10 ;e Costco Connection DECEMBER 2014
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Photo book fan
I was pleased to see your photo books
profiled in the latest issue [“Photo finish,”
November 2014]. I used to use a different
company for my photo books, but when the
last one cost $150 ( 50 pages), I knew I had to
I have been thrilled with the quality,
quick delivery and, of course, the price [from
Costco]! My most recent book is to celebrate
my stepfather’s 75th birthday, and it cost $32
for about the same number of pages. Costco
offered a coupon for $5, which I used to bring
it down even further.
To have a book with letters and greetings
from friends and loved ones, photos from
infancy to golden years, is a precious gift that
will be looked at and enjoyed for years. These
keepsakes are my “go-to” for books to celebrate
and remember birthdays, vacations and more.
Thank you for providing yet another fantastic product for our family.
Kathy L. Young
Great article about the Costco Check
Printing service [“Checking for high security,”
November 2014]. When I’m out of checks I’m
going to be “checking” you out.
You missed an opportunity in your article
to round out the safety concerns you address
by not mentioning that you also sell (at a very
good price) the Uni-ball 207, pigmented ink
pens. It is easy to wash checks unless you use
pigmented ink. The safety features of your
printed checks, coupled with the pigmented
ink pens that you sell, provide a winning
combination for those who can’t tear themselves away from the good old feel of ink writing on paper, the tear of the paper seam and
the ritual stuffing of the envelope.
Thanks, and keep up the good work,
Kirkland Signature beer
I belong to a group of neighborhood
retirees who get together every afternoon for
conversation and, of course, a few beers. That
is when I introduced them to [Kirkland
Signature™Lite Beer]. Everyone of them
either went right to Costco and purchased it
or went the next time they were to shop there.
[Recently], one of the guys went to purchase a few cases, and, much to his chagrin, it
was all gone and there were no plans to replenish the stock according to the employees.
The guys are disappointed. If there is anything you can do to help us out with this issue,
it would be more than greatly appreciated.
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Matthew Mize, Costco wine, beer and spirits
buyer, replies: Thank you so much for your
kind note and positive feedback. We initially
launched this item as a test to gauge the interest
level of our members, and, as such, quantities
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In response to the
“Should there be term
limits for lawmakers?”
NO. Career politicians are not the problem.
The fact that they must raise massive amounts
of cash for elections and spend a huge amount
of their time not working but fundraising,
predominantly from wealthy special interests
and individuals who gain influence via said
contributions, is the actual problem.
YES. I think it works well to keep the same
people from occupying an office for a lifetime. Term limits offer a real possibility that
new ideas will be presented and old roadblocks might have a chance to be removed.
were limited. I’m very happy to say that the
response has been positive, and we are now
gearing up to rerelease this product in mid-December. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, it should be available again in South
Carolina by the last week of December, and
should remain in stock from that point forward.
Never too late to learn
I love learning, even at 77 years of age.
I enjoyed ever so much the article starting
on page 54, the details of putting the new
Heritage Collection together [“Thinking outside the disc,” November 2014]. I like how
[historical researcher Kevin Morrow] noted
that he takes notes as he reads, then he looks
back at the notes and pares them down to find
the bullet points of the subject.
I can’t make any more comments right
now because I am not finished reading your
Betty L. Dilley
Cañon City, Colorado
Great Costco Travel cruise
I cannot tell you how pleased we were
with the planning, the getting in touch with
us and also us receiving a $545 credit toward
our recent cruise on Royal Caribbean from
Honolulu to Sydney, Australia.
Everything the Costco Travel agent did
for us was fabulous. She kept us in the loop for
the many months we were waiting for the special day our cruise was starting.
We just arrived home two weeks ago. It
was an expensive, expansive, delightful experience. Thank you to Costco Travel for helping us so much.