If you are going to be shopping regularly at Costco, it’s going to pay to get the executive membership. Spending just $200 at Costco every month means you are going to receive a rebate at the end of the year for $60 – making it worthwhile to buy the membership, as it’s going to be less expensive than the regular membership. Making large purchases at Costco? That can increase your rebate even more and get you better prices too.
Knowing your prices before you walk into the doors at Costco is going to save you money. Be sure to compare the prices per serving or per unit with prices at your local supermarket to find out which products are going to make the most sense for you to buy at Costco. The price per unit is listed at Costco, under the price, making it easy to find. For example, regardless of the sale there are some things that we always purchase at Costco for less, including Tide Pods and Quinoa.
Shop with a list in-store. This is going to help you avoid making purchases that you don’t really need and purchases that are going to add to the bill. Go through the list of sales that week taking place at Costco and through your list at-home to determine what you need when you walk into the store. Impulse purchases are easy at Costco, the clothing and household stuff is always very low-priced, tempting you to splurge.
Costco guarantees the prices of items purchased for thirty days. In most cases, you aren’t even going to need your receipt to get the difference back on a Costco gift card. You can visit customer service or bring in the receipt to get the difference of a sale price as long as you purchased the item within 30 days and that the item is in stock.