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Earn 550 MyPoints for Costco membership (225 UA miles)

Discussion in 'General Discussion | Miles/Points' started by Muerl, Jan 20, 2012.  |  Print Topic

  1. Muerl
    • Original Member

    Muerl Gold Member

    So, its not worth a lot of points, but I when I went to initially join costco last year I spent a while looking but could not find anything to gain points for membership at Costco.

    So if anyone doesn't already have membership or want to upgrade to executive, its well ... its something for doing so.

    I used mypoints for UA miles, but there are also some giftcard options availabile as well.

    https://www.mypoints.com/emp/u/member/costco.vm?src=mmt339791

    I tested the link in a non cookies browser, hopefully this helps someone.
     
  2. DTWBOB

    DTWBOB Silver Member

    Did you try the Entertainment Books route? I haven't used it (because there isn't a Cosco near us), but I think there's a coupon that let's join for 'free'. Quotes around "free" because you have to buy the book first.

    Just wonder if anyone's been there/ done that ?

    (and this time of year the books are marked down!

    DTWBOB
     
  3. Muerl
    • Original Member

    Muerl Gold Member

    No, thought that is a good option, Is that in all of them or just certain locals? My wife has been a big fan of them, but we have yet to buy one for where we live now, BOS. Also, not only are the books cheep they are usually attached to a pile of miles when they are trying to get rid of them.
     
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  4. dayone
    • Original Member

    dayone Silver Member

    It's pretty easy to earn 550 MyPoints in a short period of time, so this is a pretty painless way to get a Costco membership for free.
     
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  5. icurhere2
    • Original Member

    icurhere2 Gold Member

    Got the offer a bit backward - if one pays $55 for the Costco membership, then one receives 550 MyPoints. If the membership itself was only 550 MyPoints, this would be one of the biggest offers on the web ;)
     
  6. alexkgtu

    alexkgtu Active Member

    exactly - you get 550 points for buying a membership, not other way around.

     
  7. deant
    • Original Member

    deant Milepoint Guide

    We have the Entertainment book and the Costco offer is:
    "Receive an exclusive offer valued at more than $50 when you purchase your $50 Costco Membership Certificate online only at www.entertainment.com/costcocertificates."

    Here is the link that it takes you to:
    https://www.121fulfillment.com/certs/partner/entertainment?cid=7289400

    The "exclusive" offer is:
    Every Costco Membership Certificate comes with coupons worth more than $50, including:
    • A free rotisserie chicken
    • A free Kirkland Signature™ 2-lb. bag of coffee
    • Free Kirkland Signature Spring or Drinking Water 35/16.9oz. bottles
     
  8. unavaca
    • Original Member

    unavaca Gold Member

    If you can truly get this for 225 UA miles, this is a bonafide steal. A membership is normally $50 per year, so less than $5 worth of UA miles is great.

    Sent from my Kindle Fire using milepoint
     
  9. dayone
    • Original Member

    dayone Silver Member

    Thanks for straightening me out. It sounded too good to be true.
     
  10. deant
    • Original Member

    deant Milepoint Guide

    You can't. As explained, the OP got things reversed. You get the 225 UA miles when you spend the $50 for the Costco membership.
     
  11. Muerl
    • Original Member

    Muerl Gold Member

    Sorry for the bad title, if a mod could change the title to something like "buy costco membership get 550 mypoints" to avoid the confusion.
     
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  12. traveltoomuch

    traveltoomuch Silver Member

    Sigh. I has such high hopes....
     
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  13. mrredskin
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    mrredskin Gold Member

    oh wow. huge title mistake. can this not be corrected?
     
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  14. chrislacey
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    chrislacey Milepoint Guide

    Thread titles can only be edited by admins. The best way to point out anything that requires attention is by using the 'Report' link at the bottom of every post. I've gone ahead and reported the thread title, as I also thought I could get a Costco membership for 225 UA miles :D
     
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  15. mrredskin
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    mrredskin Gold Member

    i get "admin" and "mod" confused all the time, which is why i specified neither in my previous post :)
     
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  16. chrislacey
    • Original Member

    chrislacey Milepoint Guide

    :) The "lingo" here is a bit different than FT. MilePoint has no mods/moderators. We have guides who are here to help, but we have no ability to really moderate. We do have limited access to some "spam cleaner" tools, but we are definitely not moderators (I love that!). Aside from guides, MilePoint has a team of admins who have the ability to moderate. It's just lingo...and not really important...but just thought I'd try to clarify :)
     

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