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Membership of Costco wholesale


Costco is a membership cash and carry warehouse club which sells a large variety of quality brand-named items at low prices, including groceries; wines, beers and spirits; electrical appliances; furniture; and tyres; as well as having in-store butchers and bakers.

As a member of University staff you are eligible to purchase an annual membership of Costco wholesale. The annual membership fee is £28 plus VAT for the primary cardholder, which includes a second card for your spouse or partner. One additional card is available to a family member aged 18 or over and living within the same household, at a cost of £14 plus VAT.

Your membership card is valid in all UK warehouses and over 500 worldwide.

Costco visit campus three times a year for staff to enquire about membership and sign up.  A Costco representative will be in the Staff House foyer from 10:00 - 14:00 on:

  • 1 November 2018

If you wish to join before these dates, just visit Costco and take your University ID card or recent payslip, as well as a current utility bill as proof of your address.

Costco Birmingham is located at 100 Watson Road, Star City, Birmingham, B7 5SA. Tel 0121 326 3500.  E-mail



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