Walking into a Costco can be overwhelming to say the least. There are high shelves fully stocked with jumbo-size packages of your favorite products, not to mention their famous food court if you need some fuel for your shopping trip (that is, if the free samples don’t suffice).
This warehouse store already has a good reputation for filling up families’ shopping carts for less money, but there’s even more to your Costco membership than meets the eye. Specifically, there are plenty of health and wellness perks that a lot of people don’t even know about. Sure, there are the obvious ones — like the in-store optometrist and economy-size bottles of pain reliever — but there are others that take a little digging to find. For example, bet you didn’t know Costco offers free health screenings, gym memberships and well-priced wheelchairs. (Heck, there are even caskets on sale there!) That’s why we’re here: to help you navigate the best health benefits both in and out of the store’s wide aisles and alert you to ones you might not even realize exist!
Read on to find 13 little-known health benefits that come along with your Costco membership, along with tips and insider hints to help you get the most out of your annual fee — and maybe even help you get healthier in the process.