In fact, even some wealthy and well-known people who don’t need to pinch pennies have been spotted shopping at the cavernous membership-only warehouse stores. Even Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner once declared, “My favorite store is Costco.”
Although you might not see any famous folks wheeling a cart through your local branch, here’s a look at some celebs who’ve revealed their love for Costco, whether by talking about it or just being spotted there in the last few years.
1. Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg apparently gives Costco the big blue thumbs-up. Zuckerberg is worth more than $50 billion, according to Forbes, but was snapped perusing electronics at a California Costco.
2. Christine Quinn
“I do like Costco,” Christine Quinn, the Los Angeles real estate agent who became well-known from the Netflix reality show “Selling Sunset,” told The Wall Street Journal. Quinn said she saves money on everyday items in order to splurge on pricey purses. She also praised Costco’s black leggings.
3. Billie Eilish
Grammy-winning singer Billie Eilish is just 21, but she already knows where to shop. Eilish shared her recipe for peanut butter-chocolate chip cookies on Instagram, and she has a definite PB preference. “This is my FAVORITE PEANUT BUTTER IN THE WORLD so I always use this for everything,” she said, showing a photo of Costco’s Kirkland Signature organic peanut butter.
4. Ken Jeong
Comedian, actor and physician Ken Jeong has been vocal about his Costco membership. As a judge on “The Masked Singer,” Jeong guessed that one contestant — later revealed as Dionne Warwick — was Tina Turner. His guess was wrong, but that didn’t stop Jeong from reminiscing about attending a Costco wine-and-cheese party with Turner. He later tweeted, “FACT: I got Tina Turner her Costco membership.”
5. Madison Hubbell
Olympic ice-dancing medalist Madison Hubbell revealed her love for Costco while competing in the 2022 Beijing Winter Games, where she and partner Zach Donohue won the bronze medal and shared in Team USA’s silver medal. When asked about what she’d do after retiring from competitive ice dancing, she said, “I’m just really looking forward to being able to go to Costco and walk around for no reason.” (Her partner said he’d take her – after the Games.)
6. Michael Bublé
Grammy Award-winning singer Michael Bublé is known for his interpretations of classic songs and also sticks to the classics when it comes to shopping. While working on his 2022 album, “Higher,” Bublé said fans would come up to him while he was shopping at Costco, and he’d share his excitement with them about his upcoming new music. No word on what the crooner was buying.
7. Pete Davidson
Former “Saturday Night Live” star Pete Davidson shared his ramen “recipe” on a recent podcast – and it has a Costco connection. Davidson says he buys prepackaged ramen soups at Costco and uses the hot water function on his Keurig coffee machine to make the soup instead of heating the water in a pot or electric kettle. “I don’t know how to boil water because I’m dumb,” the self-deprecating comic admitted.
8. Drake and Alex White
Country singer Drake White’s wife, Alex, experienced a joyous moment while shopping at Costco – though it wasn’t due to a bargain. Alex White told People magazine that she was shopping at Costco when she received a call from a nurse letting her know that after months of fertility treatment, she was expecting their first baby. (Son William Hawk arrived in January 2023.)
9. Bryan Cranston
You likely know Bryan Cranston best from his Emmy-winning performance as Walter White in “Breaking Bad” or from the years he spent playing Hal, the hapless dad on “Malcolm in the Middle.” But he’s also the co-founder of a mezcal company, Dos Hombres, and has been spotted promoting the drink at Costco locations.
10. Aaron Paul
And who was that standing next to Cranston at Costco? His television co-star and Dos Hombres mezcal business partner, Aaron Paul, who played Jesse Pinkman on “Breaking Bad.” But does that mezcal pair nicely with a Costco hot dog?