My membership ended Jan 2018. I had renewed, but cancelled and got a refund in January (due to an argument with Costco manager). They took my Citibank Visa which had my Costco membership.
I just got an e-mail with a $78 reward certificate. In small print, it says a valid membership is required to use this certificate.
So I lose this $78 since I'm not a member anymore? Can my friend who is a member use it or is it tied directly to my old membership number?
Or can I renew my membership, use this certificate, and then cancel my membership again the same day?
Or is this forever gone and $78 wasted?
Any help/advice is appreciated.