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Costco Is Expanding This New Member Perk

It's available exclusively online.

The list of perks that come with a Costco membership is long and includes the food court, tire center, travel deals, free samples, sales, gas, and other benefits. There's another bonus that was recently added exclusively online—and company leaders just announced that it's growing.

Costco Chief Financial Officer Richard Galanti said during the company's Q2 earnings call on March 4 that "Costco Next," which allows Costco members to shop certain partner brands' websites and get exclusive discounts, is expanding from 35 to 37 vendors.

The program "showcases a selection of limited products from some of Costco's most trusted suppliers," the warehouse chain says. It has been available since 2017, offering the items for at least 20% less. All members have to do is enter their first and last name and membership number. Then, they are taken to the supplier's website to shop.

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Galanti said that with the additional suppliers, there are about 1,000 items members can shop from, including Anker, Bench, Briggs & Riley, High Tech Pet, Invicta, Mikasa, Pottery Avenue, Thomas Kinkade, Volt, and more. To see the full list, click here.

"At Costco Next, you'll have the opportunity to purchase products directly from a Costco Next supplier's site, where you'll enjoy special members-only values," the company continues to say about the perk. "This innovative approach to marketplace expansion helps us achieve our goal of bringing a larger, more diversified selection of goods to our members, while increasing the value of our Costco membership."

This isn't the only perk that is making headlines right now. Some Costco Locations Have This in the Parking Lot—Could More Be Coming?

Amanda McDonald
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