I found a foolproof loophole that ‘lets me shop at Costco without paying membership fees’ – I can even buy gas with it

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.

A TikToker has uncovered a loophole for shopping at Costco without a membership


A TikToker has uncovered a loophole for shopping at Costco without a membershipPhoto credit: TikTok/littlebirdie_toldme
Non-Costco members can shop in-store for free with a Shop Card


Non-Costco members can shop in-store for free with a Shop CardPhoto credit: Getty

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 and members can use Costco Shop Cards to shop at any of the company’s locations United States, Canadaor Puerto Ricoas well as their online store, according to their website.

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.

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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.

Zack Zwiezen

Zack Zwiezen is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Zack Zwiezen joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing zackzwiezen@ustimespost.com.

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