I’m a huge Costco fan – my easy hack lets you shop at the store WITHOUT paying a subscription
A COSTCO super fan has revealed a simple trick on how shoppers can get into the big box store business without being a member.
For anyone who wants to shop at Costco but isn’t looking to become a member, Josh Howard recently shared an easy hack that can help anyone get into the store.
Josh, known on TikTok as joshhxward, revealed the trick in a short video, captioned, “I’m surprised not many people know about it.”
The Tiktoker, which has more than 255,000 followers, explains, “Costco will allow you to shop there if you have a Costco gift card.
“I can get one for as little as $25 and don’t have to pay a membership fee.”
There are three Costco memberships: Executive, Business, and Gold Star.
According to Costco customer service, the annual Executive membership costs $120, while the annual Business and Gold Star membership costs $60 each.
Meanwhile, the store’s gift cards, known as Costco Shop Cards, “offer a great alternative to carrying cash or credit cards and here’s why: They never expire, you can reload your card and they’re available in a full range of denominations, from $25 to $2,000,” the company explains in its shopping card FAQ section.
The Shopping Cards FAQ reveals that these types of gift cards can only be purchased by Costco members, so it seems anyone interested in getting one will need to know a member.
The website explains, “To purchase a Costco Shop Card, you must be a Costco Member.”
“To do this, visit any Costco warehouse or simply visit Costco.com,” he continues.
“When you order a Costco Shop Card online, the card will be mailed to the address you provided in your order.
Although gift cards must be purchased by members, this does not mean that only members can use them.
The website further notes, “Non-members, as well as members, can use Costco Shop Cards to make purchases at any Costco store in the United States, Canada, or Puerto Rico, as well only online at Costco.com and Costco.ca.
“Costco Shop Cards can be used for membership and merchandise, including purchases at the Costco Gas Station and Costco Food Court.”
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