This HOT Costco Membership Deal Ends TONIGHT | FREE $45 Shop Card + RARE $40 Off Coupon

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

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Ready to start saving money as a Costco member? Don’t miss this membership deal! ⭐

Today, August 22nd is the last day that you can hop over to Groupon and score a 1-year Costco Gold Star Membership with a $45 Digital Shop Card for just $60!

Even better, when you purchase this membership package, you’ll also receive a RARE coupon for $40 off an online order of $250+ AND a promo code to get a $100 Digital Costco Shop Card with the purchase of a vacation package of $2,500 or more with Costco Travel.

This offer is available for new members OR for previous members whose membership expired before March 31st, 2023.

This is one of the BEST Costco membership offers we have ever seen and today is your last chance to snag it! With all the added incentives, this membership pays for itself in no time! Note that Costco Digital Shop Cards can be used at any Costco warehouse, gas station, and online at

MacBook with Costco executive membership

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

If you’re looking for an upgraded plan with more benefits, you can opt to upgrade from this Gold Star Membership to their Executive membership at any time. While the cost to upgrade is $60 per year, Costco will prorate the amount based on the months remaining in your current membership. Purchases made prior to upgrading are not eligible for the 2% Reward though.

You’ll get the best prices on everything from groceries to electronics with either membership, but you’ll score even more savings with an Executive Membership, all while staying in the know about the latest Costco news and products. 🙌

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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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!! Best news EVER! 😆

In the unlikely event that you don’t accumulate much in cash back rewards, Costco will refund you the difference from the $60 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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Did you know that Executive Members get discounts on more than just in-warehouse goods?

Yep, it’s true! Costco has a whole 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 than Gold Star members.

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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!

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. 🙌

About the writer:

Krystal has an associate's degree from Devry University, with over 6 years of writing experience between multiple publications in the fashion, lifestyle, beauty, and health industries.

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Comments 8

  1. J Taylor

    Does the membership start the day you buy the Groupon or the day you ACTIVATE your membership?

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Great question, J Taylor. The membership becomes active after purchasing the Groupon deal and you receive your email confirmation, which will have the subject “Thank You for your New Costco Membership.” I found these additional details in the offer and under the “FAQ” on the email as well as being able to shop Costco right away – “After purchase you’ll receive an email from Costco confirming your membership details. To pick up your membership card, stop by the membership counter at any Costco location and bring a copy of that email with your photo ID. Incentives will be emailed within 1 week after sign-up. Please allow up to two hours to receive your confirmation email from Costco. You must have either your Costco or Groupon confirmation email to receive your physical membership card at a Costco location. A physical membership card is not required to shop online or receive your incentives.” Hoping this is helpful and you can snag this awesome Costco deal soon! 🤞❤️

  2. Thia

    Activate. You’ll need to go in club to get your card with photo on the back.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Hey Thia! Once you purchase the Groupon deal, your membership will become active with the email confirmation. 💕 Here’s what I spotted in the FAQ on this – “Your Costco Gold Star Membership has been activated and is ready to use online! Incentives will be automatically delivered by Costco via email within one week of this confirmation. You will receive an email with a confirmation from Costco with the subject line: “Thank You for your New Costco Membership.” Please allow up to two hours to receive your confirmation email. To receive your physical membership card, visit the membership counter at your local Costco and present your Costco confirmation email and valid photo ID.” There’s also a helpful YouTube video link in the FAQ of the Groupon deal that is awesome at explaining how this deal works! 🙌 Hoping this might be helpful! 🤗

  3. Donna M.

    Can this be bought as a gift for someone?

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Great question, Donna! I’m not seeing the option for gifting in the fine print, or during checkout. Bummer! 💗

  4. Paulina

    how often do these costco groupon deals happen? I only seem to see them once a year

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Hey Paulina! 🤗 I just checked, and it seems that the last time a Groupon deal was posted for Costco was a year ago, so it does seem that it is annually. Hoping you can snag this deal tonight! 🤞

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