BJs Wholesale vs. Costco?

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BJs Wholesale vs. Costco?

Postby Money card » Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:13 am

What's the difference between a Costco cash card and a gift card? I was talking to somebody at the gate and they were saying you have to be a member to get a gift card.

This should not be true.

If I'm buying a Costco gift card I'm giving it to somebody who has a Costco membership. Which should mean even though I'm not a Costco member, I have a right to use my green card and buy a gift card it could for birthday gift, Christmas or wedding anniversery.

What I'm wondering is there a difference between a gift card and a cash card? For anybody who lives near a Costco far away from my area, do they give 1 day passes with a work badge? In my area BJ's does.

What's the difference between BJs and costco aren't they the same?


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Postby 2percentPlus » Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:16 pm

Money card wrote:What's the difference between a Costco cash card and a gift card? I was talking to somebody at the gate and they were saying you have to be a member to get a gift card. This should not be true.


It is true, you cannot buy anything without being a member, that includes cash cards. You don't need to be a member to use a cash card.

Which should mean even though I'm not a Costco member, I have a right to use my green card and buy a gift card it could for birthday gift, Christmas or wedding anniversery.
Nope

What I'm wondering is there a difference between a gift card and a cash card? For anybody who lives near a Costco far away from my area, do they give 1 day passes with a work badge? In my area BJ's does.

What's the difference between BJs and costco aren't they the same?
No difference, they are called cash cards. No one day passes. Membership can be refunded at anytime. The difference is that BJ's is desperate for members, Costco isn't, and Costco is much more competitive with Sam's pricing, BJ's is not competitive at all, ie. overpriced.

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Postby Money card » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:15 pm

Are people who are not Costco members allowed to buy merchandise if they borrow a friends, family's or co-worker's Costco membership card?

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Postby 2percentPlus » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:42 am

Money card wrote:Are people who are not Costco members allowed to buy merchandise if they borrow a friends, family's or co-worker's Costco membership card?


Absolutely not, what kind of question is this!?

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Postby Money card » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:14 pm

Well my co worker has told me and our co workers that she has lent her Costco membership card to her friends, who are not members. But she made 1 thing clear to me , that they are not allowed to use an American express card.

Could each Costco have different rules?

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Postby 2percentPlus » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:42 pm

Money card wrote:But she made 1 thing clear to me , that they are not allowed to use an American express card.


They're not allowed to use an American Express card?

That is all that Costco accepts.

A non-member can make a purchase without a membership card, if they are paying with a Costco Cash card. As was covered previously, only a member can purchase a Costco Cash card, with cash or American Express.

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Postby Money card » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:13 pm

That's correct nobody has been using an American Express card that my co worker told me. Her friends have paid cash.

I was wondering for anybody who's not a member but borrows a members card and is paying cash, are they allowed to do this or does it depend upon the area or does every Costco have different rules?

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Postby 2percentPlus » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:58 pm

Is it okay to borrow a friends car and drive 100mph on the highway? Or is it only ok if you drive 80mph? What if you steal the car but drive it under the speed limit, is that ok?



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