Costco memberships can cost a pretty penny, but there's a pretty sweet Groupon deal happening right now that makes it more accessible for consumers. The deal offers a one-year Costco Gold Star Membership Package for $60 — a package that usually goes for over $200, according to Groupon. But if you go to the Costco website, you can get the same membership for that flat $60 fee at any time.
What makes the Groupon deal more of an incentive than Costco's? There are other small perks.
The Groupon Deal includes a $20 Costco cash card, a promo to receive $25 off a $250 Costco.com order, and a $75 Costco Cash Card applicable toward Costco Travel to areas like the Caribbean, Costa Rica, Europe, Hawaii, Mexico, or the South Pacific. You also receive exclusive coupons for three free Kirkland Signature products: paper towels, VitaRain Zero flavored water, and a whole pizza at the Costco food court.
In addition to Costco warehouses, the Gold membership card can be used online at Costco.com, Costco Business Centers, Costco gas stations, hearing aid centers, optical centers, and the in-house pharmacy.
This deal is valid at all U.S. Costco locations. The only limitation? It's for new members only. If you're already a Costco member, you can't use the Groupon to renew an existing subscription and reap the rewards. It's also not available to those whose memberships expired after April 1, 2017.
If you've been contemplating joining the membership-only wholesaler, there's no better time than now.