Everyone loves Costco even though it can be overwhelming at times. It’s a giant store that allows to get just about anything in a much larger quantity. It’s also a store that typically has great deals. Kyle James, who owns the website Rather Be Shopping says there is a “Costco Price Tag Code” that will actually tell you if you’re getting the best deals.
The key to this code at Costco is actually the cents in the total price, not the dollars. The last two digits in the price reveals everything about the deal.
Price ending in .99 – The product is the full price.
Anytime you see a price ending in 99 cents, you know the product is listed at full price.
Pricing ending in .49 or .97 – A deal decided by the manager.
This is the price that you want to look for. This will usually be the deal the you won’t find again.
Price ending in .79 – A deal set by the manufacturer.
If a price ends in .49 or .79, this a price set by the actual manufacturer. This usually means that they are testing out the product at Costco and is usually a lower price than what Costco will sell the item it.
Price ending in .00 – The product is about to go.
If a price ends with .00, it means that the goods are about to go. It means that when the product is gone, it’s probably gone for good because the manager wants it out.
Price tags with an asterisk – It’s discounted and done
Whenever you see an asterisk, it means that the product has been discontinued so it could be the last time that you see that product in the store forever. Looking for a combination of a .97 and an asterisk means you are getting a last chance best deal.
This will completely change how I shop at Costco from now on. You can also download a PDF of Costco price tag codes to print out next to you go shopping at Costco.