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Costco Membership Fee Increased. Time to downgrade?

I didn't know annual membership for Costco was increased in July 2017.  Since the fee increase took place 6 months ago, 50% of you have already renewed membership with increased rate. But, there are about half of us, including me, who didn't know about price increase.

$120 plus tax is $131.40.  In order for executive membership to pay for itself, You need to receive $65.70 on 2% rebate check (make qualifying purchase of $3,285.00)

4 years ago I spent $5,249.50 - My executive membership paid for itself and then some.
Last year I spent $2,929.00 and I just received a check for $58.58.  This check doesn't pay for my executive membership. In fact, I lost $7.12. I may have to downgrade my membership... we'll see...

I spend less money at Costco now.  I have everything I want (TV, Clothes, Kitchenware..). I don't have much more to buy at Costco except food items. It is interesting that I shop less at Costco now that I have more money.

Costco executive member 2% rebate check for 2017 purchases
(received January 2018)

Costco executive member 2% rebate check for 2013 purchases.
(received January 2014)



It looks like you do get 2% back if you use Costco Travel

The website said so.

I don't promise you anything.  There may be fine prints.  I don't know.  I am only reporting what I see on Costco website.

By john


Costco Vacations!!! I wonder if we get the 2% back on booking vacations through them. I did that for a cruise, but that was before I upgraded my membership.

By Lisa (not verified)

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