VOLUME 20 ■ NUMBER 3
A lifestyle magazine for small business
Food & Wine
2 Bon Appétit
by Anne Desjardins
12 Data storage options
by Dave Chalk
Prescription for savings
BY T. FOSTER JONES
Millions of members continue to fill
prescriptions at Costco pharmacies
throughout the U.S. The best prices
in the industry and great service
make it an easy pill to swallow.
13 Brain fog
14 Recharging your workout
BY HARVEY MEYER
Hiring the right people can make or break
your small business.
Arts & Entertainment
BY T. FOSTER JONES
Outdoor enthusiasts will drink to High
Sierra’s 2-liter expandable hydration pack;
the X Games generation will love life on
the edge with the latest thing—Flowboards.
18Costco Book Buyer’s Pick
BY DIANA JORDAN
Former journalist Elizabeth Flock’s
reporting instincts helped her pen a psychologically complex novel, Me & Emma.
18 Book Buyer’s Pick
19 More Book Picks
20 Book Look
21 Q&A with Phyllis Diller
3 Buying Smart: Great grills
16Rooms with a view
Outdoor rooms offer unique beauty
and a special place for many occasions.
Susie Coelho, host of HGTV’s Outer
Spaces, offers design tips and inspiration.
21Fun with Phyllis
BY MARK E. STRODER
An interview with
Phyllis Diller yielded
insight and loads of
5 Costco Pharmacy
8 Costco in the news
9 Member Services Update
10 Auto loans made easy
25 Gas station directory
BY PAT VOLCHOK 10 Auto buying in the fast lane
BY WILL FIFIELD
3Buying Smart: Hot off the grill
23 The Consumer Connection
by David Horowitz
24 The Financial Connection
by Suze Orman
Our consumer reporter searched for the cold facts Costco can get you a special deal on the car
on the Kirkland Signature stainless steel of your dreams—and also steer you toward
professional-grade outdoor gas grill. Her affordable financing to pay for it.
delicious findings? It’s one hot value.
The Costco Connection is published by
Costco Wholesale. All facts, opinions and
statements appearing within this publication
are those of the writers and editors themselves, and are in no way to be construed as
statements, positions or endorsements by
Costco Wholesale or its officers. Publishing
offices are located at 999 Lake Drive,
Issaquah, WA 98027. Information in The
Costco Connection is gathered from sources
considered to be reliable, but the accuracy of
all information cannot be guaranteed.
Copyright © 2005 Costco Wholesale.
Products advertised may not be available
at all locations at time of publication.
BY LAURA CAMPBELL
Employees at Costco’s Los Feliz warehouse
reacted heroically to rescue survivors of the
January train crash in Glendale, California.
25Gas station guide
Here’s a handy resource
for all Costco members. Plan your next road
trip with an eye on the best gas prices along
your route. Watch for more member guides
exclusively in the Online Edition.
9Member Services Update
Costco’s Wallet Full of Savings coupons
offer deals on a number of services; plus, home
equity loans can provide cash in a flash.
Watch for this alert to
articles appearing only
in the online edition.