If you have a Costco membership, you know it can save you a lot of money on your grocery bill. But did you know there's info on the price tag that can let you know when you're likely to get the best deal possible?
In addition, since they need to clear the product off the shelves, the price has likely gone down. According to one former Costco employee,“If it's a good seller, the price won't drop too much; but if it's a slow seller, the price usually goes down more than once."
The price tag contains more info than just that asterisk. You can also look at the final two digits of the price to see if you're getting the best deal. If the price ends in .97, it's on clearance. If it ends in .88 or .00, it's a manager's markdown. So if you see those numbers at the end of the price, be sure to take advantage.
In addition to these price tag tricks, there are other ways to take advantage of your Costco membership. For example, did you know the main reason their house brand Kirkland Signature is cheaper is not because of lower quality, but because the brand doesn't advertise? It's believed that the products are actually made by major companies, but you save money by not having to pay for the easily recognizable brand name.
If you want to shop at a Costco but aren't a member, you can get some help from a friend who is. Just have them buy you a cash card. It's basically a Costco gift card that lets you take advantage of their prices without being a member.