In response to the June Debate,
“Should you seek medical
Debate goes on
YES. I am without medical insurance. The
Internet is a great source of help to people
NO. It’s informative, but could be deadly if
taken literally. Each individual is different
and should be diagnosed by a professional.
San Luis Obispo, California
YES. There are sources, such as the Mayo
Clinic website, that have accurate, helpful
information. The information is geared to
the layperson and easy to understand.
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
NO. I think people can over-diagnose [them-selves] when they are searching online.
Johns Creek, Georgia
issue [“Prime Time,” Buying Smart]. A big
thank you. It is very rare (pun intended) to
find prime grade at retail. Now we can enjoy
the best beef more often.
I appreciated the article on Wheat Montana Farms [“From the ground up,” June
2011]. While traveling through Montana last
summer, we wanted to visit the site of the
headwaters of the Missouri River (Three
Forks area) and stopped at the bakery/deli.
The store was a treat to visit with huge sacks
of flour stacked in the silo entrance. We left
with coffee, sandwiches, baked goods, sacks
of flour and 7-grain cereal to take home. It’s
worth a stop if you’re ever traveling through
that beautiful state.
Recovering old memories
I was excited to read the article by Tim
Talevich in the May 2011 Costco Connection
[“Restoring Fading Memories”]. We have inherited boxes of movies and slides and accumulated our own slides and tapes, and yes
they are trapped in boxes in the closet. Being
the oldest sibling, I was put in charge of deciding what to do with these treasures we inherited. Now I know. Thank you, Costco, for
making my decision so easy.
I read and enjoy all the articles each
month, as well as most of the ads, but this one
scored a home run for me!
Happy with Ameriprise
In your May 2011 issue you had a great
article on Home insurance [“Home insurance 101”]. The tip on making a video of your
home contents was excellent advice. We have
been insured by Ameriprise Auto & Home
for more than eight years and I cannot say
WE ARE LOOKING for the most inventive
ways that Costco members have used
Costco in remodeling a small backyard
space. This could be an outdoor kitchen,
a play space for the kids, or a quiet retreat in the corner of your garden.
Just send before-and-after photos of
your small-space backyard remodel and
a brief description of your project.
Winners will be selected by a panel
of judges whose decisions will be final.
The first-prize winner receives a $500
Costco Cash card. One second-prize
winner will receive a $250 Costco Cash
card; one third-prize winner will receive
a $100 Costco Cash card. Submissions
may be featured in a future issue of
The Costco Connection.
All entries must be received by
September 1, 2011. Send your photos and
write-up along with your Costco membership number to: Backyard Makeover, P.O.
Box 34088, Seattle, WA 98124-1088, or
“Backyard Makeover” in the subject line.
No purchase necessary. Open to legal residents of the
U.S. (except Puerto Rico) who are age 18 or older at
the time of entry. One entry per household. Employees
of Costco and their families are not eligible.
enough about this insurance company. The
multiple discounts we receive for being a
member as well as having both our autos and
home insured save us over 30 percent off
other insurance companies.
I can also share how great Ameriprise
is at handling a claim. Last year our home
flooded due to a broken pipe. Ameriprise had
an inspector scheduled the following day; the
customer service my adjustor gave was above
and beyond, and I never felt like it was a challenge to get my reimbursements.
ID tip is a miss
I just read a tip suggesting that credit/debit
cards not be signed [“Dialogue,” June 2011],
and writing “Check ID” in the space instead. If
you read the back of a credit/debit card, it says
“Not valid unless signed.” I sign my cards and
put “CID.” I think that not signing cards
invites a greater risk for unauthorized use.
My wife recently discovered prime grade
beef at our Costco, as covered in your June
“OK-it’s of;cial Lady Gaga is Americana interview in Costco
Connection mag (and it’s good!)” Tweeted by slvnews
“The Tomato Squash & Feta Gratin recipe in the Costco magazine from
@NewSonomaDiet makes me crave summer! It looks beautiful.”
Tweeted by TableFare
“We love Guy [Fieri] who is on the cover this month. Each month we go
through the fine articles, especially the political stuff where you bring in
different opinions.” Posted by Leonard Korbel
from the network