In the event your Costco run can’t wait until a huge sporting event captures everyone’s attention, consider visiting the store during the week. Crowds tend to be a lot more manageable between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays, as well as about an hour before the store closes. Hours of operation vary from place to place, but many locations close around 8:30 p.m. during the week.
Surprisingly, the weather can also influence how many people choose to visit a Costco location at a given time. The store tends to be less crowded during rainstorms and other bouts of inclement weather, which can work to your advantage. Many customers would rather not travel to and from their vehicles in harsh weather, so they’re more likely to stay home and wait for conditions to clear up before heading out. However, not even rain and snow can prevent Costco members from visiting the establishment during certain days of the week.