In my family, our favourite outings always involve going to Costco in Canada for the money hacks (we also love Dollarama, but that's another — funny — story).\nI mean, it's like going to a free buffet where everything is larger than life. There's nothing you can't find at Costco, plus, it's really cheap for what you get in return.\nAnd if there's something that all Costco diehards have in common, it is, without a shadow of a doubt, their love for saving money. This article is dedicated to you, for you to discover amazing hacks and make the most of your membership card!\n1. Insurance\nWhen you have a Costco membership card, you can also subscribe to the medical and dental insurance plan for a very affordable price.\n2. Free health exams\nThrough Costco's pharmacy department, you can usually get tested for diabetes and osteoporosis for free. However, I suggest you call to check the availability of these services at your nearest Costco before you head down.\n3. Cheap glasses and lenses\nIn addition to offering eye exams (+/- $70), Costco also sells reading glasses and contact lenses for relatively affordable prices.\n4. Cheaper prescriptions\nIn addition to being able to send your prescriptions to their pharmacy online, Costco generally sells prescriptions for less than their competitors (and you don't always need a membership, depending on the store).\n5. Free installations\nWhen you buy big items for your homes like a counter or doors, Costco offers free installation services (take note, IKEA).\n6. Company logo\nIf you're launching a new company, you can get Costco to help you create a logo for a very reasonable price! They will pitch you about a dozen designs so you can choose your favourite. More info here.\n7. Discounts on movie tickets\nIf you find that going to a movie is really expensive, Costco agrees and offers almost 25 percent off on select tickets. Sometimes, you could even get a 2-for-1 deal (usually with their gift cards).\n8. Original party cakes\nRather than going to a pastry shop for your friend's next party, you should go to Costco! They offer great cakes for prices that will make you smile.\n9. Printer ink\nWhenever the ink in my printer runs out, I always seriously consider the possibility of buying a new printer, because it's much cheaper than buying the ink alone. At Costco, you can bring your old cartridges and they will fill them up. This could save you about 70 percent compared to regular prices.\n10. Travel insurance\nCostco also offers travel insurance. Several plans are available, and you can find the best one for your budget.\n11. Auto insurance\nIf you didn't already know, Costco offers vehicle insurance services. To give you an idea, I just got a quote from Costco for $750, which is much cheaper than when I paid $1,100 last year (hell yeah!).\n12. Wedding ring\nA wedding ring usually goes for around $5,000. At Costco, some pretty ones are available for less than $1,000.\n13. Membership card for less\nIf you don't have a Costco membership card yet, check on sites like Groupon and LivingSocial. If the card is available at a discount, you could save a lot!\n14. Enjoy a cheap snack\nIn addition to samples, Costco has been offering a hot dog and a soft drink combo for just $1.50 for years!\nThis article was originally published in French on Narcity Québec.\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.