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Costco Just Made Another Change to Its Special Senior Hours

The new announcement comes a few weeks after another.
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Grocery stores across the country are making big announcements lately. Walmart recently revealed they won't be open on Thanksgiving this year. There will be 70 more Aldi locations across the country by 2021. And despite reports stating otherwise, Costco says half-sheet cakes aren't coming back (RIP).

The wholesale giant also just announced that senior hours will keep their slot from 9 to 10 a.m. on Monday through Friday. Earlier in July, Costco said the hour would be reduced to only twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting July 13. But, "Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases, Costco will maintain current Special Operating Hours until further notice," according to the coronavirus updates page on their website.

Related: 16 Things Costco Won't Be Bringing Back

Anyone aged 60 and older can shop during the designated hour. Those with disabilities and those with compromised immune systems can, too.

There are some exceptions to the Senior Shopping Hours in various states like California, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Oregon. For some, the hour starts at 7, 8, or 8:30 a.m. Others are offering the hour every day of the week, including weekends.

And good news: Customers will soon be able to shop at new Costco locations. Starting in September, five states will have brand new superstores, and California will have two new delivery centers. This means there are five new locations to try out hacks to get everything out of the best deals. Choose Kirkland brand items for extra savings, or use this secret word to get extra savings on meat!

Don't forget your mask inside your local Costco. All customers, regardless of which state the store is in, are required to cover their mouth and nose while shopping. This not only protects other customers, but also employees, some of which may be helping you (safely) enjoy some store favorites, like the free samples!

Amanda McDonald
Amanda McDonald is a health and food writer and a certified yoga instructor. Read more
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