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SERVICE OF THE MONTH features business and personal
services offering exceptional value to Costco members.
FEATURED BUSINESS SERVICE
Web site is his electronic brochure
COSTCO’S MORTGAGE SERVICE, the
Personal Service of the Month for February,
BUSINESS OWNERS ARE well aware of brochure," says Roberts."We sell an is consistent with the fast pace of the cyber
the value of the Internet as an additional advertising medium that utilizes adstep, world. It starts with a simple mortgage
channel for marketing goods and ser- a patented product for placing graphic request to Lending Tree through costco.com,
vices, but they haven’t always had easy images on staircases. We turn staircases resulting in loan offers from up to four
and cost-effective alternatives for creat- into billboards.” lenders. Here are some advantages of this
ing a Web presence. That’s why Costco He appreciates the huge value his very streamlined loan-shopping process.
teamed up with Affinity Internet Inc. to Costco membership brings to the Fast response. Lenders in this program
provide Value Web, the Business Service Value Web program. “For the Executive offer preferred Costco rates very quickly
of the Month. Member price of $14.95, we’re now get- online. Shopping could be reduced to a single
For a low monthly ting the same features
fee and one-time setup that would cost $99 day, and timeliness makes comparison of
fee, Costco members per month for non- offers easy.
can use a wide selec- Costco members,” Level playing field. Mortgage rates can
tion of free design tools he says. change daily, so it’s vital that all quotes
and templates to create Roberts goes on to reflect the same time period. These same-
a highly professional- give the program high day quotes keep it an apple-to-apple com-
looking Web site. Miva marks. “It’s been a very parison.
Merchant shopping- good experience,” he No hidden costs. It’s simple to gather
cart software is reports. “If you ever settlement costs from the program lenders
included, a $695 value have a question, the as part of the shopping process.
that assures secure people at Value Web are Lending Tree can save members up to
online transactions and very helpful, and you never have to wait $1,250 at closing* and offers a special value
compatibility with credit-card processors. long to get someone on the phone.” in the current Costco Wallet Full of Savings
Registration of a domain name is There is a special Value Web offer in until April 2, 2006. Executive Members
included for the first year and costs just the Costco Wallet Full of Savings coupon receive a $400 Costco Cash card (normally
$6.95 per year after that. book. Executive Members receive a $25
Just over a year ago, Costco member Costco Cash card and Business/Gold Star $300) and Business/Gold Star members
Barry Roberts needed a Web site for his members receive a $15 Costco Cash receive a $300 Costco Cash card (normally
company, Stare Ways, in Milburn, New card for opening a new account with $200) from Lending Tree after mortgage or
Jersey. Value Web provided him the nec- Value Web. For complete details and refinance closing. For complete details and
essary design tools for building a site to restrictions, see the Wallet coupon book restrictions, see the Wallet coupon book or
do exactly what he needed. or visit costco.com, click on “Services,” visit costco.com, click on “Services,” then
“Our Web site is our electronic then click on “Wallet Special Offers.” click on “Wallet Special Offers.”
DON’T FORGET Costco’s Wallet Full of Savings for a wide variety of service
values, in effect until April 2, 2006. Look for unique savings opportunities on
Web site design, mortgage, real estate, home equity, online investing, money
market accounts, check printing, and local and long-distance phone services.
We couldn’t fit all the special values into the Wallet, so look for other savings
in payroll processing, business phone services, prepaid overnight delivery, small-business loans and lines of credit, and auto financing during the same period.
All of these values are summarized in one place. Visit costco.com, click on
“Services,” then click on “Wallet Special Offers” for complete details.
*Costco program savings are based on historical comparison of rates, fees and points for a $185,000 30-year fixed-rate
loan, comparing loans obtained by Costco members through
Lending Tree from January 1, 2005, to November 30, 2005, to
the national average provided in the Freddie Mac Primary
Mortgage Market Survey for the same period. Individual
savings may vary. Not available in all states.
To learn more about
our complete suite
of member services, click
on the “Services” link at
costco.com or call