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Costco memberships, what do you have and what is the difference?

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Costco memberships, what do you have and what is the difference?

I'm looking to get my own membership at Costco but their comparison feature doesn't really work. All I know is that the executive has cash back. Any other differences? Any any deals on membership?

http://www.costco.ca/costco-memberships.html
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I have a executive and share it with friends and family.

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spinningpiledriver wrote:
May 2nd, 2015 6:08 pm
But doesn't it have your picture on it?
Family all live fairly close...At least twice a month we meet up there and Costco has no problem splitting the bill
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Executive - 2% cash back and I can get back the $55 difference in price if the Executive membership cash back doesn't go higher than the $55 base price.

Also, was referred by a friend - we each both got a $10 Costco gift card.
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tg82 wrote:
May 2nd, 2015 7:31 pm
Executive - 2% cash back and I can get back the $55 difference in price if the Executive membership cash back doesn't go higher than the $55 base price.

Also, was referred by a friend - we each both got a $10 Costco gift card.
Does it automatically do that or do you have to request it?
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If you have the executive membership, how do they deliver the 2% cashback? Is it required to have their MasterCard to get it?
What if there were no hypothetical questions?
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Jucius Maximus wrote:
May 2nd, 2015 11:56 pm
If you have the executive membership, how do they deliver the 2% cashback? Is it required to have their MasterCard to get it?
In store voucher by mail.

No, the MC cashback is a seperate voucher.
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george__ wrote:
May 2nd, 2015 6:09 pm
Family all live fairly close...At least twice a month we meet up there and Costco has no problem splitting the bill
Costco totally doesn't do that. They're incredibly strict about having only the member pay, to prevent membership piggybacking.
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Russell wrote:
May 3rd, 2015 1:35 pm
Costco totally doesn't do that. They're incredibly strict about having only the member pay, to prevent membership piggybacking.
Lol if you say so

edit - We don't go through check out TWICE, the cashier just splits the bill after she swipes all the items between everyone
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george__ wrote:
May 3rd, 2015 1:36 pm
Lol if you say so
It's true. When our daughter wants to buy makeup stuff we have to put her stuff on the line first and ask for a subtotal. They will NOT do a separate transaction or even split transactions on one card at one time.
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Russell wrote:
May 3rd, 2015 1:35 pm
Costco totally doesn't do that. They're incredibly strict about having only the member pay, to prevent membership piggybacking.
Not only that, but the last few times I've been there, the cashier asked to see my MC to verify it was my name on the credit card. I don't know what they would do for cash purchases though...I can't see them splitting up one order to various payment methods, especially when it's clear there are multiple shoppers.
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May 3rd, 2015 1:51 pm
It's true. When our daughter wants to buy makeup stuff we have to put her stuff on the line first and ask for a subtotal. They will NOT do a separate transaction or even split transactions on one card at one time.
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Subtotal - I can see that. Plenty of people ask for that to divide personal and business expenses, for example.

Separate payments with separate cards? If Costco catches an employee doing that, they are fired know the spot. They are INCREDIBLY anal about this. Anybody who says otherwise is either incredibly lucky or, more likely, a liar.

The person with the name on the card must be the one to pay. That's their policy.
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Russell wrote:
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Subtotal - I can see that. Plenty of people ask for that to divide personal and business expenses, for example.

Separate payments with separate cards? If Costco catches an employee doing that, they are fired know the spot. They are INCREDIBLY anal about this. Anybody who says otherwise is either incredibly lucky or, more likely, a liar.

The person with the name on the card must be the one to pay. That's their policy.
We put the items in a certain order (to split the order), the cashier rings everything through, splits the bill at the end and we each pay with our own CC or cash.

Some locations maybe more lax than others?

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