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Shop at Costco Stores in Melbourne with No Membership Required on Nov 28 Only

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Costco are throwing open the doors for non-members to shop at Costco without a membership at their Melbourne stores on Tuesday November 28 only.

Also, if anyone signs up for membership on the day, they will receive a hamper with Costco goods worth over $100 as a bonus! - Only ~100 per store (thanks to yoyo6)

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EDIT: Link to flyer. It’s says Mums, but anyone can shop: http://melbourne.kidtown.com.au/images/mmsocialmedia1_1.jpg

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  • +3 votes

    rip the link is to a paywall :(

    • +10 votes

      Try this: outline.com/http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/inner-south/costco-to-open-its-door-to-melbourne-mums-for-one-day/news-story/690eabb90e901306a2b4be48b4d56c50&memtype=anonymous

  • +3 votes

    How will this work? You need to scan your membership card to get into the car park?

    • +1 vote

      I was about to ask the same question.

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      they will check your membership card at the entrance

    • +4 votes

      For the Docklands store, you’ll probably just have to park at the nearby Harbourtown Car Park.

      • +5 votes

        Or catch the tram to the door.

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        Did they say docklands store? Or just the one in moorabin?

        • +2 votes

          All 3 Melbourne stores are participating.

    • +1 vote

      They regularly open the gates for extended periods of time.

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      usually at the entrance, car park can still go in.

    • +1 vote

      They'll lift the boomgates for the day, free parking all day I reckon

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      i'll be walking in there. tram 89 services melbourne docklands store

    • +3 votes

      Hmm. The Ringwood and Moorabbin stores don't require membership to get to the carpark.

  • +14 votes

    Come on guys. If they open the store for everyone, their car park should be the same too

    • +10 votes

      It’ll be flooded, with a frustrated queue outside. Publicity won’t be flattering.

  • +2 votes

    Any luck with sydney

  • +16 votes

    All of a sudden they can do this! Totally unconnected with Kaufland coming to Australia.

    • +8 votes

      Yes, it's like it just occurred to them that it would be a 'nice' thing to do, lol

    • +8 votes

      I hope Kaufland takes over the Masters warehouse in Scoresby

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        I had similar hopes for Rutherford NSW. Masters didn't own their venues, while Bunnings prefer to, and so do Kaufland.

      • +1 vote

        Yes! It's just sitting there waiting to be filled! Only people that go in that direction are maccas customers.

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      Hey if they think that line works for eBay, it'll work for Costco :-P

  • +2 votes

    costco memberships can be canceled any time for full refund ಠ‿↼

    • +12 votes

      I was about to say the same thing… go in, sign up, get your hamper, do a big shop, take it out to the car, go back inside, membership refund.. hehehe

      Seriously though, that would be a scummy thing to do.

    • +5 votes

      But i believe they ban you feom becoming a memeber again for a year or 2.

      • -9 votes

        naah…I have done it for 2 yrs in a row

        • +5 votes

          @Suspect420:

          Your post is really stupid, I was going to explain why but the fact that you don't know why means I shouldn't bother.

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        Only 6 months

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        When I canceled I was not allowed to make a membership again for 2 years, so yes. Unless that has changed recently.

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      the problem on this is that Costco have an excellent returns and warranty program that goes beyond manufacturers warranty, but it is only valid if you continue membership. like when you ask for a change room to try on clothes they tell you to buy both sizes and bring back the one that doesn't fit. Actually as I wrote this I thought "how can the membership requirement of warranty be legal?"

      as far as rejoining pretty sure it is six months. it was when I asked a year or so ago as I let it lapse then.

      • +1 vote

        Manufacturer warranty does not require membership. Whatever extra warranty they offer you, they are doing voluntarily, so they are not locking away any of your entitlements behind a paywall. It's only extras that you'd be missing out on.

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    Oh this is a great deal. I will deff be going to do some shopping!

    • +7 votes

      You and 2 million others…

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    Good deal!

  • -3 votes

    Not really a deal.. you can tag along with a friend (or workmate) that has a membership.. I'm sure they wouldn't mind if you did it once a year.

    • +5 votes

      And will your friend give you $100 worth of products for free?

      • +5 votes

        RRP of $100

        Real value $9

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      $60 bucks for a year's membership is not much, i am sure lot of people would be wasting much more $$$ elsewhere….saves the tag along, go as much as you like….

