The price signs at Costco will clue you in to the best deals and help you save even more money at the warehouse store.P
In an incredibly detailed post, Len Rapoport breaks down how the price signs indicate which items are marked down, specially priced, rebate items, discontinued, or will be not be restocked.
- Prices that end in 97¢: These have been marked down from the regular priced items, which end in 99¢P
- Odd pricing, such as 79¢, 49¢, or 89¢: These indicate specially priced items that Costco got a deal from the manufacturer. Rapoport says these can be better deals than at other stores, but not usually better than the 97¢ markdown.
- An asterisk* on the upper right side of the sign: The item won’t be reordered.
- 88¢ or .00 endings: Manager markdowns. Sometimes the company uses these to move a product very fast.
While you’re at it, don’t forget to check the bargain aisles as well.