While shopping at Costco is usually painless, there are some ways to make your shopping experience even more enjoyable. Since Costco is a members-only wholesaler, you need to make sure you always have your membership card with you before entering. Thanks to the Costco Digital Membership Card, you can have your card on your phone and as a result, with you at all times. Learn more about your digital membership here. 

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What Is the Costco Digital Membership Card?

The Costco Digital Membership Card is a virtual copy of your membership accessed through the Costco app. It shows your name, photo, ID number, expiration date, QR code, and membership level. The digital membership card will allow you to renew your membership and view your 2% reward balance anytime. 

How to Get a Digital Membership Card

Costco Digital Membership Card
Credit: Costco Australia

To get the Costco Digital Membership Card on your phone, follow these steps:

  1. Download the Costco app.
  2. Tap the “Account” option at the bottom of your screen. 
  3. Log in with your existing Costco.com account. (If you don’t have a Costco.com account at this time, create one and then log in.)
  4. Verify your membership through a code or email. 
  5. View your digital membership card through “Account.”

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Where to Use a Digital Membership Card

You can use a Costco Digital Membership Card at the warehouse for entry, check out (assisted and self), returns, the pharmacy, the hearing aids center, the optical center, the tire center, and the gas station. You don’t need an internet connection to view the card when paying. 

The only exception is the food court, where you can only use your physical membership card to purchase food.

Other Perks for Payment

While you can show your membership card through your phone, you can also attach your Costco Visa credit card to the Costco app. This way you can have your membership and payment information all in the same location, making it easier to shop and check out at Costco. 

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Forgetting your membership card at home doesn’t have to be a huge inconvenience. With the Costco Digital Membership Card, you can shop for all your essentials and deals with your phone as proof of membership through the Costco app.