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Costco - Military Membership Promotion

Military Membership Promotion

Costco is launching a nationwide membership promotion for the military community. Qualified new members who sign up and enroll in auto renewal will receive a $30 Costco Shop Card.*

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Who can redeem this promotion?

To receive this promotion, military members must validate their identity through SheerID.

Qualified military members include:

• Active duty, veteran and retired military members
• Spouses of military members
• Dependents of military members

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What are the steps to redeem this promotion?

  1. Click the “Join Now” button below.
  2. On SheerID, enter your status, branch of service, legal first and last name, valid email address, and birth date to confirm your identity. Click the “Next” button.
  3. If your information is verified, you will be redirected. Fill out and submit the form for a Costco membership.
  4. An email will be sent with a unique Costco Membership Activation Certificate (MAC) bar code.
  5. Bring the MAC bar code to any U.S. membership counter to complete the membership purchase and set up auto renewal. Find a Costco near you.

Note: If your military credentials are not able to be verified, you will be asked to upload official documentation to SheerID that shows a clear affiliation with the military. After uploading your documentation, you will receive an email confirming your next steps to sign up for a Costco membership.

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What is a Costco Shop Card?

A Costco Shop Card may be used to purchase products from Costco – such as organic produce or new furniture. A Costco Shop Card may be used at Costco, Costco.com and the Costco Gas Station.


What is SheerID?

SheerID is a third-party identity verification partner that works with federal and state agencies.

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What is auto renewal?

Auto renewal allows Costco members to shop at Costco without a gap in service.

To qualify for promotional incentives, you must agree to the auto renewal of your Costco membership on a Visa® card at the time of sign-up. If you elect not to sign up for auto renewal, incentives will not be mailed.

What are the benefits of a Costco membership?

Costco may be known for free samples and bath tissue, but the behind-the-scenes work really makes Costco stand out.

Our buyers work hard to negotiate terrific value on products for Costco members. Because we buy in large quantities, we can keep prices low. Regular grocery stores carry more than 20,000 items. At a typical Costco, we carry around 4,000. Since we are so selective about what we carry, we can focus on quality products at a value you expect from Costco.

Here are just a few benefits of Costco membership:

  • Member-only pricing on athletic gear and loungewear
  • $4.99 Rotisserie chicken and ready-to-heat deli options, such as street tacos, mac and cheese, and more
  • Military care package supplies and back-to-school essentials
  • Access to our private label, Kirkland Signature™, which includes our popular Kirkland Signature Bath Tissue
  • Costco Gas Stations, which have quality gasoline at a competitive price

FAQs for the Military Membership Promotion

When will qualified new members receive their $30 Costco Shop Card?

The $30 Costco Shop Card will be mailed within 4 to 6 weeks after completing the membership at any U.S. Costco membership counter. Subject to change without notice.

Can an expired Costco member sign up for this promotion?

This promotion is only available for new members or members who have been expired for 18 months or more.

Questions about this promotion?

Contact National Membership Programs at nmp@costco.com.

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Terms and Conditions

*To activate your Costco membership you must bring your Costco Membership Activation Certificate to any U.S. or Puerto Rico Costco membership counter. Valid for new memberships only. Not valid for renewal of an existing Costco membership. Costco Membership Activation Certificates have no cash value. Costco Membership Activation Certificates are not replaceable if lost, stolen or destroyed. Costco Membership Activation Certificates are valid at any U.S. or Puerto Rico Costco location. Not valid to activate on Costco.com.

Costco Membership Activation Certificates must be purchased online through this promotion. Limit one per household. May not be combined with any other promotion or coupons. To be eligible for promotion, you must join as a new Costco member. Not valid for a renewal or an existing expired Costco membership. A Costco membership is $60 a year. An Executive Membership is an additional $60 upgrade fee a year. Each membership also includes one free Household Card. May be subject to sales tax. Costco accepts all Visa® cards, as well as cash, checks, debit/ATM cards, EBT and Costco Shop Cards.

A Costco Shop Card is not generated by purchasing a Costco Membership Activation Certificate. To receive a Costco Shop Card, you must agree to auto renewal of your Costco membership on a Visa® card at the time of sign-up. If you elect not to sign up for auto renewal, a Costco Shop Card will not be mailed. Valid only for nonmembers for their first year of membership. Limit one per household. Nontransferable and may not be combined with any other promotion. You must join in person with a Costco representative. New members will receive their Costco Shop Card by mail in 4 to 6 weeks. Costco Shop Cards are not redeemable for cash, except as required by law.