Due To Coronavirus Costco Stops Handing Out Free Samples
Fear of rising threat from coronavirus is spreading all around the globe.
The days of leisurely strolling through Costco and sampling free food may be over. Temporarily, at least.
As cases of the new coronavirus continue to spread, Costco is reportedly taking precautionary measures and suspending free food samples in select stores.
Business Insider reported that certain Costco stores in the U.S. and China have suspended free samples.
It remains unclear if free samples will be suspended in all U.S. stores or simply those in areas significantly impacted by the coronavirus, but USA Today notes that Costco stores in California, Washington, and Florida are unsure when they’ll start offering free samples again.
Recently, Costco shoppers have been mocked online for snacking on samples amidst the coronavirus panic. And on Thursday night, some Reddit users claimed that Costco was starting to suspend samples in stores.
God bless the 100% of people doomsday prepping at Costco right now and still eating the little food samples sitting out for everyone to touch!
— Maureen Beat (@artxltd) March 4, 2020