Membership Activation Certificate

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

Join Costco as a new member, Enroll in auto renew and receive a $30 Costco Shop Card

Use a Costco Membership Activation Certificate to:


Join as a Gold Star
Executive Member

Purchase a Costco Membership Activation Certificate for $120.


Join as a Gold Star

Purchase a Membership Activation Certificate for $60.


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

Not valid for renewal of existing membership.

You will receive an email that includes your Costco Membership Activation Certificate. Valid for new memberships only. Costco Membership Activation Certificates are offered online only and are not available for purchase at Costco locations.

To activate your Costco membership you must bring your Costco Membership Activation Certificate to any U.S. or Puerto Rico Costco membership counter. Costco Shop Card will be mailed after you have joined Costco as a new member. Costco Shop Card is not generated by purchasing a Costco Membership Activation Certificate. Visit to find a location near you.

Join Costco as a new member

enroll in auto-renew, and receive a $30 Costco shop card


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.