This Hidden Costco Perk Can Save You Money on Name Brands

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Costco members who shop through Costco Next can buy products directly from Costco’s suppliers and still “enjoy special Members Only Values,” Costco says.

Products available through the Costco Next website — which is separate from Costco’s main site — include:

  • High-end brands
  • Exclusive and unique items
  • Popular products often available in limited supply

Costco says you will find everything from “hand-crafted wood furniture and organic skincare to the latest electronics.”

Currently, around three dozen brands, including major brand names, are listed on Costco Next, up from 22 brands one year ago.

They include Invicta watches, Dearfoams slippers, Kwikset door hardware, Philips Hue smart lighting, Zwilling kitchenware and Briggs & Riley luggage (the last of which we cite in “9 Indestructible Products That Are Worth the Price“).

Costco’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, Richard Galanti, mentioned in a quarterly earnings call in December that Costco Next is still growing.

“Currently, there are 34 suppliers and growing, but it’s still quite small, offering just under 1,000 items, curated items with Costco value,” Galanti said in December.

Costco doesn’t say how much you can save at its Costco Next website, but some brands in the program, such as Anker and Priority Bicycle, are advertising discounts of 20%.

If you want to try the program, Costco explains how to do it step by step at the Costco Next website. There you also can click on a brand to learn more about what products and discounts it offers through Costco Next.

Just be aware that purchases made through Costco Next do not qualify for Costco’s Executive Benefits.

Offering perks through Costco Next is another reason why so many shoppers love the retailer. You can find more examples of what makes Costco so popular in “9 Reasons People Are Obsessed With Costco.”

Planning to shop at Costco soon? Check out “7 New Products at Costco This Month.”