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Costco membership expiration

I am using a friend's business membership for costco because I look like him. I have never had any problem with using his card. However, I don't know when the membership expires and he doesn't know either.

How can i check?
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Try online (logging in). You may have to setup an account and p/w.
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jackrabbit000 wrote:
Oct 21st, 2009 2:56 am
Why not just call them and ask.
Maybe he doesn't sound like his friend!
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If I'm not mistaken the picture ID has a "member since : xx/xx", this is the month/year of signup and should correspond to the renewal date, correct me if I'm mistaken
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brunes wrote:
Oct 21st, 2009 2:58 am
Maybe he doesn't sound like his friend!
How is the Costco CSR going to know what his friend sounds like?
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jackrabbit000 wrote:
Oct 21st, 2009 2:56 am
Why not just call them and ask.
brunes wrote:
Oct 21st, 2009 2:58 am
Maybe he doesn't sound like his friend!
Stock R wrote:
Oct 21st, 2009 3:05 pm
How is the Costco CSR going to know what his friend sounds like?
Internet sarcasm my friend, internet sarcasm. :rolleyes:
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When you start checking out, if the card is expired they will let you know and you can simply add the renewal fee to your checkout total.
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sketchED wrote:
Oct 21st, 2009 5:07 am
If I'm not mistaken the picture ID has a "member since : xx/xx", this is the month/year of signup and should correspond to the renewal date, correct me if I'm mistaken
That usually won't work. When you renew your membership, Costco doesn't give you a new card, you get to keep your old car. For example, I've had my card for about 5 years now. Now before you say "well just subtract 5 years from that date then," keep in mind that I didn't always renew it on time. Sometimes I go months without shopping at Costco, so although I originally bought my membership in May of 2004, it doesn't expire until December 2009.
Stock R wrote:
Oct 21st, 2009 3:05 pm
How is the Costco CSR going to know what his friend sounds like?
lol You missed the boat on that one.
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Stock R wrote:
Oct 21st, 2009 3:05 pm
How is the Costco CSR going to know what his friend sounds like?

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Shaner wrote:
Oct 21st, 2009 5:47 pm
That usually won't work. When you renew your membership, Costco doesn't give you a new card, you get to keep your old car. For example, I've had my card for about 5 years now. Now before you say "well just subtract 5 years from that date then," keep in mind that I didn't always renew it on time. Sometimes I go months without shopping at Costco, so although I originally bought my membership in May of 2004, it doesn't expire until December 2009.
Costco will often process a renewal from the date it expired, not the current date, so odds are this method will work for the OP...
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Ottomaddox wrote:
Oct 22nd, 2009 3:42 am
Costco will often process a renewal from the date it expired, not the current date, so odds are this method will work for the OP...
No they won't. If my membership expires in April and I don't go back in until November, they had better not give me a membership that is backdated to April and expires the following April. That would give me only 6 months of membership.

They would never charge you for a full year and give you less than that.
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Shaner wrote:
Oct 22nd, 2009 3:47 am
No they won't. If my membership expires in April and I don't go back in until November, they had better not give me a membership that is backdated to April and expires the following April. That would give me only 6 months of membership.

They would never charge you for a full year and give you less than that.
I see where you're coming from but look at it like a gym membership. Say if you join the gym Jan 1st and go throughout the year, but as renewal comes up and the start of the new year you can't make it there for whatever reasons. You finally get there March 5th we'll say. Your membership fee is due. They will charge you starting Jan 1st, not March 5th.
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