I work at Costco – the asterisks on in-store price tags are a huge warning to customers that you can’t ignore

A COSTCO employee revealed what the asterisks on the price tags mean to buyers.

The unnamed worker said the labeling could mean consumers want to stock up on the product while they still can.

Costco membership costs $60 per year


Costco membership costs $60 per yearCredit: Alamy

That’s because the asterisk means the location you’re in doesn’t plan to backorder the item, the employee told Readers Digest.

And while that means the product has been discontinued, it also means it’s likely to be available at the lowest possible price.

A Costco membership costs $60 per year, but can pay for itself in savings after just a few visits to the store.

Even longtime Costco buyers may be missing out on all of the money-saving perks and benefits their membership gives them access to.

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The Sun has already listed four ways to save money at the store.

BudgetBroJoe, a TikTok influencer who shares personal finance tips on social media, also shared the inside scoop on secret Costco prices.

He said if a price ends at $0.99, it’s a regular priced item.

If there’s a price tag with an asterisk and a discount, he said that when in doubt, you can still buy it and return it if you don’t like it.

Price tags with an asterisk but ending in $0.97 mean there was a discount.

Also, the asterisk means it’s probably out of stock next time you come back.

Other odd prices like $0.49, $0.79 or $0.89 usually mean that the product is regular priced goods.

Prices ending in $0.88 or $0.00 usually mean that the manager has discounted regular goods to clear inventory quickly.

Costco has nearly 560 stores across the United States. You can find your nearest one by checking the store locator tool.

The best bargains at Costco are usually in the back of the store, Lifehacker added.

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The best shopping route starts at the back of the warehouse and at the ends of the aisles. Then work your way forward.

If you want to save money, it is best to stay away from the center of the store.

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ClareFora is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. ClareFora joined Dailynationtoday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: clarefora@dailynationtoday.com.

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