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Costco cash card, I am a non member? Surcharge?

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Costco cash card, I am a non member? Surcharge?

I know this has been brought up before BUT my friend bought me a Costco Cash card. I am a non member. I called Richmond store and I can use this card, then pay the difference.

Will I have to pay a surcharge?
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I don't think so, actually my father used to ask his me to "buy" him costco gift cards, so that he don't have to pay for costco membership :lol: since he don't go there often!

How about you use your gift card, go in and buy three $25 gift cards? That's means you have 3 trips to costco! :?:

I am not sure how this works anymore, but I think this used to work in the past pretty sure!
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defencerulez wrote: I don't think so, actually my father used to ask his me to "buy" him costco gift cards, so that he don't have to pay for costco membership :lol: since he don't go there often!

How about you use your gift card, go in and buy three $25 gift cards? That's means you have 3 trips to costco! :?:

I am not sure how this works anymore, but I think this used to work in the past pretty sure!

Thanks. I did talk to someone in the office and everything is fine BUT I never asked nor did he mention anything about paying a surcharge. I think I should be good to go. Vitamix here I come.
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defencerulez wrote: I don't think so, actually my father used to ask his me to "buy" him costco gift cards, so that he don't have to pay for costco membership :lol: since he don't go there often!

How about you use your gift card, go in and buy three $25 gift cards? That's means you have 3 trips to costco! :?:

I am not sure how this works anymore, but I think this used to work in the past pretty sure!


non members cannot buy gift cards. That would make the whole membership system redundant.
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bratman wrote: non members cannot buy gift cards. That would make the whole membership system redundant.

I think he was a member :) his father wasn't. I am not a member but have a gift card :)
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No surcharge for non-members using gift cards, and I have gave out a couple of those to people that would have complain if there were. :)

If you managed to spend more than the amount on the card, the rest you have to pay either using Amex, debit, or cash. There's no limit also. So you can buy a $2000 TV with the a $25 gift card. You just pay the rest with one of those methods.
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Thanks for the confirmation :) I love RFD.

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