Costco Senior Discount & Senior Membership Policies

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Costco doesn’t offer a senior discount or a lower-priced senior membership.[1]

We contacted Costco stores in Arizona, Georgia, New York, and Maryland to verify this information. All locations confirmed that there are no senior discounts for membership fees, products, or services at Costco.

Other Ways to Save at Costco

To shop at Costco, you first must have a Costco membership.

While it doesn’t offer a senior discount or discounted memberships, Costco does offer a membership promotion for military members and veterans.

New members who can verify their military or veteran status are eligible to receive a $30 Costco Shop Card in the mail after registration.[2]

Costco also has rotating deals on the products in its warehouses. You can see the warehouse savings section of the Costco website to stay up to date on the current promotions.

Additionally, Costco offers a personal credit card — the Costco Anywhere Visa Card — that allows cardholders to get cash back on gas, restaurant, and travel purchases, as well as purchases from Costco and

Senior Shopping Hours

While most Costco warehouse locations in the U.S. open at 10 a.m., the company currently offers senior shopping hours from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

Some locations have other special hours — for example, some begin the senior shopping hour at 8 a.m. or 8:30 a.m.

These shopping times are available to members aged 60 and older.[3]

Similar Stores With Senior Discounts

Although you cannot get a senior discount at Costco, other stores sell groceries, clothes, and electronics and do offer discounts for seniors.

A few of these include:

  • Albertsons
  • AT&T
  • Belk
  • Fred Meyer
  • Publix
  • Rite Aid
  • Ross
  • Safeway
  • T-Mobile
  • Walgreens

For even more options, see our list of more than 100 places with senior discounts.

We also specifically list the places where seniors can get free coffee.


  • Paul Navin

    I just wanted to find out the senior hours.

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      First Quarter Finance | Lindsey Desmet

      Hello, Paul! It is best to contact your local store for information about senior hours. Some stores are offering senior hours on particular days (such as Tuesdays and Thursdays), while others are reserving one hour for seniors each weekday morning. Enter your zip code in Costco’s warehouse finder; the phone number will appear under the store’s address. Have a safe shopping trip!

  • Caroline

    When is the senior citizen discount day at Walmart?

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      First Quarter Finance | Lindsey Desmet

      Hello, Caroline! Unfortunately, Walmart does not have a senior discount day, but our related article on Walmart’s senior discount policy has information about other ways to save at Walmart.

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