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Old 05-15-2014, 21:02   #11
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Incognito, check your research. Costco basic membership is $55. And I get cash back every year with my membership. So BJ's and Sam's should be in that range too.

And I think I get the cash back deal because I signed up with their AMEX card, and I use that and pay it off monthly (which is stellar for keeping track of what I spend).

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Old 05-15-2014, 21:41   #12
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I just recently dropped my Costco membership. Membership here is $65. It is 40 miles away one way so not that convenient, I think I went there twice in a year's time. I live alone and the huge sizes were just not working for me. I do better with the local grocery store's sales in quantity I choose.

Also every Costco seems to have a slightly different selection, we don't have Honeyville products and I never could find CO. I did like their meats, but so much stayed in the freezer so long, given the small portions of protein I eat, it was often freezer burned by the time I would get to it. I just wasn't working for me. A family of 4 on the other hand, I think it would be great!

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Me being in a hurry again. Standard membership rates are further down the page.

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Old 05-15-2014, 22:50   #14
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Is that for cards for an individual or for a couple. I'd just get one card. Sam's Club near here was $35 for individuals.

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Old 05-15-2014, 23:39   #15
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I'd have no use for a family card as all my family is in CA (and they have their own accounts), so I would say the $65 is for an individual account here.

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And remeber, SAMs has veteran rates. The rates are cheaper and come with more coupons. At least the one near me has that. The coupons when we last did it were for percents off total purchase so no special items to buy to make up the difference. Actually made it worth the effort.

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Costco's business model if not the envy of all other companies, should be. They realize the customers and employees are more important than the stockholders. Their employees are paid a living wage on offered great benefits. They also only buy product from producers that treat their workers fairly and are good stewards of the earth. Their markup will not exceed 15% on anything they sell. Their prescription drugs and hearing aids are among the best prices in the country. Their product warranties are second to none. Many items are guaranteed as long as you own it period.

The more research you do you will feel good doing business with Costco. It's one of the few companies with a conscious. Their CEO takes the least in compensation and bonuses of any company in their peer group. This is ideally how all companies should be run. I feel good shopping there and feel good paying my membership fee. I know they are giving me the best product as far quality at a reasonable cost that I can buy.

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There are only 2 in our household. We use it mainly for home supplies, cheese, ground lamb, and frozen eggplant parm (yeah, a little carby, but I cut down on the portion size). It's on my way home from work. If that changes, we'd probably drop it because we get most of our food items from Trader Joe's.

There isn't a Costco near us, so I've never been to one. There's a Sam's, but dear hubby is very anti-Walmart.

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We have an executive membership at Costco, plus the tied AmEx card. Between the Costco rebate and the AmEx rebate, we get back more than twice the membership fee.

There three of us: Mrs. ShottleBop and me, plus one adult son. We do almost all of our shopping at Costco or Trader Joe's. Both are within 2 miles of the house. We just avoid them on weekends. Big Costco purchases: heavy cream, butter, cheese (brie!), ground beef, tubs of organic salad greens (I have greens with almost every meal; they don't go bad), fresh berries, avocados (we go back and forth between Costco and Trader Joe's for avocados), other veggies, mixed nuts (we get the macadamias and walnuts from TJ's). PESTO!

And, as someone else noted, their dog food is great, and is a good price. (So's their cat food.)

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As that "someone else" I should also note that one of the dogs in question is a 140-lb English Mastiff. Quantity matters. But I confess to disappointment over the HUGE hike in price for Cadet Bully Sticks. Just a couple of years ago they were 19.99/package of 12" with 12 sticks. Now 26.99. Since my dogs (there are 2) get one of these apiece every workday morning and anytime we plan on leaving them outside alone for a significant period of time, it adds up FAST. To be fair, though, I cannot find something like them cheap and in bulk ANYWHERE (I have tried everything I could think of when I asked Mr Internet).

Good to know their cat food is on par as well, but since I only have 1 small spoiled cat, his dry food is sourced from PetCo, but his daily wet food allotment DOES come from CostCo. Just because cheap is beautiful.

I probably spend more per month in Costco animal care than I do for people food.

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TCh 196 : 146 : 208 : 211
Tri 220 : 107 : 108 : 96
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LDL 104 : 78 : 128 : 130
LDL Pattern A!

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