Shopping at Costco is a great way to save money on bulk groceries and other goods. However, a membership is required to shop or even walk through the warehouse.
That being said, there are ways for you to help your non-member friends shop at Costco warehouses.
Can I Bring a Guest to Costco?
You can bring a guest to Costco. Existing Costco members can bring up to two guests with them when they shop at the warehouse. However, purchases are limited to members only, and guests may not purchase goods themselves.
It is also possible to add a member of your household to your Costco membership so that they may also purchase goods. This household member must be at least 18 years of age and live at the same address as the primary member.
Keep reading to find details on bringing guests to Costco, as well as general information on Costco memberships.
How Many Guests Can I Bring to Costco?
You can bring up to two guests to Costco when you shop. However, purchasing is still limited to members-only. If your guests wish to purchase something, they will have to let you pay for it up front.
It is also worth noting that the self checkout terminals at Costco will check the name associated with your payment method and compare it to the membership card used for the purchase. This means that you may not be able to complete payment at a self checkout if your payment method does not match the name on your Costco card.
How To Add Someone to Your Costco Membership
Costco memberships allow primary members to add household members to their card free of charge. It is also possible for business members to add additional members to their business membership for an additional fee.
To add someone to your Costco membership, follow these simple steps:
- Navigate to Costco.com and sign in to your account
- Head to the Account Details section of your Costco account page
- You can add members to your household in this section
- The household member can pick up their own Costco card at any Costco membership counter
The member of your household must be at least 18 years of age and live at the same address in order to be added to your membership. For more information, visit the Customer Service page on Costco.com.
How Many Members Can Be On A Costco Business Membership?
If you’re a Business membership holder, you may add additional members to your card by paying a fee. The annual fee for each additional card is $60 plus tax.
Up to six additional members can be on a Costco Business membership. Each additional membership will cost $60 annually. Each of these additional memberships comes with a free household card.
This means that a Costco Business membership can potentially cover up to 14 people (The primary holder, their household member, six additional members, and their household members).
Can I Remove Someone From My Costco Membership?
It is possible to remove someone from your Costco membership. The household member details can be changed at any time from your account details page. You can also change this information in-person at the Costco membership desk, or by phone at 1-800-774-2768.
A Costco membership is well worth the money. However, if you want to bring non-members with you to the warehouse to help you shop, up to two guests are permitted. You can also add a household member to your card as long as they are at least 18 years of age and live at the same address.
Costco Business membership holders are allowed to add up to six additional memberships to their own for an additional fee. Each of these additional memberships comes with a free household membership just like the standard card.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to ask away in the comments section.