To learn more about our complete suite of Costco services,
click the “Services” link at Costco.com or call toll-free 1-800-220-6000.
Don’t forget to use your
Reward on your next
trip to Costco.
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COSTCO’S MISSION STATEMENT begins with
this goal: “To continually provide our members with quality goods and services at the
lowest possible prices.” You may know
about the “treasure hunt” available within
the warehouses, but may not be aware of
the incredible value in services to make personal and business items easier to obtain
and more affordable. Each year, more and
more members are learning about the great
values beyond the warehouse walls.
Small-business owners can take advantage of money-saving opportunities for their
businesses and their employees, including
payment processing, low-cost business
checks and forms, health and dental insurance, easy-to-install phone systems and
services, prescription insurance, payroll services and QuickBooks online.
On the personal front, you’ll find quality
auto and home insurance from Ameriprise,
boat and RV loans, personal checks, identity
protection from Identity Guard and much
THINKING ABOUT a vacation? Check out the deals
at Costco Travel.
Whether you’re looking
for a romantic getaway for
two or a fantastic adventure for the entire family,
Costco Travel likely has
just what you need, with
the quality and value you
expect. Here’s what you’ll find.
; Cruises to the Caribbean, Alaska,
INTUIT, WHICH OFFERS payroll services
through Costco, suggests that you consider
the vast sea of job candidates among college
students. Educated, tech savvy and brimming
with youthful energy, college students can be
a boon to employers who are looking to fill
part-time or seasonal positions.
College students are also likely to tackle
challenges, appreciate diversity and be “
particularly enthusiastic about internships related
to their degree,” according to Purdue
Here are five tips for recruiting and
employing college students.
Partner with schools. An academic institution’s reputation depends largely upon the
success of its alumni. Universities win when
local businesses hire students. Colleges often
offer free job-board listings to companies, and
student advisers can let students know which
employers are looking for particular skills.
Provide meaningful internships. Even if
the position is unpaid (in exchange for course
credit), don’t bury an intern with clerical tasks.
Give a student the opportunity to work on one
project from beginning to end. View the train-
ing of even a single student as a contribution
that could ultimately grow your business..
Protect children from potential abuse.
Students working part time as coaches or
bandleaders or in any positions that place
them alone with children should be subject to
a criminal background check, according to
Campus Safety Magazine. Be sure to conduct
in-depth personal and written interviews.
Make sure that foreign students are
legal residents. International students pursu-
ing degrees in the U.S. may offer potential
employers an array of expertise and a global
perspective, according to the Tuck School of
Business at Dartmouth. Make sure they have
proper immigration documentation. Check
with each candidate’s college to ensure the stu-
dent’s immigration status complies with U.S.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement rules.
For more information on Intuit’s payroll
services, go to Costco.com and search “Intuit
payroll,” or call 1-877-813-5708.
Great vacations on Costco.com
Europe and more, including
exotic and exciting voyages
around the globe
; Vacation packages to
Hawaii, Mexico, the Caribbean,
Europe, Orlando, Las Vegas and
the South Pacific
; Rental cars, guided vaca-
tions, theme park packages and
For more information, click “Travel”
at Costco.com or call 1-877-849-2730.
THINK COSTCO FIRST
more. If you dread the experience of going
into a car dealership for a new car and
haggling with the sales folks, try the Costco
Auto Program (CAP) for no-hassle, awesome
deals on new and pre-certified used cars.
By the way, CAP also covers motorcy-
cles, boats and powersports vehicles, and
you can even get 15 percent off parts and
services through the program. (See the April
Costco Connection for members’ experi-
ences with the program.)
But don’t stop there. There are programs
to help with online investing, mortgage purchase and refinancing, and more. Take a trip
through back issues of The Costco
Connection, online at Costco.com, for more
in-depth articles on individual services and
For more information on any or all
of these services, go to Costco.com and
click “Services,” or pick up a MyCostco
Services guide at the kiosks at the front of
your local Costco warehouse.
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