HAVING FUN can be expensive, but Costc o can help
you save money this spring and summer on tickets to
theme parks, zoos, sporting events, movies and more.
The warehouses and costco.com offer tickets to
a wide variety of popular local and national attractions. Prices are discounted at least 20 percent—and
much more in some cases.
“We’ve greatly expanded our offerings for this notvouchers—so there’s
spring and summer for popular entertainment activ- no standing in extra lines. “Many
ities,” says Claudia Augello, who oversees the pro- discount programs issue vouchers,”
gram for Costco. “We think this is a great program for Claudia points out. “Not Costco. The mem-our members as they plan their vacations this year.” bers receive tickets and are ready to go.”
Tickets are available for both local and national Taking advantage of the program is easy.
attractions. For example, most warehouses offer dis- “Clamshell” packs with the available attractions
counted tickets for local movie theaters. Tickets are are located in displays in the warehouses. Members
also available for big attractions such as Disneyland, simply take the packs to the checkout registers,
Six Flags Parks, Universal Studios in Hollywood and where the actual tickets are issued.
Universal Orlando Resort. Other attractions include At costco.com, the ticket program is listed under
water parks, family fun centers and fairs. “Sports,” then “Tickets.” Tickets usually arrive in the See page 82 for information
Claudia says an additional benefit of the pro- mail three to five days after the order is received. on family entertainment event
gram is convenience. Members receive real tickets— —Tim Talevich tickets through Costco.
Contest starts July 1, 2006
This year, entering the Costco International Photo Contest will be easier than ever. You will
now be able to “Give Us Your Best Shot” online or in print form. Whether it’s a photo you
took hours to set up or one you “grabbed” in a second, it will take only a few minutes for
you to send in your entry. And we’re planning other contest enhancements, which we
will announce in our June issue along with the complete rules and announcement of prizes.
So get snapping!