Costco Announces Free Samples Returning Next Month!

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Ready for exciting Costco news?

Everyone knows the best part of going to Costco, besides the hot deals, is the free samples and cafeteria-style food!

Costco has just announced that starting at the beginning of June, they will be bringing back free samples in 170 locations, with samples returning to remaining locations throughout the month of June.

Costco Sample demo

Free samples were eliminated from Costco warehouses in March 2020 due to the pandemic, though individually-wrapped samples did make their way to select Costco locations last June.

Now that things are returning to normal, so will the Costco experience – with a few changes in place. Samples will be prepared behind plexiglass and will be handed out to one customer at a time.

stetson with lots of different costco fast food in front of him on table

With the return of samples, Costco is also bringing back food court seating! Capacity will be limited and tables will be much more spaced out, but you’ll be able to enjoy your favorites in-store again. Select locations will be offering outdoor seating as well. And, the best part is they will be adding new and improved menu items.

Not a member? Consider snagging a Costco membership today!

(Thanks, Benjamin!)

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Comments 12

  1. Nicole

    I got some samples yesterday in Anchorage. I was surprised to see them, yet happy!

  2. julie

    We went to Handel’s ice cream shop today and they were giving samples of ice cream!

  3. Jill

    Yay 🙌🙌🙌🙌

  4. Lase


  5. Karen M Tipton

    I’m still more than content to ride it out…I pretty much know what things taste like…way more than I can imagine COVID could feel like! Thanks, but NO THANKS, not worth a sample of an item that I could purchase for $2.00!…one woman’s sole opinion, no judgement either way xoxo

    • Erin

      Ha. Find me anything in Costco that’s $2. But I hope lots of people feel this way. It was impossible to navigate the store when people lined up for samples.

  6. Katibell

    You can’t ingest the virus and get sick so I’m all for it

    • rae

      Your comment is a false statement. Your “internet/social media research” is not a substitute for a medical degree. Please allow this to remain a fun couponing site and keep your lies to yourself or post on the appropriate QAnon blog. Thanks! Have a blessed day!

      • Katibell

        Look on cdc website! Sorry you’re so triggered.

  7. JP

    I need to know what he is eating at the food court! What is in the black bowl above the salad????

    • Stacy F (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      That’s their Al Pastor Salad for $4.99! It’s made with plant-based soy protein, chopped romaine lettuce, black beans with fresh vegetables, banh mi vegetables, and dressing.

  8. JP

    Oh! Thanks! It looks so good, but I guess it’s not available around my area 🙁

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