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Costco Membership Discount Coupon
Right now Living Social has a very good deal on Costco Gold Star Membership. For $55 (the normal price of a membership if you walk into a store) you get a 1 year membership plus a bunch of goodies. Of course we can juice it up a little better than that. Let’s take a look.
What You Get
For $55 you get:
- 1 year Gold Star Membership
- $20 Costco Cash Card
- Coupon for 72 AA Batteries ($18.99 value)
- Coupon for Food Court Pizza ($9.99 value)
- Coupon for Organic Tortilla Chips ($4.99 value)
- Coupon for $25 off $250 or more at Costco.com
That is pretty good and even if you don’t value the coupons highly, the $20 gift card essentially brings the cost of membership down to $35. Pretty good, but you can do better. How? Shopping portals of course!
If you have a Discover card earning double cashback, then the best portal option is Discover Deals. It is currently paying 10% which will be doubled at the end of your cashback year. The 20% overall discount will bring the price of your Costco membership down to $24 ($55-$20-$11). Discount: 56.36%
If you don’t have a Discover card, then Mr. Rebates is your best option at 10%. While Mr. Rebates is a smaller portal, I have used them often and have never had one issue. With Mr. Rebates the cost of membership is $29.50. Discount: 46.36%
- Valid for new members only. Not valid for those with a current Costco membership or memberships that expired after October 1, 2015.
- Limit 1 per customer, up to 3 additional as gifts.
- Each membership includes a free Household card.
Current Household Card Holders?
If you currently hold a household card, but not a primary Costco card, I do believe you should be eligible for this promotion. You can of course check with Costco to be sure, but I believe based on the terms that only primary members aren’t eligible. This means for example if a husband and wife have a membership and the husband is the primary, then the wife should be able to get her own membership with this deal. Again, check with Costco and/or Living Social to confirm.
I really enjoy my Costco membership both at home and while traveling. (Especially in Hawaii.) They often have discounted activities and theme park tickets which I like, plus we do the occasional household shopping trip there as well. In my opinion this is a great deal and one that only comes along once or twice a year, so I thought I would share. Enjoy!
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