How to Get the Best Deals at Costco
If you are looking to save some serious cash when it comes to home items (furniture, bulk groceries, and gasoline) you likely want to have a Costco membership. There are tons of deals to be had at Costco and I’ve got some awesome insider secrets you may not have known to help you save even more and get the best deals at Costco.
Purchase Discounted Gift Cards and Movie Tickets: Some of the best deals to be found at Costco are the store gift cards and bulk pricing on movie tickets. Don’t pay those high prices at the ticket window when you can purchase discounted movie tickets at Costco. Plus these never expire so there’s no rush to use them.
Cheap Lunch: One of the most AMAZING deals at Costco is their lunch! A $1.50 will get you a hot dog and a soda and they have promised to never change the price! In fact Costco was losing so much money from this deal that they opened their own hot dog company to keep the prices lower.
Use the Coupons: Did you know Costco has coupons? That’s right! If you don’t receive them in the mail you can usually find them online or simply ask guest services for a coupon book in store.
Purchase the Kirkland Brand: The savings quickly add up when you purchase the Kirkland brand (Costco’s Brand). These are all high quality items made from the name brands you love. Tip: Huggies makes the Kirkland diapers.
Check the Unit Prices: Not everything at Costco is a deal. Check the unit prices and compare them with items you find at the grocery store. You may find many items you can get cheaper at the grocery store especially when using coupons.
Hot deals: After spending some time comparing prices at Costco with store sales and cycles I have a list of some of the best deals I have found at Costco:
– Spices and seasonings – often times the price of a giant bottle from Costco is less expensive than the small bottles you find at the grocery store.
– Organic Items: You can find some really good deals on organic items! I know it’s often hard to find coupons on organics so this is a great place to stock up.
– Dog food –half the price of pet stores!
– Diapers – The Kirkland Brand is high quality with a good price.
– Cakes – You cannot find a better price than the $17 custom cakes and they are HUGE!
Watch for the Deep Discounts: Every Costco has a bargain discount aisle where you canfind deep discounts on overstocks, open box deals or returns. These are typically found near the back of the store.
Keep Your Receipts: Costco has an AMAZING satisfaction guarantee so be sure to keep your receipts. If for any reason you are not satisfied with a purchase you return it within 2 years!! If you do not have your receipt you will get a credit for the lowest amount it has ever sold for. The satisfaction guarantee for electronics is 90 days. Please be honest and don’t return items unnecessarily as it will only end up raising the prices for everyone.
Save BIG on Prescriptions: Did you know Costco offers the cheapest prescription deals around? Their prices beat Walgreens, CVS, Wal-Mart and other places I have checked. Plus you don’t have to be a Costco member to use the Costco Pharmacy.
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What tips do you have to find the best deals at Costco?