Costco Selects ID.me to Verify Customers for Military Discount Program

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Military customers joining Costco can save when they verify their identities through ID.me

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"Costco is renowned for its commitment to passing along cost savings to its members,” Blake Hall said. “ID.me is grateful for the opportunity to work with Costco in order to provide military families with exceptional value."

ID.me, a leading digital identity provider for federal agencies and large consumer brands, is expanding its partnership with Costco Wholesale Corporation to offer a military discount to new Costco members. This program will allow active duty military members, veterans, reservists and their families to receive exclusive coupons when they join the membership warehouse club.

Blake Hall, the CEO and co-founder of ID.me, is a former Army Ranger who merited a Bronze Star with Valor for his military service during the Iraq War. He said that the partnership with Costco is a chance for both brands to give back to the military community.

"Costco is renowned for its commitment to passing along cost savings to its members,” Hall said. “ID.me is grateful for the opportunity to work with Costco in order to provide military families with exceptional value."

Costco members who verify their military status through Troop ID will receive three free products valued at more than $50 when they join Costco as new members. To take advantage of this offer, verified users must purchase a Costco Membership Activation Certificate online and bring it to their local Costco.

Costco’s 87 million members enjoy multiple tiers of membership. A Gold Star or Business Membership is $55 a year. An Executive Membership is an additional $55 upgrade fee a year. The military membership offer allows ID.me users to purchase two Membership Activation Certificates that can be used to purchase one Executive Membership.

Signing up for ID.me is free for all users.

ID.me previously partnered with Costco to provide discounts to police officers, firefighters, and EMTs through First Responder ID. The success of this program spurred Costco to explore extending a similar offer to the military.

About ID.me
ID.me is an American digital identity company that makes it more convenient for individuals and organizations to interact in a trusted manner. ID.me is one of four Single Sign On providers that meet the federal government’s most rigorous requirements for online identity proofing and authentication. The ID.me Identity Gateway offers a single integration point for organizations to easily consume best-in-class solutions from many different identity and authentication vendors.

About Costco Wholesale Corporation
Based in Issaquah, Washington, Costco Wholesale Corporation currently operates 715 warehouses worldwide, including 501 in the United States. Costco also operates e-commerce sites in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Korea and Taiwan.

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