      • +1 vote

        I was more meaning if you wanted to check it out. Come to think of it, you CAN check out Costco and then just refund the membership on the same day if you don't plan on returning. So the only thing about this deal is the $100 hamper if they have enough for everyone. Also it will be super busy so enjoy that.

        I've had my costco membership fir 2 years now and yes, the $60 is easily worth it.

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        Just a by the way comment.
        I have a hearing problem from industrial machinery or loud music but I purchased some hearing aids from Costco. What a lot of people don’t know is that with your membership you can get a full auditory test once a year for nothing at there hearing centers.
        So I keep my membership up mainly for that but visit regularly for toilet paper, kitchen scourers/sponges, Levi’s for $55, etc.
        I’m a full on ozbargainer but have no probs forking over the membership $’s.

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          They also sell "Kirkland" (house brand) hearing aides for from $2k/set, which is a very competitive price. Equivalent tech is $4K+/set elsewhere from what I've been told. So that's a decent deal, especially if you have older parents and you're just flat out tired of yelling all the time…..

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        If a million people paid $60, that right there, is $60,000,000/year.

        Nothing to scoff at.

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          That's true…that's the way their business model is designed. Millions in USA use Costco…
          Some of the stuff is good value, especially for families, and here in Australia average family is 4-5 people.

    • +1 vote

      Assuming you know someone with a membership.

  • +1 vote

    To those with Costco membership: any bargains or recommendations?

    • +14 votes

      I find their meat to be very high quality but at the same prices as the local supermarkets (try their lamb cutlets - the best i've ever eaten!)

      Often have products/brands we'd never see otherwise.

      If you like hot sauce, they sell tabasco/tapatio/cholula for much less than the local supermarkets. Cheap very big bottles of Nandos sauce too.

      The cakes are well priced if you're having a party, same with a lot of the finger foods.

      You need to know your prices though, there are some things no cheaper than woolies.

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        What about Sriracha?

        • +4 votes

          They have it, but its easy to find in the asian supermarkets at a good price so no need

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          My local Woolies sells Huy Fong Sriracha for $4 a bottle. Itd cost me significantly more to drive to Costco and back…

      • +2 votes

        1L of nandos sauce for $10 compared to $3.30 for 50mls at colesworth.

        Also the Korean bbq jerkey when its $10. Best jerkey Ive had.

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          buy the nandos sauce everytime I go.. The meats in my opinion are overpriced & going to the Vic Market is roughly the same amount of effort with the parking and the people. It's the prices at the market that crush costco though & the quality is the same if not better at the market

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          Which brands of jerky have you had out of interest?

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          @oscarthesausagedog: Only supermarket ones, and the ones from costco. Costco also sells jack links which is like eating cardboard but the korean and costco brand ones are very tender.

    • +2 votes

      $6 hot chooks.

      Tenderlion steaks (not a bargain, but best steaks)

      Often $50 itunes for $40

      And giant chips!

    • +11 votes

      I find that Aldi is just as cheap, if not cheaper. Costco is better for brand names, as you can get brand name products at around Aldi prices, but if you aren’t fussed about brand names then you’re better off sticking to Aldi and their things because that way you don’t need to buy in bulk.

    • +1 vote

      Gillete razors. Their store brand salsa. Obscenely huge cakes / desserts. Toilet paper / tissues.

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        TP is often brand name at 17c / 100 sheets. Great price!

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          As good as Quilton u reckon?

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          @thedude23: Often it is Quilton or Kleenex. I'm using 100% recycled now, I ain't no TP snob.

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      Oh yeah, cheap fuel too if you've got a servo. In Adelaide, usually the closest "on the run" or in NSW the closest 7-11 tries to match them though.

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      Eneloops

    • +1 vote

      Paper towel, tinned pineapple slices, frozen roti, frozen dumplings, frozen fruit, frozen chicken wings, peanut butter, angus beef patties, minced garlic, dog food/treats..

      There's a section near the front that zi call the diabetes aisle.. but there are definitely some good prices there if you like bulk choc/candy.

      There are a lot of occasional or one-off purchases too. You may spend $200 per visit, or you may spend $500+

    • +2 votes

      I always buy their meat and seafood. Cheaper and much better quality than supermarkets. Their wagyu steak cuts are top notch. I also buy the salmon fillet slabs, so fresh you can eat it raw like sashimi out of the packet, zero smell watsoever.

