Big savings on
tickets at Costco
IF YOU’VE EVER bought an event ticket
online, you’ve probably encountered an
aggravating and expensive addition: the so-called service fees. They can add up to a lot of
money, and they sometimes apply to each
As the chart shows, these charges can
include a convenience fee, processing fee,
home printing charge and more. Take, for
example, a $100 ticket for a professional football game. The fees can add up to $18.50 for
Costco eliminates outside fees for many
events through the Event Tickets program,
online at Costco.com. The program features
Broadway shows and tours, NBA games,
NASCAR races, Cirque du Soleil shows, Las
Vegas concerts, Madison Square Garden events,
New York’s Radio City Music Hall Christmas
Spectacular and unique special events, such as
the Super Bowl, the NCAA Final Four
Championship, the MLB All-Star Game, the
Kentucky Derby and the PGA’s U.S. Open.
“Our goal is to eliminate all outside fees
whenever we can for the events we sell,” says
Gayle Brask, the program’s business
manager. “We know our members
are sensitive to these fees and have
reported that they walk away from
purchasing when they see the fees
Coupled with Costco’s negotiating power
to buy seats at a discount, the goal of eliminating fees adds up to significant savings on
exciting entertainment events for members.
To see what’s available and to order tickets, go
to Costco.com and enter “event tickets” in the
search box.—Tim Talevich
COSTCO vs. THE COMPETITION*
Common fees per ticket Concerts
Motor sports Costco fees
Box of;ce pickup
e Ticket (print at home)
U. S. mail
$1.00 $1.00 $1.00
$10.10 $10.75 $6.00
$3.40 (per order) $4.25 (per order) $2.50 (per order)
$2.50 $2.50 $2.50
*Prices based on comparison made on 8/01/09.
ON A WEEKLY RENTAL
Costco members receive special offers and
discounts. With your Costco membership,
you can always enjoy a premium rental
experience and receive up to 25% off when
you use AWD A108300. PLUS, with
coupon MUGA267 you can receive
$35 off a weekly rental.
Terms and Conditions: Coupon valid on an intermediate (group C)
or above car group, excluding specialty vehicles (groups S and X).
Dollars off applies to the time and mileage charges only on a minimum
five-consecutive-day rental period. Taxes, concession recovery fees,
vehicle license recovery fee, customer facility charges ($10/contract in
CA) may apply and are extra. Optional products such as LDW ($29.99/day or less, except in Louisiana
$49.99/day) and refueling are extra. One coupon per rental. Coupon is non-transferable. An advance reservation is required. May not be used in conjunction with any other coupon, promotion or offer except your
Costco member discount. Renter must show proof of Costco membership at time of rental. Coupon
valid at participating Avis locations in the contiguous U. S. and Canada. Offer subject to vehicle availability
at time of reservation and may not be available on some rates at some times. For reservations made on
Costco.com, dollars off will be applied at time of rental. Renter must meet Avis age, driver and credit
requirements. Minimum age may vary by location. An additional daily surcharge may apply for renters under
25 years old. Rental must begin by 6/30/10.
Avis features GM vehicles.
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Third day free
for Costco members!
Costco members are expert shoppers. We know it. You know it. And that’s why
we’re o;ering Costco members a third day free when you mention coupon
# MUGZ740. And as always, Costco members receive up to 20% off
with BCD W852800. That’s how you Rent Like a Genius® .
Terms and Conditions: Offer of one day free applies to the time and mileage charges only
of the third consecutive day of a minimum three-day rental on a compact (group B) through
a full-size four-door (group E) car. A Saturday night keep is required. The savings of up to
20% applies to the time and mileage charges only. Taxes, concession recovery fees, vehicle
license recovery fee, customer facility charges ($10/contract in CA) may apply and are extra.
Optional products such as LDW ($29.99/day or less, except in Louisiana $49.99/day) and refueling are extra. Coupon
cannot be used for one-way rentals; one coupon per rental. Coupon is non-transferable. Offer may not be used in
conjunction with any other coupon, promotion or offer except your Costco member discount. Renter must show
proof of Costco membership at time of rental. Offer valid at participating Budget locations in the contiguous U.S.
and Canada (excluding the New York Metro area). An advance reservation is required. Offer may not be available
during holiday and other blackout periods. Offer subject to vehicle availability at the time of reservation and may
not be available on some rates at some times. For reservations made on
Costco.com, free day will be applied at time
of rental. Renter must meet Budget age, driver and credit requirements. Minimum age may vary by location. An
additional daily surcharge may apply for renters under 25 years old. Rental must begin by 6/30/10.
Budget features Ford and Lincoln Mercury vehicles.
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