Current news for Costco members
To learn more about our complete suite of member services,
click on the “Services” link at costco.com or call 1-800-220-6000.
Packed with value
DHL HAS JUST added
the 8.5-by-11-by- 5.5-inch
ShipReady™ Box—a flat-
rate, guaranteed two-day
delivery service without a
weight limit—to their pre-
paid product line.
Costco negotiated an
outstanding value for mem-
bers, with an introductory
price for Executive Members
of $15.71 through December 14,
then $16.89. The introductory
price for Business and Gold Star
members is $16.04 through December 14, then $17.25. DHL normally charges $19.50 for the box.
ShipReady Box joins three prepaid overnight envelopes in the
DHL line. All ShipReady products are purchased exclusively
online in multiples of 10 with no
expiration date, limited to delivery to and use within the 48 contiguous United States.
For more details, search for
“prepaid” on costco.com.
Service of the Month
EXECUTIVE MEMBERS who
have purchased a home or condo
policy through Ameriprise Auto
& Home Insurance are eligible for
home lockout assistance. This new
benefit helps cover the expense
of a locksmith when the insured
is locked out of his or her home.
Mobile locksmith services are also
available under this benefit.
Home lockout assistance
brings the number of Executive
benefits available in the Auto &
Home Insurance program to
four, including roadside assistance
and lifetime renewability on auto
policies and glass breakage reimbursement on home policies.
The new home lockout assistance covers up to $100 per
occurrence, is limited to two
claims within any consecutive
12-month period and may be
subject to specific conditions.
The ad on page 76 tells more
about these benefits. For more details, call toll-free 1-888-404-5365.
means more savings
MANY MEMBERS who upgrade to
Costco Executive Membership
cite being attracted by the 2%
Reward—an annual rebate check
based on most Costco purchases
that arrives with membership
renewal notices. But a growing
number of converts cite the
Executive Member benefits
associated with Costco services
as being equally attractive.
If you own a home, drive
a car, write checks or invest in
stocks, there is a Costco service
program that can save you money.
That’s also true if you have a business and use a Web site, toll-free
numbers or credit-card processing, or have employees and need
payroll processing or small-business health insurance.
Gold Star and Business
members save on all of these
services, but Executive Members
save the most. Visit the Member
Services kiosk at your local Costco
or go to costco.com and click on
“Services” for more details.
service being tested
COSTCO HAS TEAMED again
with Capital One, this time to
provide a business financing
program for members, currently
being tested in Alaska, Idaho,
Montana, Oregon, Utah and
Washington. The program provides business lines of credit
and business loans from $15,000
to $100,000 with no collateral
required and exclusive rates for
The lines of credit have
reduced annual fees for Costco
members. Executive Members
pay only $69; Business and Gold
Star members pay $89.
With the business loan
program, Executive Members
receive a $50 Costco Cash card
six to eight weeks after loan
activation. For more information,
call toll-free 1-866-915-1921, or
go to costco.com and click
just got easier
See article on page 47
Drive a hard
ALL COSTCO MEMBERS are
eligible for a special members’
price when purchasing the 2008
Volvo XC90 sports-utility vehicle. Get a complimentary
European vacation package
from Volvo to pick up your
vehicle at their factory in
Sweden, then continue your
adventure by flying to Rome,
London or Paris while Volvo
ships your XC90 to your local
Volvo dealer. As an additional
benefit, you’ll receive a $500
Costco Cash card from Volvo
following your purchase.
Rather stay home? You still
get a special Costco member
price whether you take delivery
abroad or at a local participating
For details, call the Costco
Auto Program at 1-800-479-
5746, or go to costco.com and
enter “XC90” in the Search box.
Costco and its affiliates do not sell automobiles or negotiate individual transactions.
Volvo Cars of North America is solely responsible for fulfillment of the European vacation
package. Local Volvo dealer participation may
vary. Offer ends December 31, 2007, and is
subject to change without notice.
D ECEMBER 2007 T he Costco Connection