Two Free Days of
Drive with confidence no matter where
you are with two free days of Hertz
NeverLost® on your minimum three-day
rental. Mention this offer PC# 106282 and
your Hertz CDP# 336436 when reserving
your NeverLost-equipped vehicle. At
the time of rental present your Costco
membership card for identification. You’ll
enjoy your Costco member discount, too!
Book online at costco.com
or call Costco Travel toll free
Important Rental Information
Advance reservations are required. Blackout periods may apply. The
free day value is deducted from the NeverLost rental fee charged
and is redeemable at participating locations in the U.S. and Canada,
subject to NeverLost-equipped vehicle availability. This offer has no
cash value, may not be used with Tour Rates or Insurance Replacement
Rates and cannot be combined with any other certificate, voucher,
offer or promotion. Hertz age, driver, credit and rate qualifications
for the renting location apply and the car must be returned to that
location. Taxes, tax reimbursement, age differential charges, fees and
optional service charges, such as refueling, are not included and are
not subject to discount. Discount applies to time and mileage charges
only. Discounts in local currency on redemption. Offer valid for vehicle
pick-up on or before 4-30-08.
Travel purchases are not included in the Executive Membership
2% Reward Program. All prices are in U.S. dollars. Costco Travel
disclaims liability for inaccuracies or typographical errors. Costco
Travel is a registered seller of travel and travel agency in the following
states: Washington (WST 602042600); Ohio (8789302); Florida (Fla.
Seller of Travel Reg. No.ST32555); and California (CST 2054248-50).
Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the
state of California. Nevada (Nevada Seller of Travel, Registration
COUPON EXPIRES 4/30/08
Hertz rents Fords and other fine cars. 07TR1301_B 8/07
AL GORE LOVES them. So does
the Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA). But if you’re still
not sold on compact fluorescent
light bulbs (CFLs), you’re not
alone. News stories about the use
of unsafe materials in CFL production and confusion about how to
recycle them have been enough to
deter many people from trying these
energy-efficient light bulbs.
Even if you have reservations
about using them, there are good reasons to consider CFLs. If every home
in America replaced just one incandescent light bulb with an Energy
Star–qualified CFL, the EPA says, we’d
save enough energy to light more than 3 million homes and would eliminate some
800,000 cars’ worth of greenhouse-gas emissions annually (see “Choosing the right CFL,”
According to Department of Energy estimates, each bulb saves people at least $30 over
its life compared to incandescent bulbs. CFLs
save money in two ways: the overall cost of
the light bulbs and the savings in energy
CFLs cost more than incandescent bulbs,
somewhere between five and seven times more.
But Energy Star–labeled Conserv-Energy CFLs,
the type sold at Costco, last up to 13 times longer, so they’re a better value. And these extra-efficient CFLs use up to 75 percent less energy
than incandescent light bulbs.
Since lighting accounts for nearly
20 percent of the average hom-eowner’s electric bill, these
savings can really add up.
As to concerns about
unsafe materials, manufacturers haven’t figured
out how to make CFLs without using mercury. But, according to the EPA, one CFL contains
100 times less mercury than a single
dental amalgam filling or a glass thermometer.
Conserv-Energy CFLs contain even
lower amounts of mercury and other hazardous materials than other CFLs. Standard
CFLs, for example, have an average of 5 milligrams (mg) of mercury. Conserv-Energy CFLs
average 2. 5 mg to 3. 5 mg per bulb, depending
on the model. Additionally, Conserv-Energy
CFLs exceed the European Reduction of
Hazardous Substances Directive and the
National Electrical Manufacturers Association
standards for mercury levels.
The good news is that CFLs don’t release
these harmful materials unless they are accidentally broken. If you break a CFL, visit
zflourescent for instructions on how to properly clean up.
Another common concern about CFLs is
how to recycle them. The EPA is working with
CFL manufacturers and major retailers to
expand disposal options. Local recycling programs are the best choice.—Will Fifield
Choosing the right CFL
CFLS USE LESS energy to create light than incandescent
bulbs. To determine which Conserv-Energy CFL is right
for you, use the chart below:
65 (BR30 reflector) 15
120 (standard outdoor reflector) 23