How to Shop at Costco Without a Membership



Costco is one of the most popular shopping centers there is, yet not everyone  has a membership. I finally decided right before Christmas that I had to have a membership and check it out for myself. Check out the awesome freebies I scored when I signed up for the Executive Membership in December's Freebies.

The money I have saved on gas and coffee in the last month and a half has seriously shocked me!! I got the membership out of sheer curiosity and I don't know what I did before it now.

BUT...What if you don't want a membership? 

Does that mean you can't shop there? Well technically...But there is a way to shop at Costco without a membership.

Tip: If you get a Costco membership and for any reason are not satisfied you can cancel it immediately and get a full refund. 

How to Shop at Costco Without a Membership


You can shop Costco online with no membership, but keep in mind you will pay a small percentage higher than someone with a membership. Generally you still end up getting a better a deal. Being a non-member will limit you from some of the exclusive deals.

Costco cash cards- Costco cash cards are mostly meant for members, but when you read Costco's terms they can be used by anyone. The only catch is you will have to have someone that has a Costco membership buy the cash card for you, with your cash first.

Tag Along - Tag along with a friend who has a membership. A Costco membership allows it's members to bring a guest. Shop along side them for the things you want but they will have to pay for you. Pay your friend ahead of time for your shopping or square up once you are out of the store.


Costco has some promotions going on if you are interested in getting a Costco membership.