7 Costco Shopping Tips

Costco can be a great retailer for exclusive deals and competitive prices. But how do you make the most out of shopping there?

Let’s explore some tips that can help you save and make your experience more convenient.

Use the Costco app

The Costco app is designed to make your shopping experience simpler and more straightforward. It gives you access to an expanded online selection of merchandise and the ability to make your own shopping list. You’ll also find up-to-date info on all the current warehouse offers.

The Costco app works on both Apple and Android phones. Download it today to take advantage of all the unique perks.

Check out store-brand products from Costco

Costco’s Kirkland Signature™ items offer high-quality products at lower prices. Look for the Kirkland Signature brand to find great deals on everything from groceries to clothes.

Try the Costco Anywhere Visa® Card

Costco members can apply for The Costco Anywhere Visa® Card by Citi if they have an active Costco membership. This card lets Costco members earn cash rewards for everyday spending, including additional rewards on things like Costco and Costco.com purchases, gas, EV charging, restaurants, and eligible travel.

Look out for promotions

Visit the Costco website at Costco.com or sign up for emails to find out about promotional offers. You can also use your Costco app to search more easily for in-warehouse and online promotions.

Consider an executive membership

If you find yourself making regular purchases at Costco, consider signing up for Costco’s Executive Membership. Executive members earn a 2% Reward on eligible transactions at Costco, Costco.com, and Costco Travel.

Keep in mind that the Executive Membership costs an additional $60 annually compared to a Gold Star Membership. However, if you’re a frequent Costco shopper, it can be worth it.

Shop online at Costco.com

Costco.com has an extended merchandise selection. It also does not require you to be a Costco member to shop there, so it can be a great option for occasional Costco shoppers. Non-members may have to pay a 5% surcharge on purchases made on Costco.com.

Fill up your gas tank at Costco

Did you know you can fill up your tank at Costco? With Kirkland Signature™ gasoline, you’ll always get competitive prices, and you can check your Costco app before you drive to the filling station to see what the current prices are.

With the Costco Anywhere Visa Card by Citi, you can also earn cash back on gasoline purchases. Cardmembers earn 4% cash back on eligible gas and EV charging for the first $7,000 per year and then 1% after that.

Disclosure: This article is for educational purposes. It is not intended to provide legal, investment, or financial advice and is not a substitute for professional advice. It does not indicate the availability of any Citi product or service. For advice about your specific circumstances, you should consult a qualified professional.

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