Costco's Executive Membership
I have a feeling it's not worth it given how tenaciously they are promoting it to me.
What are the benefits? How much more is the cost? Why are they so adamant in trying to get me to sign up for it?
Nov 11th, 2008 10:48 pm
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Nov 11th, 2008 11:26 pm
pinkmoon wrote: ↑Nov 11th, 2008 10:59 pmIt's 75$ i believe instead of 50$, and you get back 2% of your total purchases. So whether it's good for you or not, depends how much you spend there. I was really skeptical too, but they also told me that if it didn't end up being worth it for me that they would refund me the additional cost above the regular membership. What ticked me off though was that they didn't tell me until part way through the year and not even after a day when we spent a crazy amount of money. They do "executive checks" where someone will come and scan your card to see how much money you've spent there so far during the year, they tell you and then you can decide if the exec membership would be worth it. For us, I think it will be very well worth it.
As well, I think you can get into the warehouse an hour before 'regular folk' though i'm not sure how carefully they actually screen who goes in earlier.
Nov 12th, 2008 12:54 am
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zoolander wrote: ↑Nov 12th, 2008 12:54 amYou could go back to the regular membership anytime, before it is up for renewal if you haven't spent enough to recoup the $45.
It might even be prorated less depending on when your regular membership expires.
I find they only ask people if their total at that moment of purchase exceeds ?$500, not sure.
BTW, that end of year 2% cashback cheque has to be used in Costco.
60 minutes of free long distance in N.A. with Wintel home phone, some exec offers here and there, meh, not much else I use it for.
It's a matter of will you spend $2250/year (2%=$45) there to cover the upgrade?
Nov 12th, 2008 10:42 pm
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Nov 13th, 2008 4:37 pm
Call them, and you shall receive. Not sure about the one in Canada, the one in US only applies to first year's member (i.e. if you don't spend enough to get $45 back after your second year, they won't top it up to $45 for you) from what I was told by a Costco agent.
Nov 13th, 2008 4:42 pm
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