Did you know that you don’t need to be a member to use some of their services? You can use their pharmacy, buy liquor and cigarettes and visit the member’s desk without having a membership. You can also go to their optometrist for an eye exam, just know that you will need a Costco cash card or membership to buy glasses.
If you don’t have a card and your friend does, go with them next time they shop. Buy them a coffee (or a delicious Costco roast chicken) and tag along. You can buy whatever you want and just use their card to get in.
You can buy food at Costco without a membership card. Any outdoor food is fair game, but if you do get any inside food you will have to get creative. Sometimes if you just ask the guy at the door if you can go get a hot dog and they will let you in. It won’t hurt to try! Make sure you bring cash!
Make a list and try to stick to it. Costco is filled with all sorts of shiny items that you think you need in order to live. Think Target times 1,000. Go in there with a list and put your head down and shop. If you don’t, you could potentially go bankrupt in there.
Costco offers a two-year warranty on TVs, projectors, computers. Most manufacturers give you one year, so take advantage of the offer. You can call 1-866-861-0450 if you have any questions or concerns.
We know that you can go with a friend that is a member, but why not split the membership? This way, you can go whenever you want! Each membership comes with two cards. The second card is technically supposed to be for a another household member, but who is checking?
If you buy anything electronic, Costco offers free technical support. If you buy a TV, computer, tablet, projector, camera, camcorder, MP3 player, home theater system, DVD or Blu-ray player, standalone printer, standalone monitor, router, pressure washer OR security camera system you will see a free technical support sticker right there on the box. The phone number is 1-866-861-0450 . This support is what makes the membership worth it.
How much do you think you spent at Costco last year? If you find that you spent more than $2,750 than you may want to become an executive member. The membership is similar to the regular membership, but you get 2 percent back on almost all of your purchases.
Sure, you can just go into Costco and shop for deal, but there are secret deals on every price tag. The secret to Costco is not how many dollars something costs. It’s in the cent amount on the price tags, so pay attention. You may want to write this all down.
Are you going for an item that ends in .99? Just know that these products are listed at full price. Sure, you can go for it, but there may be a better deal right on the next shelf or somewhere else online.
Anything ending in .97 are definitely DEALS. The price shows that the store manager has decided to drop the price of the item and therefore, you know you are getting a good deal. Go for an item that ends in .97 for better discounts.
If the item ends in .49 or .79 then this is a special offer by the manufacturer. The deal typically apply to any products that are on a trial run in the store. These deals will usually be priced cheaper than in a retail store, so go for it!
If you see a label with an asterisk, it means that an item has been discontinued. This means that the item will be priced much cheaper than the original price because they are trying to get rid of them. This could be your last chance to get a steal!
Anything ending in .00 or .88 is an item that the manager want to get rid of immediately. They have been priced down and they are almost out of stock. Just be sure to check these items carefully, especially clothing because they may be damaged.