Costco to End ‘Senior’ Hours This Month

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The privilege of shopping at Costco during senior hours will end on July 26.

The retailer says it will resume its normal operating hours on that day.

Since early in the COVID-19 pandemic, Costco has hosted special hours for members ages 60 and older, and for those with disabilities or who are immunocompromised. At most warehouses in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, those hours have been 9 to 10 a.m., Monday through Friday.

For the current hours of a specific Costco location, visit Costco’s “Find a Warehouse” page.

Things you should — and shouldn’t — buy at Costco

Before you rush out to Costco, know that some items are worth buying there, while others are not.

For example, buying olive oil at the warehouse club is probably a mistake. As we have reported:

“To ensure you consume this healthy fat at its freshest, the Olive Center at the University of California, Davis, advises consumers to not buy a container of olive oil they can’t use up in about six weeks. But unless you’re feeding a big family and using olive oil at every single meal, you’re unlikely to go through a Costco-size bottle that quickly.”

For more on things to avoid at Costco, check out:

Of course, plenty of other items are a great deal at Costco. For more, read “8 Things I Always Buy at Costco.”

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