Get personal and creative
at 1-Hour Photo
More than cards
for the holidays
on tax forms
THIS YEAR COSTCO 1-Hour
Photo adds value to the tradition
of holiday photo cards with a
sweeping introduction of 20 all-new card designs. Included are
12 new single-image card
designs, five new multi-image
card designs and three new
Disney card designs. More
than twice that many designs
are available if you order
your cards from the Costco.
com Photo Center for warehouse pickup.
All cards are 6 by 71/2
inches and require just one
postage stamp for mailing first
class in the U.S.
The price for 50 cards with
envelopes resists recession again
this year, staying at $14.99.
Additional sets of 25 cards and
envelopes are available for $5.99.
For in-person orders, just
bring your favorite photo (
digital media card, CD or 35 mm
negatives) to any 1-Hour Photo
location. For online orders
with warehouse pickup, go to
the Costco.com Photo
Center to upload your digital photos and complete the
online order process.
Two other items at 1-Hour
Photo are ideal as holiday gifts.
Wide-format poster prints are
now available at all 1-Hour
Photo locations, and can also be
ordered on Costco.com for warehouse pickup. The two poster sizes
are 16 by 20 inches and 20 by 30
inches, and are usually ready in
Preserving old home movies,
videos and 35 mm slides by transferring them to DVD is a fantastic gift for family and friends.
This process requires up
to a four-weeku
lead-time, so, for a holiday gift, keep an eye on
the calendar. Dust off those old, obsolete
media types, including 8 mm, Super 8 mm
and 16 mm movie film; VHS, S-VHS, VHS-C,
8 mm, Hi8, Digital8, MiniDV and Betamax
videotape formats; and 35 mm slides (
cardboard or plastic mounts). By converting those
forgotten moments to DVD you’ll be preserving them for generations to come.
NOBODY IS EAGER to think about tax season, which is still a few months away. But
there’s good news for Costco members who
operate businesses. Costco Check Printing
has great prices on all of the forms businesses
need for making tax time go smoothly.
And to sweeten that news, Costco members save up to 50 percent off retail prices on
a wide variety of IRS-approved tax forms and
envelopes compatible with most popular
accounting software programs.
“This is definitely a product that most of
our members are not aware of, and one that
offers a tremendous value,” says Lisa Yaple,
Costco services coordinator.
While you’re uploading your holiday card
order at the Photo Center on Costco.com, take
a look around at the full range of holiday gift
items offered—actually, gifts for all occasions.
Photobooks from MyPublisher are one of
the most popular items. You simply download a program that guides you through producing a hardbound coffee-table book by
dragging and dropping your photos into
designed templates that you select on your
computer. The end product is stylish and
durable, and you’re the author.
Canvas prints (above) are a hot new gift
item this season. Available in a range of 10
sizes from 8 by 10 inches up to 16 by 48
inches, these professional-quality prints come
gallery wrapped and ready to hang. They also
feature a special fine-art protective coating
that protects them from ultraviolet light, prevents fading and cracking, and makes them
easy to clean with ordinary window cleaner.
Photo throws (below) are another popular gift item. Made of 100 percent cotton
and measuring an oversize 54 by 70 inches,
these durable and washable throws perpetuate your favorite memories while providing
It’s also the perfect time to think of photo
calendars—as a gift or even for yourself. You’ll
never find a more perfect calendar than one
you design with your own photos. Drag-and-drop layouts available in two sizes and a variety
of styles makes this a fun project.
The Photo Center also offers several other
photo gifts, including mugs, mousepads,
ornaments, stickers and much more—making
it a super photo gift shop destination all year
Helpful ordering tips
■ Save time and money with tax form
bundles, including the most popular W- 2 and
1099-MISC forms, with matching self-seal
double-window envelopes in one easy-to-order package.
■ Select tax forms for laser, bubble jet or
■ Select continuous forms for dot-matrix
or pin-feed printers.
■ Order the number of W- 2 forms you
need based on the number of employees.
■ Order the number of 1099-MISC forms
you need based on the number of vendors or
■ Receive three free W- 3 Transmittal
forms with every W- 2 order.
■ Receive three free 1096 Transmittal
forms with every 1099 order.
■ IRS-approved plain paper forms are
The number of parts and copies required
for W-2s and 1099s varies by state. If you are
uncertain as to the parts required, call a
Costco checks and forms expert toll-free at
1-866-393-6048 for the latest requirements.
For more information, go to Costco.com
and enter “tax season” in the search box.—DW