This week I renewed my Costco Membership. As I have a hard time paying full price for anything, I found the latest online coupon code (GSWEB24) for a $25 gift card with a new Costco membership. The great thing about getting the membership online is that you can get the discount AND start shopping right away by simply printing the email receipt and bringing it to the warehouse. As far as I know, this coupon applies to Canadian Costco’s only!

Weekend Reading

Consumerism Commentary gives us advice on the right size for your emergency fund. What do you guys think?

Wall Street Fighter gives us the top 5 most expensive streets in the world!

The Restaurant Blogger gives us 10 steps to running a profitable buffet.

Living Almost Large hosted this weeks edition of the Carnival of Debt Reduction with an Olympic twist. We submitted our story of how to get out of debt.

Special thanks to Rob Carrick for mentioning us in his Globe and Mail article on buying and selling real estate.

More links tomorrow!


  1. Chris on August 15, 2008 at 8:16 am

    I thought the gift card was for new members only. Hiw did you get it applied to your renewal?

  2. FrugalTrader on August 15, 2008 at 9:41 am

    Chris, when I received my gift card last year, I waited until my membership expired before purchasing another one online. Seemed to be no problem.

  3. Cow on August 15, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    Thanks for the link on the Costco gift card! One of those little things I’ve started doing over the last year or so is, whenever I order anything on-line, Googling for promotion codes or coupon codes. It’s amazing how fast the savings add up.

    • FrugalTrader on August 15, 2008 at 6:04 pm

      update: We received our memberships and $25GC today!

  4. DK on August 16, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    Thanks for the code and the tip…it just so happens our costco membership is also up for renewal…

  5. Flexo on August 18, 2008 at 2:13 am

    Thanks for the link!

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