It seems every store has some form of rewards program these days, so we've rounded up four deals on some of the paid memberships you might have been eyeing up lately. That could be a Costco membership, which you can get with $80 in extra savings via Groupon, or a discount on Prime membership for EBT or Medicaid cardholders.
Costco 1-Year Membership w/ Extra Savings
Lowest By: $80
Expiration: August 31
If you're not a Costco member, their deals come in two distinct forms: available, with a surcharge, or flat-out closed off to you. You can put an end to that second-class citizenship with this membership deal. For the same price Costco charge, this Groupon offer also throws in a $40 gift card (which even valid on gas), and a coupon code to take $40 off your next online order of $250 or more.
Amazon Prime Membership
Price: $5.99 w/ EBT or Medicaid
Lowest By: $7
If you can provide valid EBT or Medicaid information, you can get Amazon Prime benefits at a massively-reduced monthly rate – over the course of 12 months, it'll save you $47 compared to the normal annual cost. That means free 2-day delivery, exclusive shopping deals, discounts on diapers and baby food, access to thousands of movies, TV shows, and music to stream online or download for offline, plus unlimited access to over a thousand top Kindle books. So that's a lot.
This offer does not include Household sharing of Prime benefits. You may receive this price for up to 48 months and will need to qualify every 12 months.
2-Year ShopRunner Membership
Price: Free w/ Paypal membership
Lowest By: $158
Yes: it's a membership deal that requires a different membership. Is it too clichéd at this point to make an Inception reference? Maybe I can make up for it with a Tenet reference when we get to the AMC deal below. But there can't be many online shoppers who don't have a PayPal membership by now, so you can hop right into this deal on a ShopRunner membership. It'll grant you free 2-day shipping and free returns at over 100 merchants, including Saks Off 5th, Ann Taylor, Soma, AEO, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Under Armour, and more. Just be prepared for a lot of promotional emails.
AMC Stubs 1-Year Premiere Membership
Lowest By: $10
Do I personally recommend spending a lot of time in cinemas anytime soon? No. But if you insist, I do recommend saving ten bucks (TENET bucks) on AMC's Premiere Movie Perks program. It'll allow you to upsize your popcorn & fountain drinks to large and reserve tickets online for free, and through October 31, you'll get double points for every ticket, food, and drink purchase.
AMC Theaters are reopening on August 20th and will offer 15-cent tickets on the first day.