Posted by William Charles on August 25, 2019
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Published on August 25th, 2019 | by William Charles

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Costco: $100 iTunes Giftcard For $84.49 Or $25 For $21.49

Update 8/25/19: Deal is back. Hat tip to GC Galore

Update 7/28/19: Deal is back again, hat tip to GC Galore

Update 5/5/19: Deal is back again.

Update 2/10/19: Deal is back and you no longer earn 5% on the Chase Freedom & Discover it. Valid through 2/16/19, limit of 2 of each denomination. Hat tip to MtM

Deal is back, hat tip to MtM. $100 gift card is slightly more expensive at $84.49 this time instead of $79.49

The Offer

Direct link to offer

  • Costco is currently selling iTunes gift cards at a discount:
    • $100 iTunes gift cards for $84.49
    • $25 iTunes gift cards for $21.49

The Fine Print

  • Limit of two per denomination
  • Valid 2/10/19 till 2/16/19

Our Verdict

I suspect these will sell out quickly. 15%+ is usually the biggest deal you can get on iTunes.



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Mike
Mike

iTunes codes are also 20% off in Swagbucks in denominations as small as $5.
What is the price in store? I found a 4 pack of $25 codes in store was cheaper than buying 4 $25 codes separately online in the last sale.

Celia
Celia

Should be same price in store. Once in a while Costco runs a store-only deal, but this is the lowest I’ve ever seen it. With the extra 5% from Discover, this ends up being 24% off. Thanks DoC!

escot
escot

Saw that — for redemption of Swagbucks…. (but not via mgcp) — up to $50 for 4000. Curious though — is this the same thing as an Itunes “gift card” — or a very restricted “code” that we can’t re-sell ?

Mike
Mike

It’s an itunes giftcard. Swagbucks is back to full price now though.

DDG

Thanks for linking to DDG but you forgot to link to deal 🙂

DDG

email from Costco for those who purchased before price drop
Recently, our buyers were able to negotiate additional savings for this item. This item is now offered at $79.49. As a result, we will be issuing you a credit in the amount of $5 per item. The credit will be issued to the credit card used for this order, and you will receive a confirmation email once the credit has been processed.

MrObvious
MrObvious

Just send me your cc information you would like the $5 refund at: CostcoNigerianRebateCenter at gmail dot com. Please include soc# and as a back up, your preferred bank account number and routing number. We promise to lock up your information for you.

Mike A
Mike A

Keep in mind that Chase Freedom does *not* code Costco.com as a warehouse. Discover should work though, IME.

Celia
Celia

Really? I had no idea. That’s good to know, thanks!

Matt
Matt

I have gotten the 5% warehouse bonus on multiple Costco.com orders with my Freedom card this quarter

joE
joE

F me! i caught this after I ordered. argh!

Mike
Mike

Is this recent? This used to work a couple years ago when they had wholesale clubs 3 quarters in a row.

Clara
Clara

It should work, there was a bug earlier that is not coding costco.com as 5% category. You can always send a quick sm and chase will fix it for you

escot
escot

Mike A…. Appreciate the input, and presume you have a reason for so saying. (please do tell) Yet I just double-checked my chase freedom category bonus “fine print,” and right under the heading for the current quarter, under examples, we see COSTCO listed in ALL CAPS as the first example of a qualifying “Wholesale Clubs.”

“Wholesale Clubs
COSTCO
SAMS CLUB
BJs WHOLESALE”

Moreover, in the next column over, we see an apparent inclusion of:

“Purchases made through the checkout on the wholesale club merchants’ website (EX. Costco.com, BJs.com, Samsclub.com)”

So upon what basis are you indicating that “Chase Freedom does *not* code Costco.com as a warehouse?” If that was your experience recently, or if you read of it somewhere, did you (or others) try appealing, given the apparent explicit terms to the contrary?

ps: Upon 3rd reading, I do see a few exclusions in extra fine print, along the lines of transactions via Chase Pay, or for Gas and Fuel, or “specialty services such as travel, insurance, cell phone and home improvement.” Nothing about on-line purchases for gc’s being excluded that I can see…?

Abe
Abe

Here is the link stating that costco.com is included

https://creditcards.chase.com/freedom-credit-cards/merchants

joE
joE

hmm Costco just cancelled my order, is this common? no reason was given.

