We all buy at Costco to get good deals in bulk. But what if I told you that you could save even more money with what you put in your shopping cart?
Here’s the trick: analyze the product signs for an asterisk and the prices that end in set. The symbol, affectionately called the “death star” by Costco groups on Facebook and Instagram, indicates that the item is about to come out of the wholesaler’s inventory. The set often means that the item has been marked.
When you see both, it’s time to save yourself some savings.
“It’s like a treasure hunt and you have to buy it when you see it,” said Mhyla Borkowski, one of the administrators of the Costco fans The Facebook group told me about the desired settlement items.
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Here are my top three tips for making the most of clearing purchases at Costco. Learn more about my Costco adventures in my recent column.
Join Costco fan groups: follow Costco fan groups to see what death star offerings other members find. Reductions and selection may vary by location. Apart from the main account, there are regional groups, a travel account, a lifestyle group and even a Keto group.
Stay tuned for prices ending in .00: They are called manager special offers or manager discounts and often also have an asterisk on the price tag. Most Costco price tags appear on white paper, but sometimes these special offers are printed on colored paper or highlighted in neon on the price tag.
See if there are more price drops: If the item is discounted again within 30 days, request a customer service price adjustment. Borkowski said he has heard of some clubs only making adjustments in 14 days and that some require receipts to reimburse the difference. Other clubs request that members recover the product. Costco.com also offers price adjustments within 30 days via a online form.
Ready to buy? Remember, Costco is closed on Labor Day as is Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Easter, Memorial Day and July 4th. Keep that in mind too overtime twice a week i time limits of selected items in the middle of the delta variant increases.
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