Costco’s Latest Membership Program Update Will Make Shopping So Much Better

Now you can fill your cart stress-free.

There’s so much to love about Costco with its winding aisles and giant guilty pleasures. (Where else will you get tubs of Nutella bigger than your head?) If it’s your favorite place to shop, we get it, because it’s our favorite, too. One drawback to Costco is you have to have a membership card to pay for all those items you just loaded up in your cart. And if you left your card at home, you might have to stand in line at the membership desk or, worse, make a trip back home.

Costco decided to change their membership game. Your weekly grocery haul just got a whole lot easier.

Your Costco Membership Card Is Now Digital

Say goodbye to the days of tearing your wallet apart in search of that pesky Costco membership card. The bulk retailer has officially made the digital shift, so your membership card is now accessible from your phone.

Now you can enter the store and pay for your items by flashing your mobile screen just like you would with your Starbucks Rewards at the coffee shop.

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The Digital Membership Card is now available on the Costco app. Create a Costco.com account to access your card.

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When the news dropped on Instagram last year, dedicated shoppers flocked to the comments section to ask Costco about the new feature. The digital membership card can’t be used at the gas pump, and the feature is only active in the U.S. and Canada for the time being.

Here’s how to make the most out of your Costco membership.

How to Download Your Digital Membership Card

Getting started is actually pretty easy. Just go to the app store on your iPhone or Android device and download the Costco app. After that, all you need to do is log in to your Costco.com account and enter the numbers on your card. Once you’ve done that, you can get shopping!

Roll up to the register and show the QR code to your cashier to get paying for your goodies. Just make sure you don’t break these unspoken grocery store rules.

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Laurie Dixon
Having a passion for writing her whole life, Laurie joined the Taste of Home team to bring together her two favorite things—creative writing and food. She spends most of her time playing with her dog, drafting up short stories and, of course, trying out new recipes.