Safe, burglar-free holidays
DURING THE BUSY holiday season, homes are
often left unattended for
extended periods of time. Burglaries tend to
increase as thieves anticipate empty homes.
Attention to home security can make a difference and deter break-ins.
In addition to locking doors and windows,
to help prevent a burglary you can also:
✤ Turn lights on and off using a timer.
✤ Leave on a radio or television.
✤ Let trusted neighbors know when
you’ll be away and ask them to take
in newspapers and mail, and to
✤ Make sure valuables and gifts are
not visible through windows.
✤ Don’t mention being away on social
An additional protective measure is to review
your insurance to make sure you are adequately
covered in the event of a loss. To learn more or
get a quote from the Costco insurance program
through Ameriprise Auto & Home Insurance, call
To learn more about our complete suite of Costco services, click on the “Services” link at Costco.com or call toll-free 1-800-220-6000.
HERE'S A CONVENIENT new service from
Costco: water delivery for your home
Costco is ready to set up regular
delivery of 5-gallon bottles of water to
your business or home address every
✤ Executive Members pay $15.99
per four-week billing period for three
✤ Gold Star/Business members pay
$17.40 per four-week billing period for
three 5-gallon bottles.
✤ Executive Members receive two
free cases of water ( 24 0.5-liter bottles)
on each anniversary of their water-service agreement.
Brands of water delivered through this
program include Alhambra, Belmont Springs,
Crystal Springs, Hinckley Springs, Mount
Olympus, Sierra Springs and Sparkletts,
depending on your service area.
Executive Members can save as much
as $120 per year compared to average
national prices. For more information, visit
Costco.com and search “DSWATER2,” or
call toll-free 1-888-432-4823.
Note: This service does not include a
bottled water cooler, which can be found
in the warehouses and on Costco.com.
ING DIRECT Investing, identity
protection from Identity Guard,
mortgage and refinancing
services from First Choice Bank,
an EHR and PM solution for
healthcare providers from
Etransmedia (see story on page
71) and new-car purchases from
GMC and Chevrolet through
the Costco Auto Program.
Coupon offers for auto insurance from
Ameriprise and payroll services from Intuit
are limited to certain regions.
Check the coupons for full details. Most
offers are valid from December 1 to December
18, 2011. The Chevrolet and GMC offer is valid
until January 3, 2012.
NEW FROM COSTCO’S PAYROLL service provider
is Intuit Full Service Payroll. Intuit is the leader in
small-business payroll processing, with more
than 1 million customers.
With this new service you just enter the
hours and Intuit does the rest. Payroll checks
and payroll taxes are guaranteed to be accurate.
Your account will be managed by a dedicated
payroll expert, available for one-on-one guidance
when you submit employee hours online.
There are no hidden costs and no surprises.
Executive Members pay a monthly fee of $84.99
plus $1.80 per employee. Gold Star and Business
members pay a monthly fee of $89.99 plus $2
For more information or to get started,
go to Costco.com and search “Payroll12,” or call
GM Preferred Pricing on select Chevrolet
and GMC models. See details on page 83.
WATCH FOR THE LATEST Costco coupon book
to hit your mailbox. In it, you will find exclusive
offers on several services for Costco members,
including ShareBuilder online investing from
save on services
2012 GMC Sierra Crew Cab SLT
All services are provided by third parties, may not be available in all areas and are subject to change without notice. Some restrictions apply. See “Services” at Costco.com for applicable terms and conditions.
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