Current news for Costco members
MAYBE YOU’VE already done the
math and know how Executive
Membership pays off. That’s the
Costco membership that gets you
an annual 2% Reward on most
Costco purchases, sent to you
attached to your annual renewal
notice. It’s like being paid to buy
stuff at Costco.
What’s 2 percent, right? Well,
that $3,000 big-screen TV you just
bought would have earned you a
$60 reward all by itself. And if
you average $250 per month on
groceries, in a year that would
earn another $60 in your reward.
Then there are all the different Executive Member savings
incen tives in Costco services—
everyday things such as insurance, car loans, mortgages and
stock purchases. Most services
allow Executive Members to pay a
lower fee or provide an additional
benefit of value to members.
Executive Membership pays
For more information about
Executive Membership, visit
costco.com and enter “2%
reward” in the search box, or
call toll-free 1-800-220-6000.
To learn more about the complete suite of Costco services,
click on the “Services” link at costco.com or call 1-800-220-6000.
TIMES MAY BE tough for business owners,
but Intuit is offering a very sweet, limited-time
deal on its Online Payroll service. Now through
January 16, 2009, rates have been reduced for
new sign-ups. Executive Members will pay
$6.99 per month (regularly $17.99), and
Business and Gold Star members will pay $8.99
per month (regularly $19.99) for the online payroll service. In addition, Costco members get
the first three months of service free. The discounted rates will stay grandfathered for new
enrollees who sign up through January 16.
This is an easy-to-use, comprehensive,
do-it-yourself online payroll solution that Costco
members can try for less than 50 percent of the
regular Costco price. It features earnings and
deductions calculations, prints paychecks, pays
employees using direct deposits, pays federal
and state payroll taxes electronically and automatically files federal and state taxes.
For more information, call toll-free
1-888-448-3016, or visit costco.com and enter
“Payroll 3” in the search box.
New level of
COSTCO’S IDENTITY-protection service, provided
by Identity Guard®, is testing a new premium
level of service called Total Protection.
Total Protection offers these features:
• Access to a conveniently organized summary of
your personal publicly available information
• Daily surveillance of financial black markets on the
Internet known to be frequented by identity thieves
• E-mail alerts to promptly notify you of changes in
your credit files recorded every business day at
the credit bureaus
• Patented Internet scanning technology to help alert
you if your Social Security number, registered credit
cards and bank account numbers are being traded,
exchanged or sold by identity thieves
• Quarterly updates to your credit report with credit
scores from all three credit bureaus
• Daily monitoring of all three credit bureaus for
maximum credit-file security
• Daily scanning for credit applications fraudulently
submitted in your name, including retail credit cards,
cellphone accounts, new mortgages and loans
• Monitoring for changes to publicly available
information, which, if inaccurate or compromised,
can cause you to be denied credit or employment.
If all this sounds like a comprehensive program,
that’s because it is. Identity Guard Total Protection
costs Executive Members $9.99 per month, Gold
Star and Business members $11.49 per month. For
complete details, visit costco.com and enter “idpro-
tect6” in the search box.
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