Non-Costco members can now shop from the national wholesaler thanks to a loophole that has been discovered.
A TikToker has revealed a little-known secret, making it possible for buyers who don’t own one Costco Membership to shop freely at any of their locations.
The content creator that goes by that name littlebirdie_toldme At Tick tockrevealed that shoppers unwilling to pay for a Costco membership can still shop at the wholesaler if they receive one of the company’s Shop Cards.
Non-members are not authorized to purchase the tickets. However, if they have a friend or family member who is a member, they can purchase a card for them.
“These are gift cards that a member can buy and give to a non-member so they can shop at Costco anytime,” the TikToker explains.
Members can buy and gift cards in increments of $25, $50, $100, $250, or $500.
According to the company’s website, Shop Card holders can even use it for a Costco membership.
Another loophole when shopping at the national grocer without a membership is Instacart.
Instacart allows non-members to use the delivery service to purchase items without ever becoming a member.
Keep in mind that prices on Instacart tend to be higher than in-store, so you might not get big savings in the long run.
One of the easiest ways to shop without a membership and save big on great Costco deals is to become a member.
Regardless of membership type, Costco allows customers to bring up to two guests with them when they shop.
Note, however, that you cannot purchase the items. The member you came with must check out for you.