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Last updated on March 22, 2023



Membership Local Conditions

1. Maximum Reward:

The maximum reward may not exceed ¢290,000/year.


2. Payment Methods and Currency

a. Payment methods accepted by PriceSmart.com: Visa, Master Card and Amex (debit card, credit card).

b. Payment currency at PriceSmart.com: Costarrican Colon (CRC).

c. Payment methods accepted at Club cashiers: Cash, Visa, Master Card and Amex.


3. Membership Prices*

Diamond Membership: Annual Payment US$ 35, includes one card for the cardholder and an additional card.

Diamond Platinum Membership: Annual Payment US$ 75, includes one card for the cardholder and an additional card.

Business Membership: Annual Payment US$ 35, includes card one for the cardholder and an additional card. Up to 3 additional cards available at US$ 10 each.
Business Platinum Membership: Annual Payment US$ 75, includes one card for the cardholder and an additional card. Up to three additional cards available at US$ 15 each.


*Prices in US dollars, subject to daily exchange rate. For local currency prices based on the daily exchange rate, please visit our Membership page.


4. Online Purchase Rewards and FarmaCash accumulation

All purchases on pricesmart.com, PriceSmart app and any associated channels will accumulate Platinum membership rewards as per Membership terms and conditions. Members, holders of a co-branded credit card in Costa Rica, will accumulate FarmaCash for both their online and inclub purchases.


5. Legal age to purchase/renew a membership, purchase alcohol and tobacco products

In Costa Rica, a person is considered of legal age when they are 18 years of age or older. Online and in-club purchases of restricted items, including but not limited to alcohol and tobacco, must comply with the local legal age defined to acquire these goods, which, in the case of Costa Rica, is 18 years of age or older.


Local conditions for Tires and Batteries

PriceSmart Tire Center

Tire/Battery Warranty Form

Available to the original member who purchased Passenger and/or Truck/SUV tires that are purchased and installed at PriceSmart. Warranty covers manufacture defects on the tire tread area for tire(s) that are installed at PriceSmart. Warranty coverage is based on the remaining tread at the time of failure. The warranty does not apply to tires that are repairable. This plan is available under the following conditions: The member must be the original purchaser, have an active PriceSmart membership, ensure correct mechanical maintenance of their vehicle that does not directly affect the tires, and must present the original warranty form and invoice.

PriceSmart Warranty Protection Plan

The protection plan includes Rotations and Balances every 10,000 KMS or 6 months and flat/puncture repair at no cost as long as the damage and tire meet the recommended conditions for repair. (It is necessary to present this warranty form and original invoice for these services).

PriceSmart will repair tires with tread damage no greater than 1⁄4’ in diameter, and with more than 2/32 of an inch remaining tread (per tread gauge). The protection plan is not applicable on a tire(s) with cuts, non-repairable puncture or impact damage, including vandalism or damage incurred in accidents.

This protection plan does not replace or modify any original manufacturer's warranty against defects in workmanship and material. When the protection plan is applied the member will be given credit for the purchase of a new tire on a pro-rated basis based on remaining tread of the tire.

The usable tread of a tire is the original tread depth minus 2/32 of an inch, (according to tread gauge).

The member must submit the claim to the PriceSmart club with their invoice and warranty form and the damaged tire must accompany the claim. Member is required to sign PriceSmart's return receipt.

The Protection Plan does NOT cover: A) Damage due to vandalism or other intentional reason, B) Tires transferred and installed on a different vehicle, C) Loss of time, inconvenience, loss of use of the vehicle or consequential damage, E) DOES NOT COVER DAMAGE TO SIDEWALLS OF THE TIRE.

As a condition of this plan, the member is required to make sure that their vehicle is in optimal mechanical conditions and that the tires be properly installed, balanced, rotated, and operating at proper air pressure to obtain maximum mileage use from the tire. The air pressure of the t ires including the spare should be checked at least once a month.