Advertising and products
in The Connection
• All ads indicate whether a product
is available in the warehouse, on
Costco.com or both.
• Products are scheduled to be available
during The Connection’s month of
publication and are noted as in warehouse “early in month” (1st to 10th),
“mid-month” (11th to 21st) or “late in
month” (22nd to 31st).
Special note for March: Due to labor
disputes in West Coast ports, some
product arrival times may be delayed.
Check your local warehouse for product
• Shop early in the month for the best
selection of seasonal items.
• Costco.com carries many of the
products available at the warehouses,
and offers thousands of additional
items, including line extensions and
• Prices are usually not listed because
they have not been ;nalized at the
time of printing and may vary from
one part of the country to another due
to shipping costs. We hope members
know to check Costco ;rst when
• To keep prices low, Costco does not
offer a telephone service allowing
members to call in for prices or
through the USPS, FedEx, UPS, DHL, etc.
Why must the Internet be different? I can pay
to have a heavier package sent faster, or pay
less for less weight and/or less speed. Likewise,
a company that is sending me something can
do the same thing. Why should companies be
denied on the Internet what they can do with
other delivery services?
We go to Costco for TVs, printers, ink,
clothing, party preparations, vitamins—oh,
and food! It was only natural to consider
Costco Travel [“Tales of wanderlust,”
February], so we started a few years ago with
unbelievable car rental deals. But this was our
first experience using Costco Travel for a
cruise. Going with a large group of friends,
some of us booked with Costco and some
bought directly from the cruise line or with
another travel agent. What a difference our
experiences have been! Costco linked our reservations, changed to our preferred dining
options, matched lower prices and added
incredible cruise credits, always with the most
helpful and pleasant attitude. The Costco
Travel advantage has convinced us that we’ll
never travel without Costco.
Shirley and Alan Rowold
My mailman just delivered the paper edition of the February Costco Connection. The
articles are so well written and to the point, I
am compelled to read each issue cover-to-cover as soon as it gets here! I am now enlightened on everything from “The new tuna in
town” [Buying Smart] to “Working in sync”
[Arts & Entertainment]. Thank you, too, for
“Spreading the love” [Member Connection].
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Thank you for publishing the article
“Demystifying heart failure” [February].
My mother died from congestive heart failure. I have added an additional step to my
dedicated approach to my heart health.
Thanks in part to CholestOff, sold online
by Costco, I have reduced my total cholesterol
from 218 to 179.
It is my sincere hope that continued
research and increased information such as
this article will lead to greater awareness of
and a reduction in heart disease.
In response to the
“Do we need regulations to preserve
Debate goes on
NO. Companies aren’t doing this now and
won’t in the future as it’s bad business. If we
let government start regulating the Internet,
it won’t be long until we have “Internet by
the Post Office” or “Internet by the DMV.”
Expensive, inefficient and taxed. No thanks.
YES. The Internet is now almost a requirement for students doing homework, households paying bills, shopping, health
insurance. This should never be monopolized
by a profit-driven mega-corporation. The Internet must exist as a common public utility
or service, like a library, park drinking [foun-tain] or waste treatment. This apparently
needs regulation, because corporations have
no social conscience any longer.
Anne Marie Weinkauf
NO. Paying different amounts for different
speeds and sizes of things being delivered
is common when sending packages, whether
Lunar New Year
My name is Be Young Kim, and I am a
fourth grader. I have always enjoyed reading
your magazines and going to the Costco
Wholesale store with my parents. This month
when I was reading your magazine, I saw that
there was an article on Chinese New Year. I
was very disappointed that you didn’t use [the
term] Lunar New Year. Lunar New Year
acknowledges other cultures (Koreans,
Vietnamese and more) that celebrate [that
date] along with Chinese.
Be Young Kim
As a vegetarian, I appreciated the flexitar-ian/vegan recipe for “Spaghetti for Two with
Seared Cauliflower and Walnuts” and all the
other veg recipes [“New meals for the new
year”] in the January Costco Connection.
South Burlington, Vermont
• German occupation of France
began in northern France in 1940,
• The Generac iX2000 Buyer’s
Pick is 126 cubic centimeters, not
126 cubic inches.
• The Sui Mai recipe (Creative
Cooking) requires 2 teaspoons (not
tablespoons) of salt.
• Kirkland Signature™ Gin
(“Pinkies up”) is available in a
1.75-litre, not 1.5-liter bottle.—Ed.