FREE $20 Gift Card with New Costco Membership (Grab It Now Before the Price Increases)

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We’re sharing the best Costco Membership deal!

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Don’t have a Costco membership yet? This is the perfect time to sign up! 

For a limited time, sign-up online for a new Costco membership and receive a $20 Digital Costco Shop Card when you use promo code CJPROMO at checkout and enroll for an annual auto-renewal membership.

Note that you must enroll online, select an annual auto-renewal membership, and use the promo code before paying in order to receive your Costco Shop Card.

If you’ve been interested in a Costco membership, now is the time to sign up. During a quarterly earnings call on September 28, Richard Galanti, Costco’s Chief Financial Officer, confirmed that a membership cost hike would definitely be coming sometime in the future.

If you sign up now, you’re locked in at the current membership price and you’ll score the $20 Digital Costco Shop Card!

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Costco Digital Shop Cards can be used at any Costco warehouse, gas station, and online at

With an Executive Membership you’ll get 2% cash back on ALL qualified Costco purchases!

This promo code applies to both membership levels and you will receive the lowest prices at Costco, including groceries and electronics. However, an Executive Membership offers even greater savings, all while staying in the know about the latest Costco news and products. 🙌

That includes a ton of our favorite items, like Costco’s home goods, pre-made meals, and that delectable sheet cake. 🤤 Yes, 2% CASH BACK ON CAKE!!

To upgrade from Gold Star to Executive, you can visit the courtesy desk at your local club or do it right online in the renewal section of your Costco account.

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Currently enrolled members are not eligible for the shop card promo, but Goldstar Members can still take advantage of the cash back benefits once you upgrade. While the cost to upgrade is $60 per year, Costco will refund you the difference from the upgrade fee to cover the cost! You really can’t lose either way. 🙌

Note: Cashback on purchases is limited to $1000 per year. See the full 2% cashback terms here.

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 Executive Members get discounts on more than just in-warehouse goods!

Costco has an entire roster of services available to help its members with everything from car loans to identity protection. While these services are open to Gold Star members as well, Executive members may receive lower rates.

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And with this Costco membership deal, you’ll have access to Unexpected Items!

Costco’s neat “Unexpected Items” page highlights all the products that–you guessed it!–you wouldn’t expect to find at Costco or on They have plenty of useful (and interesting!) items that you probably never knew you needed, and Costco is also a great starting point for finding some gift inspiration.

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That’s only a small selection of the items you can find on Costco’s Unexpected Items list…

Even better, you can often find items sold at members-only prices or with manufacturer’s savings. You can also check out Costco’s membership tips to find even more unexpected ways to make the most of your Costco membership! When signing up remember to enter CJPROMO at checkout.

Since Costco sells such a wide variety of items online that you can get shipped right to you, you can benefit from a membership even if you don’t live close to a Costco location. 🙌

Disclaimer: To receive a Digital Costco Shop Card, you must provide a valid email address and set up auto renewal of your Costco membership on a Visa® card at the time of sign-up. If you elect not to provide a valid email address and sign up for auto renewal, a Digital Costco Shop Card will not be emailed. Valid only for non-members for their first year of membership. Not valid for renewal or upgrade of an existing membership. To qualify as a new member, an existing Costco membership must be expired at least 18 months or more. Limit one promotion per household. Digital Costco Shop Card will be emailed to the email address provided by the primary member at time of sign-up within 2 weeks after successful sign-up and enrollment in auto renewal. Costco is not liable for incentives not received due to entry of an invalid address during sign-up. *Use the provided 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 successfully processed so your incentive will be emailed.) New members will not receive the promotion if the provided code is not entered at checkout when purchasing the membership.

About the writer:

Erika has a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology from Sonoma State University and 5+ years of writing experience from various deal sites including Hip2Save.

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  1. Timothy Fisher

    H2S loyalist and new Costco member here! I did this promo code deal, received an email confirmation, then received a cancellation of my order. Tried a different card and the same thing happened. Went to the store and they said my membership still showed active, so they created my member card and said if it kicked back and deactivated/refunded, I could come back in to pay in-store, AND they’d be able to give me the $30 promo credit. Top-notch service!!!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh awesome! Thanks for letting us know how it worked out for you and that they were so helpful! 💖🙌🎉

  2. Amy

    I tried this online and it is only giving me .o1 cent off after I enter the promo code! What am I doing wrong? Thank yo

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Amy! You’re not doing anything wrong – that’s correct. ❤️ This note is mentioned in the “disclaimer” box above for the promotion – “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 successfully processed so your incentive will be emailed.” 🤗

      • Lysie

        Do you know how long it will take to get the incentive after completion?

        • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

          Hi Lysie! Here’s the details on that incentive timeframe for you – “Digital Costco Shop Card will be emailed to the email address provided by the primary member at time of sign-up within 2 weeks after successful sign-up and enrollment in auto renewal.” 🤗

  3. BeccaC

    Do you have to sign up for automatic renewal? I see the one cent discount but I don’t see anything about singing up for the auto renew before I complete purchase.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi BeccaC! 🥰 You’ll have to enroll in auto-renewal in order to snag this deal. Here are the details from the post above on this – “Note that you must enroll online, select an annual auto-renewal membership, and use the promo code before paying in order to receive your Costco Shop Card.” 💗

      • BeccaC

        I saw it in your instructions! I just don’t see the option on Costco’s page!

        • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

          Hi again! 💕 After clicking the link in the post, you’ll open the landing page for signing up for this offer. Once there, scroll to the bottom to see the details of signing up for the auto-renewal and the eligible Visa card to snag the Digital Costco Shop Card bonus. 🤗

  4. Wendy

    FYI check your fetch I had a $30 offer there for a membership

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for the heads up, Wendy! Good to know! I don’t have that offer. It might vary by account. 💖

  5. Susan

    Can you cancel your membership once the year is up and/or cancel it after the auto renewal begins and if so, will the refund be prorated? TIA!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Great question. It seems that depending on why you need to cancel, you may get refunded. You can always reach out to customer service to be certain on how it might apply for you. 💞

  6. Alexcia Spraggon

    Signed up, auto renewal was marked and we still haven’t received our $30 digital card. We have checked spam as well.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Darn! So sorry about that. Thanks for the update. Maybe try reaching out to customer service to look into this for you. Hoping they can help! 🤞

      • Alexcia

        Ok, will do!
        Thanks 😀

        • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

          You bet! 🤗

    • Kim

      Did you check another email? I realized after a while that I didn’t use the email I thought I had.

      • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

        Thanks for the helpful suggestion, Kim! ❤️

  7. Kelly

    Cancellation of order happened to me too- wonder why that’s happening??

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Bummer! Were you able to reach out to Costco customer service with your order details? Hoping they may be able to help a bit further! 🤞

  8. Kelly

    I did online chat! I think it’s because their system auto asks to correct shipping address to the more accurate usps address and then it doesn’t match billing address info for card? That’s my guess- the chat bot just provides possible reasons (typos, etc)

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      That may be! I found their customer service number and hours, if that’s more helpful for talking with a representative who might be able to check into this further for you. Membership and Warehouse: 1-800-774-2678 Phone Hours: Mon – Fri: 6am – 6pm PT, and Sat – Sun: 8am – 5pm PT. 💕

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re welcome! Thank YOU for the sweet comment, Kelly! 🥰 We so appreciate you!

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