I want to be honest, although I am a Costco member, I don’t really enjoy shopping there. I hate going through traffic, in and around the vicinity of the store. I hate going around circles finding a parking spot. And I hate lining up in the register to pay. Sorry, Costco lovers (which includes my youngest brother). This is not a hate campaign but I’m just sharing my opinion.
On the contrary, it’s not really an all hate experience for me. As a matter of fact, there are things I love about Costco. First, their fast food. I love their hot dog/soda combo for an unbeatable of $1.50. Love, love the free refills. (Ooops, got to be careful with calorie intake). Second, the whole roast chicken for under $5. It’s so cheap yet very juicy, tender and yummmmy!!! Third, the free food samplings…the real reason why shopping takes a lot longer than what it should normally take.
Let’s talk about filling up gas at Costco. Their gas station is a few cents cheaper than competitors. Yet, you have to go through a long of queue of vehicles and wait for your turn to fill-up. Here’s the debate, though. Is it really cheaper??? Let’s take my car, for example, which has a 15 gallon capacity tank. If Costco gas is 20 cents cheaper, that meant a savings of $3. Considering the time that I spent lining up and idling my car which is a waste of fuel, causes engine damage and air pollution, it’s not really worth it.
But hey, don’t let this stop you from filing up gas there. SHHHH, I still do. Fill-up gas between 6-8 am when there’s no line. You have to do your shopping though at another time because the store doesn’t open until 10 am.