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Groupon.com offers a 1-Year Costco Gold Star Membership + $20 Costco Shop Card + Exclusive Coupons for just $60. Thanks Discombobulated
Note: Valid for New Costco Members only (or memberships that have expired prior to May 1, 2019.
Note: To qualify for the package incentives, new members must sign up for auto-renewal of the Costco membership. If a member elects not to sign up for auto-renewal, incentives will not be mailed.


As part of this exclusive offer, new members receive:
  • A One-Year Costco Gold Star Membership, which includes a membership card for the Primary Cardholder and one additional Household Card for anyone over the age of 18 and living at the same address.
  • A $20 Costco Shop Card (gift card is valid towards any purchase, including gas)
  • Exclusive coupons for the following products ($68.98 value*):
    • Free Kirkland Signature Ultra Clean HE Laundry Detergent Pacs ($17.99 value)
    • Free Kirkland Signature Create-a-Size® Paper Towels ($15.99 value)
    • $10 off Fresh Meat (beef, chicken, pork, or fish; excludes deli items)
    • $25 off an order of $250+ on Costco.com
Must redeem your voucher by December 31, 2019 for a Costco Membership Activation Certificate, and bring your printed Costco Membership Activation Certificate to a U.S. Costco location by January 31, 2020.
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Note, offer valid for New Members only (or membership expired prior to May 1, 2019)
As part of this exclusive offer, new members receive:
  • A One-Year Costco Gold Star Membership, which includes a membership card for the Primary Cardholder and one additional Household Card for anyone over the age of 18 and living at the same address.
  • A $20 Costco Shop Card (gift card is valid towards any purchase, including gas)
  • Exclusive coupons for the following products ($68.98 value*):
    • Free Kirkland Signature Ultra Clean HE Laundry Detergent Pacs ($17.99 value)
    • Free Kirkland Signature Create-a-Size® Paper Towels ($15.99 value)
    • $10 off Fresh Meat (beef, chicken, pork, or fish; excludes deli items)
    • $25 off an order of $250+ on Costco.com
Must redeem your voucher by December 31, 2019 for a Costco Membership Activation Certificate, and bring your printed Costco Membership Activation Certificate to a U.S. Costco location by January 31, 2020


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I have both memberships (basic level). I don't have any loyalty to either. Below is my experience; a long story but I hope it helps someone. TL;DR: Both Costco and Sam's have their own strengths, but Sam's is better for me in my experience. You should explore more and see which one suits (or both are worth) your way of life.

Both Sam's and Costco are pretty close to my place and on my way to work. So they are even in distance-wise. I go to Costco mostly for cheap gas (about 10-15c/gallon cheaper than the other close by locations). I also get some occasional deals. I got better tire deal and laptop deal last year than Sam's. But my main grocery and other items are from Sams. Sam's have more brand items and varieties. Meat is cheaper than Costco, but comparable quality. I like the steamable frozen veg of Sam's which are packed in small four packets inside the huge bag (not available at Costco last time I looked (may be it was there).

Sam's online and shop technology is far superior. I like Sam's fast checkout (self and 'scan and go' app based) even with a lot of shoppers. (Costco, please learn from Sam's!). Sam's website is better to navigate and use in my opinion. Costco web pages of some products vanishes after deal! I cannot check back their reviews or write reviews later!!

Experience with Sam's online photo print was horrible recently. I ordered online for store pickup. But the order disappeared from their system! Did not use Costco yet, So cannot compare.

Sam's inventory management technology is also much better/efficient in my opinion. I heard that Costco has aging technology running behind. Costco recently cancelled my online order after waiting for two weeks and sent me the email below with no apology!

"Thank you for your recent order from Costco.com. This email is to inform you the order below has been cancelled. Cancellation Reason: The item ordered is Out of Stock. Your credit card has not been charged and we've contacted your bank to released the bank pre-authorization (if applicable). If the purchase was made using a Costco Shop Card, please allow 24-48 hours for this shop card to be reloaded. To continue shopping or to place a new order, please visit Costco.com. Thank You, Costco.com Customer Service"

In fact, I would have lost a low price deal of the same product from another vendor (but higher deal price than Costco) because of waiting for this. I wish they put something like "We apologize" or "We are sorry, we cannot fulfill your order at this time". Not the customer care I was expecting! I will probably reach out to Costco corporate headquarters to voice my opinion when I have some motivation and time.

I think Costco can do better. But I will probably continue Costco membership. For my use, I save about $30 with Costco gas alone per year. Rest $30 I likely save with some other deals. So $60 membership is fine. Costco try to upsell me the $120 membership. But I decline because upgrading mentally motivate me to buy more products thinking I save more with 2% cashback (a general problem with warehouse I guess). By the way, I make $150 to $200 annually with Sam's membership with regular grocery shopping etc on top of sign-up perks every year. I'm sure SD's already know about it.

I will be pleased to know if anyone has unbiased and fact-based comments/observations and I would be glad to correct myself if I am wrong.
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Just a note for anyone who is on the edge of getting Costco Membership, I switched to their Home Insurance and Auto insurance which saved me a total of about $700 / year. Their auto insurance is a 6 month premium (but you pay monthly) and the actual 6th month is free so out of a complete year you're only paying 10 months. Their home insurance you pay 11 months (the last month you get free). This sold me to just continue getting Costco membership as saving $700 / year is a no brainer compare to their membership cost.
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I change between myself and my wife every year with no issues. One year she will be the primary and the next I am. I just wonder if you can buy 2 to use for the executive membership.
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Nice! If you considered joining, now's the time with this deal.
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Offer is valid at all US Costco locations. Find a location near you.

Valid only for new members and those whose memberships expired prior to May 1, 2019.

I thought it has to be 18 month before you can become a new member? This isn't bad at all. Mine expired end of Feb this year

My husband membership expires end of March next year. I may still buy it and activate next January in store.

It is a good deal.


To qualify for the package incentives, new members must sign up for auto-renewal of the Costco membership. If a member elects not to sign up for auto-renewal, incentives will not be mailed.
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Nice to have for the big ticket items and extra warranty.
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Wow I just joined 1 month ago for just the $20 gc.
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This is precisely the reason why I declined being added as a member on my wife's account. Thanks OP!
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We used to be a member but then let it expire. If my wife signs up for this will she be eligible as I was the primary holder and she just had a household card? Our membership expire after that 5/1 cut off so I'm curious if having her be primary can get around that
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Does anyone prefer Costco to Sam Clubs? Been a Sam's club member for years but only been into Costco twice never been a member though.
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"Valid only for new members and those whose memberships expired prior to May 1, 2019"

Damnit, membership expired May 31, 2019
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Thanks! Been waiting for it!
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Just joined last week. Bummer Frown
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We used to be a member but then let it expire. If my wife signs up for this will she be eligible as I was the primary holder and she just had a household card? Our membership expire after that 5/1 cut off so I'm curious if having her be primary can get around that
Not personal experience but if household member had a card with their details, then they can't get eligible. So if your wife had the add on card with her details, she would probably not be eligible. To be safe from such restrictions, i never added my partner onto my card
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