’t need large quantity items or maybe you don’t have enough space to store products, in which case a good idea is to shop with a friend and split the cost of goods. Costco lets you bring up friends who are not a member each time you shop.
However, only you as a member can purchase items and you can only bring in two friends inside the warehouse, but that should be more than okay to save everyone a decent amount of cash.
Especially shop with friends for bulk meat, because bulk meat is one of the best deals that you can get at Costco, and your friends are going to thank you for bringing them along.