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Costco Membership Coupon Code and Discount

I was cruising through the “hot deals” forum on Red Flag Deals and came by a great deal for purchasing a Costco membership! If you purchase a Costco membership online (Canada only), they will send you a $25 GIFT CARD along with it! All you have to do is use the coupon code “GSWEB25B” in the indicated field upon checkout (make sure you hit the “apply” button). Note that this deal is for NEW Goldstar memberships only, I don’t think it works for renewals.

I’ve been contemplating renewing my Costco membership since it expired in December 2006, the $55 + tax annual fee always makes me think twice. However, with the $25 gift card promotion, the effective membership cost is $55 + tax (14% in NL) = $62.70 – $25 = $37.70 for both me and my wife (2 cards). They had the same promotion last year, which coincidentally was when I signed up last year. :)

Here’s to another year of buying in bulk and eating lots of samples.

For more details on this deal, check out this thread.

Have a good weekend (eating samples at Costco) and I’ll see you on Monday.

Update Dec 24, 2008: There is a new code for Dec 2008 that will give you $10 off your new membership: GSWEB36

Speaking of saving money while shopping, how would you like to get a 4% chapters coupon, or 3.33% off from Canadian Tire, 1.33% from Westjet or 16% off already discounted magazine subscriptions? Check out my Great Canadian Rebates post for more details.

43 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. Hey FT!!

    Good eye. Costco is a great place to buy propane as well. $13 for a 20 litre. ($24.99 at the corner gas station).

    Last year I discontinued my contract with my propane provider in order to save money at Costco. I figure I save around $300 per year.
    I have three tanks and I just bring them with me when I am going to pickup my bi-weekly bulk buy at Costco.

    Ya never know, I might bang into you there. ;-)

    Chris Spurvey

  2. Chris: Costco is definitely by far the cheapest place to buy propane, good call.


  3. 3. Ryan

    Just got my $25 dollar gift card :)

    Thanks FT!

  4. No prob Ryan! I received my $25 GC a while ago also.

  5. 5. ewan

    Do you need to buy a new membership instead of renewing each year?

  6. 6. bob & pat preston

    Is this offer still available, if so, please process

  7. 7. Lesley

    Thanks…GSWEB18 worked for me today in ON, Canada!

  8. 8. Ed Rempel

    Hi All,

    You can shop at Costco if you want without getting a membership. I just buy gift cards. They will let you in without a membership if you have a gift card. Buy enough to last you a few months.

    Just so you know, we have done the cash flow for thousands of people and find that groceries for most families cost $400-600/month – except if the shop at Costco. For Costco members, groceries typically cost $200-400/month more than non-Costco shoppers. We think this is because of the non-grocery items you are tempted to buy there.

    Most people will save $200/month ($2,500/year) in expenses if they cancel their Costco membership and shop at a regular grocery store.

    If you want to buy a certain item there, just buy yourself a gift card before you go in (you can buy them online) and then buy only that item.

    Always trying to save you money…


  9. 9. Audrey Prior

    Is there a Costco code for June as the May 2008 does not work.

  10. 10. rfd

    new code as of June 2008 is GSWEB22

  11. 11. Lin

    If you shop at Costco using a gift card do you pay the 5% premium on your purchase? When you shop Costco in the US I know you can shop w/o a membership if you pay the 5%…not sure if it’s the same in Canada. Would be interested in the gift card policy. If there is no premium on a gift card purchase why buy a membership??

  12. 12. Audrey Prior

    RFD….. Sorry for the the $25 card. Many thanks.

  13. Signed up today and received the $25 coupon. Thanks,

  14. 14. Eddy

    Used the coupon on August 4th as
    It is Still valid

  15. 15. Jay Chow

    Hi Eddy,

    What code did you use on August 4? Is it GSWEB24? I used it today and it didn’t work for me.

  16. Hi Jay, I used GSWEB24 today and it worked for me. When you get to the checkout, use the code as your “coupon code” and click “apply”. After which, you’ll see the $25 gift card notice in the box next to the “coupon code”.

