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What's Costco's policy on multiple receipts?

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Simby wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 12:51 pm
Wow you guys treat a $60 Costco membership like being a member at Augusta National Golf Club. lol
Does the Augusta National Golf Club membership include bring a friend for free
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Multiple transactions also cost them extra. Doing this on a basis of countless customers adds up in unnecessary costs.

Ask for two copies of the same receipt, and like someone else pointed out, blackout the irrelevant line items on the business copy.

Or, make a copy of the receipt yourself.

I personally scanned and held copies of my business receipts. Easy to print out, easy to sort come tax season, and backup in case something happens without taking up much physical space.
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explorer11 wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 1:03 pm
Does the Augusta National Golf Club membership include bring a friend for free
Actually yes, guests of members play for free at Augusta.

The point I'm trying to make is that Augusta has 300 members and it's nearly impossible to get a membership and Costco has 90 million members.
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RE - Augusta vs Costco

AUGUSTA

Only 300 Members.

And you have to be INVITED to join.

Plus you have to be a somebody (accomplished something in life) as well as have a thick bank account (Membership & Dues will cost ya mega bucks annually)

There is a waiting list... At least 300 folks who otherwise supposedly qualify are waiting to get accepted.

COSTCO

By contrast has millions of members worldwide.

You don't have to be invited... Ya just show up at the door, and pay your Membership.

You don't have to be anybody, know someone, or be in anyway accomplished.

There is no waiting list... Cause membership is open & affordable.
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The one thing that BOTH have in common, is there are MEMBERSHIP RULES

Even the rich famous folk at Augusta can be forced to pay when they bring along their friends:
http://www.golf.com/tour-and-news/augus ... membership

MORALE OF THE STORY

If you want to p!ss (pun) all over the rules... Be expected to pay up or be asked to leave.
Last edited by PointsHubby on Nov 10th, 2017 1:49 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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NOTE -

My posts here have been a combo of tongue in cheek humour, and the truth about the rules at Costco.

Seriously by not following them, you are not being fair to everyone else... Who has paid their Membership Fee

Membership is not expensive. Your friend needs to use a Costco Gift Card if they are only going to come in once or twice a year.
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explorer11 wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 11:25 am
Maybe the should come out with another tier even more expensive and you can do multiple recepts in one checkout.

Last time i was there there were two ladies obviously one account holder with two complete shops (different family) complete full buggy. Then they spent several minutes determining this is mine and this is yours and then there was the cashier who was telling them they could not do different transactions which lead to an argument. The the supervisor had to come in and intervene. A waste of 5 to 7 minutes of my time because a member decides it's okay to bring along friends to do a shop. Its one thing to pick up an item for a friend but to bring someone along. Really.

Get a sub total for business items first.
I've initially did subtotals, but that didn't sit well with my company.
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joeyjoejoe wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 2:37 pm
I've initially did subtotals, but that didn't sit well with my company.
In that case you should have your company to get a business membership for you. Problem solved.

If they say no, then quit buying work crap for them. Or are you doing it to get the 2% kickbacks?
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CorSter wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 12:16 pm
I just ask them to subtotal the receipt with the business items first, and then pay for both my personal and business items in one transaction.
A few times I remember buying stuff I didn't want my business to see. One time I was hosting a Superbowl party and bought about 10 cases of beer...that's nobody's business.

95% of the time a subtotal is fine...it's the other 5% that pisses me off with their wishy washy unwritten "non-policy" that first line employees make up as they see fit.
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PointsHubby wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 1:49 pm
RE - Augusta vs Costco

AUGUSTA

Only 300 Members.

And you have to be INVITED to join.

Plus you have to be a somebody (accomplished something in life) as well as have a thick bank account (Membership & Dues will cost ya mega bucks annually)

There is a waiting list... At least 300 folks who otherwise supposedly qualify are waiting to get accepted.

COSTCO

By contrast has millions of members worldwide.

You don't have to be invited... Ya just show up at the door, and pay your Membership.

You don't have to be anybody, know someone, or be in anyway accomplished.

There is no waiting list... Cause membership is open & affordable.
.
.
.
The one thing that BOTH have in common, is there are MEMBERSHIP RULES

Even the rich famous folk at Augusta can be forced to pay when they bring along their friends:
http://www.golf.com/tour-and-news/augus ... membership

MORALE OF THE STORY

If you want to p!ss (pun) all over the rules... Be expected to pay up or be asked to leave.

Costco MEMBERSHIP CONDITIONS AND REGULATIONS

June 15, 2017

No sales will be made to any person unless they have a valid membership card.
Each cardholder may bring two guests. However, guests do NOT have purchasing privileges.

So a cardholder bringing a friend and purchasing the items for a friend is not in violation of the rules as long as the cardholder is the one paying.
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I have done two receipts (business and personal) many times.

If you're needing this often, get the proper business membership. Zero hassle.
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I have done this without issue when purchasing items for work - never been hassled. Sounds like a store specific thing.
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Oct 30, 2014
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I love Costco. Even with only my husband and I at home now I have the executive membership and feel it works for us. I choose to shop at Costco because I'm usually assured of quality.i purchase everything from hardware,electronics.children's clothes and outdoor items and everything in between. yes I've picked up stuff for friends. Maybe if some one asked to go with me I'd say yes, My issue is with people coming to this site to complain about their rules and, advice on how to return things no other retailer would let them return. when will people do the right thing just because it's the right thing to do.I know if I have an issue with a product Costco will stand behind it. Piece of mind means a lot to me. You don't like their rules shop elsewhere. I will not abuse their return policy just because I can. I enjoy this site, I learn a lot I wouldn't otherwise know. nothing is more irritating then skipping post after post because it's one more" do you think I can get away with it". My Costco sub totals when I have to submit a bill, their store their rules. Yes sometimes a different employee will make an exception,so what. How about if we treat Costco like the class act they are because they do treat their employees and customers well.
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marieba wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 10:29 pm
I love Costco. Even with only my husband and I at home now I have the executive membership and feel it works for us. I choose to shop at Costco because I'm usually assured of quality.i purchase everything from hardware,electronics.children's clothes and outdoor items and everything in between. yes I've picked up stuff for friends. Maybe if some one asked to go with me I'd say yes, My issue is with people coming to this site to complain about their rules and, advice on how to return things no other retailer would let them return. when will people do the right thing just because it's the right thing to do.I know if I have an issue with a product Costco will stand behind it. Piece of mind means a lot to me. You don't like their rules shop elsewhere. I will not abuse their return policy just because I can. I enjoy this site, I learn a lot I wouldn't otherwise know. nothing is more irritating then skipping post after post because it's one more" do you think I can get away with it". My Costco sub totals when I have to submit a bill, their store their rules. Yes sometimes a different employee will make an exception,so what. How about if we treat Costco like the class act they are because they do treat their employees and customers well.
No offense intended, but you sound like a Costco employee.
You can save even more by NOT spending ;)
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No not a Costco employee just some one who's retired from working retail for thirty years, and watching abuse day in and day out. I like spending at Costco as I said I like getting quality for the money I spend. I don't think I said anything negative about my spending habits. . No offense intended but do you ever get tired of the Costco questions (usally how to skirt around their policy or how to scam a retailer Costco or otherwise.) I really enjoy going into Costco and seeing pleasant staff instead of going to my bank and watching the teller trying to upsell me on everything because their job depends on it.

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