Location: Bellingham, Washington USA
It’s been a couple months since I’ve done a trip down to Washington. The dollar isn’t great right now for shopping in the USA, but they do have tons of items that you just can get in Canada. The photos in this post are items that you won’t find in Canadian Costco stores. Maybe some of these items will tempt you to take a trip over the border?
You can check out the Non-Food Bellingham post here: https://cocowest.ca/2023/04/the-ultimate-bellingham-costco-non-food-update/
The Americans, especially Costco USA members, have it much worse than we do in Canada in terms of inflation and prices. They even tax water, as we recently discovered when we bought sparkling unflavoured Pellegrino.
Sure, you save the deposit and recycling fee in Canada, but we don’t pay the high Washington State sales tax. I think it’s something close to 9% now.
Most food items which are not ready to eat like the Pizza from the eat in area of costco are tax free in Washington. I am surprised you were taxed on the water.
What payment options are accepted at US Costco? Do they accept Canadian Visa?
In the US, you can pay with Cash, Interac, any VISA card or your Costco branded Mastercard
Thank you for this !! Was just asking you about this the other day. lol