Brookfield’s Costco Set to Bring Back Free Samples This Month
When the pandemic hit and things started closing down, Costco also took some drastic action, eliminating those free sample stations so you could no longer "sample the savings."
Well, today we actually have some good news for you. If you love snagging those freebies while you're doing your shopping, Costco is set to bring back those sample stations starting sometime in the middle of June.
According to businessinsider.com, Costco CFO Richard Galanti released a statement to analysts during an earnings call last week and revealed that the sampling stations will return in some locations by mid June.
We're going to start doing some things in mid-June on a slow roll out basis in sampling. I can't tell you any more, but it's — needless to say — not going to be where you go and just pick up an open sample with your fingers. We will also institute new sanitary rules regarding samples.
Costco's sample stations are run by a third party product demonstration company that has already laid off thousands of its employees, so getting people to hand out those samples may be a little harder once the chain gets those stations up and running again.
Another service popular with the Costco crowd is their food court, which is also getting ready to re-open, but will only be operating with limited menu items, and will only be offering take out service until further notice.