21 Costco Secrets Only Die-Hard Shoppers Know

By using a few tricks, even nonmembers can get the most for their money.

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Instead of running themselves ragged in search of deals, millions of Americans get all of their weekly shopping done under one roof: Costco.

One-stop shopping is more important than ever during the coronavirus pandemic, and Costco is on a very short list of stores that remain open nationwide. With well over 500 locations in the United States, you probably won’t have to look far to take advantage of the wholesale savings.

The size and style of a Costco store — they’re built like warehouses — can be intimidating. And some people don’t like the idea of paying an annual fee just for the privilege of paying more money at the store.

But by following a few lesser-known tips and tricks, you can make the most out of a membership. Here are some of the best tips, including a few even outsiders can use: