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Costco Pharmacy does not require membership

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May 25, 2009
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Costco Pharmacy does not require membership

Not sure if this has been posted already - this is pretty much an ongoing hot deal:

For those who don't know already: the pharmacies inside Costco do not require a Costco membership! Canadian law requires that pharmacists dispense to anyone, so they can't limit their customers to Costco members. From my experience, prescription drugs are usually quite cheap there and the dispensing fee is very low as well.

If the greeter at the door asks for a membership card, simply say that you want to go to the pharmacy and you are in!
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Aug 7, 2008
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Thanks, Did not know this but still dont think its a hot deal :)
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Mar 21, 2008
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Edmonton
Isn't a membership needed just to enter the store itself?
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Jul 22, 2013
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Canada
wtdeal wrote: Not sure if this has been posted already - this is pretty much an ongoing hot deal:

For those who don't know already: the pharmacies inside Costco do not require a Costco membership! Canadian law requires that pharmacists dispense to anyone, so they can't limit their customers to Costco members. From my experience, prescription drugs are usually quite cheap there and the dispensing fee is very low as well.

If the greeter at the door asks for a membership card, simply say that you want to go to the pharmacy and you are in!
+1

This is good to know for non-members to utilize the cheaper dispensing fees.
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Mar 21, 2002
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hijacker wrote: Isn't a membership needed just to enter the store itself?
Go back and re-read the first post.
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Didn't know this too. Good to know. Thanks OP!
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Jul 2, 2008
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This is correct and you don't need to be a member to purchase stuff there if you can find a member who'll get you gift cards.
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May 21, 2008
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FYI - you don't need a membership for their liquor stores either.
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May 29, 2003
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$4 dispensing fee. Can't purchase OTC drugs/items. Can always call and get prices before you go too.
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Dec 21, 2012
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Winnipeg
[quote="If the greeter at the door asks for a membership card, simply say that you want to go to the pharmacy and you are in![/QUOTE"]

Now I can get in for the pizza !!
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Aug 10, 2003
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Winnipeg
You can also by from costco.ca without a membership. Just be sure to check if the in store price of an item is lower in cost than online. if it is the same price - then buy online as they include shipping/handling. if the store price is cheaper there is always some friend / relative who is a costco member and can take you there to buy it.

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