Here's Why Costco Actually Checks Your Receipt at the Exit — Grocery News

For most of my life, the guy checking receipts at the Costco exit was a well-known quasi-celebrity — as you walked up, he would guess your total just by looking at your cart before you handed him your receipt on the way out the door. He was very good — and is very missed, since he left for warmer climes.

But if you assumed Tom and the folks like him at your local store that check your receipt were looking to make sure that you hadn’t stolen anything, Kate Bernot at the Takeout is here to disabuse you of the notion.