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Secret pricing hacks at Costco, Sam’s Club and BJs

Secret pricing hacks at Costco, Sam’s Club and BJs

Clark Howard February 9, 2016
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Do you know how to spot the deals at the warehouse clubs? Just like I do, you too can save big bucks by waiting for these secret pricing signals and pouncing when you see them.

Secret warehouse club pricing hacks

  • At Sam’s Club, look for anything that ends in a penny — such as $19.91 or $4.41 — or anything marked with a “C” for clearance.
  • At Costco, look for anything that ends in 97 cents, which means it’s being sold below cost. Also, price tags with an asterisk mean an item will not be reordered. If you see the asterisk and there are a lot of the items in stock, wait until the price gets marked down to a 97 and then buy. (You’ll find most of the 97s and asterisks in the seasonal section — the back third of the middle of the store.)
  • BJ’s will clearly tell you on the label when they mark down.
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Clark Howard is a nationally syndicated consumer expert who shows consumers ways to save more, spend less and avoid getting ripped off. His radio show is heard every day on more than 200 radio stations throughout North America. “Save more and spend less” is more than just a motto for Clark; it’s a way of life. As a successful lifelong entrepreneur, media star and best-selling author, the Atlanta-based “consumer champion” is dedicated to helping Americans of all means get ahead in life.
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