24 Facts You Need To Know About Costco
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You will not believe you've gone this long without knowing these.
1. You can get printer ink refilled for just $7.50.
New cartridges can cost more than $40 at office supply stores.
2. Most states will let you buy alcohol even if you're not a member.
You just need to ask for a "Temporary Alcohol Shopping Pass."
3. You can get some of the best deals on bulk movie tickets or gift cards.
4. You do not have to be a member to use their pharmacy, and can usually get inexpensive generic medications.
Federal regulations require pharmaceutical services to be available to everyone.
5. Costco members can also buy some big items on discount. Even caskets.
6. After the holidays aren't the only time when they have big closeout sales.
Inventory also gets cleared out at the end of every season.
7. Costco is technically one of the largest pizza chains in the country.
With more than 400 stores, it comes in just behind CiCi's and Chuck E. Cheese.
8. You can get a refund on the price of your membership at any time.
9. The store sells four times as many hot dogs as all Major League Baseball stadiums do combined.
10. The store has no limit on the number of samples you can get.
11. Costco imports more French wine into the U.S. than anyone else.
12. Displays that are just pallets in the store are usually better deals.
13. The cost of a hot dog and a soda hasn't gone up in nearly 30 years-- and it probably won't anytime soon.
14. Costco employees make some of the best money in the retail industry.
The average pay rate is $20.98 an hour.
15. Free tech support is provided for all electronics purchased in the store.
16. Kirkland is Costco's name brand, and it is usually the best deal in the store.
The items are often produced by the same factories as higher end products.
17. Many stores have a separate phone number just for pizza orders.
18. This is how the pizza is made so evenly.
19. Costco offers a travel program that has discounted trips to places all around the world.
20. If you get a member to buy you a Costco Cash Card, you can shop without a membership.
21. IMDB claims the pie from American Pie was bought at Costco.
22. Instacart is a service that lets non Costco members get Costco groceries delivered to their home.
The service currently operates in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, and Washington D.C.
23. Costco even offers personal finance services and personalized checks.
24. Necessities are moved around the store on purpose.
That way you'll have to go past plenty of other non essential items to find them.
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