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Mother’s Day Gifts at Costco

Mothers Day flowers

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12 – don’t be caught off guard without something to surprise the mothers in your life. Costco has an impressive selection of jewelry and flowers in stores. Those looking to choose from Costco’s online Mother’s Day gift deals can find a wider selection of jewelry, potted plants, digital cameras and […]

The Costco Craze, a CNBC documentary

UPDATE: See it on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FUiXoAvOwI Tonight at 6pm a documentary called “The Costco Craze: Inside the Warehouse Giant” will air on CNBC about a lot of the psychology behind what Costco does and why their customers do what they do. I am excited to see what they say about it, and I imagine […]

Costco Membership Fees Rising

Costco membership sign

If you haven’t heard yet, your Costco membership fee is rising 10%. Beginning November 1st, 2011 for new members and January 1st, 2012 for renewals, the new prices will be $55 for Goldstar and Business members and $110 for Executive members. This increase will impact U.S. and Canadian memberships. This was revealed at the same […]

New Costco Connection Online Subscription

Did you know that you can now subscribe to Costco Connection online and stop receiving a printed copy every month? That is now the case, via the Costco Connection Online Subscription page. You can choose between receiving an email alert only, email alert and printed edition, or neither. I can only imagine how much money […]

New Coupon Book, Renewal And Refund Email Program

A brand new program is being introduced by Costco where they will now email you your coupon books, yearly renewal forms, and executive membership refund, among other things. It is part of their go green initiative, saving a lot of paper in the process. They will not entirely discontinue coupon books; the electronic version will […]

New Costco In-Store Recycling and Waste Program

Recycling Bins

I was at Costco last week when I saw something very surprising. One of the Costco workers was pouring the recycling and compost bins into the garbage bin. I thought I was capturing the next breaking news scandal. Instead, it led me to learn about a fascinating new product being introduced by Costco. It turns out the workers are […]

Costco Family Night

Costco Family Night

Last month I attended an event titled Costco family night. In short, the employees and their family members get Costco all to themselves after hours. We got to shop the store quietly, Santa was there, there were raffle prizes, and best of all, there was free food court food. All the pizza, hot dogs, churros […]

2010 International Photo Contest – Give Us Your Best Shot

Photo Contest

Today is the last day to submit your entry for the 2010 Costco International Photo Contest!  Hurry on up to www.costcophotocontest.com to enter.  Grand prize is a $1500 Costco gift card.  If you want to enter by snail mail, you can fill out this form and make sure it’s postmarked by today.  That page also […]

Costco Coming to a Mall Near You?

Costco mall

Can you picture going to your local mall and shopping at Costco?  That is about to become a reality very soon.  The Westfield Group announced an agreement with Costco Wholesale to put the popular warehouse store in three of its malls: Westfield Topanga in Canoga Park, CA; Westfield Sarasota Square in Sarasota, FL; and Westfield […]

Organic foods highlighted

Organic sign

In my recent trips to Costco I’ve noticed that they’re currently highlighting the organic foods they sell. The New Items sign out front even had the word “organic” highlighted in green on all the item tags. And then in the front of the store where they usually showcase items on coupon there were instead all […]

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