How Anyone Can Shop at Costco Wholesale
Access to Costco bulk sizes and discount prices is NOT only for membership holders.
I know that sounds strange, but it’s true. Although Costco membership does mean Costco coupons will be mailed to your home on a regular basis, when you have Costco Cash Cards (i.e. Costco gift cards) you can pump Costco gasoline, eat in Costco’s food court, and buy anything your heart desires from a Costco warehouse and from Costco.com.
Love the idea of shopping at Costco wholesale, but lacking a membership card? Stock up on discount Costco gift cards (also called Costco Cash Cards) from Plastic Jungle and you’ll unlock Costco warehouse, Costco.com, and Costco gas station savings WITHOUT a membership! Right now, while in stock, you can stock up on $100 Costco gift cards for only $98. Even Costco members cannot get that kind of discount on Costco Cash Cards!
You may already have a Costco membership [like me!], so you might be wondering how you’ll benefit from buying discount Costco gift cards. Two words – ADDITIONAL SAVINGS. As a Costco member you already have access to exclusive Costco coupons [Costco only accepts its own coupons] and Costco deals on vacations, car and home/renter’s insurance, carpet, etc. Now you have the ability to stack Costco coupons and Costco discount prices with an additional 2% discount when you use discount Costco gift cards to pay for your Costco purchases.
Whether or not you have a Costco Warehouse membership, you can use discount Costco gift cards to save on:
Printing photos. Check Costco.com and the photo department at your local Costco warehouse to get in on deep discounts on photobooks, passport photos, wedding invitations, birth announcements, and more! Pay with discount Costco gift cards and your savings will multiply.
Household appliances. Moving or replacing an old or broken appliance can be a big ticket purchase. The beauty of buying appliances like clothes washers and dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators, and vacuums from Costco is that Costco guarantees your satisfaction on every product they sell. (With the exception of electronics which only come with a 90 day guarantee. See Costco’s Return Policy for details.) That means if you something goes wrong with the dishwasher you purchased from Costco, just take it back. My husband and I deliberately bought our electronic lawn mower from Costco a couple of years ago to give ourselves the piece of mind that if something were to go wrong we would be able to return the mower.
Furniture. Costco carries quality indoor and outdoor furniture. Warehouses carry a few items, but Costco.com has a broader selection of couches, loveseats, sectionals, office furniture, patio sets, etc.
A word to the wise, while Costco.com accepts Costco Cash and many major credit card brands as payment, Costco warehouses only accept Costco Cash, American Express, debit cards, personal check, or cash.