Never too old for Costco
We all know seniors who think Costco isn’t for
people of their age group. These members
show nothing could be further from the truth.
MY HUSBAND AND I are members of the
Mount Spokane Prime Timers ski group,
which consists of around 600 not-so-young
folks who ski and lunch together on Wednesdays during the ski season. It’s a pretty lively
group. Last year my ski instructor was 80.
After skiing, Scott and I stop at Costco on
our way home. We change our clothes,
We must be the only people in the
world for whom Costco is an après-
MY HUSBAND AND I are now
senior citizens. When I first signed up, he
thought it wasn’t a wise choice. He soon felt
otherwise and signed us up as [Executive]
members. Here are just a few of the ways
Costco has proved to be a
great value for us:
3. Vitamins and other supplements
4. Food for special occasions and
entertaining. We greatly appreciate
more natural and organic foods.
5. Paper and cleaning supplies
6. Books, DVDs, etc.
7. Computer paper, ink and other
9. Items for fundraisers like food
for the local food pantry, clothing
for the homeless or needy and packages for soldiers and children at
10. Plants and yard and garden supplies
These are just a few of the many ways we
find Costco to be a genuine value, helping us
to stretch our dollars in difficult economic
times as well as in the good times.
Boulder Creek, California
There is no requirement that you have a large
family or be part of a pair to have a Costco
membership, nor is there a lack of good ways
for solo shoppers to put that membership to
use, as these singles have discovered.
I ALWAYS THOUGHT Costco was for
families—my parents have been members
for nearly 20 years. I never thought to get
my own membership until I began grocery
shopping. ... It was so annoying and time-consuming to comparison shop—Costco
I am a “gym-rat” and healthy
eater, and Costco has my staples at a
great, everyday low price: Quaker oatmeal, Starbucks coffee, cottage cheese,
eggs, Greek yogurt, tilapia, asparagus,
blueberries, grapefruit, milk and
I can’t believe how much time and
money I spent running around town trying
to find great deals when the solution was at
Costco all along.
BEING A SINGLE gentleman with discerning taste and a Costco member is easy.
I purchase my designer clothing, fine cigars,
[Johnnie Walker] Black Label Scotch,
[Bombay] Sapphire gin and fine wines from
Costco. I also purchase accessories for my
automobiles, name-brand electronics and
computers from Costco.
I have been purchasing all of my prescription drugs, supplements and designer
prescription eyewear from Costco for more
than 20 years.
Costco is not just about buying bulk.
Costco is the place where a single gentleman
can purchase all of the things he needs to live
the charmed life.
Temecula, California i
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—Richard E. Lee
I LOVE THE Costco beer selections. You
don’t have to have a big family to stock up
Fort Mill, South Carolina
“Being a single gentleman with discerning taste, and a Costco member is easy.”