I was at Costco strolling for some non-essential purchases when I suddenly felt hungry. I realized that I had completely skipped lunch. As luck would have it, right next to me was a booth offering a free sample of sausage that I quickly devoured. A thought then occurred to me: Is it possible to have an entirely free lunch at Costco?
I noticed that some of the free samples didn’t look very filling (like a sip of apple juice) but others appeared quite substantial (grilled cheese sandwich bite). I decided to give my free lunch idea a try and paid a visit to every booth that offered something edible. To my disappointment, after visiting all 15 food sample booths I still felt hungry so I decided to visit them again. I made another pass to each and every smiling food attendant and requested another taste. Verdict: still hungry. I then made a third voyage through my mini “Taste of the Town” and I finally felt full. So there you have it. If you are willing to endure a 45-course meal, it is possible to have an entirely free lunch at Costco.
So what did I actually have for lunch? 1) Seapoint Farms Dry Roasted Edamame, 2) Green Envy Daily Detox Liquid (veggie juice), 3) Mrs. May’s Variety Pack (peanuts), 4) Kirkland Signature Wild Sockeye Salmon, 5) Tasty Bit Basmati Rice, 6) Philippine Dried Mangos, 7) Kraft American Singles (grilled cheese sandwich sample), 8) Tree Top Apple Juice, 9) Pasta Prima Spinach & Mozzarella Ravioli, 10) CP Products Shrimp Wonton Soup, 11) Okami Asian Chicken Salad, 12) Rotisserie Chicken Greek Pasta Salad, 13) Pork Brisket Grillers, 14) Bilinski’s Sausage, and 15) Italian Round (bread)
* Costco membership required