Giving to kids while being wise about insurance DO GOOD, HELP YOURSELFOR THE SIXTH straight year, Ameri-
OR THE SIXTH straight year, Ameri- prise Auto & Home Insurance will donate $5 to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) each time Costco members receive an auto insurance quote during the month of May.* Since 2007, more than $390,000 has been contributed to CMNH through this program. CMNH uses these funds to support 170 children’s hospitals across North America, targeting the money to where it is most needed. The upside for Costco members is getting an auto insurance quote that may reveal significant savings over their
current auto insurance policy. More than
COUR TES Y SEA RAY
entertaining? How many people do you want to
host? Are you operating on inland waterways
or the open ocean? What is your experience
level? How big a boat can you safely handle?
Time. How much time do you have to
devote to a boat? This question involves how
often you’re going to use it as well as the time
you have to maintain it.
300,000 Costco members have already
switched to Ameriprise Auto & Home
Need help finding the boat that’s right for
you? Contact the Costco Auto Program. Participating Sea Ray, Boston Whaler and Harris
FloteBote dealerships offer exclusive prearranged pricing for Costco members, additional
incentives up to $3,000 and all available national
incentives. Members are eligible to receive a
$500 Costco Cash card after the purchase.*
Insurance. It costs nothing to find out
if you’ll save, and kids in need will
benefit in the process.
To find out how much you could save
and to help CMNH at the same time, call
toll-free 1-866-370-7998, or visit Costco.
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*Offer not available to existing
Ameriprise policy holders.
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To learn more about the program and
to locate a participating dealership, visit
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• Only available for select vessels at participating
dealerships. Other terms and restrictions apply.
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WHEN CHECK FRAUD became epidemic,
new technology was developed to help counter
the threat. High-security laser checks, designed
to address many of the threats facing small
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While all Costco checks come with
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these enhanced high-security laser checks
help bolt the door against check fraud and
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disappears when heat is applied and reappears once cooled. Toner adhesion provides an added level of security to ensure
that toner and ink from your printer or
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To view the new high-security laser
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BUYING A BOAT
WITH TEMPERATURES warming and skies clearing, many Americans have but one thought: It’s
boating season! If buying a watercraft is in your
future, you might want to consider the following
points before purchasing your dream boat.
Budget. In determining how much money
you have available to spend on your boat, consider the cost to operate, properly maintain
and insure it. Operating costs vary from boat
to boat, but typically the biggest cost is fuel.
If you’re not planning on storing your boat at
home, that cost needs to be factored in too.
Also ask about licensing requirements.
Activities. How are you planning to use
your boat? For waterskiing and wakeboarding
you might want a different boat than the kind
that will work for overnight excursions. Wake-board and ski boats are designed specifically
for the wake they produce, while cabin cruisers
are built for overnight excursions.
Boat size. Purchase a boat that is just the
right size to fit your needs. Are you planning on
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