10 Smart Ways To Pay Less at Costco


Stock-up on Household Items

Costco is ideal for families buying household essentials like toilet paper, dish soap, etc. Unit prices are lower than grocery stores and Walmart. Items have a longer shelf life and easy to store.


Shop at Costco With a Plan

Plan a Costco shopping list before going and stick to it to avoid impulse purchases on expensive items or prepared meals. Avoid distractions like electronics and center aisles.


Look for Costco Coupons

Costco offers coupons and discounts in their coupon book, which you can use without physically presenting them at checkout.


Buy Kirkland Brand When Possible

Kirkland brand at Costco offers quality and value compared to expensive brands. Recommended products include mac 'n cheese, dog food, etc. in a variety box.


Search Third-Party Deal Sites

Check coupon sites like Coupons.com, Slickdeals and RetailMeNot for online and printable Costco coupons, coupon codes, and deals before shopping at Costco.


Buy Meat in Bulk

Costco meat is delicious and best bought in bulk for the best value. Freeze in smaller bags for future meals. Recommended options include tri-tip and boneless chicken breasts.


Make a List — and Stick to It

Avoid overspending at Costco by practicing self-discipline and researching before shopping, as going in for a few things can turn into a large, expensive haul.


Membership Upgrade

Upgrade your Costco membership for benefits like cash back, medical insurance, and travel discounts. Executive Membership offers 2% back and other perks, so calculate if it's worth the cost based on your spending.


Eat A Meal While You’re There

Costco's food court offers amazing deals like $1.50 hot dog and soda combo and $9.99 huge pizzas. Perfect for kid's parties. Don't forget to try free samples in the store.


Use Photo Services

Costco's photo department is efficient and affordable. Try them for your family holiday cards instead of Shutterfly or Snapfish. Order online and pick up at the warehouse.

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