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#846228 - 28th Dec 2013 4:35pm Costco Membership
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I get very cross at the requirements for membership to Costco. I hear so many people talk about shopping there and the bargains they get and yet here I am, desperate to join but I don't qualify frown Why do they put stipulations on who can join?

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#846231 - 28th Dec 2013 5:09pm Re: Costco Membership [Re: Elizabeth]
RUDEBOX Offline

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What are the requirements?
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#846233 - 28th Dec 2013 5:48pm Re: Costco Membership [Re: RUDEBOX]
Jimz76 Offline
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From the Costco website (which you can buy from without being a member, but you are charged 5% more)

Qualified as:

Chartered Architect Optician Pharmacist
Chartered Surveyor Qualified Accountant Solicitor/Barrister
Dentist Magistrate/Advocate Chartered/Civil Engineer

Current or retired employee of:

Banking/Finance Civil Servant Education Fire/Rescue Insurance
Local Government Airline Post Office Police Force Medical/Health Service

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#846235 - 28th Dec 2013 5:54pm Re: Costco Membership [Re: Elizabeth]
Cobby Offline
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Registered: 28th Nov 2009
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From the Costco website at www.costco.co.uk:-

Quote:
Individual Membership

You qualify for Individual membership if you belong to or are retired from specific employment groups.
The cost to become an Individual member is £25 +VAT per annum, and this includes a complimentary spouse/domestic partner card for someone over the age of 18.
Membership is available to individuals over the age of 18 years who meet one of the following requirements:

Qualified as:
  • Chartered Architect
  • Optician
  • Pharmacist
  • Chartered Surveyor
  • Qualified Accountant
  • Solicitor/Barrister
  • Dentist
  • Magistrate/Advocate
  • Chartered/Civil Engineer

Current or retired employee of:
  • Banking/Finance
  • Civil Servant
  • Education
  • Fire/Rescue
  • Insurance
  • Local Government
  • Airline
  • Post Office
  • Police Force
  • Medical/Health Service

For further information on professions and employment groups accepted at Costco, please contact the membership team on 01923 830 477.


As for their reasons, I couldn't say, except that it's not a "normal" retail outlet, it's more like a wholesale warehouse with extended membership. As such, it's up to them who they chose to offer membership to.

Do you know anyone who has Costco membership? Members are allowed to take up to 2 guests with them, so that may be an option for you

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#846241 - 28th Dec 2013 6:21pm Re: Costco Membership [Re: Elizabeth]
Madge Offline
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Registered: 8th Nov 2011
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Loc: Wirral
i have a costco membership and i can have friends on there they just pay a fee for their card (15) i think, and can go when they please, im not sure when mine runs out i think its november, if your really desperate to shop there you can give me the money and i will register a card for you, but honestly your not missing much, it certainly isnt cheaper unless your buying in bulk, we get our tellys from there cos of the 5yr guarentee,


Edited by Madge_the_Queen (28th Dec 2013 6:23pm)

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#846243 - 28th Dec 2013 6:50pm Re: Costco Membership [Re: Elizabeth]
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Just take 2 utility bills and proof of id, passport, driving license etc and join up I never met any of there requirements but they let me join smile

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#846253 - 28th Dec 2013 7:25pm Re: Costco Membership [Re: Elizabeth]
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Loc: Wallasey
Elizabeth. Your profile states you are in 'Banking' therefore you qualify for a Costco membership.

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#846267 - 28th Dec 2013 9:08pm Re: Costco Membership [Re: Elizabeth]
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Never found them to be that cheap anyway except maybe for food platters and danish pastries. They sell things in odd size packaging so its not so easy to compare prices.

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#846277 - 28th Dec 2013 10:31pm Re: Costco Membership [Re: Raven61]
Elizabeth Offline
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Originally Posted By: Raven61
Elizabeth. Your profile states you are in 'Banking' therefore you qualify for a Costco membership.


I worked for a bank when I lived in USA, now that I've returned to UK I'm no longer employed in the banking field.

