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15 Things Retirees Should Buy at Costco

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American shoppers are going gray. Chalk it up to aging baby boomers born between 1946 and 1964. There are roughly 74 million of them alive today, still outpacing millennials, with the first wave of boomers already entering retirement. And boomers like to shop. In particular, they like to shop at Costco. More older shoppers prefer the warehouse club over popular retailers such as Walmart and Target, and boomers are more likely than millennials to renew their Costco memberships.

So it makes perfect sense that Costco caters to retirees and near-retirees, despite the stereotype that it only sells bulk items that are too much for an empty nest. As a boomer and regular Costco shopper, I already knew this from personal experience, but recent research trips to my local warehouse clubs revealed even more deals aimed at the mature market that I hadn’t noticed before. Here are 15 things I found that uniquely appeal to retirees. Check them out.

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24 thoughts on “15 Things Retirees Should Buy at Costco”

  1. Paul & Patricia Yancey

    We are retirees. Love ya Costco. We are thankfully very active right now (ages 79), but are happy to see we can order groceries when the ol shopping days are over……(hopefully not until we meet the speed limit of 100mph)!!! Love, Lil ol lady from Escondido, CA

  2. One more item that should be on the list – TRAVEL. Past few years we have saved thousands of dollars booking Cruises (12), Travel Packages (4) and car rentals (7).

  3. I really loved Cosco but in a silly spur of the moment (think it was the cost of of membership was cheaper at sam’s. I did not renew my membership and joined Sam’s. What a bad choice that was. I bought a recliner there and in 6 weeks is broke, took 6 months to receive a claim after many tel calls and visits. I tried to overlook this and went shopping there after several months and walked out empty handed. I wish your membership had a senior price. Even tho it costs more I will re-join my membership this month. Even if I don’t buy in bulk, i’m 80 yrs old next month, I like your quality .

  4. MY SON SIGNED HIMSELF AND ME FOR A MEMBERSHIP…BUT I FOUND ONE PROBLEM NOW DAYS.. WHY DOES’NT COSTCO HAVE SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR “”RETIRED MEN AND WOMEN.. EX. A ROW AREAS FOR PARKING FOR THEM ALONE SO THEY WONT HAVE TO WALK SO FAR FROM YOUR STORE.. (sign: AREA FOR RETIREES ONLY) AND HAVE SPECIAL STICKERS TO HANG INSIDE THEIR CAR’S MIRRORS…
    I HAD TO WALK A DISTANCE FROM ENTRANCE OF STORE…I HURT SO BAD I ONLY GOT TO STAY IN STORE FOR A FEW MINUTES…WOULD LOVED TO HAVE STAYED LONGER, BUT THE PAIN WAS UNBEARABLE. I DO LOVE YOUR STORE AND WOULD LIKE TO STAY LONGER NEXT TIME…..

  5. martha j brown

    interesting article. Wish Costco was closer to home. About 40 miles one way. look into the fairfield/licking county areas in ohio. thank you.

  6. EVERY THING LOOK GOOD !!
    I love to be member of costco , and I do love the Kosher Hot dog!!
    But I desgaree with the Picture that you Publice it it look FAR away that presentation for the new comer ,
    I understand that you want a beatiful picture but THIS ONE IS WRONG TO PRESENTED SOMETHING THAN IS NOT TRUE THE HOT DOG IS NOT SERVED WITH ANY THING CLOSE AS THE PICTURE !!!
    PLEASE BE HONEST !!!
    Specially is you are marketing go to the retired , have some respect !!
    Thank you.

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  8. one thing not to buy at Costco is Guerrero stretchy flour tortillas…and between the big tortillas they put small ones that you will see when you open the bag at home..but why should i drive all the way to Senter road to buy chorizo. ?..when i live very close to Costco in santa clara.

  9. molly.freeman@comcast.net

    I remember FEDMART, the forerunner of Costco. Created in San Diego , the original continues to evolve and age well.

  10. It would be nice if there was a Costco here. I live in southeast Georgia where there are a lot of retirees and the closest Costco is either Charleston SC or Jacksonville FL

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