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
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.
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.
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.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.