If you’ve ever stepped foot into a Costco, you know that samples are the best part of the entire shopping trip.
On March 12, 2020, a representative of a Seattle Costco told Daily Hive that all vendors had ceased handing out samples and instead were working on sanitizing the store.
Now, exactly one year later, the staff of vendor company CDS has since returned to their booths, only this time informing customers about products without handing out any samples. This may change in the near future, as Costco is working on ways to bring samples back.
A store representative in Seattle confirmed with Daily Hive that their management team has received notice of the company’s efforts in trying to bring samples back into the Costco experience. While they don’t yet have a complete timeline or knowledge of how the samples would roll out, staff have confirmed that each sample will be individually packaged.
Several Costco employees on Twitter have been sharing information stating that samples could return as early as within the next three weeks.
Just so ya’ll are aware, Costco samples are supposed to come back in 3-4 weeks. As an employee, I’d like you all to throw away the damn sample cups in a trash can and not your cart. Thank you.
— caeden phillips (@sidd_oh) March 9, 2021
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While we wait for more news about the amazing samples, do remember that you’re not alone in missing the little treats.
I just want Costco samples back at this point 😩😭
— Dreaaa ♡ (@andreaM530) March 6, 2021
I just want Costco samples back I am so sad
— iman ☾ (@hashtagiman) March 7, 2021
I miss Costco samples 😔✋
— Raquel🫀 (@xoxoraqueI) March 7, 2021
I think we will all know the pandemic is officially over the moment Costco brings back free samples
— Oscar Bolanos (@BolanosSandwich) March 9, 2021
All I want is Costco food samples and the combo pizza from Costco back
— Bootleg ESPN Deportes Account (@nooo_waaay) March 10, 2021
babies today growing up in a world without Costco samples
— jade! 🇱🇦🇲🇽 (@sabaidee_jade) March 11, 2021
i miss the times when costco gave out free samples 💔
— tay (@taylorgeeeee) March 12, 2021
I’ll know we’re on the other side of this pandemic when they start giving out Costco samples again
— Luca Serio (@whysoserio27) March 6, 2021
one thing i really missed from pre-covid were the food samples at costco😢
— maya (@mayamichaudd) March 4, 2021
Those Costco free samples would really hit different right about now
— Jett Walker (@thejettwalker) March 10, 2021