How many times have you been to your local Costco and basically consumed your dinner on the samples that they hand out in the aisles?
We've uncovered a list of 5 things that you probably didn't know about the samples that you may (or may not) take for granted at Costco!
1. The samples are usually given out by people who don't actually work at Costco. The people giving out the samples are often employed by a company called Club Demonstration Services. Other times, if you're being given little cups filled with smoothie sips made in a Vitamix, the person could be a rep from the manufacturer.
2: There's no limit on how many samples you can take. There is technically no limit to how many samples you can try — even from the same table. Yay!!
3. There's a best time to go. You'll find the biggest selection of samples on Saturdays and Sundays, but that's also when the store is busiest and you'll probably have to wait in line for some samples. If you want unlimited amounts of samples and no lines, go on a Monday or Tuesday, but there are fewer to choose from. On the weekends, go right around 1 or 2 because all shifts are out at that time.
4. It's all super hygienic. All the equipment is sanitized before they use it, they change our gloves every five minutes, and any time a member touches something they [aren't] supposed to, they throw it away or change it for something clean. Whew!
5. The samples really do get people to buy the product. According to a 2014 article, beer samples once boosted sales at national retailers by 71 percent, and frozen pizza samples increased sales by 600 percent. It works!
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