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Costco membership fees are about to increase

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SEATTLE – The price of Costco membership is increasing for the first time in about six years.

The Issaquah-based company said the annual fee will jump $5 to $10 depending on membership type.

Goldstar, Business and Business add-on memberships will cost $60 beginning June 1.

Executive memberships will increase to $120, but the maximum possible reward will increase from $750 to $1,000.

Costco said the fee increase will impact about 35 million members.