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If you have a Costco membership, then you already know all about the joys of shopping for steals while sampling the goods. What you might not be aware of however, is all the amazing ways you can use that membership to earn even more.

Spend less for prescriptions
Costco’s Prescription program offers members deep discounts on their prescription medications without insurance coverage.

Discounts on gift cards
It’s nearly impossible to get gift cards on sale since you are essentially just trading in cash for a card of the same value. At Costco, however, you can purchase a pack of gift cards to various retailers at a discounted rate.

See a double feature
A trip to the movies for a family can get pretty pricey, but at Costco you can purchase a 10-pack of movie tickets for a discounted price and they never expire. With the money you’ll save, that overpriced popcorn and drinks won’t be quite so bad.

Save money on your next car
No one likes car shopping, but when you use your Costco membership you might actually have some fun. The Costco Auto Program works with thousands of pre-owned car dealerships to negotiate low prices for you, so you don’t have to sweat the haggling.

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Travel on a budget
Want to see the world? Costco can help you do it for less. With Costco Travel your membership can get you deals on theme park tickets, airplane tickets, car rentals, hotels and cruises.

Get checks for less
Even in the age of digital payments there are still those few moments when a check is required and Costco will print you a pack of checks for less than your bank charges.

Get tech help for free
There’s nothing more frustrating than trying to figure out why your WiFi is out or Netflix isn’t loading. Costco offers free technical support for any televisions, computers, tablets, appliances, and more purchased in store and online. Not warranties or extra fees required.

What are some of your favorite things about shopping at Costco? Share your thoughts in the comments below.