Even if you’re on the fence about whether or not to get a Costco membership, chances are you’ve encountered someone who passionately advocates for the incredible savings it offers. Costco members gain access to exclusive discounts both in-store at the warehouse and online at Costco.com, along with a range of additional perks like Costco Travel, Costco Gas, and other valuable services. If you’re interested, sign up for a membership and then read our Costco membership guide to get the most out of your membership. Check out the hottest Costco Coupon Book deals and learn how to save on your next Costco run with Costco’s Warehouse savings.
If you don’t want to pay the membership fee or are simply curious, here’s how you can shop at Costco without a membership. You can get a Costco Shop Card (gift card) from a member and use it to shop at Costco. You can also use the Shop Card to purchase gas at Costco without a membership.
In certain states, it is legal to buy alcohol at Costco without a membership. Just inform the employee at the entrance and be prepared to pay with accepted payment methods.
At select locations, nonmembers are allowed to eat at the Costco food court. Check with your local Costco and inquire at the member’s service desk before visiting.
Additionally, you can fill prescriptions at the Costco pharmacy without a membership. Simply have your doctor send the prescription to your nearest Costco pharmacy.
While having a membership offers more benefits, these tips provide options for shopping at Costco without one.
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