10 tricks to get the most out of your Costco membership (COST)


Costco memberships offer customers discounts that go beyond savings on bulk food items.
Many consumers may not know that Costco gives its members access to some of the best deals on travel, prescription drugs, gift cards, and more.
Here are 10 tricks from a consumer-savings expert for getting the most out of your Costco membership.

Like many consumers, I have something of a love-hate relationship with Costco. I’m still working through a lifetime supply of paper clips, and I rarely escape the warehouse store without at least $100 of items that weren’t on my shopping list.

On the other hand, Costco offers top-quality products at fantastic prices, and some of those unplanned purchases have proved to be great buys. It wasn’t on my list, but I am glad I bought a truMedic InstaShiatsu Shoulder and Neck Massager — and Costco offered it at a great price.

Consumer-savings expert Andrea Woroch said that she thinks a Costco membership can pay off, but it depends on your shopping style.

If all you want are the bales of toilet paper, you can do better shopping sales and using coupons. But, she said, there’s more to Costco than 12-packs of paper towels. Particularly for business owners and people with larger families, Costco can be a great place for bargains.

Woroch shared some of her tips for getting the most out of your Costco membership.

SEE ALSO: We shopped at Costco and BJ’s Wholesale to see which store had the better deals, and one had a clear edge over the other

1. Hone your Costco shopping list and stick to it.

“Don’t become overwhelmed with the deals,” Woroch said. “That’s actually an easy way to blow your money.” She advises coming up with what she calls a “strategic shopping plan.” Make …read more

Source:: Business Insider

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