The Best Section at Costco That No One Seems to Be Talking About

published Aug 23, 2018
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No, it’s not the inexpensive gas, the discounted eyeglasses, or the great travel perks — people talk about those deals plenty! (And rightfully so, as they’re legitimately amazing!)

Need a hint? Okay, we’ll just tell you: We’re talking about the gift card section!

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In the grand scheme of life, gift cards rarely go on sale and 99.9 percent of the time, coupons can’t be used when purchasing a gift card. Take Target, for example. Target gift cards (for Target, sold by Target) only go on sale once a year … for one day (usually early December!). And it’s not like you can use a CVS ExtraBucks coupon to save money when buying a Starbucks gift card at the drug store. Yet, somehow, Costco manages to have significantly discounted gift card offerings all year long.

The cards are broken up into categories like movie tickets, theme parks, restaurants, sports events, and more. The cards on offer tend to rotate (especially in stores), but just look at these options we found online just the other week.

As you can see, the savings usually add up to around 20 or 25 percent off. That just becomes free money! Spend $80 and get $100 in gift cards! Whether you’re giving them as gifts (bundled together for one person or broken up for a few people!) or you just want to keep them to use yourself down the line, Costco gift cards are kind of a no-brainer if you find a store or restaurant you’re interested in.

Do you ever shop the gift cards at Costco? What sorts of deals have you found?

This post originally ran on Kitchn. See it there: The Best Section at Costco That No One Seems to Be Talking About