Does Costco Sell Ice? (Sizes, Pricing & Locations)

By Hayden Ortiz


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Costco is a popular wholesale warehouse that sells a wide range of products, from groceries to electronics, gift cards, pharmaceuticals, furniture, and more.

If you’re planning a party and you need to keep the drinks chilled, or maybe you need to preserve some fresh food while going on a trip, you may want to know if your local Costco warehouse has bagged ice available on sale in-store.

This question is very popular among Costco shoppers, especially new members.

Well the answer to this question, however, is not quite straightforward. According to our research, some Costco locations do sell ice in various bag sizes to customers, while others do not even stock ice in bags in the first place.

In an existing article on this website, we answered questions surrounding the availability of dry ice at Costco, here we will be looking at the availability of (normal) bagged ice at the retail giant.

Does Costco Sell Ice In Store?

Costco sells cubed ice in most of their warehouses where bagged ice is available.

The bags of ice are usually from a company called Arctic Glacier. These ice bags typically measure around 28 inches by 14 inches by 4 inches and contain approximately 320 ice cubes each weighing anywhere from around 20lbs to 50lbs.

However, many Costco warehouses do not sell ice to customers whether bagged or dry ice while others do sell.

In some Costco locations where ice is not sold to customers in bags, store associates might ask you to grab a meat bag and go to the drink machine to get ice if you need to buy ice.

If you are looking for ice at Costco, you can ask the store associates if they sell ice. If they do, you can find the ice freezers at the front of the store near the registers or exits.

Can You Buy Ice From Costco Online?

In addition to in-store purchases, Costco also offers the convenience of buying ice online and having it delivered if it is available in any Costco warehouse nearby. However, this is only available on the Costco Business Centre website for shoppers living in Canada.

The brand of ice sold on the Costco Business Centre website is called The IceMan Bagged Ice Cubes, and each bag weighs around 4.9 lbs x 6 totaling around 30 lbs.

Also, It’s important to note that you cannot buy ice from Costco via Instacart. If you’re looking to purchase ice from Costco online, you’ll need to place an order directly through the Costco website. The online prices may differ from those in the warehouse, and shipping and handling fees may apply.

How Many Pounds Is A Bag Of Ice At Costco?

The size of a bag of ice at Costco depends on the location. Costco sells various bag sizes ranging from small 5-pound bags to larger bags of 20, 24, 50 pounds, and more. However, the most common bag size found in most Costco warehouses is the 20-pound bag of cubed ice.

According to a few sources, the 20-pound bag of ice at Costco measures around 28 inches by 14 inches by 4 inches and contains approximately 320 ice cubes.

How Much Does Ice Cost At Costco?

Costco is known for its competitive pricing, and its ice prices are no exception. The price of ice at Costco varies depending on the location, but on average, customers can expect to pay around $3 for a 24-pound bag of ice and under $5 for a 50-pound bag of ice.

Compared to other retailers, such as Walmart or local grocery stores, Costco’s ice prices are hard to beat. A 24 lb bag of the same size from the Ice Factory can set you back $5.20, making Costco’s ice a more affordable option.

To conclude, It’s important to note that not all Costco locations sell ice, so customers should check with their local store to see if ice is available. Additionally, you may want to compare prices at other retailers to ensure you’re getting the best deal.

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Hayden Ortiz

Hayden is the co-founder of TheValueShopper. He is someone who loves grocery runs and spent 20 years of his career in the retail and consumer service industry. As our senior editor, Hayden primarily focuses on managing this website and providing answers to as many shopping-related queries as he can possible find with in-depth articles and additional videos where necessary.