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WHEN CAPTAIN CHESLEY Sullenberger,
his wife, Lorrie, and daughters, Kate and Kelly,
stopped in to shop at the Costco in Danville,
California, on February 3, they were surprised
to see a banner honoring the Costco member
hanging inside the store entrance.
Sullenberger is being called the “Hero of
the Hudson” since he and his flight crew successfully landed a jet on the Hudson River in
January, despite failed engines. Amazingly, all
155 passengers and crew members survived,
with no serious injuries. The heroic landing
made the news globally.
Lorrie Sullenberger remarked at a local
celebration that she and her husband have
been overwhelmed by the outpouring of
affection that has come by way of letters and
e-mail messages from around the world since
the river landing.
Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger receives a hero’s welcome at the Danville,
California, warehouse; Costco employees sign the banner to present to “Sully.”
Sullenberger was invited to President
Barack Obama’s inauguration and the Super
Bowl, interviewed on CBS’s
60 Minutes and
given a welcome-home gathering by thousands on Danville’s Town Green.
Acclaimed internationally, Sullenberger
was honored to also be acknowledged at the
Danville warehouse where he regularly shops.
(His family has lived in Danville for 13 years.)
While there, he was quoted as saying he loves
Costco and has been a member for 24 years.
Sullenberger asked if he might sign the
banner. Night manager Steve Agosto raised
him up on a scissor lift so he could sign it with
the nickname that has become so famous in
the past few months, “Sully.”
Sullenberger will be given an additional
tribute soon, when he will be presented with
the banner, signed by 82 Costco employees.
IT ALL ADDS UP◆
with the TrueEarnings® Card from Costco and American Express.
3% Cash back for gasoline on annual gasoline purchases of up to $3,000;
1% thereafter. See below for other terms and restrictions.
The TrueEarnings Card has no annual fee with your paid Costco membership.
Why not apply today? Call 1-800-235-4600
or simply visit your local Costco member counter.
◆ Each Eligible Purchase shall qualify for a Rebate of 1, 2, or 3 percent, as follows: 3% for the first $3,000 in
annual purchases (1% thereafter) of automobile gasoline (individual purchases of 75 gallons or less) at Costco
and domestic stand-alone gas stations (which excludes superstores, supermarkets, convenience stores, and
warehouse clubs other than Costco); 3% at restaurants; 2% for travel purchases from airline, lodging, car
rental, cruise line, travel agency and tour operators; and 1% on all other Eligible Purchases posted to your
account. “Eligible Purchases” include purchases of goods or services, which purchases have not been returned or
otherwise rescinded, and are not subject to a credit; it does NOT include fees, Finance Charges, Cash Advances
(including the use of checks, line activators, automated teller machines, or other means of accessing your
Account), Balance Transfers, or adjustments to your Account or the purchase of American Express® Travelers
Cheques, American Express® Gift Cheques or other cash equivalents. Rebate is awarded annually in the form
of an in-store coupon redeemable for cash or merchandise at any U.S. Costco Warehouse. Additional terms and
conditions apply. See Cardmember Agreement for full terms and conditions.