New Costco Gift Card Policy - Non Members allowed only 2 separate purchases
I received two Costco gift cards for Christmas, so last night I went to the Burlington ON store. I breezed by the greeter who smiled, but asked no questions. I filled a Prescription for the 1st time there and again, did not have to offer any explanation ... it was done as in any other drug store ... ie) no special "no-member code"while paying.
I got to the check out ... after everything had been rung through, I gave my gift card so the cashier called up a gruff bouncer-like woman who told me I needed to sign up for a temporary membership 1st. Apparently, this has been the policy for 6 months, that Non Members are allowed only 2 separate purchases per year with a gift card (controlled by computer at Membership Desk ) Then the card is confiscated and any outstanding cash on the card is returned.
I was never enough of a 'Costco fan' to join, but this completely turned me off.