Costco announced an end to their senior shopping hours effective April 18, 2022.
“As of April 18, 2022, Costco will no longer be offering special shopping hours for members ages 60 or older, healthcare workers and first responders,” the giant retailer announced on their Covid Update Page.
“Members who do not wish to shop during regular hours are welcome to visit Costco.com for all their shopping needs.”
Costco and many other retail chains instituted senior shopping hours in March 2020, at the beginning of the Covid pandemic. Costco announced an end to the senior hours last July but after pushback on social media, the chain reduced the shopping hour from 5 days a week to 2 days a week.
Until April 18, 2022, Costco’s senior shopping hour remains in effect for 9 am to 10 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The senior hour is for Costco members over age 60 or for those with disabilities or who are otherwise compromised.
For more details and the official announcement see:
Costco Says Change Added Costs
Costco explained more about the change on the Costco Facebook Page.
Rules for Costco Special Operating Hours for Members Ages 60 or Older Until April 17, 2022:
Who is eligible: Only members ages 60 and older, healthcare workers and first responders. Guests who do not qualify will not be admitted.
Costco members who are healthcare workers (which includes pharmacists and all hospital employees with a hospital ID) and first responders (police officers, EMTs and firefighters) may also enter the warehouse during Special Operating Hours, as well as regular operating hours.
Costco warehouses in the U.S. and Puerto Rico will be open for Special Operating Hours Tuesday and Thursday from 9 to 10 a.m.
Brooklyn, NY: Special Operating Hours are from 8 to 9 a.m., Tuesday and Thursday
Culver City, CA: Special Operating Hours are from 8 to 9 a.m., Tuesday and Thursday
Iwilei (Honolulu), HI: Special Operating Hours are from 8 to 9 a.m., Tuesday and Thursday
Westbury, NY: Special Operating Hours are from 8 to 9 a.m., Tuesday and Thursday
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