I must change my profile smile

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#846281 - 28th Dec 2013 10:33pm Re: Costco Membership [Re: baldybrewer]
Elizabeth Offline
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Loc: Prenton, Wirral
Originally Posted By: baldybrewer
Just take 2 utility bills and proof of id, passport, driving license etc and join up I never met any of there requirements but they let me join smile


I might try that and see what happens. If all else fails I might take up MadgetheQueen's kind offer smile

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#846285 - 28th Dec 2013 11:51pm Re: Costco Membership [Re: Elizabeth]
Madge Offline
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Registered: 8th Nov 2011
Posts: 318
Loc: Wirral
no probs just message me

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#846292 - 29th Dec 2013 1:19am Re: Costco Membership [Re: Cobby]
RUDEBOX Offline

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Registered: 29th Aug 2008
Posts: 19082
Loc: Bob Land
Originally Posted By: Cobby
From the Costco website at www.costco.co.uk:-

Quote:
Individual Membership

You qualify for Individual membership if you belong to or are retired from specific employment groups.
The cost to become an Individual member is £25 +VAT per annum, and this includes a complimentary spouse/domestic partner card for someone over the age of 18.
Membership is available to individuals over the age of 18 years who meet one of the following requirements:

Qualified as:
  • Chartered Architect
  • Optician
  • Pharmacist
  • Chartered Surveyor
  • Qualified Accountant
  • Solicitor/Barrister
  • Dentist
  • Magistrate/Advocate
  • Chartered/Civil Engineer

Current or retired employee of:
  • Banking/Finance
  • Civil Servant
  • Education
  • Fire/Rescue
  • Insurance
  • Local Government
  • Airline
  • Post Office
  • Police Force
  • Medical/Health Service

For further information on professions and employment groups accepted at Costco, please contact the membership team on 01923 830 477.


As for their reasons, I couldn't say, except that it's not a "normal" retail outlet, it's more like a wholesale warehouse with extended membership. As such, it's up to them who they chose to offer membership to.

Do you know anyone who has Costco membership? Members are allowed to take up to 2 guests with them, so that may be an option for you
So,its the rich c***s again- getting it all on the cheap? FFS
_________________________
Mia Mabel


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#846293 - 29th Dec 2013 1:23am Re: Costco Membership [Re: fish5133]
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Registered: 29th Aug 2008
Posts: 19082
Loc: Bob Land
Originally Posted By: fish5133
Never found them to be that cheap anyway except maybe for food platters and danish pastries. They sell things in odd size packaging so its not so easy to compare prices.
Beautiful smelling and feeling Body Butters too....
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Mia Mabel


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#846295 - 29th Dec 2013 3:10am Re: Costco Membership [Re: Elizabeth]
Emeeh Offline
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Registered: 8th Nov 2013
Posts: 151
Loc: Wirral
There has to be ONE perk of working, right?

I love a Costco.

Bought the other half some jewellery for Xmas from there.

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#846297 - 29th Dec 2013 6:58am Re: Costco Membership [Re: RUDEBOX]
Wiggi77 Offline
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Registered: 2nd Oct 2010
Posts: 376
Loc: Liscard
Originally Posted By: RUDEBOX
Originally Posted By: Cobby
From the Costco website at www.costco.co.uk:-

Quote:
Individual Membership

You qualify for Individual membership if you belong to or are retired from specific employment groups.
The cost to become an Individual member is £25 +VAT per annum, and this includes a complimentary spouse/domestic partner card for someone over the age of 18.
Membership is available to individuals over the age of 18 years who meet one of the following requirements:

Qualified as:
  • Chartered Architect
  • Optician
  • Pharmacist
  • Chartered Surveyor
  • Qualified Accountant
  • Solicitor/Barrister
  • Dentist
  • Magistrate/Advocate
  • Chartered/Civil Engineer

Current or retired employee of:
  • Banking/Finance
  • Civil Servant
  • Education
  • Fire/Rescue
  • Insurance
  • Local Government
  • Airline
  • Post Office
  • Police Force
  • Medical/Health Service

For further information on professions and employment groups accepted at Costco, please contact the membership team on 01923 830 477.


As for their reasons, I couldn't say, except that it's not a "normal" retail outlet, it's more like a wholesale warehouse with extended membership. As such, it's up to them who they chose to offer membership to.

Do you know anyone who has Costco membership? Members are allowed to take up to 2 guests with them, so that may be an option for you
So,its the rich c***s again- getting it all on the cheap? FFS


Keeps the riff raff out, I'd like to see it in more places, tesco sainsburys etc.

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