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IF YOU’RE LOOKING for a special holiday
gift, NBA tickets will be a sure hit with the
basketball aficionado on your gift list.
The Costco Event Tickets service has
lined up more NBA home-game tickets than
ever before for the 2010 season, including
the Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Bobcats,
Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas
Mavericks, Detroit Pistons, Golden State
Warriors, Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers,
Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers,
Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, Milwaukee
Bucks, Minnesota Timberwolves, New Jersey
Nets, New York Knicks, Oklahoma City
Thunder, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns,
Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings,
Toronto Raptors, Utah Jazz and Washington
“We’re thrilled to offer our members so
many teams this year,” says Gayle Brask,
Costco services manager. “NBA games have
proven to be the most popular family and
date-night events we’ve sold so far, and with
our discounted price— 15 to 55 percent savings—and no add-on fees, it makes going to
an event more affordable than ever before.”
According to Gayle, a new opportunity
this year is for affordable suite seats for some
of the teams, which provides for a cash bar
and food service when feasible. “It is something we will test to see if our members are
interested in this type of seating.”
For more information, go to Costco.com
and enter “event tickets” in the search box.
Bookmark that page and check back frequently to learn about special events across
COSTCO MEMBER Bill Pucciarelli had become
dissatisfied with his business-phone-service
“I felt I was paying too much for too little,
and simply trying to correct a billing address
had taken way too long,” Pucciarelli recalls.
For the community-service coordinator for
San Luis Obispo County, California, and the
head of Pucciarelli Consulting, which provides
criminal justice education in the area, a
dependable phone system and reliable service
He tried a few local phone-system vendors,
but they made him feel that they were too busy
to deal with his small-business needs.
He spotted the AccessLine business-phone-service brochure in a Costco warehouse
and reasoned that, since he knew and trusted
Costco, their endorsement of AccessLine
meant that he could depend on their product.
“My previous provider had been charging
me $150 a month for a very basic setup,”
Pucciarelli says. “With AccessLine, I’m paying
much less for a fully loaded system, and, over
time, I expect to save 62 percent every month.”
His contact with the AccessLine support
center ultimately reinforced his decision to
change providers: “They took the time to go
over every one of my questions with me until
I was satisfied.”
To learn more about AccessLine, go to
Costco.com and enter “dpsdec” in the search
box, or call toll-free 1-877-757-2609.
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Intuit acquires PayCycle
INTUIT, A PROVIDER of payroll services for
Costco members, has recently purchased
PayCycle Inc., one of the fastest-growing
online payroll services. PayCycle serves more
than 85,000 small businesses, accountants
and financial institutions.
The acquisition expands the online capability of Intuit’s payroll offering.
“We’ll offer small businesses a range of
low-cost, high-value alternatives to expensive payroll outsourcers and time-consuming,
error-prone manual payroll methods,” says
Nora Denzel, senior vice president and general manager of Intuit Employee Management Solutions.
Costco members operating small businesses now have access to the new Intuit
Online Payroll Plus, one of the most innovative, easy-to-use and cost-effective online
To learn more, go to Costco.com and
enter “payroll3” in the search box, or call
toll-free 1-866-297-7900. (Also see the Intuit
article on page 65 of this issue.)
COSTCO MEMBERS should be on the lookout
for some great year-end rebates and financing
rates being offered by auto manufacturers.
When combined with Costco Auto Program
exclusive member pricing, savings are even
greater than usual.
To review a detailed list of available incentives, visit CostcoAuto.com and click on
“Special Offers,” or call toll-free 1-800-800-9288
for more information.
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