Costco membership fees could increase soon—lock in the lower price for a year now

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Save on gas, appliances, pantry must-haves and more at Costco. Here's how to lock in the lower membership price before it increases.
Save on gas, appliances, pantry must-haves and more at Costco. Here's how to lock in the lower membership price before it increases.

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If your wallet is feeling the pains of inflation, you are not alone. Prices of gas, groceries and rent are continuing to rise and shoppers are rightfully hunting for deals and discounts to help them save. There are many ways to fight inflation and a Costco membership might be one of the best. Costco is due for a membership fee increase soon and most likely sometime this year as rates have stayed the same since 2017. Keep reading to find out how to lock in the lower rate now and take advantage of all the benefits that come with being a Costco member.

Get a Costco membership starting at $60 a year

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Right now, you can choose between the Gold Star membership for $60 or the Executive membership for $120. Both Costco memberships come with the best values on quality products, 100% satisfaction guarantee on merchandise and membership, low prescription drug costs and lower gas prices. The Executive membership also includes an annual 2% reward certificate on all purchases including travel up to $1,000, plus additional perks such as free roadside assistance when you’re insured through Costco’s auto insurance program.

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Now, one of the biggest and most timely Costco perks is gas. With average gas prices up to nearly $6 a gallon in states like California, you’ve probably experienced a bit of sticker shock at the pump. Many warehouse clubs offer discounted gas that is exclusive to members. With any level of Costco membership, you’ll have access to Costco gas, which continually has discounted gas prices.

Whether you want to save on everyday essentials that have seen a pandemic price hike or want to take advantage of the lower gas prices that you won’t see anywhere else, it’s worth getting your Costco membership now and locking in the lower membership dues for a year. You’ll start seeing the savings pile up before you know it.

Get a Costco membership starting at $60 a year

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