Wednesday, December 30, 2015

6 Things to Do at Costco Without Being a Member

Did you know you can do these 6 things in a Costco store without being a Costco member? Here is how you could benefit from the low prices at Costco without paying the membership fee. 


Do Eye Exams:


In any Costco store you are able to find eye doctors in the section with glasses. You can make an appointment without being a Costco member. But if you would like to buy a pair of glasses or some accessories, you will need to have a member card.

Shop with Gift Cards:


If you have a Costco gift card with a value up to $1,000 (purchased and given to you by a Costco member), you can use this gift card in any Costco store without being a Costco member.

Buy Prescription Drugs:


Buying medicines with a prescription or getting vaccinated is allowed in Costco-based pharmacies without a Costco card. So, we you have a prescription, head to a Costco to benefit from the lower prices on medicals.

Buy Booze:


Buying a bottle of wine at a Costco store without having a Costco card is possible. The thing is that this policy is not well known even by the personnel. So if you get some resistance at the cashier's, ask for a supervisor to authorize the purchase. Be patient, though! The booze sold at Costco is usually less expensive than elsewhere. The waiting time is worth it.

Do Some Window-shopping:


Visit Costco to do some window-shopping. If you are asked to show your card at the entry, say that you are there to apply for a new card. If you are at the reception, ask for an application form and say you'd like to have a quick tour in the store before signing up.

Buy Junk Food:


The junk food sold in the Costco food court is very cheap. A hotdog and a pop go for $1.50 (together). This is the lowest cost in Canada for a hotdog and a coke. To get to the food place in the store, use the same entry strategy described in the window-shopping point above. 

If you would still like to start your relation with Costco and become a new Costco member, see the following posts to get more education about this retailer:

How to Choose Your Costco Membership Properly

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