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6y, 4m agoPosted 6 years, 4 months ago
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.........


Good Morning

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:-
Banking/Finance/Insurance
Civil Service/Armed Forces
Education
Fire/Rescue
Local Government
Medical/Health Service
Police Force
Post Office
Airlines

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

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?

Cheers,

CJ
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6y, 4m agoPosted 6 years, 4 months ago
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#1
We have twenty one warehouses currently open:-
Warehouse Location Main Tel. No.
Thurrock Alongside the Lakeside Shopping Centre, Junction 30/01 M25. 01708 683075
Watford On A41(Harrow) off Junction 5 of the M1. 01923 699805
Glasgow In Springburn off Junction 15 of the M8. 0141 553 2405
Liverpool Next to Albert Dock in the centre of town. 0151 224 7675
Manchester Opposite the Trafford Shopping Centre. 0161 747 9295
Leeds Next to Crown Point Retail Park. 0113 204 2925
Edinburgh On A720 main ring road, Straiton Park, next door to IKEA. 0131 440 7058
Haydock On main A580 road. 01942 868608
Gateshead Next door to Metro Centre, off Handy Drive. 0191 461 9806
Aberdeen In Arnhall Business Park, Westhill. 01224 745566
Derby In Pride Park, The Wyvern Retail Park. 01332 680805
Oldham The Broadway, Chadderton. 0161 684 2005
Chingford Off Harbet Road. 0208 501 9305
Reading Next to the Madjeski Stadium. 0118 920 7105
Birmingham Next to Star City. 0121 326 3505
Bristol In St. Brendans Way, Avonmouth. 0117 916 0135
Milton Keynes
Sheffield In Mandeville Drive off Junction 14 of the M1.
1 Parkway, Parkway Drive. 01908 285025
01142 427 595

Chester Dunkirk Trading Estate at end of M56, turn right. 01244 852070
Cardiff Capital Retail Park, Leckwith Road,CF11 8AZ 02920 787 525
Croydon Imperial Way, Croydon CR9 4LN 0208 253 4105
Coventry Torrington Avenue, CV4 9AQ 02476 854 665 (Opens on the 20th August)

Warehouse Opening Hours:-

Individual Members
Monday to Friday 12 noon until 8.30pm (Croydon 9pm)
Saturday 9.30am until 6pm
Sunday 11am until 5pm

Your Costco membership is valid worldwide at warehouses in America, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Taiwan, Korea and UK.

If you have any further enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Central Membership
Membership Tel.:- 01923 830477
E-Mail:- [email protected]



Ooooooooh, messy.

CJ
#2
oooh never knew that I could get a card - I work in medical Thanks!
#3
Shellywelly
oooh never knew that I could get a card - I work in medical Thanks!
Glad to be of assistance.

CJ
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With all the deals the supermarkets have I'm not convinced that the cost of Costco's memebership is really worth it. You generally have to buy in bulk and I am sure if you did your homework at some point throught the year you could bulk purchase none perishable goods just as cheap when the supermartkets have their deals.
If it was cheaper why would they need to charge a membership fee, why not just open the doors to anyone and out sell the competition if they are cheaper?

Edited By: greg_68 on Sep 14, 2010 11:22: .
#5
greg_68
With all the deals the supermarkets have I'm not convinced that the cost of Costco's memebership is really worth it. You generally have to buy in bulk and I am sure if you did your homework at some point throught the year you could bulk purchase none perishable goods just as cheap when the supermartkets have their deals.
If it was cheaper why would they need to charge a membership fee, why not just open the doors to anyone and out sell the competition if they are cheaper?
They consistently have good food and meat deals and their electricals are usually all covered by a 5yr no quibble return policy. £25 is a small price to pay for a 5 year guarantee on a 50" plasma.

CJ

Edited By: cutthroat_jake on Sep 14, 2010 11:46: sp
#6
greg_68
With all the deals the supermarkets have I'm not convinced that the cost of Costco's memebership is really worth it. You generally have to buy in bulk and I am sure if you did your homework at some point throught the year you could bulk purchase none perishable goods just as cheap when the supermartkets have their deals.
If it was cheaper why would they need to charge a membership fee, why not just open the doors to anyone and out sell the competition if they are cheaper?


