We love Costco for a whole host of reasons: its rotisserie chickens, its cheap gas prices, and its no-frills shopping experience, to name a few. But because the store is so huge, it’s easy to miss some of its best deals. That’s why we’re here to tell you about their gift card section. As a Costco member, you can purchase a variety of gift cards for less than their monetary value. On the other hand, here are 6 things you should never, ever buy at Costco.
So what can you expect to find on display? Most gift cards offer a discount of around 20- to 25-percent off—and those savings can be split in a variety of ways. For example, you can buy four $25 movietickets.com gift cards for $74.99, as well as a $100 Cirque du Soleil gift card for $79.99. For $44.99, you can get four $15 gift cards to Krispy Kreme. As with most Costco items, you’ll have to buy the bulk size in order to score the deal.
With deals like this, the options are limitless. You could buy something for yourself (say two $50 Blue Apron gift cards for $79.99) or stock up on gift cards to distribute as, well, gifts. Who could resist a $50 gift card to go indoor skydiving at iFly? (You’ll snag two of those for just $69.99.)
You can also purchase gift cards for travel experiences to use on your next vacation. Many cities, including San Diego, Los Angeles, Oahu, and Boston, offer two- to four-day GO Cards, which allow entry to each city’s main attractions for a given amount of time. A ton of restaurant gifts cards are also up for grabs. Here are the 12 best Costco travel packages.
It’s a lot to take in—and as with most Costco deals, the selection can be overwhelming. Check it out online or in stores to see which parts of your life you could be subsidizing at Costco. Here are 13 more Costco tips frequent shoppers keep to themselves.