Throughout the year there are several threads on here (and MSE) about Costco and how you can get a membership with seemingly no definitive answer.
Well, the recent mattress deal spurred me on to enquire with them and here's the answer for anyone wondering if their occupation qualifies them for an "individual" membership.........
You would need your ID badge and a home utility bill or bank statement...
Individual Membership - Valid to certain employment groups - details listed below. You will need to bring in your latest payslip or professional qualification plus a current home utility bill or bank statement. The annual cost is £25 plus VAT inc. free Spouse Card. An additional card can be purchased at a cost of £12 plus VAT, but it must be someone aged over 18 residing at the same address, of which you must provide proof. This can be done either in writing or in person at the warehouse. A photograph can be done on the Additional Cardholder's first visit to the warehouse.
If you think you may be an employee of a UK or US Gold Card Company, you can call Central Membership to check on 01923 830477. This number is operated 8.15am til 5.15pm Monday to Friday.
Individual Membership is available to the following:-
Current or Retired Employee of:-
Civil Service/Armed Forces
Current or Retired Employee of USA or UK Gold Card Company - Please contact either Central Membership or your local warehouse to confirm whether the company you work for is a registered Gold Card Company. Retired employees must provide a current pension statement and home utility bill as proof of eligibility.
The membership card can only be used by the individual person named on the card. All additional cardholders will expire at the same time as the Primary cardholder.
Hope this helps a few folk?