If you have a membership to this warehouse club and you care about your privacy, then read on for a few simple steps you can take.
1. Tell Costco to Stop Selling Your Data
Complete the Privacy Choices form to make Costco stop selling your data.
Have you ever filled out a survey for Costco? They sell that data, too.
Luckily, it's easy to opt-out of Costco selling your information – just complete the opt-out form.
2. Tell Costco to Stop Sending You Junk Postal Mail
Do you receive promotional postcards from Costco that just end up in the trash? You can opt-out of mailings from Costco by logging into your online account unchecking the boxes on the Communication Preferences section.
Receiving mail from Costco for a previous resident?
While the steps above are useful if you are a Costco member and want to stop receiving mail addressed to yourself, this process won't work if you are trying to stop mail for someone who doesn't live at your address. To stop receiving mail for someone else you will need to get in touch with a representative from Costco using their online chat feature.
You can start off by sending a message like "I am receiving mail for someone who no longer lives at my address." The chatbot will respond with some unhelpful articles, and then you can respond with the word
agent to be connected with a real person who can help you.
In my experience, I had to wait about 4 minutes before getting connected with an agent. At that point, you can send a message to the agent like this:
I am receiving mail for someone who no longer lives at this address. Please remove this address from your mailing list.
[City, state, ZIP]
After another 3 minutes, the agent confirmed my request.