Current news for Costco members
Don’t be left
out in the cold
YOUR INSTINCTS protect you
from cold winter weather.
Sweaters, hats, gloves, scarves
and flu shots are automatic
responses to the change of
seasons. Why not extend similar
protection to one of your most
vital possessions—your car?
Winter can be tough on a
car, and it’s also when you
depend on your car to be at
its most reliable. You might
be handy enough to address
many of the following checkpoints, but a trip to your local
auto service provider will be
the answer for many others.
Tune-up: A full-service tune-up is usually recommended every
30,000 miles, and should cover hoses,
plugs, ignition, belts, water pump,
brakes and all engine fluids.
Fluids: Antifreeze, oil, washer and
brake fluid levels are pretty easy for
you to check in between major service.
Wiper blades: Winter snow and rain
put heavy demands on those thin rubber
blades that bake all summer in the hot
sun. Consider purchasing blades specially designed for winter performance.
Battery: Don’t be caught on a cold
day with a dead battery. Have a professional evaluate the life expectancy of
your battery. Many service centers do
this for free. If you know your battery is
four or five years old, replace it before
the cold weather hits. New batteries
are available at all Costco locations.
Tires: Traction in snowy extremes
might be aided by snow tires or chains.
Maintain the air pressure in your tires
by using a simple tire gauge. The
owner’s manual is where you’ll find
recommended tire pressures. New tires
are available at all Costco locations.
Emergency kits: Be creative with
Jobs to fill? Start
search with Costco
COSTCO MEMBERS in Illinois and Oregon
can now take advantage of a new online
job service being tested in those states.
Provided by CareerBuilder.com, this new
service gives members tools to qualify
prospective employees for their businesses, with savings of up to 40 percent
off retail prices.
CareerBuilder.com has ranked number
one among job sites for traffic and popularity for the past two years, and sustains
the largest number of online job listings.
Features of this service include online
job postings, résumé database searches and
Smart Job—a way of matching the 25 most
qualified candidates with a job posting.
See “Services” at costco.com for
details, or call toll-free 1-800-561-5929.
your winter emergency supplies. A snow
shovel could prove useful. Jumper cables,
flashlights, extra gloves, boots, blankets,
ice scraper, a first-aid kit, lock de-icer,
bottled water, high-energy snacks, flares
and a tool kit would leave you well prepared for most winter needs. Check the
Costco aisles for other ideas.
Beyond mechanical help?
Maybe you already know or will
soon learn that what you really need
this winter is a new car. The Costco Auto
Program can steer you into a painless
prearranged deal on the new car of your
choice. No haggling, hassle free.
Top that with great auto-financing
rates through Capital One Auto Finance,
with their effortless Blank Check®
approach to closing the deal.
And don’t drive away without
reviewing your auto insurance needs
through Ameriprise Auto & Home
Insurance, available in most states. See
“Services” at costco.com for details.
QuickBooks new to
COSTCO MEMBERS using the merchant
credit-card-processing service provided by
NOVA Information Systems now can add a
new option. SmartPayments Plug-in is a
software utility that allows merchants
using Intuit QuickBooks® accounting software to process transactions through the
NOVA Network at preferred member rates.
This utility allows processing of face-to-face and mail-order/telephone-order
transactions through the payment module
within the QuickBooks program.
For many users, this means eliminating duplicate data entry for accounting
reconciliation and separate stand-alone
terminal or payment software systems.
Installation is quick and easy. For
information about setting up an account
with Nova using QuickBooks, please call
toll-free 1-800-848-6705 and mention
priority code 83106.
To learn more about our complete suite of member services, click on the “Services” link at costco.com or call 1-800-220-6000.