Pay $60 and Get 1-Year Costco Gold Star Membership AND $20 Costco Cash Card AND Freebies and $25/$250+ Online Coupon

Costco does not carry the vast majority of the digital cameras out there, but they are able to get some good deals from time time, some of which are available in-store only, others online, and some at both places. If you are Costco-curious and need some extra motivation to start a new membership, there is a Costco membership promotion at Groupon Goods.

This offer is only good for new members. You cannot use it to renew an existing subscription. If you previously had a membership that expired before 4/1/17, then you use this promotion. If your membership expired after 4/1/17, then you cannot use this offer. That’s per the terms over there.

The offer is this: you pay $60 for a 1-Year Costco Gold Star Membership. This is the standard price for the Gold Star membership [see Costco membership page]. What makes this Groupon offer a good deal are the six bonus items you receive:

  • $20 Costco Cash Card – this is $20 to spend at Costco and the main reason to get this offer
  • $25 off an order of $250+ at the Costco website – great if you are planning a big order or an expensive item, eg something that has the same prices everywhere
  • $75 to spend at Costco Travel (only if you are planning to book one of their eligible travel offers)
  • and a trio of utilitarian products: FREE Pizza, FREE VitaRain flavored water, and FREE Paper Towels

As to the mechanics of redeeming this offer, look for the “Frequently asked questions” link towards the middle of the Groupon offer page. You have to activate your offer at a Costco store. Your $20 Cash Card will be mailed to you 4-6 weeks after you activate your membership. The coupons will be mailed to you within 4 weeks of redeeming the offer online. You have a choice of pizza toppings (cheese, pepperoni or both). I haven’t done this offer, so I’m only going by the what the FAQ page says.

If you want to scout their online selection of digital cameras, this is their main Cameras and Photo page.