Membership Activation Certificate

Order your Membership Activation Certificate online only to receive this special promotion. Not available at Costco locations.

Join today and enroll in auto renewal to get a Costco Shop Card! New Executive Members receive $20. New Gold Star Members receive $10.

Use a Costco digital shop card to:


Join as a NEW Gold Star
Executive Member


Join as a NeW Gold Star


Give the gift of a NEW Costco Membership Activation Certificate for any occasion.

Not valid for renewal of existing membership.


To receive a Digital Costco Shop Card, you must provide a valid email address and set up auto renewal of your Costco membership on a Visa® card at the time of sign-up. If you elect not to provide a valid email address and sign up for auto renewal, a Digital Costco Shop Card will not be emailed. Valid only for nonmembers for their first year of membership. Not valid for renewal or upgrade of an existing membership. To qualify as a new member, an existing Costco membership must be expired at least 18 months or more. Limit one promotion per household. Digital Costco Shop Card will be emailed to the email address provided by the primary member at time of sign-up. within 2 weeks after successful sign-up and enrollment in auto renewal. Costco is not liable for incentives not received due to entry of an invalid address during sign-up.


*Use the provided single-use promo code when entering your payment information. (Note: You will see a $0.01 deduction on your membership cost after the promo code is entered. This indicates that your promo code has been successfully processed so your incentive will be emailed.) New members will not receive the promotion if the provided code is not entered at checkout when purchasing the membership.

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Join Costco as a new member

Join today and enroll in auto renewal to get a Costco Shop Card! New Executive Members receive $20. New Gold Star Members receive $10.


1. Membership Activation Certificates are not redeemable or refundable for cash or merchandise, nor is it a debit or credit card. Membership Activation Certificates must be redeemed at a Costco warehouse membership desk in the United States or Puerto Rico. They are not redeemable at or outside of the United States.
2. Membership Activation Certificates will not be replaced if lost, misplaced, destroyed or stolen. Membership Activation Certificates do not expire and there are no dormancy fees. Membership Activation Certificates cannot be used to purchase additional Membership Activation Certificates or Costco Shop Cards.
3. Costco reserves the right to refuse to honor the Membership Activation Card if Costco believes a Membership Activation Certificate has been obtained by fraud or theft.
4. These terms and conditions will govern the use of the Membership Activation Certificate by the purchaser/recipient and all subsequent known or unknown recipients or holders of the Membership Activation Certificate. Costco reserves the right to change or amend these terms in whole or in part at any time.