Costco waves 5% surchage for non-memebers and American Express jointly run a promotion which lets non-members shop at without incurring the usual 5% surcharge. To participate, go to and enter 111775758538 member id at My Account page before registering (you will be prompted to register after you add an item to your shopping cart).

The offer is valid online only at (will not work in store) and you have to pay with an American Express card. The promotion expires August 26, 2007. Click on the image below for more details.

Costco and Amercian Express promotion

Source: discussion thread at FatWallet forums (via WiredDeals)

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2 Responses to “Costco waves 5% surchage for non-memebers”

  1. 1 Andrew Jun 29th, 2007 at 2:41 pm

    Neat, except what if you already ARE a member of Costco. Shouldn’t you get the same discount too? Or something comparable? Doesn’t give much incentive to join then does it?

  2. 2 Yan Jul 1st, 2007 at 4:46 pm

    Sorry, I don’t get your comment. Why do you need an incentive if you are already a Costco member?

    This promotion is a marketing teaser for people without membership. Supposedly once you try low Costco prices you will want to keep them coming by joining the club.

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