      The only thing is they sell them in packs that weigh mimimum 1kg. So you better have a big appetite or do what I do: cut them up and seal them in vacuum bags so they can last a couple of months.

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      Petrol

    • +8 votes

      The maple syrup. It's Grade A Canadian Amber. $15 for one litre!

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        Excellent price.

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      Oh the spirits section is often great value, the beer sometimes too.

    • +1 vote

      12 tray of muffins from the bakery
      catering sized cheesecake
      1lt Nandos Perri Perri sauce

      last time I went, a year or so ago, they had a pallet load of $50 Levis 501s

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      Meat, i normally get chicken breast, mince, flank, salmon, divide them into 6 portions or so bulk freeze them. I save so much money doing this.

      Tissue boxes, i like the Kirkland ones because they come in cube shapes (smaller takes up less space on table).

      Kirkland whiskey, apparently it is produced by jack daniels just diff label. Im not a whiskey connoisseur but my bf enjoys it and he has no complaints.

      Slightly cheaper by like 5 dollars or so on 1l spirits/liquors than you can find in dan murphys or basically anywhere else. Good range has most of the basic stuff.

      Bagels, smoked salmon, cream cheese, id go nuts for this and eat it everyday if my bf ate raw salmon. Unfortunately he does not :(

      Toilet paper, larger rolls than i normally find at colsworth.

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      their petrol seems to always be cheaper than their competitors

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      $6 chicken (feeds the family for good week)

      Bulk Spam + Canned chicken (pretty good for sandwiches)

      Their Maryland seasoned chicken thighs (3 packs of 2) is great for a roast every now and again :)

      And the Costco Bear (both the 93" [2.5m] and the 53" [1.5m], although they now come smaller) are a sight to behold and house goals :P

      Plus their clothing range is great. Jeans are lovely for women and the business shirts for men aren't half bad :)

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        What does the bear taste like?

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          I've haven't tried to eat it but, it smells like unattainable house prices

    • +1 vote

      I went there the other day. Some things are cheap, but most of their groceries (the stuff you'd get from a supermarket) are super sized. This is great if you have a family, not so great if you're a single or couple with no kids. My fridge would not fit the giant items they sell, and dry or fresh goods would go off before I could finish them.

      You can buy a roast chicken which is bigger than Coles chickens, and they sell for $6 and some change. Coles sells them for $8.80 I believe, and used to be $11. And these are smaller chickens.

      The thing that sucks is they don't catalog what they have on their website. You can't search to see if they sell an item you're after and what price. You have to go there. It's very busy too. Carparks are huge, but they fill up quick. I went on Monday. About 30% of it was taken up half an hour before they even opened.

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      Levis 501 $55, savoys, vileda kitchen cloths, scotch brite scourers,.
      Things like beer and spirits are the same price as when on sale elsewhere ie 150 lashes $52. But you generally know that you will be buying at a good price, just price check through your phone.

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      Coconut rolls 'hand dipped in dark chocolate' OMG best sweet snack eveeerrrrr.
      Giant slabs of all kinds of fizzy drink.
      Huge tubs/bagd of spinach and other leafy greens.
      Decent size tubs etc of salad, soup, cheese, bacon, fruit juice (ie preshafruit, kombucha and boost juice are a good price).
      Some clothes like hats, thongs, packs of underwear and socks.

      The cakes are disgusting.

  • +11 votes

    I don't renew my Costco membership when it runs out - I renew it when I next need it, which can be up to a few months later.

    Holding off is about to pay out!

    • -4 votes

      Lol doesn't make a difference when you do its dated back. It will always be the month that's printed on the card regardless when you renew it. If you're referring to the hamper it's for new sign ups so canceling your membership for the hamper would void any warranty on previous purchases

      • +10 votes

        Not true. Memberships renewed more than 2 months after the expiry date start from the new date, not from the expiry date.

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          nice to know, thanks

        • +1 vote

          I didn't know this was a thing; guess I've always done it 2+ months in!

          Fun fact: card is not checked at food - so expired card still gets you in the door if you're after a cheap feed :D

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          @picklewizard: You don't need to be a member to buy food (fast food)

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          @Local:

          But you need to be a member to get in the door. Can't get to the food court without going through the door.

        • +1 vote

          @Moventura: An expired card gets you in though, they don't check!

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    Thanks hoping to go