Starfire Premier Members receive a 7% loyalty reward on most Starfire program purchases. Reward is capped at, and will not exceed, $80 for any 12-month period. Only purchases made by the Premier Member on the account will apply toward the reward. Purchases made prior to upgrade do not qualify for the 7% Reward.
Calculation of 7% Reward
Reward is approximately 7% of pre-tax purchases of most Starfire programs. Reward is not calculated: (i) on purchases of cigarettes or tobacco-related products, gasoline, Costco Cash Cards, postage stamps, alcoholic beverages in certain states (including Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio, and Michigan), and at food courts; (ii) on membership fees; (iii) on purchases not recorded through Costco’s front-end registers and transactions done on or through Web sites not hosted by Costco even if accessed through Costco.com, including all business, consumer, and insurance services, the online photo center, Costco Travel, and the My Publisher website; (iv) on miscellaneous fees, deposits and taxes, including sales tax; (v) where prohibited by law or regulation; (vi) on purchases made by anyone other than the account’s primary or primary Household Cardholder; and (vii) on certain other categories as determined at Costco’s discretion, which may change without notice. A member must be an active, paid Executive Member when the Reward is earned and issued to receive the Reward. The period of calculation runs through the date approximately 3 months prior to the member’s renewal date. Executive Members who downgrade to Gold Star or Business status or cancel their membership at renewal and receive a refund of their membership fee may not receive a Reward based on purchases during approximately the last 3 months of their last full year of Executive Membership.
Using the 2% Reward Certificate
The Reward certificate is mailed with the Executive Member’s annual renewal notice. Rewards totaling less than $1 will not be sent. The Reward may be used toward purchases of most merchandise through the front-end registers at Costco warehouses in the U.S. Rewards may be used toward purchases of merchandise only; they have no independent cash value outside of Costco. In the U.S., Reward certificates may not be used: (i) toward purchases of certain merchandise such as alcohol, cigarettes or tobacco-related products; (ii) toward purchases that are not recorded through Costco’s front-end registers, such as purchases at gas stations, Food Courts, and online at costco.com; (iii) as payment on Costco Credit Card accounts; (iv) on purchases of services, such as travel and auto; (v) where prohibited by law or regulation; or (vi) on certain other categories as determined at Costco’s discretion. Reward certificates will not be replaced if lost or stolen.
Canadian program rules are available at Canadian warehouses.
Costco reserves the right in its discretion to discontinue or change the 2% Reward program at any time, or to disqualify or cancel members’ participation.