Useful Shopping Hacks For Your Next Trip To Costco

We have such a love-hate relationship with Costco. On the one hand, it’s the go-to place for incredible deals. But the warehouses can be so busy and finding the best deals is overwhelming.

Luckily, some Costco employees and insiders have shared the best tricks and secrets to making a Costco trip successful. From decoding the secret symbols on price tags to figuring out the best time to shop, these Costco hacks will save you time, money, and sanity.

You Can Get In Without A Membership

Inside A Costco Wholesale Corp. Store Ahead Of Earnings Figures
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Scott McIntyre/Bloomberg via Getty Image

One of the main factors deterring people from shopping at Costco is the pricy membership fee. So what do you do if you want those sweet deals but you’re not willing to shell out the annual fee? Easy. Ask somebody who has a Costco membership to get you a Costco gift card.

You don’t need a membership to use it and you can still access the full store without any questions. Start adding “Costco gift cards” to your Christmas wishlist!