Special Events feature exciting and
unique products that are available in
select warehouses for a limited time.
You can find Special Events in your
local warehouse by watching for a
special display, or visit Costco.com
(instructions below) for an updated
schedule. Here is a sampling of
some upcoming events.
Pharmacy closed Sunday
Costco.com 24 hours a day,
7 days a week
Costco pharmacies frequently
host clinics to check diabetes,
lung, heart or bone health.
Screenings are free of charge
and include an assessment of the
results as well as suggestions for
prevention or treatment methods.
For dates and warehouse
listings, go to Costco.com and
search “health fairs.”
Traeger Pellet Grills Whether
you’re on the patio, camping or
at a tailgater, Traeger wood-pellet
grills allow you to conveniently
smoke, grill or bake using pure
hardwood pellets that impart a
rich wood-fired flavor to food.
Goal Zero Goal Zero is the
industry leader in portable solar
power. From mobile phones to
refrigerators and everything in
between, these products keep
you connected and powered up
anytime and anywhere.
SQUARETRADE IS AN extended-warranty
service that has provided protection plans for
TVs, computers, tablets, cameras and cell-
phones to Costco members since 2011. Now,
Square Trade plans are available for new major
appliances purchased from Costco.
“Square Trade offers coverage for refriger-
ators, freezers, ranges, cooktops, over-the-
range microwaves, dishwashers, washers and
dryers,” says Costco buyer Franny Wintersteen,
who oversees the program. “Best of all, plans
are available at a great value compared with
competitors in the market who sell warranties
for as much as 35 to 65 percent more.”
Here’s how Costco offers up to five years’
total protection for major appliances.
■ The 90-day return policy. This covers
the following major appliances: refrigerators
(over 10 cubic feet), freezers, ranges, cooktops,
over-the-range microwaves, dishwashers,
washers and dryers purchased after January 5,
2016, for 90 days from the date of purchase.
■ Costco Concierge Services. Costco’s war-
ranty provides two years of coverage from the
date of purchase through the manufacturer and
Costco Concierge Services, which also helps
members with free technical support and war-
■ Square Trade protection plans. After
you’ve purchased a major appliance from
Costco.com or a Costco warehouse (select
locations only), you can purchase Square Trade
protection plans on Costco.com within 90 days
of the receipt date. These plans offer an addi-
tional three years of protection from mechani-
cal and electrical failures, power surges, loss of
appliance power and unexpected leaks, for a
total of five years of protection.
These three programs help ensure that
Costco members are satisfied with their pur-
chases, Wintersteen says. “Since member ser-
vice is always Costco’s first priority, our return
policy remains the most generous in the mar-
ket,” she says. “Ninety days gives members
enough time to decide if an appliance is satis-
factory, the extended two-year warranty pro-
vides protection if an appliance does not work
properly and Square Trade gives our members
long-term peace of mind.”
Square Trade warranties can be purchased
on Costco.com by entering “squaretrade
appliance protection” in the search box.
JULY 2016 ;e Costco Connection 97