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Old 11-13-2013, 08:51 AM   #1
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Does any one here belong to Costco?

Bing got a flyer for a new store opening nearby and wants to join.
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My folks have a Costco account. Why do you ask?

Membership info: http://www.costco.com/join-costco.html
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:56 AM   #3
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Nope. We belong to BJ's price club. It's kind of the same thing though. I joined a few years back and it has saved me some cash.
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:35 AM   #4
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I recommend it. They only make their money on membership dues so they can keep prices at wholesale. The quality of their food and their in-house brand (Kirkland) is excellent. They are always handing out free food in the aisles while you are shopping so you can almost make a meal out of a shopping trip, and they also have in house hot food service where you can get a cheap meal (hot pizza, hot dogs etc.) or pick up a roasted chicken for dinner. You see lots of people there, enjoying the food, and saving some money. Everyone I know is a member.
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My folks have a Costco account. Why do you ask?

Membership info: http://www.costco.com/join-costco.html
Just curious about others experiences. Bings pretty gung-ho about joining...
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Old 11-13-2013, 11:09 AM   #6
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My folks drive weekly to the Costco that is ~45 minutes away to do their shopping. They have only good things to say about their experience.
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Old 11-13-2013, 11:15 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by PMBug View Post:
My folks drive weekly to the Costco that is ~45 minutes away to do their shopping. They have only good things to say about their experience.
sounds like we're gonna go/join Friday (our days off)
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Costco was a case study for a class in grad school. Essentially they sell you their goods at cost (including labor, overhead, ect). Their only real profit is income from the membership dues.

I am now a member. I try to buy most of my food from local farms, but Costco is good for buying non-perishables in bulk. Coffee, dog food, paper towels, ect. is much cheaper than a grocery store. However, I want to look into comparing them against ordering this stuff from an online vendor and getting it shipped to me.

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Old 11-13-2013, 03:07 PM   #9
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I've ordered from these guys:
http://www.pleasanthillgrain.com/buy...ead_flour.aspx

these guys:
http://beprepared.com/food-storage/c...and-pasta.html

these guys:
http://www.providentprovisions.net/L...rves-s/142.htm

with competitive results

and these guys:
http://www.nuts.com/nuts/wholesale.html

kinda pricey but REALLY good...
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Old 11-14-2013, 05:42 PM   #10
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i highly recommend doing the $100 executive membership if you do this. I think it means you get 1-3% back (i forget which one) and at the end of the period you get a check. If you didn't spend enough money to get back to what you paid in, they will get you back for the difference between. If you go over the cost of membership, you keep all that. I forget how it works exactly but I know every year, I end up getting a check for a couple hundred bucks and that allows me to pay for another year plus some extra stuff.

Since I have 2 kids.. I am able to take advantage of their deals on toy (really damn good) clothes, diapers and food. I've seen some really nice deals on appliances, computers and jewelry too. Sometimes you find some pretty amazing deals in there.
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thanks for that! We are going to wait a week to go because tomorrow is their grand opening and I really don't want to be in the middle of that....
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Originally Posted by DSAbug View Post:
i highly recommend doing the $100 executive membership if you do this. I think it means you get 1-3% back (i forget which one) and at the end of the period you get a check. If you didn't spend enough money to get back to what you paid in, they will get you back for the difference between. If you go over the cost of membership, you keep all that. I forget how it works exactly but I know every year, I end up getting a check for a couple hundred bucks and that allows me to pay for another year plus some extra stuff.

Since I have 2 kids.. I am able to take advantage of their deals on toy (really damn good) clothes, diapers and food. I've seen some really nice deals on appliances, computers and jewelry too. Sometimes you find some pretty amazing deals in there.
You are talking about their executive membership. It costs $110 per year, but you get 2% reward up to $750 per year.

http://www.costco.com/join-costco.html
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Old 11-15-2013, 01:00 PM   #13
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You can also sign up for their American Express Card and get additional reward money back. Sounds like Costco should consider buying ads on this site because of the fan club here.
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Belong to sams, we don't have a costco here, but I used to live in a place that did. I won't join due to their anti-gun policy.
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Old 11-18-2013, 02:21 PM   #15
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didn't realize they were anti-gun...now I'll have to get rid of all my guns....

seriously, that sucks.
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Old 11-18-2013, 02:53 PM   #16
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Here's a few links there are tons more.

http://www.defensivecarry.com/forum/...ms-policy.html

http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=224926

http://www.survivalistboards.com/sho...d.php?t=196419

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