There are considerable benefits to shopping at Costco not counting that it has the best hotdogs and delicious food samples. There is an annual fee to enjoy all of Costco’s benefits but if you utilize all the benefits properly, the cost will be a good investment. The benefits below detail the advantages of being a Costco member. If you are not a member, you might be missing out.
1. Medical Insurance
Is your current insurance policy about to expire? Do you have an insurance policy? If you are looking for a new insurance plan, then Costco is a good place to start. They offer affordable rates for members with individual plans and small business plans. Before you sign on, make sure to read the fine print to ensure that your needs are met and their insurance plan is what you have been looking for.
2. Free Health Screenings
Costco offers free health screenings at their pharmacy department and individuals can check for conditions such as osteoporosis and diabetes. Contact your local Costco ahead of time and inquire as to the dates and times of the free screening. You can also check your local store events online page to save time on the trip.
3. Budget Eyewear & Group Vision Plans
Personally, I can attest as to the competitive deals on reading glasses I have found at Costco. These deals end quickly so you have to take advantage of them immediately the glasses are on offer. The small investment for a multi-package is definitely worth it in the end. In addition, there are also group vision plans at Costco.
4. Low Prescription Costs
A couple of years ago, I did a news piece to compare the prescription medications in several pharmaceutical giants. I discovered that Costco’s pricing was considerably lower on many drugs. When you are looking for a prescription, make sure to check with Costco’s pharmacy to compare pricing. To make this offer even more enticing, you do not have to be a member to take advantage of it. All you have to do is inform the pharmacy that you are there to drop-off or pick-up a prescription.
5. Unique Deals On Gift Sets
If you are, looking for items packaged together in a gift set at a competitive price then look no further. Costco offers unique gift sets at good prices. The gift sets are available during the holidays at the beauty and housewares sections.
6. Low-cost Vaccinations
Costco also offers vaccination at competitive prices. In a case where your medical insurance does not extend to vaccination services, look into Costco and find out if there are any savings, you can take advantage of.
7. Discount Movie Tickets & Gift Cards
Today, going to the movies costs a small fortune. From buying the tickets, popcorns, and drinks, it is a hefty investment. One of the benefits of being a Costco member is you can take advantage of discounted movie tickets. Its summer, which means it is a good time to enjoy blockbusters. Visit Costco and stock up on discounted movie tickets. You can receive up to a 25% discount on the tickets. In addition, the offer also extends to specific store gift cards.
8. Low Grocery Prices
It is always good to make savings when shopping for groceries. Visit Costco and get access to low prices for items like cheese and peanut butter. Peanut butter is an item that has a long shelf life meaning you can take advantage of the prices and stock up.
9. Awesome Prices on Birthday Cakes
Costco’s bakery offers awesome deals on cakes. If you are in the market for a huge birthday cake then I suggest you visit Costco and inquire about the pricing. Costco’s cakes actually taste as good as some expensive cakes I have had!
10. Ink Cartridge Refills
I have saved one of the best benefits for last. Costco refills individual inkjet cartridges. All you have to do is take your old ink cartridge and making savings of up to 70% in comparison to purchasing a new ink cartridge. Aside from making savings, you are contributing to a greener environment by reducing the amount of waste intended for landfills.
Costco is an all-rounded center to find everything you or your family needs. From clothing to electronics and groceries, the shop was designed to satisfy your needs with just one visit in comparison to other stores like JC Penney, The Home Depot Walgreens, or Harbor Freight that are specialized stores. Costco is for everyone.
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