HUGE savings is just one of the reasons why customers love shopping at Costco and a money expert has yet another hack.
She explains that the trick to finding out if you’re getting a good deal is to look at the end of the price tags.
This money-saving hack is from a personal finance blogger by the name of Queenie Tan.
Queenie, who goes by the name investwithqueenie on Instagram, is a money blogger who started her personal finance journey at 19.
The Australian-born expert shares all kinds of tips for those looking to educate themselves in the realm of personal finance.
She offers advice on all things investing, money-saving, marketing, real estate, and even how to travel smarter.
In a recent Instagram post, Queenie shared a price tag trick so shoppers can save even more at Costco.
The price tag hack
Price tags hold more information than you may realize.
For example, Queenie said that if a price ends in .99, that means the amount is usually full price.
However, if the price ends in .97, then it’s a clearance item and was most likely marked down from its regular price
Lastly, if the price ends in .00 or .88, this means that a manager marked it down.
This typically indicates that an item has been heavily discounted and Costco is trying to get rid of the product.
More Costco hacks
Another important trick to consider while shopping at the large chain is to look for asterisks.
If you see an asterisk on the price tag, make sure to grab it.
That’s because asterisks indicate that your Costco location will not be restocking that particular product.
As a result, the item in question is probably marked at the cheapest price.
Another great way to save on products, specifically wine, is to shop the Kirkland brand, as they’re usually half-off or more.
Plus, many times the brand name you want is just slapped with a Kirkland label, so you’re in fact getting a high-quality wine made by top wineries exclusively for Costco.
Another way to save is to take advantage of its cheaper gas prices.
Prices could be anywhere from $0.10 to $0.40 per gallon cheaper at the retailer.
The wholesaler is also known for saving shoppers at least 15% on different restaurants or movie tickets when you buy gift cards at its store.
It offers gift cards for steakhouses and other fine dining, BBQ, burger joints, coffee shops, ice cream parlors, streaming subscriptions and even gift cards for the spa.
This discount hunter reveals how you can score $50 in gift cards at Costco this month when you buy certain products.
Plus, a savings expert shared which Costco items to grab in order to cut your grocery bill in half.