THE INFORMATION SOURCE FOR ALL COSTCO MEMBERS
Web hosting and design service goes nationwide
for creating a professional Web site. For the
more advanced user, there is the freedom to
use any number of tools at your disposal.
Value Web, the Web hosting and Q: What is Web hosting?
design service co-branded by A: Web hosting is a service that allows you
Costco and Affinity Internet Inc., to upload (transfer) and store a Web site
is now being offered to members in all 50 made up of HTML (coded) documents and
states. This value-packed program pro- related files, including images, onto a Web
vides excellent support and all the free server. The server makes the files available
tools you need to design and create a on the World Wide Web for viewing by any-Web site for your business. one with Internet access.
Q: If I have a question or a problem, is there
someone I can call for help?
A: Yes, support professionals are available
24/7 to provide assistance.
If you lack Web know-how, don’t let
that intimidate you. This service has Q: If I already own Web design software, do
enough resources and ease of use so that I have to use the free software provided by
even a novice can create and launch a ValueWeb?
professional-looking Web site. A: The Value Web approach allows tremen-
Q: How much does this service cost?
A: The price of this service for Executive
Members is just $14.95 per month plus a one-time $10 setup fee, and for Gold Star and
Business members, $17.95 per month plus a
one-time $20 setup fee.
Here are some frequently asked ques- dous flexibility. For the novice, the free Web-tions that may just fill in some gaps in your based tools and easy-to-use downloadable
Web sophistication. software programs (a $1,700 value) are ideal
For more information, visit costco.com,
click “Services,” then click on “Web Site
Hosting & Design Tools,” or call toll-free
1-800-346-1543 (referral code 4132).
NOVEMBER ONLINE TRAINING
Holiday gift bundle:
Getting started with your PC
This comprehensive 15-course bundle
covers all the basics of operating and
getting the most from your new computer, including:
• Introduction to PCs
• Microsoft Office Suite fundamentals
• Introduction to the World Wide Web
• PC preventive maintenance
• PC troubleshooting
This offer from provider GeoLearning
is valid through November 30, 2004.
For complete details or to redeem this
limited-time offer, visit costco.com, click
on “Services,” then “Online Training”
and then “Special Promotions.”
$39.99/1-year course access
Business/Gold Star Members
$49.99/6-month course access
Medical Savings Card now
offered in more states tion about this program and its full range of benefits, visit costco.com, click on “Services,”
Starting this month, Costco is increasing then click on “Medical Savings Card.”
the number of locations in which the
Medical Savings Card program is being Business tax forms available
offered. All Costco members in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Nevada, through check program
New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, ll small-business operators who keep South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas Aaccounting services in house will defi-can now take advantage of the Medical nitely appreciate the new tax form service
Savings Card. Costco is offering through its check-printing
The Medical Savings Card is not an provider, Harland.
insurance program but does provide sub- Take the worry and confusion out of your
stantial health-care savings, particularly for tax form ordering. Harland is dedicated to pro-members who don’t have insurance, may viding totally IRS-compliant and up-to-date,
have pre-existing condition exclusions in state-by-state tax forms for both employee
their policy, go to doctors outside their and employer, as well as compatibility with
health plan network, exceed policy limits or the most popular accounting software.
need services not covered by their policy, Executive Members will save an addi-such as dental care, alternative medicine, tional 20 percent on each order.
long-term care and vision correction. Other features of this program include:
Costco members will save up to 40 per- • Easy to order, fast turnaround
cent on many health-care services and will • Laser and continuous printing formats
receive special pricing on program options. • Bigger savings with orders of form-The $10 enrollment fee is waived for plus-envelope bundles
Executive Members. For more information or to place an
Watch for announcements about program order, visit costco.com, click on “Services,”
expansion in Update. For additional informa- then click on “Check Printing.”
All services are provided by third parties and may not be available in all areas.
Certain restrictions apply. See “Services” at costco.com for applicable terms and conditions.
To learn more about our complete suite of member services, click on the “Services” link at costco.com or call 1-800-220-6000.
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