There are secrets to Costco that could save you real money. Thad Kleszcz, the general manager of the Culver City, California, location is revealing shopping secrets. For instance, the layout of the store is designed like a maze to make you walk the entire length of the store, back and forth. They want you to hunt for your items so you buy more along the way. Employees work tirelessly before the store opens moving merchandise around.