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I read in The Costco Connection about
locating those Costco stores that sell gas. Since
we planned several long motor-home trips for
the summer, I was certainly interested in the
possibility of locating the best price for gas. I
went to your Web site, printed out the locations for all the states, placed it in a three-ring
binder and kept it in the front cab. Each time
we were getting low on gas, I pulled out the
binder, looked at the cities we were approaching and checked for a Costco. Thanks for the
hint. Our Costco gas-station-locator goes with
us on each trip and we save money.
Pat Innes, via e-mail
Dog days (and nights)
I enjoy reading The Costco Connection
and look forward to each issue. My husband
and I are faithful shoppers at the Gilbert,
Arizona, store, as well as the Tempe, Arizona,
Costco Home Store.
The Kirkland Signature™ Dog Bed has
been an affordable lifesaver for our canine family. Our much-loved red rerle Australian shepherd Augie turned 9 this July and has been
having difficulty with his back legs ever since
he had a seizure a year ago. Our five Aussies
sleep in bed with us, and Augie has not been
able to make that leap for some time now. We
have purchased the two-step stairs, but he is
afraid of it. We also bought a half-step ramp so
he could walk up to the bed, but no go!
We came across the Kirkland Signature
Dog Bed at a very affordable price, and
decided to give it a try. At that price, we had
nothing to lose!
Not only does Augie enjoy a comfortable,
restful night and the ability to easily get up, we
purchased three more so the other doggies
could enjoy them as well. Thank you so much
for including great items for pets at Costco.
Just writing to say how much I like your
store, products and service. We used the King
of Prussia, Pennsylvania, warehouse extensively and now use the one in West
Springfield since moving to Massachusetts.
My daughter has a little baby and we always
pick up extra diapers for her.
I can even pick up organic milk, eggs and
juices that you stock. I am glad that Costco
has more organic products now. I loved the
organic peanut butter but have not seen it in
a while. The organic stone-ground crackers
were also a huge hit. I would love to see a line
of organic coffee. I did get the Green
Mountain brand, which is very good.
Keep up the great work with organics. It
is the wave of the future, especially for
younger parents who are really concerned
with all the chemicals and pesticides that
enter the food chain. Consumers are becoming very intelligent in their buying habits.
Anne L. Deggendorf
Reader thank you
I just wanted to take a brief moment to
let you know how much I enjoy reading The
Costco Connection. In the course of my day, a
lot of paperwork passes across my desk. I’m
always so excited to see your publication
come through. The articles are informative
and truly cater to my interests. Please keep up
the good work!!!
Sarah E. Selke
Your August article about identity theft
provided the usual suggestions for protecting
your personal information. Unfortunately,
others are often not as careful. My wife’s identity (namely, her Social Security number) was
stolen four years ago right about the time we
purchased a home. It wasn’t long before we
began being contacted by utility companies,
furniture stores and finance companies
threatening legal action against us.
Coincidentally, all of the debts originated
near the city where our mortgage papers
resided. Since then it has been a nearly constant ordeal proving our innocence and getting our credit reports cleaned up.
It is, as a friend who has been dealing with
it for many years told us, “the crime that keeps
on giving” and never goes away. We spend a
lot of time doing damage control. While we
continue to guard our personal information
the best we can, the truth is that information
is only as secure as the least honest or least
careful person at your bank, credit union,
mortgage company, doctor’s office, etc.
Angel (left) and Zeus (below) demonstrate
dog-gone comfort the Costco way.
I'm frequently dismayed by the number
of unhealthy ingredients in supposedly
“healthy” foods. I was disappointed to discover that most national brands of 100 percent whole-grain bread have high-fructose
corn syrup listed as the second or third
ingredient. On my last trip to Costco, I
picked up the Kirkland Signature
Multigrain Bread and was pleasantly surprised to discover that it doesn’t have any
high-fructose corn syrup. Thanks for doing
your part to keep us healthier.
The Costco Connection SEPTEMBER 2006