You can get a refund on a Costco Cash Card — Costco’s version of a gift card — if the card balance is less than $10. Some state laws also require that gift card balances be redeemable for cash.
Costco Cash Card Refund Policy
Costco Cash Cards with a balance of $10 or less can be redeemed for cash at a warehouse location, according to the Costco website.
If the balance on the card is greater than $10, you can only redeem the card for cash in states where a cash refund is required by law.
These states include:
- California: Any gift certificate sold after Jan. 1, 1997, is redeemable in cash for its cash value or subject to replacement with a new gift certificate at no cost to the purchaser or holder.
- Washington: If a purchase is made with a gift certificate for an amount that is less than the value of the gift certificate, the issuer must make the remaining value available to the bearer in cash or as a gift certificate at the option of the issuer.
Costco Cash Cards can only be purchased by Costco members, but they can be used by non-members to gain entry to Costco warehouse locations and to pay for Costco merchandise.
For more information on state gift card statutes, see our research on gift card return policies by store and state.