Best Groupon Costco Membership Deal EVER (Score FREE $40 Gift Card & $40 OFF $250 Order)

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You’re not going to want to miss out on this Groupon Costco membership offer!

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You’ve never seen a Costco membership offer like this! GO! 🏃

It’s time to stop wishing you had a Costco membership and finally grab one while there’s a HOT deal available! Today, June 12th only, new members only can snag this $60 Gold Star Costco membership on Groupon that includes a $40 shop card AND a coupon for $40 off an online purchase of $250+! 😱

That’s like paying JUST $20 for the membership after the $40 Costco gift card — it’s a no-brainer! Typically when signing up for a Gold Star membership, you receive a $10 gift card, so this Groupon Costco membership offer is a steal with maximum benefits.

*Note that in order to receive this offer you’ll need to agree to auto-renewal of your Costco Membership on a Visa credit or debit card.

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Here at Hip, we all LOVE Costco! From their delicious prepared meals that are a weekday lifesaver to affordable flowers, there are so many benefits you’ll access with a Costco membership. Even our readers love Costco, so it’s the perfect time to see for yourself why a Costco membership is worth the hype!

Still on the fence? Here are 5 perks that make a Costco membership a must:

1. Costco Travel gives you access to the best travel deals AND earns you cash back!

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Love to travel? A Costco membership unlocks access to Costco Travel! Think of the most unbeatable travel bundles in terms of price, value, and rewards… that’s what you’ll have with Costco Travel.

From affordable car rentals to unforgettable destinations, traveling has never been more convenient and stress-free than with a Costco membership. You’ll likely get rewards, too, such as a shopping gift card and even some cash back!

2. You can shop Kirkland brand products you won’t find anywhere else.

name brands sometimes make costco items, like these Costco diapers

There are countless Kirkland brand items that are nearly identical to major brands… just cheaper! To name a few, Kirkland Signature coffee is actually brewed by Starbucks. Kirkland Vodka and Grey Goose Vodka are created by the same manufacturer. Even Kirkland diapers and Huggies are rumored to be made by the same manufacturer! Dive deeper into our full Kirkland Signature roundup here.

3. Dine for under $3 (YES, under $3!) at the Costco Food Court.

costco food court counter and menu

Don’t even get us started on the Costco food court. 🤤 Open seven days a week, the majority of the Costco food items are less than $3 and are incredibly tasty. Some of the recipes are so good they haven’t even changed since the 80s! You can check out all the Costco Food Court menu items in our post!

4. You simply can’t beat our team (& reader) favorite finds.

just bare nuggets in costco shopping cart

The Hip community pretty much exploded when we asked for feedback on your favorite Costco items, gathering over 1,000 comments! From the tasty food to the affordable flowers, we can’t help but gush over these items. 😍 Think of all the goodies you can buy with that $40 shop card from this Groupon Costco deal!

5. The prepared foods section is constantly saving us from weeknight meal ruts.

holding taco kit

Costco has countless freshly prepared meals that are seriously time-saving and SO tasty! From savory taco kits to chicken pot pie, these meals are most definitely Hip-approved. Lina tried out not one, not two, but seven different prepared food kits from Costco and shared them all in this post!

BONUS Reason: It kind of goes without saving, but you need a membership for the deals!

holding a Costco membership card in front of laptop screen

We have an entire Costco page on the site that’s constantly updated with the latest and greatest deals. All in all, this is a major score!

If you don’t already have a Costco membership, we couldn’t think of a better time to take the leap and sign up for this limited-time offer. We guarantee you will not be disappointed and will reap tons of Costco benefits! This access is just a click away. 🖱

Now that you have a Costco membership from Groupon, it’s time to shop. We’ll start with recommending Lina’s favorite high-quality Costco towels!

About the writer:

Eden earned a Bachelor's degree in Mass Communications with a focus in Journalism from Bloomsburg University. She has over a decade of experience blogging and has been published in two online magazines.

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  1. Jenn

    Love Costco! Just wanted to add that in order to get the $40 digital gift card you have to also sign up for auto-renewal with a Visa cc. Otherwise the deal states you won’t receive any of the incentives.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks so much for mentioning that, Jenn! I’ve added those details above.

    • elizabeth

      I did all that, auto renewal on time and never got the cards, they were supposed be emailed and costco refused to send them. It’s a farce

      • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

        So sorry for your experience, Elizabeth. I did find the following information on the deal’s site – “Not valid for online redemption. Must be redeemed in-store at nearest Costco location.” Hoping that is helpful!