I've never got that, why would you restrict your business to only be able to sell to a few people. Open them doors up and get more people in!!
#7
cutthroat_jake
greg_68
With all the deals the supermarkets have I'm not convinced that the cost of Costco's memebership is really worth it. You generally have to buy in bulk and I am sure if you did your homework at some point throught the year you could bulk purchase none perishable goods just as cheap when the supermartkets have their deals.
If it was cheaper why would they need to charge a membership fee, why not just open the doors to anyone and out sell the competition if they are cheaper?
They consistently have good food and meat deals and their electricals are usually all covered by a 5yr no quibble return policy. £25 is a small price to pay for a 5 year guarantee on a 50" plasma.

CJ


Not strictly true, you have to stay a member for the 5 years meaning you have to stump up a minimum £125.

As I said above if their electrical, meat and food deals were that good why would you restrict the people able to buy from you?


Edited By: greg_68 on Sep 14, 2010 12:00: .
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their cakes are fricken awesome!
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greg_68
cutthroat_jake
greg_68
With all the deals the supermarkets have I'm not convinced that the cost of Costco's memebership is really worth it. You generally have to buy in bulk and I am sure if you did your homework at some point throught the year you could bulk purchase none perishable goods just as cheap when the supermartkets have their deals.
If it was cheaper why would they need to charge a membership fee, why not just open the doors to anyone and out sell the competition if they are cheaper?
They consistently have good food and meat deals and their electricals are usually all covered by a 5yr no quibble return policy. £25 is a small price to pay for a 5 year guarantee on a 50" plasma.

CJ


Not strictly true, you have to stay a member for the 5 years meaning you have to stump up a minimum £125.

As I said above if their electrical, meat and food deals were that good why would you restrict the people able to buy from you?

Doesn't say anything in the T&C about "staying" a member......

On Merchandise: We guarantee your satisfaction on every product we sell with a full refund.Costco is first quality and guaranteed by a full refund from Costco and where available, is covered by the manufacturer's warranty. We will refund your annual membership fee at any time if you are not fully satisfied.

(Effective 7th May 2008 , Costco will accept returns within 90 days from the date of purchase for the following items: Televisions, Projectors, Computers, Cameras, Camcorders, iPod/MP3 players and Mobile phones. In addition Costco also extends the Manufacturers warranty to 5 years on Televisions and 2 years on Computers and Camcorders. All other products are subject to the remaining manufacturer's warranty.)

CJ
#10
never knew about the employment criteria-I know plenty people with costco cards who arent in any of those professions-Im guessing they arent really that strict if truth be told.
#11
Tbh when I was looking for a tv I looked in Costco (I am a member but wonder why) and didn't think the tv's were genrally that good a deal. I suppose they may have one off good deals though. Re the 5 year warranty everywhere I look on other forums it says you have to stay a member but I cannot find an official statement on this. Maybe i'm wrong but thats my understanding.

Edited By: greg_68 on Sep 14, 2010 12:31: .
#12
I didn't realise you had to have a job which qualified to become a member. I thought it was only Makro which you had to have a certain job to qualify for membership
#13
Anyone wanting the pdf of the application form that you need to join can find it here........

CJ
#14
greg_68
With all the deals the supermarkets have I'm not convinced that the cost of Costco's memebership is really worth it.

If you're not convinced, stick "Costco" in the HUKD search box, the first page of results will bring up 13 deals with not one cold deal and an average heat of 363 degrees! The hottest deal is over 600 degrees and there are several deals over 500 degrees.
I'd say for Hot Deal consistency, there are few retailers that could match those results.

CJ
#15
Average 171 heat from most recent 20 deals.
#16
sure they do a 1 off free i day pass to see what its like !
#17
barky
never knew about the employment criteria-I know plenty people with costco cards who arent in any of those professions-Im guessing they arent really that strict if truth be told.

Right, I don't think this list is exhaustive. I'm a member and don't work in any of those categories. I rather think that as long as you hold a 'responsible' job, with company photo ID you will be accepted.
#18
cutthroat_jake
greg_68
With all the deals the supermarkets have I'm not convinced that the cost of Costco's memebership is really worth it.

If you're not convinced, stick "Costco" in the HUKD search box, the first page of results will bring up 13 deals with not one cold deal and an average heat of 363 degrees! The hottest deal is over 600 degrees and there are several deals over 500 degrees.
I'd say for Hot Deal consistency, there are few retailers that could match those results.

CJ


But they are all one off purchases not something you buy on a regular basis and if you were interested in one out of that 13 I'd be amazed. All I am saying is that in general I doubt whether they are any cheaper once you factor in the fee.
I would assume it's like gym membership they get you joined up in the full knowledge that you will not shop there too many times over the 12 monthly membership but come the renewal you will do it.

