4. Check Online Deal Websites
Once or twice a year, LivingSocial and/or Groupon run a great Costco membership deal that includes freebies or a gift card along with the membership fee. This means that you will have to pay for the membership, but usually, the freebies outweigh most — if not all — of the fee.
For instance, in June 2022, you could have gotten a Costco membership along with a $40 discount for a $250+ online purchase and a $40 gift card for just $60 — the regular price of a Costco Gold Membership.
Keep an eye on websites like Sleekdeals, which can help you find some great online deals, such as a Costco membership.