Oct 10, 2023

10 Most Important Questions about Costco Canada [2024]

If you ever shopped at Costco, you must have had a bunch of questions about this popular store in Canada. Here are 10 questions that Canadians ask about Costco on Google and Bing in 2024. We will provide answers to these questions below. Dive in!

You may be surprised at some of the below questions being tagged as “popular”. Nonetheless, this information is useful for your general knowledge and may serve you right during your next trip to Costco.

What is the return policy of Costco in Canada?

Costco's return policy is extremely liberal. You are able to return virtually anything you bought in the store, with virtually no time limit. You just need to bring the purchase to return to the counter and ask for a refund. No questions asked! Here are more details about Costco Canada’s return policy: what you can and cannot return.

What is the best, least busy time to shop at Costco?

If you want to get in and out quick, you need to know that the best time to visit your Costco store is during the week. Non-scientific research shows that Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday are the best days to go to Costco. The two-hour period between 3pm-5pm is the best time during these week days.

Weekends tend to be the busiest days at any Costco in the country.

How much does a whole Costco pizza cost in Canada?

We love Costco’s pizza! A whole Costco pizza costs 10–12$ plus tax. Pepperoni or Four Cheese are your current options.

Does Costco Canada sell liquor?

Even if one can enjoy the low-priced wines at local Costco stores in Quebec, for example. Costco sells hard liquor only in Alberta as of 2021. 

There has been talk about Costco entering the liquor market of Saskatchewan, but the Covid pandemic changed those plans. We believe that the Kirkland Signature branded liquor will be coming to this province soon.

If Costco enters the alcohol market aggressively, this promises to bring prices on wine and other alcohols down.

How does Costco keep its gasoline so cheap?

Well, Costco does not have an exclusive well with cheap petrol. They buy gas from the same suppliers as the rest of gas stations. The difference is that Costco can afford to reduce gas prices. Here is why.

To purchase gas at a Costco gas station you need to be a Costco member. Costco gas stations are usually located next to their stores. So what do you do when you have the full tank? You’d probably go to the store and buy something. These planned or impulsive shopping trips to the store because of the gas station make Costco some good revenue. And this revenue helps Costco keep gas prices low.

Is Costco really cheap?

Costco is not cheap. But Costco offers deals on most items sold in their stores. Because Costco sells a lot of products in bulk, its prices per unit or per any other measure are lower than any other grocery story, including Walmart.

Does Costco offer payment plans in Canada?

Yes, Costco offers payment plans and financing via Capital One credit cards. In this detailed article we’re explaining how this credit card works.

How does Costco choose the top-of-line products?

The process is straight-forward. Companies will approach the buyers of Costco and try to pitch their product to them. The buyers will evaluate the product based on a number of factors. Then they will see if the product sells. They will then run a small test in a few stores in Canada so as to see if the product sells. If it does, the buyers will sign a deal.

What are Costco's top selling items?

No joking about it! Toilet paper is Costco's best-selling item. They sell more than a billion rolls every year in North America. Costco's Kirkland brand toilet paper is known for its high quality and low warehouse prices per roll.

Is a Costco membership worth it?

Yes, if you have a large family and the space to store extra goods. Buying in bulk can save you time and money. In this calculation sheet you can see what Costco card you’d need based on your spend in the store.

If you are single or a couple without kids, a Costco membership might be less useful, especially if you're living in a small condo.

Why do people like Costco so much?

Costco has a lot of loyals. Some people are obsessed with Costco for many reasons. Costco is the master at giving shoppers the best while not giving too much choice. Plus, Costco’s in-house Kirkland Signature brand drives prices down for a lot of product categories. And who wouldn’t want to save?

In our opinion, a lot of people are loyal to Costco thanks to these four reasons:

1. Low Prices
2. Food Court with very affordable prices on hotdogs, pizzas
3. Good-quality Kirkland Signature products sold at affordable prices
4. Free samples available to all shoppers

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