We did this exact deal 4-years ago and it has been one of the best money decisions we have made. We had never even stepped foot into a Costco before this deal, but ever since, we have utilized Costco every year since. It is also a RARE deal that does not come around very often, so we want to share it with you before it’s gone for another long while.
Honestly, the reason we waited FOREVER before getting a membership to Costco was because we just weren’t sure it would be worth it.
We live close to a Sam’s Club and we debate every year whether or not we are going to get a membership. We have ultimately decided to, but then a deal like this came along for Costco and we have benefitted much more from our Costco Membership over the years. We LOVE it!
We ultimately decided to give it a go after hearing from hundreds about how much they love having a Costco membership. Many friends and even many of you, have said that they have a great selection of high quality and even organic produce and meats for a lot less. We know many people who are trying to live thriftier and healthier that LOVE their Costco membership. We never bought meat from Sam’s Club as I was striving for more healthy meats (i.e. grass-fed beef, natural chicken, etc.) and even organic if at all possible with our budget. We have bought a bunch of produce at Sam’s Club when we go and it is a good deal, but we had heard even better reports about the produce, eggs and milk at Costco in terms of both price and more possible organic options. Costco also has some great in-store coupons that we had heard about and seen!
Well, we took advantage of this deal four years ago and it has been one of the best deals ever.
Why is this deal so great?
This deal from the group buying site Living Social and so it is already at a massive discount as you will receive many freebies!
The membership is normally $55 if you walked into Costco today.
But right now, with the coupon shared below, you will pay $55 for an annual membership and receive all of this too! You can buy up to extra 3 memberships as a gift as well!
What do you get for $55
- A One-Year Costco Membership ($55 value)
- A $20 Costco Cash card (gift card)
- Exclusive coupons good for 3 free Kirkland Signature™ products: ($33.93 in FREEBIES)
• AA Batteries 72-pack ($18.99 value)
• Food Court Pizza ($9.95 value)
• Organic Tortilla Chips ($4.99 value)
- Plus you will also receive $25 off an order of $250 or more at Costco.com (included in coupon mailer)
Note: these coupons expire on May 31, 2016. We just redeemed them all the first time we went to not have to worry about expiration dates!
Since the membership alone is $55, you will essentially receive $20 gift card and $34 in freebies (not including the $25 to spend online), which basically means a membership for $1!
Head to the Savings Site HERE to Activate Your Coupon!
Click on the link and you will be taken right to the deal.
How It Works (in case you need more details)
1. Complete your purchase through this coupon link here.
2. Receive your voucher from LivingSocial and redeem it online.
3. You’ll get an email with a Costco Membership Activation Certificate to print.
4. Bring the printed certificate to your local Costco to complete your membership application.
5. Receive your Costco Cash Card at the time of signup (new members only).
* Coupons will be mailed within 4 weeks of voucher redemption.
Please note: this deal is valid nationwide, it’s just hosted under a few cities on the site. But there are no location restrictions. The fine print states: “”To activate your Costco membership you must bring the printed Costco Membership Activation Certificate email or your printed confirmation page to your local Costco location.”
So what’s the verdict…..Will you be joining? If so, it looks like now is the right time!
Please note the fine print details on the site, but the main one to take note of is that this is for new Costco memberships or for those whose memberships expired before October 1, 2015.
Finally, while you are claiming a new Costco Membership for nearly FREE…we want to help you maximize your membership by providing you with meal plans, complete with shopping lists and recipes, for making 20 dinners for $150. There are 2 different meal plans for 40 meal options total! Each plan is only $2.49 with everything you need to make this $150 shopping trip and the meals over and over again!
You can check out 20 Meals from Costco for $150 Meal Plan #1 HERE
Also see 20 Meals from Costco Club for $150 – Plan #2 HERE
40 meals total between the two!
I bought this deal but I received everything but the $20 gift card. And the $25 off is off of $250.00 which I doubt I will ever spend in one trip. Haven’t been to the store yet to activate it but we will see if it is better than Sam’s Club.
HI Laurie – you will get the gift card when you go into Costco to activate your membership. In addition, we didn’t count the $25 as one of the freebies because it is just a coupon and doesn’t really count. It’s just bonus. 🙂 Hopefully that helps clear it up!