Who knew that Costco was home to some awesomely priced gift cards?! You might have known that, actually. Snag cheap gift cards for movies and stores, with some locations even offering bridge toll gift cards. Um, yes. You can now avoid traffic on the cheap, thanks to Costco. And we all know that's going to save you a lot of headaches later. Thanks, Costco! Always looking out for us.
Ahhhh, Costco! The perfect place where you can buy anything in bulk for insane prices! How we love thee! Think of your last trip to Costco. You got everything you needed and then some, and you got enough to last you through the next Winter. You also probably got a bunch of samples and left feeling like you didn't need to go get lunch anymore.
Whether you're new to Costco or you've repped it hard over the years, it's always great to learn new tricks to get the most out of your visit, which is why we put together this wonderful list.
First up? Know your store. Costco stores are huge, and if you don't know the layout or where you need to go, you'll be meandering the aisles of giant cat food bags for hours.
Yes, it's true. You can totally get into Costco without a membership. Just ask a friend to pick up a Costco cash card or gift certificate for you so you can check it out and see if you're ready to take the membership plunge.
These babies don't last forever! If you ever see an awesome display from a company like Lindt or Krispy Kreme, you better enjoy it while it's there! Next week, it'll most likely be gone, as these pop-up "roadshows" only appear for a limited amount of time. They are basically the unicorns of Costco.
The name of the Costco game is deals. Things in the front of the store and on the outer aisles have been placed there strategically. Chances are, they aren't on sale. If you want the really great deals, you've got to do a little exploring down the actual aisles.
Yes, there is a correct time to go to Costco, and it's Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Forget about a weekend or holiday — it'll be complete mayhem. Do yourself a favor and really scout out the most ideal times to go. You'll be cruising down the aisles, eating free samples like a true queen.
11. Always Check The Mail Before Heading Into The Store