Costco Returning to Normal Store Hours (+ Score a $10 or $20 Costco Shop Card w/ New Membership)

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Here’s how you can save big with this exclusive Costco Membership promotion!

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Wanna upgrade your Costco experience? You’ve come to the right place!

Costco is home to low prices and tons of great products, but did you know you can actually get even more perks by signing up for their Executive Membership? 🤑

As always, you’ll get the best prices on everything from groceries to electronics, but you’ll also score even more savings with an Executive Membership while staying in the know on all the latest Costco news and products. 🙌

Did you hear the news? As most cities, states, and counties lift their COVID-19 restrictions, Costco is also planning to return to its regular shopping hours except where required by local regulations. This change will take effect on Monday, April 18, 2022.

This change will end Costco’s special operating hours for members 60+, healthcare workers, and first responders. These limited shopping hours will continue in most locations every Tuesday and Thursday from 9-10 AM through April 17, 2022.


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Join today and get a $10 or $20 Costco Shop Card!

New Executive Members receive a $20 Shop Card and new Gold Star Members receive a $10 Shop Card. Make sure to enroll in auto-renewal on a Visa card at the time of sign-up to qualify for the Shop Card. Costco Shop Cards can be used at any Costco warehouse, gas station, and online at Costco.com.

And if you purchase the Executive Membership, you’ll get 2% cash back on ALL qualified Costco purchases!

Costco sheet rainbow sheet cake half eaten

That includes a ton of our favorite items, including Costco’s home goods, pre-made meals, and that delectable sheet cake. 🤤 Yes, 2% CASH BACK ON CAKE!! Best news EVER! 😆

Current Gold Star members upgrading to an Executive Membership aren’t eligible for the shop card promo, BUT you can still benefit from the cash back perks once you upgrade. In the unlikely event that you don’t accumulate much in cash back rewards, Costco will refund you the difference from the $60 upgrade fee to cover the cost! You really can’t lose either way. 🙌

Note: Cashback on purchases is limited to $1000 per year. See the full 2% cashback terms here.

Costco membership brochure

Did you know that Executive Members get discounts on more than just in-warehouse goods?

Yep, it’s true! Costco has a whole roster of services available to help its members with everything from car loans to identity protection. While these services are open to Gold Star members as well, Executive members may receive lower rates than Gold Star members.

Costco membership poster

And you’ll have access to Unexpected Items!

Costco’s neat “Unexpected Items” page highlights all the products that–you guessed it!–you wouldn’t expect to find at Costco or on Costco.com. They have plenty of useful (and interesting!) items that you probably never knew you needed, and Costco is also a great starting point for finding some gift inspiration.


woman holding a Costco Executive Membership

That’s only a small selection of the items you can find on Costco’s Unexpected Items list…

Even better, you can often find items sold at members-only prices or with manufacturer’s savings. You can also check out Costco’s membership tips to find even more unexpected ways to make the most of your Costco membership!

Since Costco sells such a wide variety of items online that you can get shipped right to you, you can benefit from a membership even if you don’t live close to a Costco location. 🙌

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Disclaimer: To receive the incentive, you must join and enroll in auto-renewal of your Costco membership on a Visa® card at the time of sign-up. If you elect not to enroll in auto-renewal at the time of sign-up, incentives will not be mailed. Promotion is valid for new memberships in the first year of membership when enrolled in auto-renewal at time of sign-up. Not valid for renewal or upgrade of an existing membership. Previous Costco members may qualify as a new member only if they have not paid membership fees for the past 30 months. Limit one promotion per household. Promotion is non-transferable and may not be combined with any other promotion. Costco Shop Card is not redeemable for cash, except as required by law.

Promotional Costco Shop Card incentive will be mailed to the address provided by the member within 4 to 6 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 and will trigger the mailing of the incentive.) May be subject to sales tax. A Costco membership is $60 a year. An Executive Membership is an additional $60 upgrade fee a year. Each membership includes one free Household Card. See the complete terms and conditions here. 


Rachel has a Bachelor's from the University of Central Florida with 6 years of blogging experience in deals, couponing, and frugal lifestyle not only for Hip2Save, but also for other publications. Connect with Rachel on LinkedIn


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  1. Deborah wickens

    Is this still offered?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Yes! I still find it listed though the link above! 💞

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