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21 Must-Know Ways to Save at Costco

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July 23, 2019 · 5.1k Views

Shopping at Costco alone is a great way to save big one everyday groceries and items. But did you know that there are some tricks and tips you can employ to further increase your discounts? Below we'll discuss the top 21 ways you can save on your next trip to the warehouse.


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21 Ways to Save at Costco:

  1. If you see an asterisk on the price tag that means it’s not going to be restocked.

  2. 30-day price protection w/ receipt or membership card.

  3. At your mailing address, look for their coupon book or “Warehouse Savings” online before shopping in-stores.

  4. Book vacations with Costco including a free $100 Costco cash card.

  5. Take free health screenings including osteoporosis, heart, and diabetes screenings.

  6. Skip the long food court line after your shopping by placing your order at the cash register and bringing your receipt to the pick up area.

  7. Take advantage of their 90-day return policy.

  8. Sign up for their Costco Anywhere Visa to get up to 4% cash back.

  9. Understand Price Codes:

    • Regular priced items end in .99, .79, .49, etc.

    • Reduced priced items end in .97

    • Manager special items end in .88 or .00.

  10. Save money when you buy the Kirkland brand.

  11. Although on certain days like the weekends, there will be sample carts on every corner of the aisles. Eat before shopping to prevent buying more than what you intended to buy.

  12. Head to the center of the store to find the best deals.

  13. Share bulk items with friends and family.

  14. Shop during their end-of-season sales.

  15. Household items are especially cheap like milk, bread, and eggs compared to Walmart and other discount grocery stores.

  16. Get email alerts on their online only hot-buys and exclusive online-only offers or check online or on their mobile app.

  17. Commitment-phobe? Ask a friend to buy a Cash Card for you (while you provide the cash) and you can use that Cash Card to make an in-store purchase or shop online with 5% surcharge on everything except prescriptions. You can also click here (Add “How to Shop at Costco without a Membership” article) to find ways to shop without a membership!

  18. Free gift cards with new membership offers for students, teachers, and military members.

  19. Free 2-day delivery on $75+ groceries.

  20. Save up to 30% off name brand gift cards.

  21. Get your order delivered for free on orders over $35 with Google Express. Get 20% off your first order with this promo code.


Thank you to community member cuethedeals for this great article! When she's not saving big at Costco, she can be found posting awesome deals and coupons here.

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