11+ Little-Known Secrets About Costco

Are you a fan of shopping at Costco? I gotta admit, I definitely am. Ha, ha! There's always something cool that you can find there.

And, if you didn't already know, they also have food samples you simply cannot miss. Ohm did I give away a secret too soon? I don't think so. I've only scratched the surface, so keep reading for more insights — wink, wink!

1. You Can Return Almost Anything

Oh yes, you heard me right you can return pretty much anything back to Costco. Some people have even returned used furniture they've had for over 10 years. One lady reportedly even returned a dead Christmas tree.

2. Pay Attention To The Asterisk On The Price Tag

If you see one it means that the item isn't being restocked. So make sure you buy it ASAP as once it sells out, it's gone forever. You wouldn't want to miss out on it, right?

3. Buy Cheaper Gas At Costco

It definitely pays off to have a Costco membership — especially if you want to save on gas. My folks always make a trip to fill up at Costco because of its cheaper prices. Just make sure you find a store with a gas station.

4. The Food Samples Are Unlimited

Remember when I mentioned Costco's famous free samples? Turns out, the people who hand them out don't frown upon anyone getting seconds. So if you can handle it, eat to your heart's desire, ha, ha!

5. Why Is The Chicken Bake So Good?

I'll tell you why the beloved chicken bake is so famous. It's because it's made with pizza dough. That, plus all the deliciousness of the chicken strips, mozzarella, Ceasar dressing, and bacon make for an irresistible snack. Yum!

6. Costco's Drugs Are The Cheapest

One of Costco's awesome shopping perks is its prices on generic drugs and medicine. They're known to be the cheapest. And, on top of that, their pharmacy fees are also the lowest of any other pharmacies.

7. Non-Members Can Shop With A Costco Cash Card

If you don't have a Costco membership but really want to buy stuff there, don't worry. Get a friend to get you a cash card and you can shop at Costco twice annually without a membership.

8. The Edges Hold The Bargains

If you really want to get the best deal at Costco shop the aisle edges. These are the areas that are known to have the best bargains, so make sure you make a beeline for them — and fast.

9. Get Cheaper Car Insurance

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In addition to savings on gas, Costco also offers deals on cheaper home and auto insurance. So you might want to check their rates to see if they beat the one you already have from elsewhere.

10. All The Stock Is There On The Shelf

The store is basically one giant warehouse so no need to ask anyone to check the back for more. There is no back to check. What you see is what you get, period.

11. Get A Refund If The Item Goes On Sale

Are you worried about buying something and then having it go on sale? As long as it's within 30 days of purchasing, you can get the difference in price returned to you.

12. You Can Return Your Membership

Speaking of returning things, Costco's generous return policy also applies to the membership card. If you ever want to stop your membership you can do so at any time and get a full refund.

13. Costco Aisles Are Disorganized On Purpose

Don't get used to seeing things in a certain aisle at Costco as they will probably be moved. Why? Because according to the management, shopping at Costco is supposed to be a "treasure hunt." Plus, the more people walk around the warehouse, the more likely they are to pick up a few extra items not on their list.

Okay, so now that you have the lay of the land when it comes to shopping at Costco do you think it's worth it?

Are you excited to get a membership now? I bet you are. Just make sure you don't go overboard ha, ha.

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