Costco 12-Zone Rachio 3 on Sale * $50 Off thru 9/1/19

Thanks to all for the great info you have provided in the forum. I have been researching for a while and was ready to purchase a Rachio 3, when I noticed Costco had just reduced their price. It’s a great deal, if 12 zones will meet your needs. I just ordered one.

Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller, 12-Zone
Regularly $229.99, now $50 off for $179.99 thru 9/1/19, while supplies last.,-12-Zone.product.100481393.html


Welcome to the community!


I didn’t know there was a 12 zone. Is that a costco only thing?

@wafflesngravy - Yes, a Costco only version.

As Dlane mentioned, this 12-Zone model is exclusing to Costco only. From my research here, it is identical to the Rachio 3 from Rachio, Amazon, Home Depot, etc, except it has 12 zones and a Yard Map feature.

Here is info from Rachio on the Yard Map feature:

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Thanks, franz.

I have the Costco 12 zone model. The yard map app may be a nice idea, but for me is kind of useless. When you go into the screen where you are supposed to map out the zone(s), you are presented with a Google sattelite view of your property. My property is very much obscured by trees, so you can’t see the areas to define. I’ll try again to see if I’m missing something :thinking::joy:

Nah, I can plot out zone areas, but you “cannot see the Forest for the trees” A real OLD Google sattelite view it is too, although it is the same one on Google Maps Sat view.:smiley::roll_eyes:

I bought the Costco 12 zone model last time it was on sale. It was good for me since I have 9 zones. I’m very happy with it; works perfect.

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Hello! This is my first post here.

Costco has the 12-zone model on sale again this week. When you zoom into the picture on the Costco website, it shows a model number for the 16-zone 2nd generation version. What generation is the Costco model?


I haven’t seen one in person, but I think it is a 2-1/2. It is technically a Gen 2, but it was gifted some features of the Gen3.

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Hey @Dissonance - The Costco 12-zone is an R3. However, sounds like there’s a weird photo on there. Any chance you could send me a link or screenshot to what you’re seeing?

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Thank you for the quick replies. Here’s the image.

I’ve been looking at the Rachio 3 since last fall. I think I’m going to purchase one off the Costco website today.

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Thanks for sending this @Dissonance! Looks like model number is just incorrect on the photo. I’ll have our team look into that. Excited to have you part of the Rachio fam :slight_smile: Let us know if you have any questions!

:cheers: Lo

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