Edited By: greg_68 on Sep 14, 2010 14:11: .
banned#19
Oh I actually qualify, but wouldn't be worth it for me as I'd be buying stuff just for the sake of it
#20
I currently work on contract for Misco and have been offered membership to Costo but i'm already a member.
#21
greg_68
But they are all one off purchases not something you buy on a regular basis and if you were interested in one out of that 13 I'd be amazed.

Most of those individual "one off purchases" (not the software) save the buyer more than £25. Take the mattress deal that I was originally interested in, cheapest price elsewhere was £170 and it was frequently over £200 yet Costco had it on for £82.21. Even with £25 add to the purchase price, it's still way cheaper than anywhere else. Or take the Sony Blu-Ray player 570 degrees of heat, £120 at Amazon but only £82.24 at Costco. Again, add the £25 and you've still got a bargain. I'm not suggesting that people just join on the off chance something might come up. Usually one Costco bargain justifies the membership fee for the year.
The purpose of this post was simply to give other HUKD the information they require to make their own minds up about whether they are eligible and want to join.

CJ

Edited By: cutthroat_jake on Sep 14, 2010 15:32: Added
#22
You get an additional card holder for free and it doesn't have a photo on it so you could share the cost with a friend bringing it down to £12.50 plus vat
#23
pipsqueak
You get an additional card holder for free and it doesn't have a photo on it so you could share the cost with a friend bringing it down to £12.50 plus vat
no you don't. Its about £12 for 2nd card
#24
deek72
pipsqueak
You get an additional card holder for free and it doesn't have a photo on it so you could share the cost with a friend bringing it down to £12.50 plus vat
no you don't. Its about £12 for 2nd card
I think pipsqueak is referring to the free spouse card.

CJ

Edited By: cutthroat_jake on Sep 15, 2010 05:48: sp
banned#25
greg_68
With all the deals the supermarkets have I'm not convinced that the cost of Costco's memebership is really worth it. You generally have to buy in bulk and I am sure if you did your homework at some point throught the year you could bulk purchase none perishable goods just as cheap when the supermartkets have their deals.If it was cheaper why would they need to charge a membership fee, why not just open the doors to anyone and out sell the competition if they are cheaper?

They charge a membership to keep the riff raff out and its less the prices that are attractive, but the goods they are selling and the no quibble warranty. BTW you DONT have to be a member for 5 years to use a 5 year warranty. Your receipt is all you need.

Benjimoron
Average 171 heat from most recent 20 deals.

Strong database!!! ^^^^^^^^^^
#26
Does BOTH member need to be on the qualiying list or just one person??
#27
i am a chef in a high school would i get a card under the education criteria,i do find it odd that there is no catering criteria!!!!
#28
Costco is great but because of the membership price it doesn't make much of a case to join unless you use them a lot... TVs are great because they all come with 5 year warranties and the after service is great!
banned#29
Costco springburn in Glasgow are selling black ops on ps3 for under £12 inc vat
#30
Best things about for me are... TVs, birthday cakes, cheap canteen, quite a few exotic foods (gotta try the poppycock popcorn!) and huge jars of jelly bellys for only 12 quid!
#31
Does anyone know which companies are classed as Goldcard? or how to find out. cheers
#32
Im a qualified plumber? Does this not apply??
#33
im ex services. i have a army pension but not receiving yet as only in my 30's. do i qualify to become a member of costco or do i have to be recieving my army pension?
#34
mickhomer
im ex services. i have a army pension but not receiving yet as only in my 30's. do i qualify to become a member of costco or do i have to be recieving my army pension?
Current or retired members of the armed forces qualify.
#35
Hi. I work in retail but I am in the process of setting up my own bar. It won't be operational until August next year can I still get an account
#36
GCHATFIELD2015
Hi. I work in retail but I am in the process of setting up my own bar. It won't be operational until August next year can I still get an account

What did Costco say when you called them?
#37
My daughter has asked as she is currently on an apprenticeship at college with the nhs does she qualify for a membership card
#38
Michellegray
My daughter has asked as she is currently on an apprenticeship at college with the nhs does she qualify for a membership card

What did Costco say when you called them?
#39
i let my card run out can i just renew it or do i have to sign up again
#40
I work in a software company and do not qualify in the membership category listed. Is someone willing to offer a add-on on their membership?

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