Markings Costco workers look for when checking shoppers receipts after using checkout – a code reassures staff

COSTCO shoppers have discovered what workers look out for during receipt checks and why they are so quick.

TikToker revealed the secret code on shoppers‘ receipts that store employees keep an eye on.

Costco customers have discovered the secret code that staff look for that is the secret to speedy receipt checks

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Costco customers have discovered the secret code that staff look for that is the secret to speedy receipt checksCredit: Getty
TikToker Never Overpay Online revealed that staff do not check every item on the receipt

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TikToker Never Overpay Online revealed that staff do not check every item on the receiptCredit: TikTok/spoken_io

TikToker @Spoken_io who goes by Never Overpay Online posts many videos helping people save money while shopping online.

In one of the latest videos, she shared Costco‘s “secret” that she says the retailer “doesn’t want you to know.”

She performed an interaction between a receipt checker and a shopper for viewers to explain her point.

“Here’s my receipt, take your time, don’t worry,” she told the receipt checker.

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Almost immediately the employee replies: “Looks good, here you go.”

Returning to the point of view of the shopper she said: “I literally bought so much food…there is no way you counted everything in 30 seconds.”

She then revealed that the receipt checkers looked for the code from that day.

“Of course not, I just looked on the receipt and made sure there’s a code from today,” she said in the character of the employee.

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She added that checking the shopping cart for everything on the receipt would be “a waste of time.”

When referring to “today’s code” that could mean the automatic date and time of purchase, or another employee trick.

A fellow TikToker and former Costco employee previously shared that there is a “secret code” listed on receipts that helps staff validate purchases.

“There’s a secret code on the Costco receipts that changes every single day,” she said.

In an on-screen caption, the TikToker explained further that the code is changed per day to prevent a receipt from being used on a future date fraudulently.

As many shoppers complain about receipt checks, a finance pro has advised Costo customers of where they stand with refusing to participate in the process.

She explained that when becoming a member of the retailer, customers agree to checks so if they refuse, Costco can revoke their membership.

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