So i just found this site and have been absorbing a ton of knowledge here. i have a lease ending and so the search begins. Im down to the volvo xc90, the caddy xt6, and the lincoln aviator. basically i need a small truck that has a 3rd row was my criteria. im going to test drive them all this weekend and use a broker here to close the deal. in any event, costco is running a promo worth $1250. that costco rebate took almost 50$ off per month off the lease amount but according to the fine print you would have to had been a member BEFORE sept 30th. which i was not. In any event i obsess over things like this and started hunting for a loophole. i found a few.
1- if you had , or a family member had a membership that expired you possibly can renew it.
2- if you know someone willing to cosign that has the membership, you will get the discount
3- This is what i did. they have one exception to the sept 30th rule, if you get a membership at a grand opening costco, that would be honored for the rebate. unfortunately i looked at the list of grand openings that were available and none were near me. so i tracked down the number to the closest one and called them. they said i had to come in. it took some persistence but i got to a manager who was willing to process the card for me if i sent id and visa to him by email. i did so and he gave me a member number tied to that store. now i can go to my local costco and have them print me a card.
hope this can help someone else.