Current news for Costco members
If it’s summer, it must be Passport
WHEN YOU THINK of your three favorite things local Costco starting on May 19, 2006. The service
about summer, does that list include long days, values are plentiful again this year. For details on
warm temperatures and the super values in Costco’s these and other special service offers, visit
Passport to Savings coupon book? costco.com, click on “Services,” then click on
The Passport is available for pickup in your “Passport Offers.”
Passport Savings (June 5 to August 27)
Merchant credit-card processing
Executive Members receive 25 percent off all check
products (normally 20 percent).
Gold Star and Business members receive 10 percent off all
Executive Members receive a $40 Costco Cash card from Capital
One Auto Finance for funding a new loan.
Gold Star and Business members receive a $20 Costco Cash card
from Capital One Auto Finance for funding a new loan.
Executive Members receive an interest credit from Capital One
on the first new account opened.
Gold Star and Business members receive an interest credit from
Capital One on the first new account opened.
Executive Members receive $85 from ShareBuilder after their
first transaction (normally $55).
Gold Star and Business members receive $65 from ShareBuilder
after their first transaction (normally $55).
Executive Members receive a $75 Costco Cash card from NOVA
for opening a new account.
Gold Star and Business members receive a $25 Costco Cash
card from NOVA for opening a new account.
Executive Members receive a $100 Costco Cash card from Intuit
after processing payroll for two months.
Gold Star and Business members receive a $50 Costco Cash
card from Intuit after processing payroll for two months.
Availability and eligibility criteria vary by service. For applicable terms and conditions, see Passport coupons
or go to costco.com, click on“Services,” then on “Passport Offers.”
THE PROFESSIONALS at LendingTree have provided this checklist
to help Costco members prepare
to purchase a home.
Create a budget. Know how
much you can afford for a
monthly mortgage payment.
Check and update your
Get pre-qualified for a
mortgage loan and know
what you can afford.
Make a list of what you
absolutely must have in
your new home.
Make a second list of items
that you want but are not
Identify neighborhoods you’d
like to live in based on price,
character and location.
Engage a knowledgeable
local real estate agent.
For more information,
tofind a real estate agent or
toget pre-qualified for a home
loan, visit costco.com, click
on “Services” then click on
“Real Estate Agent Services” or
“Mortgage & Refinancing.”
SERVICE OF THE MONTH
features business and personal
services offering exceptional
value to Costco members.
FEATURED BUSINESS SERVICE
COSTCO HAS partnered with
AccessLine Communications to
offer members a complete set of
business phone services, including toll-free numbers, auto-atten-dant, conference calling and
As a Service of the Month,
the new SmartFAX Pro Virtual
Fax is offered with a $30 credit
for Executive Members and $20
credit for Business and Gold Star
members through June 30, 2006.
For more information, call
toll-free 1-877-431-4333, or visit
Costco.com, click on "Services,”
then click on “Business Phone
Money market rate climbs to 4. 72 percent APY
CAPITAL ONE'S MONEY market accounts for Costco dinator for Costco. “If the Federal Reserve continues to
members saw an increase to 4. 72 percent annual raise rates, it should mean even better money-market-percentage yield (APY)* effective May 10, 2006, for account interest rates in the future.”
balances of $100 or more ($5,000 minimum deposit). For more information, call toll-free 1-866-630-7954.
“This increase continues a steep trend in rate *For daily balances of $100 or less, the APY was 0.00%. Minimum initial
increases for money market accounts over the past deposit amount is $5,000. Terms and conditions of this offer are subject
year, compared to traditional low-yield savings to change without notice. Rates are variable and are subject to change. Fees could reduce earnings. Withdrawal limits apply. These products are
accounts,” says Robin Glant, financial business coor- offered by Capital One, FSB, and Capital One Bank, members FDIC.