  2. jill

    thank you for posting this! I’ve been waiting for a good Costco deal to come along before signing up. I wish I had known about the travel discounts before we booked our cruise, but at least we know for the going forward! I can’t believe you get such great shopper cards with their travel ! thank you !!!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re SO very welcome, Jill! Glad you’ll be able to snag the savings on your future trips! 🙌❤️

  3. RDHarris

    Oh thank you for posting. I have been holding off for quite sometime to rejoin and this is a great deal!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      It sure is! You’re most welcome! 💞

  4. Daphne

    Now, how do I get this as a current member??🤔

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hey there! Sorry for any confusion. Here are the details I found on eligibility for this offer – “Valid only for new members in the first year of their membership and those whose memberships (Primary and Household) expired prior to January 1, 2022.”
      Hope this helps!

      • Cassie

        If someone just recently bought a membership could they call to still get this deal?

        • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

          I’m not finding any details on that. You could always reach out to customer service to be sure on if that may work for you.

          • Cassie

            Thank you!

            • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

              You’re welcome!

          • elizabeth

            There is no customer service from costco on this offer. I tried after I purchased it. Also no customer service from groupon they have a bot doing all the work

            • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

              So sorry about your experience, Elizabeth. I did find this customer service number for you 1-800-774-2678, or you can contact them here – Hoping you can get in touch with them soon. 💕

        • loren

          Simple fix, go to Costco and get a refund on current membership, then have another family member do the Groupon dea using a different email..

          This isnt a Costco offer, and no they wouldnt match or fix the better deal

      • Daphne

        It does. Thank you

        • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

          Great! You’re welcome!

  5. Jerita Wright

    Anyone know if you can you cancel a day or 2 before renewal? I don’t want to commit.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Yes! That will work! You can cancel at “the Costco membership counter or call Costco at 1-800-774-2678, before the first day of your renewal month.”

    • yonawrites

      You have to cancel before the 1st of the month that you redeemed your membership. So, since I redeemed mine today, next year, I need to cancel before May 1st.

      • yonawrites

        Oops, I didn’t see someone responded…I didn’t refresh the page first.

    • lenin1991

      You don’t need to call or visit the counter: after you receive the gift card, you can uncheck the autorenew box on the website

  6. Heather

    Is there free shipping with this type of membership when you order online? Thx!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Heather!❤️ I did reach out to customer service to check on that for you. Here is what they let me know –
      “No level of membership would allow free shipping, of any item on”

      UPDATE: However, in our experience it seems that many items do ship free for members.🤗

    • another Heather

      That’s so weird that Costco would say that, and I don’t know if I’m taking this out of context or not, but we order things online all of the time and I’ve NEVER paid shipping. I notice the prices are a couple dollars more online than in the warehouse, but the website does state this as well. What I do order is usually sonicare toothbrush heads and odd clothing items here and there (their buy more save more deals usually outweighs the increase in price by buying online), to one package of underwear for my son, and I’ve never had shipping on there. Granted, we do have the executive membership. Never ordered food though. I actually just threw a dress in my cart (always need one) and went through checkout to test this before commenting-no shipping.

      • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

        Thanks for asking and for sharing your experience!🥰 SO glad you’ve been able to score the free shipping on your orders. 🙌 Select items do qualify for free shipping and many items do ship free for members. I’ll add additional info to my response above. 🤗

  7. Lilith

    Of course. 😭 Just signed up yesterday & ordered a couch.

    • Natalie

      Me too🙄

  8. Debbie

    Would be nice if they offered existing customers some sort of discount to renew!!

  9. Patty

    What if you don’t have a Visa cc? I have Mastercard. Is there a way to still get this deal?

    • Arlie

      The only accept Visa in stores.

      • Mandee

        I dont think this is true, though? I only have Mastercard and I never had a problem. I may not be able to get this deal, but my Costco definitely accepts Mastercard as a payment option. I’d find it hard to believe that’s not true for all.

        • Terry

          Costco locations in Canada only accept Mastercard. Costco locations in the US only accept Visa. accepts Mastercard, Visa and Discover.

  10. Amanda

    Does anyone know if I can use my Mastercard to get the groupon and than sign up for the autorenewal with my visa in the store to get the incentives or does the groupon and autorenewal have to be the same card?

    • Stacy F (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      So the fine print reads that you have to agree to auto-renewal of your Costco membership on a Visa credit or debit card at the time of sign-up. It does not say you actually have to renew with a Visa. It’s super easy to update your auto-renew payment card in the app or online anytime, so I would think that you could swap payment cards once you have received and used your incentives.

