For those making New Year’s resolutions, consider gift cards for Nutrisystem
or a membership to 24 Hour Fitness.
Movie tickets. How about this
for a great gift idea: a night at the movies at a nice theater? The packages typically include general-admission tickets to
a local theater, at significant savings.
Ski tickets. Check for savings of 20
percent or more at great local ski resorts.
Some of the discounts are for ski lifts only,
while others offer a package deal of lodging
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Golf tickets. The golfer on your list will
love gift cards or vouchers for rounds of golf
at a variety of golf courses.
Stocking stuffers for
everybody on your list
Other ideas. Depending on the time of
year, you’ll also find savings on professional
and collegiate sporting events, national theme
parks, popular local activities (such as tours
of vineyards) and more.
Gift cards make the perfect holiday gift
because they’re easy to use, says Gretchen
Kim, the buyer who oversees the non-foods
ticket program for Costco’s warehouses.
“These are great gift ideas, and finding
them all at Costco is really convenient,” says
By Tim Talevich
WHAT DO YOU get for that person on your
Christmas list who already has everything?
The gift of experience, of course.
Costco offers a wide variety of tickets and
gift cards for restaurants, movies, spas, popular
attractions and more at significant savings in
the warehouses and online at Costco.com.
How much can you save? A typical offer is
$100 worth of gift cards for $80 or less.
Here’s a look at some of the highlights of
the program, which is adding new offers every
month. Check your local warehouse and
Costco.com for availability, as actual offers can
vary from location to location.
ational opportunities, getaways and
more. One entertainment highlight is
gift cards for Cirque du Soleil, good
for any of the famous troupe’s touring
or permanent shows in the U.S.
Connecting The selection in Costco’s gift cards and tickets program varies from season to season, and new items are added each month. You can find the latest offers displayed on pallets in the warehouses and on Costco.com under “Gift Cards, Tickets & Floral.”
Restaurant gift cards. You’ll find great
savings on gift cards for popular local restaurants. On Costco.com, the focus is on gift
cards for national chains, while in the warehouses you’ll also see gift cards for local establishments.
Getaways and tourist attractions.
This category features a variety of exciting
activities—helicopter and boat tours, recre-
Health and wellness. The theme here
is relaxation at leading national spas at huge
savings. SpaFinder gift certificates can be used
for relaxing treatments, as well as for classes,
resort stays and other amenities.
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Gretchen. “You can find gifts for everybody
on your list, at a great value. They offer the
gift of experience—which you might not usu-
ally think about.”
For online orders, all that’s required is a
few clicks of the mouse. Tickets are either sent
electronically by email or delivered (typically
in about five business days).
“We recommend that members check
out the selection any time they are at Costco
or are shopping online at Costco.com,” says