Shoppers are seeing the end of pandemic-era regulations in their rear-view mirrors, with vacant shelves and long queues at supermarkets becoming a thing of the past. Costco, in particular, is busy updating its COVID-19 guidelines, and significant news isn’t always connected.
Perks resumed by Costco
People are confused about whether or not they can get the benefits they want. This has led some people to believe that they can get the benefits, even though they can’t. Some well-known benefits may now seem like they are available again. Yes, your next trip to the warehouse may feel more natural and we’ve listed four reasons why below.
According to CFO Richard Galanti, “I’m pleased to report that we’ll be resuming full sampling by the first week of June.”
The majority of the remaining sites were set to receive it again by July 4, so your local warehouse should be giving out free goodies now.
It’s critical to remember that certain precautions should continue. Plexiglass barriers will be erected, and the samples will be processed in smaller quantities “for improved safety management.” Customers will be given one at a time.
Food Court purchases
Costco announced a big and more expensive churro last fall, prompting rumors that the popular food court would be replaced. Last fall, when Costco revealed plans to test bigger and more costly churros, the news spread quickly. Galanti added during the same earnings call that by July 4th, 2020, every Costco Food Court will serve the new $1.49 churro.
There’ll also be a new ice cream on the market to replace frozen yogurt, according to Galanti. Not much is known about this new element at this time. Galanti didn’t give a timetable, But confirms every Costco Food Court will serve it.
Seating in the food court
All members may enjoy the new churros, as well as sit and relax in the warehouse. Most locations will get food court seating back, albeit with more space between tables and approximately half the capacity as before, according to Galanti.
Checkout via self-service
In 2013, Costco eliminated self-checkout stations from its warehouses, leaving around 100. Now, they’re making a comeback and showing up all throughout the country. During the epidemic, one measure supermarkets took to safeguard consumers and employees was to limit the number of people who handled things.
Perks are no longer available at most of the Costco stores
Special Hours for Shopping
On July 26, the days for special shopping for individuals over 60, persons with disabilities, and others will come to an end. The rumors had been verified earlier this month when a warehouse chain’s blog post confirmed them.
In Canada, at least, reminders to keep a safe distance from other customers will no longer be on display. Reddit user YYCDavid recently shared a photo of the Costco’s Food store in their neighborhood in Canada, which lacks social distancing stickers visibly. There is no word yet as to whether or not this change will extend across the border.
Pickup on your driveway
On Saturday, July 31, 2018, Reddit user nubbles_7 posted an unverified letter announcing the cancelation of Costco’s curbside pickup trial.
There are a few more options for obtaining food from the warehouse without entering. For example, There’s same-day delivery via Instacart and free 2-day delivery on purchases of $75 or more.