By Tim Talevich
IF YOU’RE LOOKING for a special holiday
present this year for family or friends, consider
this option from Costco: the gift of experience.
Costco features a wide variety of vouchers, tickets and gift cards for restaurants,
resorts, sporting events, movies, spas, local
attractions and more in the warehouses and
online at Costco.com—all at great savings. A
typical offer is a $100 gift card for $80 or less.
One hot ticket (literally) this year is for
NBA (professional basketball) games in select
markets. These tickets or vouchers can be purchased in the warehouses or at Costco.com.
“We’ve lined up ticket offers for many
NBA teams and will have several on board for
the holiday season,” says Gretchen Kim, the
buyer who oversees the non-foods ticket pro-
gram for Costco. “This program offers a great
way to see professional basketball at a substan-
Gretchen adds that the tickets are avail-
able for home games in several markets. “Fans
should check their local warehouses and
Costco.com to see what’s available during the
basketball season,” she advises.
If basketball isn’t your game, plenty of
other options are available through Costco.
Here are a few to add to your holiday gift-shopping list.
Golf packages. Gift cards or vouchers for
rounds of golf at spectacular courses will be
available in various regions.
Restaurant gift cards. For the person on
your list who loves to eat out, consider discounts to local restaurants. The warehouses
feature gift cards for local eateries, while
Costco.com focuses on national chains.
Movie tickets. Give the gift of a night out
at the movies at a price that will leave some
money for popcorn.
Health and wellness. This category rep-
resents the ultimate in pampering. SpaFinder
gift certificates can be used for relaxing treat-
ments, classes, resort stays and other amenities
across the country. Or, consider gift cards for
Nutrisystem or, for the active people on your
list, a membership for 24 Hour Fitness.
“These vouchers and gift cards are a convenient and cost-effective way to find holiday
gifts for your loved ones,” says Gretchen. C
The latest offers in this program
are displayed on pallets in the
warehouses and at Costco.com
under “Gift Cards, Tickets & Floral.”
New items are added each month
and the selection changes from
season to season, so it’s a good
idea to check back frequently.
oversees the program for Costco. “The
vouchers also make wonderful gifts that
can be used any time of the year.”
Look for vouchers for I See Me! books in
your local Costco
or at Costco.com.
I See Me!
Hot NBA tickets,
at a great price,
available at Costco.
A BOOK IS a wonderful gift for a child.
Imagine if he or she were the main character in that story.
That’s the idea behind I See Me! personalized children’s books. Each book has a
story that is woven around a child’s name.
For example, in My Very Own Name,
a story for a child named Theodore would
have a colorful toucan delivering a “T,” a
hippo bringing in an “H,” an eagle flying
in with an “E” and so on. A special note
in the beginning of the book dedicates it
to the child, with a personal note on who
the gift is from.
Costco is featuring vouchers for these
unique books at a 30 percent savings over
retail. Members can choose from seven
titles to find the perfect story for a young
Ordering is easy. The voucher
instructs you to visit www.
iseeme.com/Costco and enter
the promotional code. The
last day to order a book and
have it arrive by Christmas is
“These make wonderful
Christmas gifts for young readers—and
their parents,” says Gretchen Kim, who
Your child’s very own book
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Scan or click here for a video
about I See Me! books. (See
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