Memorize these secret Costco price codes that will clue you in to the best deals and help you save even more money at the warehouse store.
Prices that end in 99¢: Full price items.
Prices that end in 97¢: These have been marked down from the regular priced items, which end in 99¢
Odd pricing, such as 79¢, 49¢, or 89¢: These indicate specially priced items that Costco got a deal from the manufacturer. These can be better deals than at other stores, but not usually better than the 97¢ markdown.
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.
Also note the product codes at the top of the price tag (usually right near the item number in the top middle).
1 – Regular item. Will be restocked
2 – Discontinued item. Will not be restocked. These will sometimes be discounted after a period of time. See above.
7 – One time buy. Will not be restocked. These products are generally seasonal, or a try-out. Get them while you can.
9 – Sent back to manufacturer. Will not be restocked, and will likely be gone within the week as they are sent back to the vendors which they came from.