Costco is an important part of the college lifestyle. However, if you don’t have a Costco membership then you know the trouble it is to always have to ask a friend to take you to Costco; it takes far more effort than simply going to a regular grocery store on your own. Luckily, there is a way to access Costco without a membership! Unknown to most people, Costco offers gift cards, known as the Costco Cash Card, which once purchased by a Costco member can be used by anyone (whether they have a membership or not). The handy thing about the cash card is that it also works at the Costco gas stations. According to Costco.com “You must be a Costco member to purchase or reload Costco Cash Cards. Members and non-members may use the cash cards to shop at any Costco location in the United States, Puerto Rico or on costco.com.”
So the next time you beg a friend to bring you to Costco, why not ask them to purchase you a Costco cash card so that you no longer have to rely on a friend for your shopping needs!