It's no secret that Costco offers some of the best deals on everything, including groceries, household items, books, electronics, and even gift certificates.
But did you know that in addition to the competitive prices, food court deals, free samples, and flexible return policy, the warehouse chain has plenty of other lesser-known perks you can take advantage of as a member?
Check them out:
1. Free hearing test
Bet you didn't know Costco's Hearing Aid Centers offer free hearing tests as well as complimentary follow-up appointments and hearing aid cleaning. If you do end up purchasing a product from one of the store's Hearing Aid Centers, you'll also receive free check-ups and loss and damage coverage.
2. Travel for less
Travelling can get expensive, so if you're considering taking a trip this year, visit Costco's travel website or chat with an agent because they can help you lock in the best deal. Members can enjoy discounted trips to popular all-inclusive destinations, Disney World, and Europe.
3. Discounted personalized checks
Although you can obtain a stack of personal checks from your bank, Costco can get them printed for you for a fraction of the cost. Plus, you have the option to personalize your checks by adding your favorite design or image on the background.
4. Water delivery service
If you have a bottled water dispenser at your home or office, you can sign up for Costco's water delivery service. Choose from spring, purified, or artesian, and have the H2O delivered to your door starting at $6 for a large bottle. You're also able to rent a dispenser starting at $1 a month, depending on your membership level.
5. Score a deal on a new vehicle
Costco's Auto Program, which includes over 3000 dealerships, will help you negotiate the best price for a new or pre-owned vehicle. The dealerships within the program often offer prearranged member-only pricing that could save you thousands of dollars. You also get to enjoy 15% off parts, service, and accessories for any vehicle in your household.
6. Free tech support
Most large companies will charge a fee in order to help you with an issue you're experiencing with your computer, phone, or television, but Costco is the exception. As long as you purchase your electronic devices from the bulk retailer, you're entitled to free tech support.
7. Movie ticket packages
Costco often offers significant discounts on gift certificates, live shows and theme park tickets, but did you know that they also offer bulk movie tickets? You can get a four or 10-pack of discounted tickets that will never expire, so you can use them for any movie at anytime.
8. Ridiculously cheap prescription drugs
There are a number of drugs covered under the Costco Prescription Program, so there's a good chance you can obtain cheap medication even if you're not insured. Many of the drugs will only cost you $5.
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