UNCATEGORIZED

Costco Latest Company to Crack Down on Membership Sharing

Jul 5, 2023, 11:10 AM | Updated: Jul 6, 2023, 10:11 am

(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)...

(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

First Netflix, now Costco is onto you and  your cheating ways…

Costco has 14 Colorado locations, and they are getting stricter about enforcing their membership rules after seeing more non-members using membership cards that don’t belong to them at self-checkouts.

The store’s policy requires shoppers to have a paid membership to shop there, and they must show their membership cards when entering the warehouse and scan them when checking out. However, there really hasn’t been anything in place to prevent someone from using a membership card that wasn’t theirs… Until now!

To crack down on unauthorized card-sharing, Costco said employees are now asking to see shoppers’ membership cards with their photo at self-checkout. If the membership card does not have a photo, then employees ask for a photo ID.

“Costco is able to keep our prices as low as possible because our membership fees help offset our operational expenses, making our membership fee and structure important to us,” Costco said in a statement. “We don’t feel it’s right that non members receive the same benefits and pricing as our members.”  At the height of the pandemic Costco looked the other way and delayed implementation of member verification, but recently decided to begin enforcement.

Costco’s basic Gold Star membership costs $60 per year and Executive memberships cost $120 annually and come with extra perks. Both tiers allow for two individual cards per membership.

Uncategorized

Amazon Launches AI Shopping Assistant 'Rufus'...

Melissa Moore

What you should and shouldn’t buy on Amazon Prime Days

Today is the last day of the wildly successful Amazon Prime Days.  This is where Amazon offers deep discounts on various products and people shop like it’s Black Friday. The […]

20 hours ago

...

Murphy Huston

Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Glow Party comes to Denver

Hey its Murphy Huston If you and your family are big Monster Truck fans like I am get excited because a very special edition of the big trucks is coming […]

22 hours ago

Buda Mendes/Getty Images)...

Melissa Moore

Colorado school district implements no phone policy for students

Colorado Springs School District #11 has implemented a controversial cell phone policy starting this school year.  The new policy bans students from having their phones on them.

2 days ago

Kathie J and Avery...

Melissa Moore

Kathie J’s one rule for her daughter’s big birthday party

Parents do you appreciate this rule?  What would your one rule be for your kids?   Office Chat with Melissa Moore & Kathie J – Weekdays at 1:40pm / LIVE […]

8 days ago

DENVER, CO - JULY 4: Parade spectators wave American flags as a float goes by during the seventh an...

Melissa Moore

Summertime is exhausting, fun and busier than ever!

Anyone else feeling a little run down for all the fun this summer? Office Chat with Melissa Moore & Kathie J- Weekdays at 1:40pm / LIVE on FB 

10 days ago

Costco Latest Company to Crack Down on Membership Sharing