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I joined Costco. Here's what I wasn't expecting

Cheapism Logo By Lacey Muszynski of Cheapism | Slide 1 of 61: Fans of Costco are quick to praise its prices and products, especially when it comes to groceries — and stocking up for a pandemic in one quick trip, from toilet paper (when it's in stock) to frozen pizza. I had long resisted the warehouse store because of the membership fee, and instead did my shopping at Target, Meijer, and Kroger. But I decided to finally get myself a membership to see what all the fuss is about. Here's what I noticed on my very first visit.Note: This Costco visit was made prior to the coronavirus pandemic, so some observations may not be relevant to the current circumstances.

Costco 101

Fans of Costco are quick to praise its prices and products, especially when it comes to groceries — and stocking up for a pandemic in one quick trip, from toilet paper (when it's in stock) to frozen pizza. I had long resisted the warehouse store because of the membership fee, and instead did my shopping at Target, Meijer, and Kroger. But I decided to finally get myself a membership to see what all the fuss is about. Here's what I noticed on my very first visit.

Note: This Costco visit was made prior to the coronavirus pandemic, so some observations may not be relevant to the current circumstances.

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