  11. Sheryl

    I don’t have a Costco near me, but would like to shop online. Does anyone know if I can do this deal without having to physically go to a Costco store? Can I still get a membership? TIA

    • lenin1991

      You must go to a physical store to activate

  12. Paula

    We signed up and paid for this online through Groupon we got a print out and went to Costco and they told us that the number was invalid we had to drive home and then my husband spent over three hours on the phone and chatting with Groupon and they still did not straighten it even with a Costco specialist we end up having to cancel it it’s very disappointing because we really wanted to get it .

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh darn! I’m so very sorry to hear about that, Paula. Thanks for letting us know about your experience. Were you able to get a refund?

      • Paula

        They said they would be giving us a refund so I have to see if it shows up on my statement.

        • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

          Good! Hoping it shows up soon!

    • Terri

      I had the same experience with a Groupon and Sams club. I finally gave up and and Groupon still has my money. I just took the loss.

  13. singh

    how long does it take both the coupons to arrive?

  14. singh

    How long does it for both the gift cards to arrive?

    • Krystal (Hip Sidekick)

      Hello there Singh, I found these details on the Groupon site: promotional Digital Costco Shop Card and $40 off an order of $250+ on promo code will be emailed separately within 2 weeks after sign-up and enrolling in auto-renewal; they will be emailed to the email address provided by the member at the time of sign-up.

  15. Mraascho

    It’s great for glasses too! Super deals on frames and they have an eye doctor on site!

  16. yy99875

    How late can you redeem your voucher for a membership? My roommate has a valid Costco until August 31, 2022. I would love to delay the activation.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      You have until July 12th to redeem it, yy99875. 🤗

  17. Jill

    Do you know how much longer this deal is good for?

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      It’s through June 12th, Jill!

  18. KelBen

    Man, I just literally signed up yesterday. If only I waited one more day 🙁

  19. Amaris

    Renewal is once a year ? Or monthly?

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      One a year, Amaris!❤

  20. Mistey Kosek

    Did anyone buy this successfully?

  21. Cane

    The Cotsco membership states it expires August 14 2022. Is this true?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hey there! Great question. It seems the $40 offer will expire on August 14th. Hope this helps!

      • Cane

        Thank you

        • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

          You’re very welcome! ❤️

          • Amber

            Hello, I have a follow up question if you can help me. I checked out the link that was provided but the deal shows it’s no longer available, I even went on the groupon website and the link to receive this deal isn’t available. I wanted to sign up before it expires in August 2022, would you happen to know if groupon has days where it becomes available and days when it isn’t? Thank you!

            • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

              Hi Amber! It does look like that Groupon offer was only good until June 12th. They do seem to pop back up every so often with different membership offers on their site. Hoping this is helpful! 💕

              • Amber

                Thank you so much it does help!

                • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

                  You’re so welcome! 🥰

  22. Stacey Ferrell

    Question, I ended up doing the executive membership and got a credit card ($50 gift card when I upgraded to executive membership and got the credit card). The executive membership is $120. So I redeemed my Groupon, and also got the executive membership for another $60. But I don’t think the customer service rep at Costco enrolled me in Auto-renewal. I came home and enrolled online in auto-renewal. Now I am worried I won’t get my gift cards. did anyone else experience this?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hmm, good question. Sorry for the confusion on this, Stacey. 💖Thanks so much for letting us know about your experience so far. You could always reach out to customer service to check into that for you. 💕

  23. Rose

    I have not received the $40 shop card (but I received the other card).
    How do I go about getting it? Any ideas???

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Hey Rose! Here is what I found on that – “To receive the incentives, you must agree to auto-renewal of your Costco membership on a Visa® credit or debit card at the time of sign-up. If you elect not to sign up for auto-renewal, incentives will not be issued. You’ll receive your Costco Shop Card and promo code via email two weeks after your membership has been activated at your nearest Costco location. The Costco Shop Card and online promo code will be sent to the email address provided at the time of membership activation.” Hoping this is helpful! 💗

      • Rose

        Thank you Jessica.
        I just found a Costco telephone number where you can talk to a human (800-774-2678).
        It seems that somehow my card slipped thru the cracks ??!!. Hard to believe.
        They are sending the $40 cash card to me now.

        • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

          So happy to hear that you were able to in touch with someone and it’s on it’s way! Thanks so much for coming back and letting me know. 🥰

  24. Heather S. Miller

    I signed up for the Costco card as well as auto renewal. It’s been over 2 weeks and I have not received either of thec$40 vouchers. How long does this take?

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      So sorry for the trouble! I found these details on the Groupon site: “promotional Digital Costco Shop Card and $40 off an order of $250+ on promo code will be emailed separately within 2 weeks after sign-up and enrolling in auto-renewal; they will be emailed to the email address provided by the member at the time of sign-up.” It looks like other readers have had luck contacting Costco customer service as well to find out the specifics of their account. Hoping it arrives soon! 🤞❤️

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