|Up to $200 Off
The best part about shopping with a warehouse club is that most of their sales and promotions are relatively easy to spot.
Membership discounts, such as a $10 tote bag for signing up after your first year of membership and special deals on the birthday month. And don’t forget about their amazing 15% off clearance items! You can get better quality products at lower prices by buying from brands you know without sacrificing quality.
Costco has a solid reputation for customer service. The company prides itself on its “membership-first” approach, both in terms of their sales and the way members are treated by employees (many stores have job openings available to those who wish to work there). Many stories circulate among Costco employees of members who have been helped by them, and they are often willing to go the extra mile if something goes wrong.
Costco has an excellent return policy as well. Any product purchased at Costco can be returned within a year for any reason (including damage). You do not need proof of purchase or receipt, but you do need to return the product in its original packaging. You might be able to find an item cheaper elsewhere and then realize at checkout that this is not a smart move!
Costco membership is not free, but it does come with some perks. You can take advantage of their rewards program to earn points that you can redeem towards the items on your list or onto future purchases (such as those from other stores). If buying things like toilet paper and toothpaste from Costco is a regular habit, you can also take advantage of the “double cash back” program in which your membership rewards earn double points on every purchase.
You will have to pay an annual fee (normally $55/year), but it could be well worth it if you plan on using your membership often.
Costco does have a smartphone app that makes it easy to find their locations and check out the current sales. It also has an item tracker, so you can keep track of your own purchases on items such as toilet paper! For those who utilize this service often (or for anyone with mobility issues), Costco offers a wide variety of scooters and carts, which can make shopping at the store easier.