To shop at Costco, people need to pay an annual fee UNLESS you have a Costco Cash Card. Costco Cash Card is Costco’s gift card.
Just show your Costco Cash Card at the door to get in. Any extra balance that cannot be paid with your Costco Cash Card can be paid normally.
You do miss out on being able to return the item months later, but you get to enjoy the low cost even on gas without having to pay for membership.
So the next time your friend is shopping at Costco, ask them to buy you multiple Costco Cash Cards with $10 each on them!
See the article here:
Tip – How to Shop at Costco Without a Membership