Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ: COST) and Walmart (NYSE: WMT) have long been rivals. Walmart is mostly a conventional retailer, while Costco operates as a membership club, selling bulk products for bargain prices in exchange for a membership fee. For investors, Costco and Walmart also have similar strengths.
One of the best things about Costco is that you can save money there without sacrificing quality. Costco has an enormous selection, both in stores and online. Whether you just got a Costco membership or you're a long-time shopper, it's helpful to know what the best deals are.
In fact, a lot of people have had to raid their savings accounts over the past year and change just to keep up with basic bills. If you shop at Costco, you may be aware that the warehouse club giant has not been immune to price increases. Although Costco prides itself on its generally competitive prices, each month, it offers further discounts on a select list of items.