Costco Now Requires You to Have a Membership to Eat in the Food Court
The non-members are going to miss Costco's $1.50 hot dog deal.
Unfortunately, the doors to this culinary haven will soon be closing—well, at least to those of us who don’t have a Costco membership.
Wait, Is This Really Happening?
The rumors are true. Costco has apparently had enough of us wandering in off the street and ordering $1.50 hot dogs from its food court. Now, the food court will be available exclusively to people with a membership.
This policy will take effect on March 16, so if you’re a non-member who isn’t willing to spend the cash for a membership, you still have a few precious weeks to enjoy your favorite Costco meal.
Should I Invest in a Membership?
Maybe! Your Costco membership could pay for itself with perks, plus secure your access to the $1.50 hot dogs. If this food-related shift has you considering joining your local Costco, see whether it’s worth the time and investment.
If you’re in this for the food court, check out the $60 Gold Star membership. That includes one household card, and it’s valid at Costco locations worldwide.
You can still go to Costco without a membership, too. You can shop for stuff online (you’ll have to pay a small non-member fee), buy alcohol, use a gift card or pick up a prescription. If you’re headed to your local store, don’t forget a few of these things chefs buy at Costco.
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