Buy Gift Cards at Costco and Save a Lot of Money Elsewhere!


If you're not already a Costco member and have no intention of becoming one, gift cards are a reason to consider a Costco membership. Costco offers an assortment of gift cards for sale at bargain prices; typically 20% off.  A $55 annual Costco membership fee can quickly be recovered if you use these cards. Here's a summary of what several (Oxnard, Westlake Village and Simi Valley) local Costco stores either currently have on hand or have carried in the past.

  • Hyatt Hotels: $100 in gift cards for $79.99
  • Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf: $100 in gift cards for $79.99 (also available online)
  • Buca di Beppo $100 in gift cards for $74.99 (online)
  • Smashburger $100 in gift cards for $79.99 (online)
  • Marmalade Cafe $100 in gift cards for $79.99
  • Dickey's BBQ $100 in gift cards for $79.99 (online)
  • CPK $100 in gift cards for $79.99 (online)
  • MB2 Raceway: $100 in gift cards for $79.99
  • Wolfgang Puck $100 in gift cards for $79.99 (available online)
  • Peet's Coffee & Tea $100 in gift cards for $79.99 (available online)
  • Build-a-Bear Workshop $100 Gift E-Cards for $79.99 (available online)
  • Cinemark Theaters 4 Pack for $39.99 (available online)
  • 24 Hour Fitness discounted 2 year memberships
  • Baja Fresh $100 in gift cards for $79.99 (online)
  • Cold Stone Creamery $100 in gift cards for $69.99
  • Yogurtland two $25 gift cards for $39.99

All of this of course is subject to change and availability. But they've had many of these offers for years.

So let's look at an example.  If you plan to spend $1,000 at say CPK, Coffee Bean and Wolfgang Puck Bistro over the coming year, you could save $200 by buying gift cards from Costco.  Simple as that. Or use them as gift cards.  Give a $50 gift card that costs only $40...shhh, they don't have to know!