9 Mind-Blowing Tips About Costco That Will Save You A Fortune!

Heading to Costco is like a rollercoaster ride of excitement. You’ve got this massive cart just waiting to be piled high with all the good stuff. But before you dive in, let’s talk wholesale shopping.

Costco is a goldmine for great deals. But here’s the secret sauce: you gotta know how to spot ’em. Lucky for you, I’ve been a proud Costco member for years now, and I’m here to spill the beans.

So, buckle up and get ready for some insider tips on how to save money at Costco this year. I’ve scoured the aisles and learned something about slaying the savings game at Costco. Let’s dive in, shall we?

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Get The Best Membership Price


Did you know you can get the best membership price by walking to the member’s service desk? Before heading to Costco, call or check online for the latest Costco Membership Deals.

At the member’s service desk, they will walk you through each membership option and help you decide which one suits you best.

If you plan to do most of your shopping at Costco, you will want to consider the executive membership.

We went with the Executive membership, which costs $120, and applied for the Citi Costco credit card. Your credit card will be your membership card in one.

We paid the $120 membership fee and received $60 cash back on our first statement for the card.

With the Costco Executive membership, you earn back a 2% rebate annually, and if it does not equal $60 by the end of the year, they round it up to be $60 even. 

With the Citi Costco card, you earn an additional 2% cashback. In addition, on sign-up, we received a $20 cash Costco card to use that day.

Add those savings up, we have paid $40 on our membership, and at the end of our year, we will have earned that back, plus more. 

The Costco Executive membership includes extra services for members, including Costco travel and extended warranties on electronics and appliances. It was worth it for our family to ask about additional specials, so make sure you ask. 

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Lifetime Guarantee


I always trust a store with an excellent guarantee, and Costco is no exception. Their satisfaction guarantee ensures that they stock brands you can trust and price at your request.

If you’re unhappy with your Costco membership, you can request a refund, and they will give you your money back – no questions asked!

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Understand The Sale Prices


Clearance prices and instant savings are two different things at Costco. The clearance prices of a particular product will remain low until the stock is depleted, while instant savings are promotions with a sale limit.

Understanding the difference between clearance prices and instant savings will help you take advantage of Costco’s amazing deals.

Travel Perks


Costco has one of the best travel sites in the country. Their travel website offers deals on flights, rental cars, and vacation packages.

You can enjoy the perks of being a Costco member, such as free breakfasts, room upgrades, and more when booking your next vacation through Costco Travel.

Gift Cards


Discounted gift cards are one of the greatest benefits of shopping at Costco.

These gift cards can be used at several popular retailers worldwide and save you a lot of money while shopping. You can purchase them either at Costco or online.

Costco Optical

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Costco’s Optical Center is a great way to save money on your glasses and contact lenses.

They offer some of the best prices in the market and have a knowledgeable staff to guide you through the selection process. If you have a Costco membership, you can save up to 50% on glasses or contact lenses.

Gas Savings


You can save up to $0.20/gallon at Costco gas stations using your Costco membership card. It may not seem like much, but those savings increase over time.

So, if you’re a Costco member, start filling up your gas tank at Costco!

Ready-To-Eat Food


Costco has an excellent selection of ready-to-eat food that’s perfect for busy people on the go.

They offer everything from rotisserie chicken to pizza, sandwiches, and even sushi. Their food court is also a great place to grab a quick bite while shopping.

The Kirkland Brand


The Kirkland brand is Costco’s brand of products that are almost always cheaper than the name-brand products they compete with.

Kirkland’s products are high quality and, in many cases, even better than their more expensive counterparts. So, if you want to save money while enjoying top-notch products, try the Kirkland brand.

There, you have nine mind-blowing tips to help you save a fortune at Costco! Remember always to research before shopping, take advantage of their travel deals, and favor their home brand for even more savings. So, go forth and have a successful shopping trip. Happy shopping!

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