You have to admit, Costco seems to have it all figured out. They sell memberships for $60 and you come back often to load up on just about anything you need. pretty sweet deal for all involved, right?

But, what if you just need to by in bulk for a special event or maybe you have your eye on some electronics or patio furniture, etc. But it still might not be worth it to become a Costco member, so what do you do?

What a lot of people don't know is that Costco actually sells Costco cash cards. That's right, whether it's ten dollars or a thousand, you can get a Costco cash card, providing you have a friend that is a Costco member.

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Just give your friend some money to pick you up a cash card for you, in whatever denomination, next time they head to Costco. Have them pick you up a Costco cash card and you're all set. What are friends for, right?

You are allowed into the store without being a member if you have a Costco cash card. Use it to buy whatever you want and all is good. Costco sees this as a chance to get new non members into the store in hopes they will become a member. You may see the benefit in joining up if you want to shop there often.

Keep in mind, that even without a Costco cash card, non-members can fill prescriptions, get their vision and hearing checked and eat in their great food court.