This is a typical Costco--like any other. The store is kept clean and the employees are pretty nice. Some of them are seriously way too smelly of cologne and perfume, which always gives me a headache and/or breathing issues. I wish they would cut that out. I like that they have the snack bar inside, as the kids enjoy it--and it's a cheap meal for a lot of food. I definately have found the items that I regularly stock up on and save money from Costco. I really stock up on all the luck snacks to pack in lunches. The juice packs are a huge deal--even better than Safeway, who is inexpensive. There are definately certain things you can stock up on intelligently and save---others would be a huge waste of money. We definately stock up on the mega packs of chicken meat, then we divide into freezer bags for meal portions. We can buy meat once a month from costco. I like some of their specialty items--and of course their mega packs of socks are awesom for families.