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Costco Wholesale is offering their Costco Wholesale Fall Exclusive Membership Promotion listed below (auto renewal required at sign-up). Join as a new Costco Member and receive a $40 Costco Shop Card and $40 Off Any Order of $250+ at Costco Online. Be sure to enter promo code GRPMKT21 or OFFERS21 at checkout to access this deal.

Thanks to community member RupeshK9819 & King_Aryeh [Discuss] for finding this deal

Note, offer valid only for New Costco Members only.

Available Costco Membership
  • Costco Wholesale Gold Star Membership* $60
  • Costco Wholesale Executive Membership* (w/ 2% Annual Reward) $120
*You will also receive a $40 Costco Shop Card + $40 Off Any Order of $250+ at Costco Online w/ purchase of a membership

Costco Membership Benefits
  • Member-only pricing Access to our private label, Kirkland Signature
  • Access to our private label, Kirkland Signature
  • Access to Costco Gas Stations
  • Access to Costco Travel and Costco Services
  • Executive Members receive an annual 2% Reward on Eligible Costco and Costco Travel Purchases.

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  • Valid though Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021.
  • Costco Shop Card is not redeemable for cash, except as required by law.
  • To receive a Costco Shop Card, you must agree to auto-renewal of your Costco membership on a Visa card at the time of sign-up. If you elect not to sign up for auto-renewal, a Costco Shop Card will not be mailed. Valid for new memberships only. Limit one per household. Nontransferable and may not be combined with any other promotion. New members will receive their Costco Shop Card by mail in 4 to 6 weeks. Costco Shop Cards are not redeemable for cash, except as required by law. A Costco membership is $60 a year. An Executive Membership is an additional $60 upgrade fee a year. Each membership includes one free Household Card. May be subject to sales tax. Costco accepts all Visa cards, as well as cash, checks, debit/ATM cards, EBT and Costco Shop Cards. Departments and product selection may vary.
  • To receive the new member promotion, use the single-use promo code when entering your payment information. (Note: You will see a $0.01 deduction on your membership cost after the promo code is entered. This indicates that your promo code has been accepted and you will receive the promotion incentives.)
  • Promotional Costco Shop Card incentive will be mailed 4 to 6 weeks after sign-up; it will be mailed to the address provided by the member. $40 off any order of $250+ on Costco.com will be emailed 1-2 weeks after sign-up, to the email address on file. Coupon restrictions apply.
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Costco Membership:

Fall New Membership Promotion
Join as a new Member and receive a $40 Costco Shop Card and $40 off any order of $250+* on Costco.com. (Auto renewal required at sign-up).

Apply promo code at checkout:
GRPMKT21
Promotion Ends: Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021
*To receive the new member incentive use the single-use promo code on the checkout page when entering your payment information. (Note: You will see a $0.01 deduction on your membership cost after the promo code is entered. This indicates that your promo code has been accepted and you will receive the promotion incentive.)

Costco Membership Promotion Terms and Conditions
To receive the incentive, you must agree to auto renewal of your Costco membership on a Visa® card at the time of sign-up. If you elect not to sign up for auto renewal, incentive will not be issued. To receive the new member incentive use the single-use promo code on the following page when entering your payment information. (Note: You will see a $0.01 deduction on your membership cost after the promo code is entered. This indicates that your promo code has been accepted and you will receive the promotion incentive.)

Costco is not liable for invalid address entry during sign-up. Promotional Costco Shop Card incentive will be mailed 4 to 6 weeks after sign-up; it will be mailed to the address provided by the member. $40 off any order of $250+ on Costco.com will be emailed 1-2 weeks after sign-up, to the email address on file. Coupon restrictions apply. Limit one promotion per household. Valid for new memberships only. To qualify as a new member, an existing Costco membership must be expired at least 18 months or more. Not valid for renewal of an existing Costco membership or an upgrade of an existing membership to an Executive Membership. Nontransferable and may not be combined with any other promotion. A Costco membership is $60 a year. An Executive Membership is an additional $60 upgrade fee a year. Each membership includes one free Household Card. May be subject to sales tax. Costco accepts all Visa® cards, as well as cash, checks, debit/ATM cards, EBT and Costco Shop Cards. New members must be 18 years of age or older.

https://www.costco.com/online-mem...otion.html
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dagarwal3 asked this question on 09-14-2021 at 10:44 AM
09-14-2021 at 02:23 PM
No. To my understanding they store your home address as a household.
MagentaSuit4355 asked this question on 09-16-2021 at 06:44 AM
09-16-2021 at 08:22 AM
Most likely, does that long. I bought the deal 4 days ago and haven't gotten the $40 yet, so my guess is based on my experience so far.
SplendidSeagull917 asked this question on 09-16-2021 at 08:47 AM
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This is the best Costco new membership deal, IMO. No vouchers to redeem & no free items that you may or may not like. Just a gift/shop card that's essentially the same as cash. Gift cards can also be used at Costco gas pumps.

You MUST pay with a VISA for this deal and you MUST enable autorenewal. Check your account after purchasing your membership and make sure to enable autorenewal, if it is not already enabled. You can always disable this later, after you receive your promotional gift card and coupon.

Your membership will expire next year, in the same month, on the last day of the month you started your membership. So, if you signed up on Sept 1 or Sept 30 of this year, your membership would end on Sept 30 2022, either way. Therefore, it is always advantageous to join as close to the beginning of a month as possible therefore getting essentially 13 months of membership for the price of 12.

