Why You Spend So Much Money At Costco

With over 94 million Costco members worldwide, chances are you know a Costco addict. There are Instagram accounts devoted to Costco, like @costcodeals, and websites, like CostcoInsider.com. Costco has even become a travel destination and - for one couple - a place to get married. Buying in bulk isn't for everyone, but Costco members love the wholesale club because it makes you feel like you're getting a good deal.
"Some of their customer base is absolutely addicted to Costco - absolutely addicted to the experience and the brands and the thrill of going to Costco," Patricia Hong, partner at the global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney, tells CNBC Make It. That's by design - inspiring obsession is all part of Costco's playbook. Here's how Costco gets you hooked.
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Why You Spend So Much Money At Costco - Hooked

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  • With the appearance of a bargain, normally a per ounce bargain but in a size you'll finish in 2 years, you over buy. Then there's the goodies which are also well-priced and a bargain. Soon you're grabbing snacks, buying silos of farm products, and maybe a 2nd grill to cook them on. It's herd mentality, very similar to those mobs waiting for the next iPhone. But, logic never sells anything...

    thomas aquinasthomas aquinas56 دقائق قبل
  • To deal with the plastic problem, Costco should set up plastic waste bins outside for customers to throw away their extra plastic bags in, instead of them going out into the environment

    AlexDaManGamesAlexDaManGamesأيام قبل
  • Literally got an ad for a sams club membership lol

    Lyla BirkenstockLyla Birkenstock3 أيام قبل
  • Costco is the best!! You get a great deal every time. I only buy my toilet paper and paper towels there. I even got like 6 packs of the 40 count water cases during the pandemic. I only buy my gas there. Sometimes it’s 10 cents cheaper than other gas stations. 🙌🏾

    Aliya LoganAliya Logan5 أيام قبل
  • The longer they can keep you in the store, the more they can pick your pocket and cause you to buy stuff you really don't need. And you don't really have space for at home anyway. So you lose your garage to stuff, then it's a storage shed.

    Ross MeldrumRoss Meldrum6 أيام قبل
  • The last thing I expected was seeing so much of Joan and Abe in this video haha!

    ClaireClaire6 أيام قبل
  • I never bought any on line cheap...!

    Moi TanMoi Tan8 أيام قبل
  • They don’t sell pizza with veggies any more ...!

    Moi TanMoi Tan8 أيام قبل
  • Maybe I’m with the wrong group...!

    Moi TanMoi Tan8 أيام قبل
  • They sell the healthy stuff expensive...

    Moi TanMoi Tan8 أيام قبل
  • The lady at the end speaks truth. I hate how stuff is in a small bag that is in a bigger bag that is in a bigger bag at Costco.

    Emilie PoirierEmilie Poirier12 أيام قبل
  • Even returning the shopping carts back to the parking lot stage area easy. No matter were you park there is one conveniently near you, compare that at Walmart and Many grocery stores chains.

    Manuel MunozManuel Munoz12 أيام قبل
  • Looks like lots of CNBC staff are Costco shoppers 🙂

    Sunil ChackoSunil Chacko13 أيام قبل
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    Pawan MoungshooPawan Moungshoo13 أيام قبل
  • OMG I’m a huge spender at Costco. I’m like a kid in a candy store in the spirits and wine section. Three years ago, I spent over $5K on wine and spirits there.

    VietMichael HuynhVietMichael Huynh14 أيام قبل
  • trying costco mac & cheese for the first time is an experience

    Emilio Del PozoEmilio Del Pozo14 أيام قبل
  • Costco is expensive idk where they get its great deal

    Simple FrankieSimple Frankie16 أيام قبل
  • Costco or any super store will never be hurt by online shopping because it provides the family experience , families will visit these stores food court shopping and like someone in video said to play hide n seek and eat pizza in food court . these stores will go out of business when people will stop having kids

    hoyden huehoyden hue18 أيام قبل
  • watching this at 6 am ... no i haven’t slept a wink ... yes i need answers why i spend so much

    Leann A.Leann A.18 أيام قبل
  • Costco is magical. If you love their stores, try the website. They have crazy great deals. You can have large bouquets of flowers delivered for about $25 with shipping. The same thing from other services would cost you at least $80. That savings is almost the whole price of an annual membership. People say it's more for boomers, but as a thirty year old, I love it. Costco is for people who want to save, but don't want to bother looking for sales, clipping coupons, or downloading coupon aps. Who has the time?

