Costco Is Stopping People From Using This Popular Costco Hack

Like Netflix, Costco is looking to stop non-members from using this popular Costco hack that seems to be picking up usage in Washington State.

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Don't Be Surprised If Costco Starts Asking For ID At The Check Out Stand

In a recent Business Insider article, Costco is cracking down on Costco customers that are using the self-check kiosks to let non-members use their cards to buy items without being a member.

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More and more Costco members are using the self-checkout lines and Costco says non-members are using members' cards to buy goods with being a member.

It works as such, a non-member can use the self-checkout line and avoid having to provide a membership card with their photo on it.

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It's much along the lines of password sharing that Netflix has tried to crack down on.

Costco says they've seen a rise in the abuse of non-members attempting to buy items at self-checkout and avoid being carded by Costco employees.

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As Costco starts integrating more and more self-checkout kiosks, don't be surprised if an employee doesn't come over and ask to see your valid Costco membership card with a photo ID on it.

You can read more details about the Costco crackdown here.

In other Costco news, Go Banking Rates say that Costco might be eyeing a $5 increase in membership fees this fall.

The last time Costco upped its membership card rates was back in 2017. You can read more about the possible increase here.

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