Whether it’s discovering
hard-to-find products, or
services to make life easier,
or just a way to connect
with friends and neighbors,
many members find ways
their membership delivers
ble on my Costco American Express Card
(utilities, insurance, services, etc.). The
rebates are like cash in the bank.
DON'T TAKE THIS in a sexist way—but
my Costco membership is like having a
knowledgeable man watch my back.
I got my car via the Costco Auto Program because I don’t know how to negotiate, and I get product/contract work [via the
Kiosks] from Costco for the same reason,
plus I get the highest quality.
And you know what? I just plain like
Costco because people really seem to enjoy
working there, and I enjoy being in that
Oh, last thing. I get sizable rebate checks
every year. I think the largest combined total
WHEN THE ECONOMY took a downturn,
we, like so many others, considered abstain-
ing from renewing our membership to
Costco to save money. Imagine our surprise
when we realized that, now, as full-time stu-
dents, Costco was the most cost-effective
way to stock up on freezer foods for the slim
weeks that span the end of [one] term and
beginning of the next term.
Costco fuels good deeds
Costco members have proven themselves to
be a generous lot. Members donated more than
$17 million to help the victims of the Japan
earthquake and tsunami, the Haiti earthquake
and Hurricane Katrina, among other causes.
Some members use their memberships to help
others on a regular basis.
AS A SINGLE woman without children,
people are surprised to learn I have a
Costco membership. Often I get asked why.
My first and foremost reason is for the
local food banks. While there is no way I
could ever use 67 ounces of Prego sauce,
8 pounds of spaghetti or 5 pounds of Adams
peanut butter, the local food banks can, and
are more than happy to reap the benefits of
my Costco membership. I take advantage
of your coupon books to stock up on bulk
food, toiletries and personal hygiene products for the local food banks. At Christmas,
the prices of the toys/books/DVDs/music
allow me to be more generous than if I
bought the same items elsewhere.
The community is a better place because
of your presence.
WHILE WE ARE seniors, we find much to
like about Costco. We call it our “Troop Store.”
Costco has so many things that the troops love:
large boxes of good candy bars, great jerky,
really comfy socks, lots of different types of
granola and power bars, nuts, dried fruits,
good razors, not to mention the large boxes of
wet wipes that sometimes are their only means
of keeping clean.
I’ve noticed when we do big mailings during the holidays and ask for donations from the community many
other people shop there too.
We love the high quality
of everything we have ever purchased there. We shop there
year round for “our guys”
so that we can send more
—Anita and Richard Allen
MARCH 2011 ;e Costco Connection 23
is a better place
because of your