If you love buying in bulk, then look no further than Costco. With an abundance of items to choose from, tiny hors d’oeuvres to taste, and the chance to visit the eye doctor, Costco has it all. But Costco isn’t the place to come and shop as any regular shopper. The store holds a host of secrets you can tap into as a valuable customer, that’ll save you money and give you the best bang for your buck. Even if you’re not a Costco member, you can still reap plenty of benefits. Visiting the pharmacy, shopping for alcohol, or using a gift card are some of the best ways to enjoy the Costco perks without being a part of their member club. And if you are a member, you’ll enjoy a host of benefits that surpass any other warehouse membership out there. If you’re ever wondering where to shop, Costco might be your best option, and with your knowledge of these secrets, you’ll become a professional Costco shopper in no time.
Shop At The Right Time
Never shop at Costco during the weekend. It’s a huge no-no. Just as you would avoid a stampede of animals, you need to avoid the stampede of Costco shoppers. Everyone is off from work, so the weekend is their only chance to go shopping. Even if you try and go shopping during the week, avoid shopping after 5 p.m. The best time to shop at Costco is when everyone is at work. On the subreddit r/Costco, someone said, “New items arrive and have been stocked, the chaos of the weekend has been cleared, children are in school, so there is less of a risk of running over one with your cart, first samples of the day are being handed out. It’s the best time to shop in the warehouse.” If there’s a Costco near your workplace, then taking advantage of your lunch break is a great way to make sure you avoid crowds. And if that doesn’t work, try heading to Costco as early in the morning as possible. If you head to Costco right when it opens, you’ll have the best chance of seamless shopping without the crowds. Even though this hack is viable at any store, it’s especially true for Costco (Apartment Therapy).