In recent years, Costco has absolutely blown up. Everyone loves shopping there because you can get more bang for your buck. Their warehouse sizes allow you to buy in bulk and save a lot of money in the long run.
Don't worry if you don't have a membership, there are other ways to get in. You can read all about them right here, but basically, you just need someone to get you a gift card. It's easy!
But if you do have a membership, you can get much more than just huge packages of food. Here are their services:
1. Medical insurance
They actually have some pretty competitive rates when it comes to medical insurance policies. They work for both individual or small business plans. So, if you're in the market check them out and find out which one works best for you.
2. Free health screenings
If you check out their pharmacy department, you can actually get free health screenings to check for diabetes and osteoporosis. All you need to do is contact the Costco nearest to you and find out when their screenings are being offered.
3. Eyewear deal and vision plans
First of all, they have really great deals on reading glasses so if you lose them all the time, there's no problem. You can get a multi-package so you can stock up. They even have group vision plans.
4. Cheap prescriptions
If you check out the pricing at most pharmacies, you'll discover that Costco's prices are actually significantly lower. And at some locations, you don't even need to be a member.
5. Free in-home installation consultation
The great thing about Costco is that after you buy something from them to fix up your home like countertops, doors, heaters, they will actually give you a free in-home installation consultation.
6. Logo design
If you're starting up a business or looking to brand something, you can actually come to Costco for your logo design needs. Check it out here!
7. Discount movie tickets
Going to the movies is crazy expensive as it is, and it gets even worse if you decide that you want a snack. Luckily, Costco actually sells discounted movie tickets. You could save up to 25%.
8. Cheap but awesome birthday cakes
If you've never been to Costco's bakery then you are definitely missing out. If you are in the market for a large birthday cake then the prices will definitely appeal to you. And don't worry, the quality is just as good.
9. Refill your ink cartridges
Refilling your ink cartridges is a great way to save money. You can actually save up to 70% if you refill rather than buy new ones. On top of that, you'll also be reducing the amount of waste.