Here’s a new link for a Costco Membership Activation Certificate where for $60 you can get the following ($115.63 total value):
- 1-year Gold Star membership ($60 normally), which includes a membership card for the primary cardholder as well as one free Household Card
- $20 Costco Cash card
- $35.63 in free coupons – Free Paper Towels Create-a-Size 12/160 ct ($15.69 value), Free VitaRain Zero Flavored Water 24/20 oz bottles ($9.99 value), and Free Food Court Whole Pizza ($9.95 value)
Offer valid for new memberships only. To qualify as a new member, an existing Costco membership must be expired at least 18 months or more. Offer Expires 12/31/2017.
The website should be legit as it has handled the backend for similar offers from Groupon and LivingSocial. If you buy two certificates, you can use that to redeem for an Executive Membership. Executive members earn a 2% cash back reward on your Costco spending (up to $1,000 a year). If you spend $3,000 annually times 2%, that’s a breakeven $60 back.
Update: Some folks are reporting trouble with purchasing. Some suggest trying this link (without the ) and double-clicking the purchase button. I would also consider contacting Costco about this sub-par customer experience.