This isn't specifically relevant to this deal, but, another thing to note regarding membership timing is that not having autorenewal enabled does not mean that Costco still won't get you. If you purchase a new membership within 2 months of when your membership old membership expired, Costco will backdate your new membership to the end date of your old membership, such that you will actually lose 2 months of the new ship you are purchasing. This isn't some secret sneaky policy either - It's right in the publicly posted membership agreement. They will move the start of your membership date to the date that you actually signed up if you complain, but you'll have to fight them for it.

A few important points from the terms that constantly came up the last time this deal was offered:

• The Shop (Gift) Card will be mailed 4 to 6 weeks after sign-up.

• The $40 off $250+ Costco.com coupon will be emailed 1-2 weeks after sign-up.

• Valid for NEW memberships only.

To qualify as a new member, an existing Costco membership must be EXPIRED at least 18 MONTHS or more.
It may be cheaper but sam's scan and go app is awesome for in store and gas purchases. Don't have to wait in line ever again.
You wouldn't have qualified as a new member, anyway, if that helps you feel any better.

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is this just regular annual promotion or Costco really needing that many more new members?
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is this just regular annual promotion or Costco really needing that many more new members?
I'm wondering if this is trying to make up for having to end this deal early last month? Regardless, I waited thinking I had time but then ended missing out. Definitely glad it's back again!!
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I'm wondering if this is trying to make up for having to end this deal early last month? Regardless, I waited thinking I had time but then ended missing out. Definitely glad it's back again!!
didn't know last one ended early. do you know why they ended it early?


the rule seemed to suggest Costco is not looking to lure back people who cancelled when the covid thing started
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To qualify as a new member, an existing Costco membership must be expired at least 18 months or more. Not valid for renewal of an existing Costco membership or an upgrade of an existing membership to an Executive Membership
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This is the best Costco new membership deal, IMO. No vouchers to redeem & no free items that you may or may not like. Just a gift/shop card that's essentially the same as cash. Gift cards can also be used at Costco gas pumps.

You MUST pay with a VISA for this deal and you MUST enable autorenewal. Check your account after purchasing your membership and make sure to enable autorenewal, if it is not already enabled. You can always disable this later, after you receive your promotional gift card and coupon.

Your membership will expire next year, in the same month, on the last day of the month you started your membership. So, if you signed up on Sept 1 or Sept 30 of this year, your membership would end on Sept 30 2022, either way. Therefore, it is always advantageous to join as close to the beginning of a month as possible therefore getting essentially 13 months of membership for the price of 12.

This isn't specifically relevant to this deal, but, another thing to note regarding membership timing is that not having autorenewal enabled does not mean that Costco still won't get you. If you purchase a new membership within 2 months of when your membership old membership expired, Costco will backdate your new membership to the end date of your old membership, such that you will actually lose 2 months of the new ship you are purchasing. This isn't some secret sneaky policy either - It's right in the publicly posted membership agreement. They will move the start of your membership date to the date that you actually signed up if you complain, but you'll have to fight them for it.

A few important points from the terms that constantly came up the last time this deal was offered:

• The Shop (Gift) Card will be mailed 4 to 6 weeks after sign-up.

• The $40 off $250+ Costco.com coupon will be emailed 1-2 weeks after sign-up.

• Valid for NEW memberships only.

To qualify as a new member, an existing Costco membership must be EXPIRED at least 18 MONTHS or more.
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I got this deal last year. It was expired 2 weeks ago. I didn't know and went shopping at Costco. At checkout, they automatically charged me $60 for renewal fees on top of what I was purchasing.
2 weeks later, they come out with a new deal for new member? EEK!
You wouldn't have qualified as a new member, anyway, if that helps you feel any better.
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Last time this deal was offered, some SDer BofA cardholders had a BankAmeriDeals offer for Costco membership in their accounts, so it's worth checking, if you have a card. YMMV

Also, Dosh has $20 CB for a Costco membership - executive only for in-store, but gold-star or Executive for online sign ups. Dosh does require a click-through and I'm not sure if that website will allow entry of the promo code. Plus, I didn't notice any confirmations on the last deal's thread that Dosh worked with this deal, so YMMV. It might still be worth giving it a shot for an extra $20.
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You wouldn't have qualified as a new member, anyway, if that helps you feel any better.
but he could always cancel and sign up as a new member using a different email like sams?

anyway. its kinda odd to sign up during this period because one cant cash his points to cash until february the following yr.
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but he could always cancel and sign up as a new member using a different email like sams?

anyway. its kinda odd to sign up during this period because one cant cash his points to cash until february the following yr.
Costco has caught people who do this and stopped them from signing up. I'm not sure if they went by address/name match, CC number, or some other unique number or pattern, but they do maintain a database of previous members. One member reported that they knew she had been a member *ten* years prior. 😮
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I suppose the free membership second person in same household can't be a new member either?
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Don't forget to use Dosh ($20) and Google Pay ($30 on Executive) to stack on the savings.
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I got this deal last year. It was expired 2 weeks ago. I didn't know and went shopping at Costco. At checkout, they automatically charged me $60 for renewal fees on top of what I was purchasing.
2 weeks later, they come out with a new deal for new member? EEK!

Always have Costco gift cards ready just for this purpose!


I usually buy a bunch of $10 cards from friends to use without membership.
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Don't forget to use Dosh ($20) and Google Pay ($30 on Executive) to stack on the savings.

Can you explain what this means?
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