A trip to Costco is a guaranteed way to brighten anyone’s day (hello food samples), but with so many aisles it can be a confusing maze to navigate. To help narrow down your list, here are our editors' and readers' go-to products and services that you can't miss out on.

By Tamara Kraus
Updated June 05, 2017
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Kirkland Signature Balsamic Vinegar of Modena
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Kirkland Signature Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

“I don’t live near Costco, but this 1 liter balsamic has lasted me an entire year, so that hasn’t been a problem! It’s my go-to salad dressing and I love using it to add some flavor to grilled veggies—a definite pantry staple.” —Priyanka Aribindi, associate social media editor

To buy: $28; costco.com.

A Mortgage

“My house! We got a 3 percent fixed rate for 30 years on our mortgage through Costco.” —Racheal K., reader from Facebook

To buy: Visit the store for details.

Cheese Danishes
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Cheese Danish

“I drive three hours away to Colorado Springs, the closest Costco to where I live, to get them. Even did that trip the week before my son was born last month!” —Alex G., reader from Facebook

To buy: price varies; costco.com.

Spa Finder Gift Cards

“I get two $50 ones for $80. And the spa I go to every month takes them, so I basically get $20 free!” —Cami C., reader from Facebook

To buy: $100, costco.com.

Kirkland Signature AllerClear
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Kirkland Signature AllerClear

“After complaining about chronic sinus infections, an old coworker gifted me a bottle of this, saying that he had the same problem and this was the cure. Though it’s just generic Claritin, having a year supply’s worth of allergy pills means I won’t run out of my medicine, forget to buy more, and get another sinus infection. And the best part? At only three cents a pill, it surely beats buying it at a drugstore, where a 10-pack of generic pills usually hovers around $7.” —Liz Steelman, editorial assistant

To buy: $12; costco.com.

Utz Organic Pretzel Rings

“My fiancé and I never leave Costco without a tub of the Multigrain Utz Organic Pretzel Rings. They are always crunchy and light and the perfect grab-and-go snack.” —Stephanie Sisco, home editor

To buy: $15; in stores at Costco.

Neutrogena Rainbath Shower Gel
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Neutrogena Rainbath Shower Gel

“This leaves you feeling moisturized instead of stripped like some body washes can make you feel. One of my biggest pet peeves is buying a scented wash that doesn’t leave a fragrance on you. Luckily, the spicy floral scent lasts throughout the day and isn’t overpowering.” —Hannah Norling, associate producer

To buy: $20; costco.com.

93-inch Plush Bear

“Do I really need to explain why I love an 8-foot tall teddy bear? I feel like it’s pretty self-explanatory.” —Jerry Leu, video director

To buy: price varies; seasonal item at Costco.

Nature Valley Granola Bar
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Nature Valley Crunchy Oats'n Honey Granola Bars

This giant box keeps my snack closet stocked for months, and saves me from starvation between breakfast and lunch! - Tamara Kraus, assistant home editor

To buy: $15; costco.com.


“⛽️ gas.”—Shana H., reader from Facebook