We’d all do just about anything to save a buck, right? And for Canadians near Bellingham, Washington, that means crossing the border and snagging some pretty great deals at the local Costco. Add the weak American dollar to the store’s awesome prices and there are some deals that are hard to resist.
But American shoppers aren’t too happy about the influx of Canadians in their neighborhood store. They’ve launched a Facebook page with over 3,000 likes so far, calling for their own special time to shop.
Canadians say Americans would be doing the same for similar deals in their country and they're quick to point out that they’re flooding the American economy with money and jobs.
But Americans are complaining about and posting pictures of crowed parking lots, ridiculous lines at the gas station and checkout lines that go halfway down the store.
Video also shows people snatching up gallons of milk as soon as they’re unwrapped from pallets. One commenter calls it “milk madness.” Another suggests putting in a “milk drive thru just for Canadians.”
HLN affiliate KIRO says the store goes through about two semi-trucks of milk each day. It’s a great deal for Canadians who say they’re basically able to get two for the price of one.
The drive for these deal-seekers isn’t so bad, either: the Vancouver suburbs are only about 25 minutes away but others are traveling up to an hour to get to the warehouse club, according to KIRO.
A senior VP for Costco told CBC News that the store isn’t looking to change its policy and a spokesperson says they’d love to expand.
How far would you drive to get a good deal and what items would make it worth the journey?