IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - August 19, 2008) - Leverage Inc. today announced a new retail relationship that allows consumers to buy Costco Membership Certificates online and then receive Costco promotions and coupon booklets filled with free products and discounts worth over $40.00.

Costco Membership Certificates purchased through can be used to renew, upgrade or register for a membership in any Costco store nationwide. The minimum Certificate purchase is $50, and for each Certificate purchased will send one complimentary coupon booklet. The booklet includes coupons for free items and discounts on Costco staples including fresh meat and bottled water.

Consumers will also be able to exchange their purchased Costco Membership Certificates for other gift cards available on using the site's signature swapping system.

"This relationship with Costco is a terrific step for us as we look to expand our gift card offerings and provide unique offers and savings to our users," said Mark Edward Roberts, CEO and co-founder, Leverage Inc. "We are proud to be working with Costco in a way that so dramatically enhances the customer experience for both Costco and Leverage shoppers."

Program highlights:

--  Consumers visit to purchase Costco Membership
    Certificates either for personal use or as a gift;
--  Upon purchase, users receive, via mail, a coupon book with special
    promotions and complimentary product vouchers not available to the general
--  The Certificates can then be used at any Costco store to initiate,
    upgrade or renew Costco memberships.

About Leverage Inc.

Leverage Inc. provides a free personal Web application for users to manage their offers and savings, gift cards and loyalty/rewards programs online. Leverage customers have access to a single application that allows them to purchase, track and exchange gift cards, earn interest on gift card balances with complimentary bankruptcy insurance, manage loyalty and reward programs and receive highly targeted offers and savings from retailers. Furthermore, Leverage allows businesses to deliver offers and marketing messages in a non-interruptive and completely transparent way at the very moment customers are preparing to shop. Privately held and based in Irvine, California, Leverage Inc. can be found at

About Costco Wholesale

Costco Wholesale Corporation operates an international chain of membership warehouses that carry quality, brand name merchandise at substantially lower prices than are typically found at conventional wholesale or retail sources. The warehouses are designed to help small-to-medium-sized businesses reduce costs in purchasing for resale and for everyday business use. Individuals may also purchase for their personal needs. For more information please visit and click on the Investor Relations section.

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