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Kupuna shopping hours

Posted by Sherry B on Tuesday, 24 March 2020, at 6:56 a.m.
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Several local stores have set special hours aside for kupuna shopping. This list is as of Monday, March 23, 2020. The list is posted at -- along with frequent daily news updates-- and will be updated as anything changes.

Costco, Kona: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., kupuna 60 years or older may enter. Costco says they will require IDs to verify age. Costco manager stressed that only kupuna, not younger family members, may enter, though if a kupuna has a caregiver, they will be able to accompany the member.

Several other stores are either requiring IDs or just asking people to respect the kupuna special shopping hours.

KTAs islandwide:

KTA Express, South Kona: Kupuna Time, Sundays and Wednedays, 6 a.m. to 7 a.m.

KTA Hilo Downtown: Kupuna Time, Sundays and Wednesdays 7 a.m. til 8 a.m.

KTA, Keauhou: Kupuna Time, Sundays and Wednesdays, 6 am til 7 am

KTA, Palani Road: Kupuna Time, Sundays and Wednesdays, 5 a.m. til 6 a.m.

KTA Puainako: Kupuna Time, IDs requested, 60 and above, Sundays and Wednesdays, 5:30 a.m. til 6:30 a.m.

KTA Waikoloa Village: Kupuna Time, Sundays and Wednesdays, 6 a.m til 7 a.m.

KTA Waimea: Kupuna Time, IDs requested, 60 and above, Sunday and Monday, 6 a.m. til 7 a.m.

Foodland/Sack and Save, all stores: Kupuna Time, IDs requested, 60 and above, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, 6 a.m. til 7 a.m., kupuna get 5% discount during the 6 a.m. til 6 a.m. hour

Target: Reserving the first hour on Wednesdays for kupuna, pregnant women, and those with underlying health issues as defined by the CDC. Kona and Hilo, Wednesdays 7 a.m. til 8 a.m. (Regular store hours now 7 a.m. til 9 p.m.)

Safeway Kona and Hilo: Shoppers are asked to respect kupuna, Tuesdays and Thursday, 6 a.m. til 9 a.m.

Walmart Hilo and Kona: Shoppers asked to respect kupuna, Tuesdays, 6 a.m. til 7 a.m. (Regular store hours now 7 a.m til 8:30 p.m.)


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