First and probably most importantly...their GAS RATES! If you haven’t been to a Costco location that sells gas you are missing out. I am not just talking about a couple of cents. They are consistently 5 to 8 cents cheaper than the lowest rate in town. Even if I am on empty I will put $5 in somewhere else just to make it to Costco to fill up. As I usually have to drive to client locations saving on gas is a high priority.
Then there is their Costco Magazine that they issue bi-monthly. As a member I automatically receive a subscription and I have to say they have a surprising number of helpful hints that I have been able to apply to my small business. Techie tips, financial planning, business trends and a number of services that you may not realize they offer.
As an example I have had a Hotmail account since 1997 and it wasn’t until I read an article in their magazine that I found out I have 25 Gigabytes of free online storage space with my account. Great if you need to back up some files.
Just to reiterate from my previous post. I am not affiliated with or receiving compensation from Costco for posting this. I just happen to use their services and I find them helpful so I am posting this in case anyone else would like to check them out.