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    Executive Members Get 2% Reward

    Up to $750 on Costco merchandise purchases!

    How To Qualify For The 2% Reward And Other Executive Member Privileges

    Upgrade to an Executive membership and get a 2% reward. The Executive membership upgrade fee is an additional $55 for Business and Gold Star members (plus sales tax where applicable). We will prorate the upgrade amount based on the months remaining in your current membership. At your next renewal, you will be billed a total of $110 for your Executive membership. To upgrade, call 1 (800) 220-6000 or visit the Membership counter at any Costco warehouse.

    Paid Executive Membership 2% Reward


    Annual Reward

    $750 max.

    Terms and Conditions

    Executive Membership 2% Reward

    Costco Executive Members receive a 2% Reward on most purchases. Reward is capped at, and will not exceed, $750 for any 12-month period. Only purchases made by the primary and primary household cardholder on the account will apply toward the Reward. Limit one Executive Membership per household or business. Purchases made prior to upgrade do not qualify for the 2% Reward.

    Calculation of 2% Reward

    Reward is approximately 2% of pre-tax purchases of most merchandise made through: front-end registers and most ancillary business registers at Costco warehouses; and Costco Web sites in both the U.S. and Canada by U.S. and Canadian residents. In the U.S., Reward is not calculated: (i) on purchases of cigarettes or tobacco-related products, gasoline, Costco Cash Cards, postage stamps, alcoholic beverages in certain states (including Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio, and Michigan), and at food courts; (ii) on membership fees; (iii) on purchases not recorded through Costco's front-end registers and transactions done on or through Web sites not hosted by Costco even if accessed through, including all business, consumer, and insurance services, the online photo center, Costco Travel, and the My Publisher website; (iv) on miscellaneous fees, deposits and taxes, including sales tax; (v) where prohibited by law or regulation; (vi) on purchases made by anyone other than the account's primary or primary Household Cardholder; and (vii) on certain other categories as determined at Costco's discretion, which may change without notice. A member must be an active, paid Executive Member when the Reward is earned and issued to receive the Reward. The period of calculation runs through the date approximately 3 months prior to the member's renewal date. Executive Members who downgrade to Gold Star or Business status or cancel their membership at renewal and receive a refund of their membership fee may not receive a Reward based on purchases during approximately the last 3 months of their last full year of Executive Membership.

    Using The 2% Reward Certificate

    The Reward certificate is mailed with the Executive Member's annual renewal notice. Rewards totaling less than $1 will not be sent. The Reward may be used toward purchases of most merchandise through the front-end registers at Costco warehouses in the U.S. Rewards may be used toward purchases of merchandise only; they have no independent cash value outside of Costco. In the U.S., Reward certificates may not be used: (i) toward purchases of certain merchandise such as alcohol, cigarettes or tobacco-related products; (ii) toward purchases that are not recorded through Costco's front-end registers, such as purchases at gas stations, Food Courts, and online at; (iii) as payment on Costco Credit Card accounts; (iv) on purchases of services, such as travel and auto; (v) where prohibited by law or regulation; or (vi) on certain other categories as determined at Costco's discretion. Reward certificates will not be replaced if lost or stolen.

    Canadian program rules are available at Canadian warehouses. Costco reserves the right in its discretion to discontinue or change the 2% Reward program at any time, or to disqualify or cancel members' participation.