Costco Senior Discount and Costco Senior Membership Fee Policies

Costco does not offer a senior discount or a discounted membership for seniors.[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. Our related research has a detailed Costco membership cost breakdown, as well as information about sharing Costco memberships.

While it does not offer a senior discount or discounted memberships, Costco does offer a membership promotion for military members and veterans. New members who are able to 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 You can see our article for a complete review of Costco’s credit card offerings.

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. Monday through Friday. Some locations have other special hours — 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, there are other stores that sell groceries, clothes, and electronics that 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.