Stop the Spread of Covid-19 at Costco Stores

Target: W. Craig Jelinek, CEO of Costco Wholesale Corporation

Goal: Encourage Costco to redeem member rewards for online purchases.

Covid-19 is ravaging the world, and responsible governments are encouraging or demanding reduced social contact to slow the spread of the sickness. Yet large corporations, such as Costco, are still promoting in-person shopping in their stores.

Marketing attempts to draw crowds into retail locations are socially irresponsible in these times, and Costco needs to be more accountable to its customers. In 2019, Costco had 98.5 million cardholders, and this number has been growing. All of these members have to enter a Costco location to redeem their member rewards checks, and that is a large percent of the population that could have remained at home during the pandemic. A simple act as making member rewards redeemable online would keep nearly 100 million people from unnecessarily exposing themselves to the virus, not to mention the staff who complete these transactions.

We must all do our part in these unprecedented times, and large corporations should make decisions based on the welfare of their staff and customers. Sign this petition to urge Costco to redeem member reward coupons for online purchases.


Dear Mr. Jelinek,

Costco is a large corporation with nearly 100 million members. The company has an obligation to keep staff and customers safe and encouraging online shopping to reduce social interaction is a socially responsible business model. However, I am shocked to learn that member reward coupons reportedly cannot be redeemed online. This could result in millions of people unnecessarily exposing themselves and others to Covid-19.

Especially now that so many people are in economically fragile positions, these reward checks make a considerable difference in a person’s financial situation. It would be an act of goodwill to allow your customers to stay safe while shopping for necessities.

I urge you to help slow the spread of the global virus, and allow member rewards to be redeemed on online purchases.


[Your Name Here]

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