Does Costco Make Keys? (Do This Instead…)

Having an extra set of keys available at hand can be life-saving in case you lose the original keys or lock them inside your house or car.

Since Costco offers a huge variety of convenience services to its members, you may be wondering if Costco makes keys as well? Here is what I’ve found out about this!

Does Costco Make Keys In 2021?

Unfortunately, Costco does not make keys as of 2021. However, a small number of stores do have Minute Key kiosks for copying keys. Alternatively, you can visit stores like Walmart, Home Depot, Ace Hardware, and more to get duplicate house keys made for $1-$6 and car keys for $35-$100.

If you want to learn more about the stores that make automotive keys, how much does it cost to get keys made, and much more, keep on reading!

Which Retail Stores Make Keys?

Here is a list of retail stores that generally offer key-making and copying services in-store at most locations:

  • Rite Aid
  • Winco
  • Walmart
  • Kroger
  • Safeway
  • Meijers

At Walmart, there are self-service Minute Key kiosks for copying keys that can be found at most larger Walmart stores, although this varies from store to store.

You can copy most office and home keys at these kiosks with prices varying from $2 to $6 per copy.

If you are looking to learn more, you can see our related posts on whether or not Target makes keys, and if Walmart makes car keys.

Which Non-Retail Stores Make Keys?

If you’re not going to visit a retail store anytime soon, you can head over to a local locksmith or any of the following hardware stores to get keys duplicated:

  • Menard’s (Midwest stores offer a self-service key copying kiosk for traditional keys)
  • True Value Hardware
  • Lowe’s
  • Ace Hardware (preferable for brass door keys, regular keys, and auto keys)
  • Home Depot (cuts standard and automotive keys)
  • Sears

At Home Depot, you can copy most home and office keys as long as a trained staff member is on duty at the time. However, you should call ahead of time to make sure trained staff is present when you visit.

If you are looking to make a copy of your car key, you can inquire with your car’s local dealership since they may be able to copy a key for you or guide you on how to get a copy made.

You can also visit any of these automotive stores to get copies of sophisticated car keys:

  • O’Reilly Auto Parts
  • Advance Auto Parts
  • Napa Auto Parts (offers a personalized service)
  • Pep Boys

Additionally, you can use an app called ‘Key Me’ to locate your nearest ‘Key Me’ kiosk which will copy keys for you.

Key Me also offers the service of sharing your keys with your family or any roommates easily via their postage service.

How Much Does It Cost To Copy Keys?

Regular house keys can be duplicated easily by paying between $1 and $6 depending on the complexity of the lock and the location you’re visiting.

If you’re looking for the cheapest place to make house keys, you should visit any location that has a Minute Key kiosk such as Walmart, Home Depot, and even certain Costco stores.

At these kiosks, you can copy one key for as little as $1.49 and get a value pack that will allow you to copy 3 keys for only $3.00.

If you face any issues or have questions regarding the kiosk options, you can reach out to ‘Minute Key’ online here.

Since automotive keys are highly precise and programmed, these are generally more expensive to copy. Expect to pay anywhere between $35 and $100 to copy electronic automotive keys at most locations.

To learn more, you can also see our related posts on whether or not CVSKroger, and Walgreens make keys.

Conclusion

Although Costco does not generally offer key duplication services, you may find a Minute Key kiosk at some locations that can copy a key for you. Alternatively, you can visit retail stores like Walmart, Kroger, and Safeway, hardware stores like Ace Hardware and Home Depot, and automotive stores like Napa Autoparts and Advance Auto Parts to get keys made. Pay between $1 and $6 for home keys and between $35 and $100 for automotive keys.

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About the author

Marques Thomas graduated with an MBA in 2011 from Bowling Green State University. Since then, Marques has worked in the retail and consumer service industry as a manager, advisor, and marketer. Marques is also the head writer and founder of QuerySprout.com.

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