There’s no guarantee this will work every time, but one Costco frequent shopper posted a smart hack (via Reddit) about speeding up the checkout process. They recommend placing all the items in your cart with the barcodes facing up to help the cashiers scan everything quicker, and to possibly prevent the need for taking every item out by hand. Of course, this won’t work if you have an overstuffed cart. Also, cashiers may take everything out regardless due to how they’ve been trained (according to some Reddit users), but the hack is still worth a shot, especially if you only have a few large items that could be cumbersome to place on the conveyer belt.
And if the checkout trick works, think of all the extra time you’ll gain that you can use to shimmy over to the food court for one of their to-die-for hot dogs (according to Today), delicious acai bowls, or a piece of pizza. After all, you should reward yourself for making it through the Costco gauntlet once again.