Costco Is Ending This Perk For Non-Members

Costco has long been known for its lower-than-average gas pricing, especially in recent months

Learn More

Arrow

as the price per gallon has risen, but these benefits will soon be unique to one U.S. state.

Learn More

Arrow

This week, gas station signage announced that the big-box retailer's New Jersey sites will demand store membership cards to buy gas starting July 5.

Learn More

Arrow

For nearly 20 years, non-members in New Jersey have been able to fill their cars at Costco's gas stations. Costco and other New Jersey

Learn More

Arrow

warehouse clubs opened their fuel pumps to non-members in May 2004 after being advised the ban violated state fuel sales rules. 

Learn More

Arrow

The Courier Post reports that New Jersey Gasoline Convenience Store and Automotive Association executive director Sal Risalvato sees "nothing wrong with the policy."

Learn More

Arrow

"I am learning they (Costco) are taking a position that is not illegal to limit their customers to members at their New Jersey gas stations

Learn More

Arrow

Costco's inexpensive gas draws large queues, which may explain the policy change. Some customers expressed relief on Reddit:

Learn More

Arrow

This statement comes as AAA reports the national average gas price nears $5 per gallon. The Costco gas station in Bayonne

Learn More

Arrow

N.J. sold normal gasoline for $4.81 per gallon yesterday, while Garden State gas prices averaged $5.019.

Learn More

Arrow

5 Spiciest Dishes

Catch The Swimming Monkeys

More Stories

Hikes Off The Beaten Trail