You need to be a member in order to purchase from Costco. All Costco
memberships are refundable at any time if a member is not
satisfied for any reason.
All fees apply for a one year period from the day of
Special member rates are available with
either of the Executive class memberships on the following
Executive Gold Star members receive a 2%
reward rebate on most purchases at Costco
(including the Costco
web site). If you anticipate spending more than $2,500 (2% of
2,500 = $50, the difference in price between the Gold Star and Executive Gold Star programs) or taking
advantage of the special Executive member rates then you should
consider purchasing the Executive Gold Star membership.
The same concept applies to Business and Business Executive, but the price
difference is $55, so you need to spend at least $2,750 per
year (2% of 2,750 = $55) (and/or receive value from Executive
member discount rates) to make Business Executive worthwhile.
Affiliated Credit Cards
The American Express Costco Platinum Cash
Rebate Card earns up to 2% cash rebate and also seves as a Costco
membership card. Receive a 0.25% rebate on the first $2000
spent. Receive 0.5% on the next $3000. Amounts over $5000
receive a 1.5% rebate. If you don't cary a balance then
your maximum rebate is only 1.5%. The last 0.5% is only earned
if carrying a balance (accrued interest charges more than
negates this reward).
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