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THOUGH THE FINAL numbers are still
being tallied, the Costco Auto Program sold
more than 44,000 vehicles during the GM
Holiday Sales Event, which ran from October
1, 2014, through January 2. This was the
fourth joint offer between the Costco Auto
Program and General Motors, and the most
successful to date. Costco members were the
biggest winners—saving more than $230 million on their vehicle purchases through this
While you may have missed the opportunity to participate in the GM Holiday Sales
Event, the Costco Auto Program provides
exceptional automotive savings year-round
on virtually all makes and models. In addition
to exclusive pricing on new and select pre-owned vehicles, Costco members save on
motorcycles and powersports.
The Costco Auto Program has been providing a stress-free auto-buying experience
and exceptional savings to Costco members
for more than 25 years. When you buy a vehicle through the Costco Auto Program, you
can rest assured they’ve trained their member
advocates and dealer contacts with your best
interests in mind.
Having a vehicle serviced? The Costco
Auto Program can connect you to a participating service center to also receive 15 percent off certain parts, services and accessories.
New offers are available from time to
time. To be sure you don’t miss them, sign up
for updates by going to
costcoauto.com, entering your ZIP code, then clicking the link at
the top of the page. Or, visit Costco.com and
search “capoffers” to keep an eye on the spe-cial-offers page.
THE NEW MyCostco Services is available now. Discover “Five ways
your family can save,” learn about Elavon Payment Processing and the
various ways it can help your business, and check out CheckFolio, the
latest thing in checks. Pick up a copy at your local warehouse or go to
mycostcoservices.com to learn about all the ways your Costco membership can help you, outside your local warehouse.
The time to upgrade is now
ACCORDING TO A RECENT study by Aite
Group, a research and consulting company
for the banking, insurance and investment
communities, 70 percent of U.S. credit cards
and 41 percent of U.S. debit cards will be
EMV enabled by the end of this year. By
incorporating EMV (also called chip card)
terminal solutions, you help protect your
business from card fraud liability and prepare
for future payment application technology.
But here’s the rub: Your current terminals
might not have the EMV technology necessary to accept the new chip cards. If you
don’t upgrade by October 2015, any
payment card fraud that could have
been avoided through the use of a
chip/smart/EMV card terminal will
become an expense to you and
your business, rather than the
credit card issuer. You might ask,
“If I have until October, why
should I upgrade now?”
Here are five reasons.
COSTCO AUTO PROGRAM
New MyCostco Services guide
$230 million in
• You will be able to start accepting all
payment types: chip/smart/EMV cards, con-tactless cards and mobile wallets.;
• You can avoid a terminal shortage. As the
deadline gets closer, certain EMV terminals
could go on back order.
• You can give your customers peace of
mind by making cardholder data security a
top priority. As consumers begin to understand the benefits of these cards they will start
to look for businesses that accept them.
• In countries where EMV technology has become the standard, counterfeit-card fraud
has been reduced.
• You can give your
global customers a better
experience. They have been
using chip/smart/EMV cards
for years; not using this technology could mean losing sales.
If you’re not already using
Elavon, you can receive $100 off
the purchase of a chip/smart/EMV
card terminal when you sign up for
payment processing. (To qualify
for this special offer, your busi-
ness must be a Costco mem-
ber, a new Elavon customer
and sign up for payment ser-
vices by May 31, 2015. Limit
one special offer per cus-
tomer.) Cannot be combined
with other offers. Call 1-888-
346-0803 and mention
promo code EMVQ2.
7months left Upgrade to smart-chip card technology by October 2015
Payment processing deadline