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  • GoodPop
  • Boulder Organic
  • Janie & Jack
  • Walmart
  • Box Tops for Education
  • Kroger
  • Private Selection
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  • Harlem Globetrotters
  • La Mura Wines
  • Disney Channel
  • Monster Jam
  • That’s It
  • Osmo
  • Realgood Foods
  • Chewy.com
  • La Gioiosa Prosecco
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  • Disney Channel
  • Box Tops for Education
  • Kevin’s Natural Foods
  • Knott’s Berry Farm

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Frequently Asked Questions From Our Readers:

How much does Costco pay their employees?

Costco’s starting wage for in-store warehouse employees is $16 per hour. It is estimated that about half of Costco’s 180,000 employees make more than $25 per hour.

Where can I buy Costco Shop Card gift cards?

Costco Members may buy Costco Shop Card gift cards online at Costco.com and in-store. 

What is a Costco Shop Card?

 A Costco Shop Card is a Costco Gift Card. Costco Shop Cards are available in denominations between $25-$2000 and can be used in-store at Costco and on Costco.com. Only Costco Members can purchase Costco Shop Cards. You can check your Costco Shop Card balance here.  

Where can I login to my Sam’s Club credit card and make payments?

You can login to your Sam’s Club credit card here. Once logged into your Sam’s Club Mastercard credit account, you can check balances and make payments.

What credit cards does Sam’s Club accept?

Sam’s Club accepts all major credit cards, ATM cards and EBT cards. 

What credit cards does Costco take?

Costco accepts Visa cards, ATM Cards, EBT Cards or Costco Shop Card Gift Cards. Costco also takes cash and checks. Costco does not accept Mastercard, American Express or Discover Credit Cards.

Can I buy Nespresso Vertuo Pods at Costco?

No, you cannot buy Nespresso Vertuo Pods at Costco. Costco does sell a Nespresso Vertuo Next Coffee and Espresso Maker online at Costco.com which comes with vertuo capsules, however vertuoline coffee pod capsule refills are not available separately for Nespresso Machines. 


Does Costco Take EBT?

Yes, Costco takes EBT cards. All Costco warehouse stores in the United States accept food stamps/EBT cards.  You can find list of products that qualify for EBT purchase at Costco through your local state agency.

Read Next: How to Save Money Shopping Costco Clearance – No Coupons Needed!

Do Costco Clearance Prices Get Marked Down Further?

Yes! Costco does make additional markdowns on .97 clearance tag prices. Check the date code in the bottom right corner of the price card to see when the price was last updated. If there’s still lots of product available and it’s been awhile since the last price update, another round of discounts may be on their way. Note that when a tag is starred it won’t be restocked, so waiting for further reductions is a gamble…but it can really pay off!