How to Cancel Costco Membership The Quickest Way
Costco is a wholesale company that offers its members the possibility of shopping in bulks for an affordable price. You can still buy from Costco online if you're not subscribed to one of the company's several membership plans, but the in-person warehouse shopping is reserved only for the members.
If you signed up for a Costco membership plan and found out the stores don’t have much to offer after all, here’s how you can cancel your membership quickly and without issues.
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To have us cancel your Costco membership, you only need to take three short steps:
- Log in to your DoNotPay account from your web browser
- Select the Find Hidden Money option
- Enter Costco as the service you want to cancel
You will receive an email from DoNotPay as soon as your cancelation is processed and confirmed, and Costco will never charge you again.
If you’re also struggling to monitor all the subscriptions you’re signed up for, you can have DoNotPay do that for you too. Just connect your DoNotPay account to your email or bank account, and we’ll keep track of the services you’re paying for.
You might see a large number of them serve you no purpose now, compared to the time you first subscribed to them. In that case, you can have us cancel every one of them and see more money in your account the next month.
Can You Cancel a Costco Membership On Your Own?
You can also take a more lengthy traditional approach to quit Costco and do it manually. The company gives only two options, though:
- Going to a Costco warehouse and canceling your membership in person
- Calling the Costco Member Service Center
How to Cancel Your Costco Membership In Person
As you can see, Costco cannot be praised for state-of-the-art technology when it comes to its cancelation policies. If you want to have the company terminate your membership, you’ll have to go to the nearest Costco store to place your request.
Before you head to a Costco warehouse that is the closest to your location, make sure to have the following documentation with you:
- Your membership card
- ID card
If you cannot find your Costco membership card, you can give Costco your:
- Physical address
- Contact number
Once you’re at a Costco store, take these steps to cancel your membership:
- Go to the membership counter
- Inform the Costco staff you want them to cancel your subscription
- Provide the information they ask
- Ask for a refund on your membership term
How to Cancel Your Costco Membership Over the Phone
The only alternative to in-person cancelation is calling the Costco Member Service Center. You’ll also have to give the Costco representative your membership number and possibly other personal information, so make sure you have the documentation ready at hand.
If you want to cancel your Costco Membership by phone, take the following steps:
- Dial +1 (800) 774-2678
- Choose Membership when automated message lists your options (you may either be asked to say the option aloud or tap a certain number on your keypad)
- Select the Cancelation option
- Say or enter your membership number (as directed)
- Follow any prompts from then on
- Request a confirmation of your cancelation either through an automated phone system or to a real person
Phew! As you can see, neither of the two ways Costco gives you to cancel your membership manually isn’t too straightforward—another reason to have DoNotPay cancels your subscription in the nick of time.
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Does Costco Give Prorated Refunds on Canceled Memberships?
Yes, Costco will issue you a refund when you cancel your subscription. You can either get a prorated refund if there is a balance on your membership or a full annual refund if you are dissatisfied with the service.
For more inquiries, such as specific return policies on orders and purchased items, you can reach Costco at +1 (855) 556-5283.
Here’s the information regarding the operation hours of Costco customer service for refund questions:
Days of the Week
|Operating Hours (EST)|
8 am–10 pm
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