MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 04: A general view of Costco signage in Docklands on August 04, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia.  Retail stores across Melbourne will close to customers as further stage 4 lockdown restrictions are implemented in response to Victoria's ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. The new rules, which come into effect at 11:59 on Wednesday 5 August, will see the majority of retail businesses like clothing, furniture, electrical and department stores will be closed to the public for the duration of the stage 4 restrictions. Businesses will be able to operate click and collect services with social distancing and contactless payments. Supermarkets, grocery stores, bottle shops, pharmacies, petrol stations, banks, news agencies and post offices will remain open during the lockdown. Melbourne residents are subject to a curfew from 8pm to 5am, must stay within a 5km radius of their homes along with limits on hours of exercise, while all students will return to home learning and childcare centres will close. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images)
The First Thing You Should Do When You Hear A Bell In Costco's Deli
By Stacie Adams
There's an art to shopping at Costco like a pro; for example, to beat the crowds, you can plan your weekend visits between 3 and 5 p.m. or arrive about 45 minutes before closing on weekdays. Similarly, another secret hack allows you to get the freshest rotisserie chicken possible, and it involves keeping an ear out for a bell to ring at the deli.
Upon hearing a bell ring at the deli counter, drop everything and make your way over immediately. This telltale bell signals that the deli has just replenished the stock of rotisserie chickens with fresh offerings, which often sell out as quickly as they're provided.
For fans of more than just Costco's tasty and affordable rotisserie chicken, you can save a ton by getting your hands on those discounted gift cards, buying items in bulk, and paying close attention to the price tags. Prices ending with .49, .69, and .89 typically signal a manufacturer's special item that only Costco shoppers are privy to, and a price tag with .97 at the end usually means the product is on clearance.