Reed
Reed

They are pretty aggressive at canceling duplicate orders.

Superchurn
Superchurn

1-800-955-2292

escalate to tier 2. the same happened to me, and the rep said its been happening all day. i demanded escalation AND compensation for the 28 min they wasted of my time on the phone.

Chante
Chante

Was just in a warehouse and they had this offer plenty of stock also they do accept Freedom Card for the 5% 🙂

escot
escot

thanks for the input, Chante…. Curious what denominations you saw? $100, $25 or 4×25 versions? And were there limits per member in store too?

Celia
Celia

They’re 4 x $25 physical cards in store. I didn’t notice a limit marked on the sign.

MickeyMouse
MickeyMouse

4 x $25 for $79.49 through 11/19 Limit 2 it shows in store.

PH
PH

Purchased the 4 x 25 in store today for the $79.49; limit 2; ends today (11/19); plenty of stock at the store I went to.

Superchurn
Superchurn

Ordered 2×100 and 2x$25, the limit, and the order was cancelled without reason an hour later. I tried to re-order the exact same items with the same promotions, and the final price was now magically $30 higher.

uh huh…

Costco.com customer service tried every excuse in the book to explain why my order was cancelled, but refused to re-instate it.

If its a mistake, do the correct thing and honor the price and pull the promo, but to blatantly cancel orders and raise the price is false advertising and illegal.

Jack
Jack

You tried to use the $25 off $250 coupon? That will trigger a cancellation. Happened to me last year.

This year, I got cancelled because I forgot that I bought 4 $25 cards earlier and crossed the limit with this order. It’s not clear when the limit comes into play. I thought I had bought them long enough ago but apparently not.

Superchurn
Superchurn

no coupon, just using what was advertised as their promo prices on costco.com. this was the very first time i’ve ever bought iTunes from Costco because I just found out I had an account after all.

the tier1 CSR claimed that it never even charged my card because my “bank information is wrong”. later, i get an email from Discover telling me i had a transaction above my notification limit post, so it definitely DID go through, and they retroactively cancelled it.

I can understand more with stuff like Bitmo, Swych, etc. cancelling orders since they’re free, but I pay for a costco membership and I expect better tan false advertising and lies from them for simply buying what they’re actively advertising .

grrr..

Celia
Celia

Last year over at SD, a lot of people either dusted off an old Costco online account or created a new one for the iTunes deal and most were cancelled right away. Costco’s LP department is quick to pull the trigger at the littlest thing.

So combined with the old Costco account and Discover probably held its approval temporarily probably caused the cancellation. Costco reps don’t know and they shouldn’t guess. I went round and round with them a year or so ago with a cancellation and it took an email directly from LP to get the right answer (which was a slight variation of my shipping address). Personally, I hate the hair trigger but I get why it’s there to prevent fraud.

I did get them to allow me to purchase the cards after the sale ended that time and they credited me the discount after the fact.

EDIT: I should add that I had to wait for the “limit reached” error to clear. Because when you get cancelled, the system doesn’t know and won’t give you the discount.

Superchurn
Superchurn

yeah, its probably going to be a fight to get them to honor it. maybe not worth it, i dunno. i like getting GCs electronically, but i seem to have bad luck with cancellations. maybe physical GCs in store are the way to go.

Johnathan
Johnathan

Only the $25 cards are available online, now.

Jay
Jay

$100 for $84.49, not $79.49.

Ken
Ken

Besides Apple music, movies, and apps, what do people spend iTunes giftcards on?

calwatch
calwatch

Newspaper and magazine subscriptions are a great way to use them. Usually you will get a password for the web site. Generally the initial trials for NYT and WSJ are cheaper but if you’ve exhausted those then use Apple to get your subscription for 20% off.

Mike L
Mike L

Freedom and Discover are not 5% back at wholesale this quarter.

Jo
Jo

Can someone please tell me why people like these cards so much? I can’t resell them on Raise, I can’t get them to work on cardpool, and I don’t care to buy music or movies on itunes. What other possible uses does it have?

Vic
Vic

oh then this is not for you. people buy these cards to buy music, movies, in app purchases through itunes.

calwatch
calwatch

Subscriptions. I can pay for my cloud backup through iTunes cards, digital newspapers and magazines, etc.

DasApache
DasApache

Alot of ppl use these for in game purchases

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