  17. 17. Jay Chow

    Hi there, I tried the coupon code again yesterday and it worked!! Thanks everyone for helping me out. Can’t wait to get the $25 gift card in the mail….

  18. 18. Marilyn Thompson

    I would like to buy a membership and receive the $25 Gift Coupon

  19. 20. Mikel

    GSWEB24 worked for me today,.


  20. 21. Stacey

    GSWEB24 worked for me today thank you!

  21. 22. Angie

    Thanks a lot for the code…It worked like a charm…

  22. Thanks for the code MDJ!

  23. 24. DK

    Is there a CURRENT code that’s valid??? I tried the ones listed and they’ve expired. Also, any info. on the Costco policy when using a Cash Card? Do they give change in cash? What if I go over the Cash Card amount in my purchase (and I don’t have a memebership)?

    Thanks to you all!

  24. 25. Amanda

    GSWEB30 gets you a $10 coupon

  25. 26. Jane

    I’m wondering why wouldn’t anyone UPGRADE for an executive membership card which is 100 bucks plus tax. The benefit of sign up this more expensive one is no matter how much you spent over a year, costco will refund you at least 50 dollars (2% of your annual purchase up to $500). So this means, your cost is at regular membership and upside is if you spend more than 2400 a year(>200/month), you will get more money back.

    Last year, I signed up for executive and got 56 dollars back in Feburuary. I’m going to continue to do so this year even I thought I might spend less money this year.

  26. 27. Dk


    I could be mistaken but I believe Costco’s policy is that if your refund would be less than 50 dollars (i.e. you spent less than $2500) you can opt to have Costco refund the $50 you spent on the executive and revert you back to regular membership. You’d have to spend $2500 every year just to break even on the upgrade, which would answer your question why doesn’t everybody do it.

  27. 28. Jane

    I don’t agree that you have to spend 2500 to breakeven the upgrade. You got options. Even if I spend less money this year, I will opt to reguar membership to get my 50 dollars back. For the next year, I might still sign up for executive and get my 50 dollars back if I don’t spend that much. It doesn’t hurt right? The benefit kicks in when you might spend more in a particurlar year (and if you won’t get 2% back from elsewhere). The bottom line is you get 50 back no matter what.

  28. 31. NV

    does any one has new code for Costco memebrship?

  29. 32. kasm

    Are these codes only for new memberships or can they be used to renew each year?

  30. 33. HOLMES


  31. 34. evfan

    i was doing some random codes and came across a new code GSWEB41

    i just signed up and it worked has of 11:20pm july 16/2009 :)

    its for a $10 gift card with gold card membership

  32. 35. mary

    GSWEB47 currently works for $10 off with gold star membership!

  33. 36. Sanjay H Patel

    Can you send me a latest coupon code for Costco Membership (Canada)

    Last year’s help is greatly appreciated. I have shared to a lot of other people

    Sanjay H Patel

  34. how do you get onto gold star membership? can any body help me please?

  35. 38. Fiana

    Hey! I just guessed and tried coupon code “GSWEB54″
    It worked. (^^ you can get $10 coupon.

  36. 39. Fonzie

    Try GSWEB56 and you can get the $10 coupon. I just tried it on February 6, 2011.

  37. 40. Mir

    i got this from my work at Vengo perk

    Your special Costco membership offer will include 2 FREE General Admission Tickets at Cineplex or Empire theatres.

    This offer is for a new Costco membership only, may not be combined with any other promotions and expires December 31, 2011.

    Gold Star : GSWEB66
    Executive: EXEC42

  38. 41. Suzy

    I used this promo code today and it worked. Thanks!

    Your special Costco membership offer will include 2 FREE General Admission Tickets at Cineplex or Empire theatres.

    This offer is for a new Costco membership only, may not be combined with any other promotions and expires December 31, 2011.

    Gold Star : GSWEB66
    Executive: EXEC42

  39. 42. J Done

    Used the code above (GSWEB66) for Gold Star membership today May 10, 2012 and it worked. It indicated that I would get 2 movie passes for Cineplex included with my membership. Thanks!

  40. 43. Melanie

    Used this code GSWEB66 today and it worked for 2 free movie tickets! Thanks!


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