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9 Fascinating Things You Never Knew About Costco

January 20, 2016 by Rachel Gulmi
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I'm sure you've been inside a Costco at least once in your life. The food court. The greeters. The receipt checkers. These are all things we know first-hand about Costco, but there are nine things you might not already know. Scroll through to learn more!

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Kirkland is Costco's own brand. Usually, these products are a better deal than the other name brands.

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Believe it or not, Costco is one of the largest pizza chains in America! There are over 400 Costco locations and almost every single one contains a food court, which means...PIZZA!

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You can buy virtually anything at Costco. Like, I'm talking caskets and "doomsday" supplies. Not gonna lie, Costco has a pretty decent selection of caskets online.

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Costco is the largest importer of high-end French wine. They employ Annette Alvarez-Peters, who is considered to be one of the most powerful wine buyers. She oversees the retailer's wine business.

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This one is my favorite: there's no limit on sampling! Try a product as much as you'd like before purchasing, or just make your rounds to each sample cart...then do it again!

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Non-Costco members can use the app Instacart for delivery right to their doorstep! This is great for people who live in the city and can't carry bulk items to their apartments.

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Costco employees are some of the best paid in the country. Their wages and benefits are well above competitors. In 2013, hourly workers received an average of $20.89 per hour, and that doesn't even include overtime!

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Costco often moves essential items, like lightbulbs and toilet paper, around the store. Why? They want you to go on a so-called treasure hunt. Plus, you'll have to go through a bunch of other items to get there, which can cause you to buy more. Genius!

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The pie from American Pie was reportedly bought from Costco, according to the film's IMDB page.

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