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10 Reasons You Should 100% Get a Costco Membership

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We all know that step one of tapping into all the benefits of Costco is becoming a Costco member. Once that iconic Costco card is in your hands, all the fantastic benefits the wholesale store has to offer are at your fingertips. 

But should you take the leap and join? We vote yes, but to help you make an educated decision, we’ve put together a quick guide to all the things people love about their Costco membership. As always, Groupon Coupons can help you keep up with exclusive deals and discounts at Costco.


If you’re not interested in a Costco membership, we rounded up all the perks you can Get without Costco’s membership.


Types of Costco Membership

Costco offers three different types of memberships:

Gold Star Membership: $60

  • Free Household Card
  • Valid at all Costco locations 

Executive Membership: $120

  • Free Household Card
  • Valid at all Costco locations 
  • Annual 2% reward on qualified Costco purchases
  • Additional benefits and greater savings on Costco Services
  • Extra benefits on select Costco Travel products

Business Membership: $60

  • Free Household Card
  • Add Affiliate Cardholders for $60 each
  • Valid at all Costco locations 
  • Purchase items for resale
  • Business Members must provide Costco with the appropriate resale information

Costco Gas Station

Ways to Save with a Costco Membership

  1. Gas: Fill up at any Costco Gas Station and save more than $100 (on average).
  2. Grocery: Scoop up on that famous $4 rotisserie chicken and other Kirkland brand favorites at great prices, and enjoy same-day grocery delivery via Instacart.
  3. Pharmacy: Get all your prescriptions filled at your local Costco, which offers transparent pricing on hundreds of common medications, including pet meds.
  4. Delivery: Use the Costco app to have tons of household must-haves sent right to your door.
  5. Optical: Anyone can see an eye doctor working in a Costco Optical, but you have to be a member to purchase contacts, glasses, or sunglasses at exclusive Costco prices. 
  6. Travel: Book a rental car, cruise, or hotel stay via Costco and you can save on your next getaway. 
  7. Tires: Add up the cost of new tires plus installation and services, and Costco routinely delivers the best price you’re going to find. Plus installation comes with comes with free five-year road hazard and maintenance services, including free tire rotations and balancing and flat repairs for the life of the tires. 
  8. Cars: Ditch the negotiations and buy a new or used vehicle or RV with Costco’s Auto Program Service. They work with more than 3,000 U.S. dealers, prearranging great prices and financing for members.
  9. Insurance: Shop for all types of insurance—home, auto, life, dental, and more.
  10. Hearing Aid Center: Take a FREE no-obligation hearing test at one of the many Costco warehouses with a Hearing Aid Center. You can buy hearing aids with Costco value pricing, and get free services on hearing aids you buy at Costco.

Costco Anywhere Visa Card

Costco Anywhere Visa Card

As a Costco member, you are eligible for the Costco Anywhere Visa. With this card, you earn cashback rewards on every purchase from Costco and anywhere else you shop. 

  • 4% on eligible gas up to $7,000
  • 3% on restaurants and qualified travel 
  • 2% on all purchases from Costco or Costco.com
  • 1% on everything else 

Other perks include: 

  • Card doubles as your membership card
  • Extends manufacturer warranty when you shop at over retailers 
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • No annual fees