    BunnyBunny19 أيام قبل
  • Yes !! Been a member for many years - love Costco!

    Betty J. BrownBetty J. Brown21 أيام قبل
  • Aren’t the kids at 0:17 from The Family Fudge??

    Lamar AlmoaiqelLamar Almoaiqel23 أيام قبل
  • I don’t spend money at costco

    Alexander O'SullivanAlexander O'Sullivan27 أيام قبل
  • I wonder if people use one Costco card and buy things in bulk for their friends and family or is there a limit to how much one can buy? I have no idea why I am watching this. No Costco in my country.

    Afreen KAfreen Kأشهر قبل
  • Cosco is the best for my savings. You have to play smart. Detergent laundry/dishes. Chicken the breast is a really good price. Cook chicken i loved you cant made diferent food like enchiladas ,salads etc. TOILET PAPER 😅 Bags for the trash. Fabuloso . Cheese (divide in ziploc put in the frozen same bread frozen) Oil for cook. Ham . Cereal I love the kosher sausage on the regular store is to expensive. Salads in bags just ziploc bags and eat healthy for lunch. Eggs 40 (one month) Gas Milk On the end of the year they givea check 200 so your membership is free. I go two times a month But every week for gas if i need something go and that trip. I dont rich but in regular store everything is to expensive and dont compared with the quality of cosco. I love cosco ♥️♥️♥️♥️ And we are cheap never buy pizza from other place ( you want more ingredients get a pan cooked and put in the top )

    graciela castillograciela castilloأشهر قبل
  • Yep Costco has me! But we are also a 7 person family and bulk is necessary!

    Elizabeth MontgomeryElizabeth Montgomeryأشهر قبل
  • I love Costco but I hate the shoppers who carelessly block the aisles. I've seen shoppers blocking the corners of the aisle with a sideways cart. I've seen shoppers with their cart on one side of the aisle while standing in the only free to pass space. I usually only spend $50 in Costco at a time. The highest I spend is $90.

    Jose TorresJose Torresأشهر قبل
  • Costco🛒 is my to go for 🧻toilet paper, paper towels, wipes, baby wipes, milk🥛, eggs🥚, some fruit🍌🍎🍓 and veggies🥦🥬🥑, trash bags, 🧺laundry soap, dryer sheets. And in the bakery the apple pie for holidays, cheesecake, muffins. Also their gas ⛽ is good.

    Marianna PMarianna Pأشهر قبل
  • Sams is better

    Uncle SamUncle Samأشهر قبل
  • Why AR-too is showing me this? , now I secretly wish this to come in India 🙏 😂 God even watching Costco is addictive.🔥

    SUSHANT LAKRASUSHANT LAKRAأشهر قبل
  • Here in Canada, Costco doesn’t have a wine section.

    Elizabeths RebornsElizabeths Rebornsأشهر قبل
  • We go to Costco 5 times a week we ya 2 times yesterday 🥴

    Post Malone TopicPost Malone Topicأشهر قبل
  • Me: clicking on this video to find out why i spend so much at Costco Also me: european 👁️👄👁️

    imalibby's channelimalibby's channelأشهر قبل
  • Much more? With a lower average it does mean they are a lot who spend much less. You conclusion is bias ! No a fan of Costo by the way .Hate consumurism

    Emirie BoisEmirie Boisأشهر قبل
  • Because people are greedy the more is better! specially in the American mindset.

    Emirie BoisEmirie Boisأشهر قبل
  • I love Costco better than Sam's Club because let's face it, Sam's Club is str8 up ghetto lol

    gmfitzggmfitzgأشهر قبل
  • why you say america like that bruh

    Qingqing ZhaoQingqing Zhaoأشهر قبل
  • My Costco bills are always so ridiculous.

    Kimmy LKimmy Lأشهر قبل
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    Deborah JohnDeborah Johnأشهر قبل
  • You cant get my money, if I dont have money. Thats the secret to surviving temptations in costco. Only bring enough money to the things you need. 🤷‍♀️

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