Jul 5, 2020

The Best Time to Shop at Costco Canada

Have you wondered about the best time to shop at your Costco store? You probably feel like Costco stores are busy all the time. This is not necessarily the case. See the answer to this question below. In addition, we offer some useful shopping tips to apply while visiting your local Costco store.

When is the best time to shop at Costco?

Let's talk about the best day of the week to get access to the best prices in this store. In fact, there is no bad day to go to Costco. Prices in Costco stores change all the time. The merchandise changes quite often too.

Look at the price tags and know how to read these labels first. Knowing how to read Costco prices is important for being able to save while visiting the store.

What is the least crowded day at Costco?

If you want to shop at Costco in peace, do not shop on weekends. Our observation is that Tuesdays are the days with fewer people in the Costco stores in Quebec and Ontario.

Usually there are fewer people between 10.00 and 11.00 in the morning from Monday to Friday.

During the week, especially from Tuesday to Thursday, the time slots between 14.30 and 17.00 are very comfortable.

If the store is open until 8 p.m., try to arrive at the store 45-55 minutes before closing (around 7 p.m. or 5 p.m. if the store closes at 6 p.m.).

How to shop fast at Costco?

We know that Costco stores are popular in Canada. This success attracts a lot of people to the stores. How to shop quickly in this store?

If you want to shop fast at Costco, use the following tactics:

  • Create your shopping list well in advance.
  • Arrive at the store when it opens in the morning and try to get in there first.
  • Don't stop to watch or try stuff - your shopping list should guide your way around the store.
  • Walk fast enough on the floor.
  • Know the geography of the store and head to the rows with the products in your list.
  • Head quickly to the cash register. Because it’s quite early in the day, head to any checkout (not necessarily to the express checkout).
  • Avoid these behaviours while at Costco
Happy shopping at Costco!