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Reddit Has A Costco Hack That Saves You Time In The Checkout Line
By AIMEE LAMOUREUX
One Costco shopper recently shared an efficient way to get through the checkout line and cut down the time spent in the store on Reddit. User U/Konigbreaker posted a picture of their Costco cart, in which all of their items were arranged with the barcodes facing upward, in view of the cashier for scanning the groceries without loading them onto the conveyor belt.
While one user bragged that they "made it through checkout in under two minutes" using the method — a Costco worker chimed in, "I certainly appreciate when people are all ready to go with barcodes up and membership card out. Goes way faster for both of us." However, a few Reddit users warned that the barcode trick won't necessarily help you out at every Costco.
While some employees said they prefer to place items on the conveyer belt no matter what, as it can be easy to miss smaller items when they're left in the cart — others are required to do so per store policy. Luckily, there are several other hacks you can try if you want to save time at the store and deliver an extra bang for your buck on that annual membership fee.
Since Costco is intentionally set up to draw customers' eyes to non-essential, tempting items, limiting your shopping to the outer aisles, rather than venturing through the interior, will get you back to your car faster and with more money in your wallet. Other tricks include visiting the store during quieter hours and ordering your food court pizza ahead of time instead of waiting in line.