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This Is The Cheapest Item At Costco Right Now

Stocking up has never been easier!

There are usually cheap finds on each Costco warehouse trip—whether there's a big sale going on or if a product is just inexpensive as it is. You can even find some items for under $10! But those aren't the cheapest items Costco has in stock…and the real winner is under $2.

The 5-pound box of Streit's Passover Matzos is $1.97 at Costco. Reddit user @peanutbuttahgainz spotted them recently in San Jose, Calif., and says they are the second cheapest items they've seen at the warehouse behind bananas, which are sold at about $0.50 a pound.

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Some other Reddit users gave some info about why the giant box of unleavened Matzo is under $2—number one being that Passover ended on the evening of April 4.

The post sparked a debate about what the cheapest Costco item of all time is, and other shoppers had some items they remember well.

According to The Takeout, if a price at Costco ends in .97, it's a manager sale to "move stock." It makes sense, then, to discount Matzo after the holiday.

Endings .98 and .99 are regular prices, but .29 or .79 means Costco got a deal from the manufacturer. If you see a .88, .00, or the infamous "death star," that means the item is discontinued or damaged and won't be restocked. One beloved item to get the death star recently is the Lavazza Espresso Italiano Whole Bean Coffee.

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Amanda McDonald
Amanda has a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a bachelor's degree in digital journalism from Loyola University Chicago. Read more about Amanda