While I have always been a fan of Costco, currently it is one of the closest stores to my house so I have been using them more now than ever before. To me the simplicity along with the bulk purchasing are such a huge help. Although I am still not happy with the Polish Sausage being removed from the hot food menu, I cannot help but love Costco.

Here are 5 Costco hacks that everyone with a membership should be taking advantage of:

  1. Renting Vehicles - You can book with Enterprise, Alamo, Avis and Budget car rentals often at a discount.
  2. Booking Your Vacation - While I haven't personally booked a trip through Costco, I have a family member who always uses Costco for their trips and always raves about them.
  3. Split the Membership - The Regular and Executive memberships come with two cards. So, find a friend or family member who is also wanting to get a membership and split the cost.
  4. Entrance Without Membership - If you purchase a Costco Cash Card (their version of a gift card) you're allowed one entry. And if you go over the cost of the gift card you just pay the difference.
  5. Free Tech Support - All tech purchases at Costco come with free support from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. MST, seven days a week. Their tech number is 866-861-0450, and they are actually very helpful when picking up the phone.

As if Costco doesn't give you enough reasons to love them, there are five more reasons.