Share Your Thoughts About Costco

August 4th, 2009 · 4 Comments

I’ve been meaning to write about guest posts for a couple of weeks now, and today I’m finally doing it. I have so many great comments from people that all have their favorite things (or maybe things they really hate) about Costco, that I thought it would be nice to give them a little more space to write and share their thoughts and opinions. Mostly, I’d love to hear more from all of you about cool Costco things you like or things you avoid like the plague.

If you are interested, here are some things to keep in mind about guest posts to AddictedToCostco.com:

  1. The topic can be anything Costco related: something funny you saw or heard while you were shopping, a great product or a totally lousy one, a Customer Service story (good or bad), an experience with a Costco service, anything at all about Costco.
  2. While I will be the first to admit that some of my posts can get pretty long, your post doesn’t need to be more than just a well thought out paragraph or two but it can certainly be longer if you want.
  3. I do ask that if you are writing about a product you put in plenty of details and definitely include the item number, date of purchase, and the price. Same goes for services, price, when you used the service, and the name if it was a third party contractor.
  4. If you have your own blog or website, please feel free to include a link or two to your blog.
  5. Also, when you send me your post include your name (screen name or real-life name) and your city and state, as well as how long you’ve been a Costco member.
  6. If you want to include a picture to go with your post, you’ll need to include that (or tell me a URL where I can find it) when you email me and tell me roughly where the image should go in your post.
  7. I try to write a blog that could be read by my mom or your kid, so that means I try to keep it clean.  No swear words and no porn (obviously, because you can’t buy that in bulk at Costco).  And there are other things that I won’t accept, that fit into the category of ‘I will know it when I see it’.  I’m asking for guest posts, but I am not guaranteeing to post everything that I receive.

Once you’ve gotten your guest post all written (and spell checked), send it me to at kimberly@addictedtocostco.com and I will let you know if, and when, your post will be published.  You can also send me an email if you’d like to run your idea past me, before you take the time to write a whole post.

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    1. 1 WoodinVirginia // 2010.06.12 at 9:51 am

      What is the Big deal of trying to “push an Executive Membership card” on everyone who has many items in their Shopping cart but has only a Gold card?

      Have been a member of Costco/Price Club for around 15 years now and I tried the Executive Membership once when I knew I was going to spend 5K or more that year in Costco But since then I have canceled my Executive Card because we (wife and I) didn’t feel the value of additional cost was there for our needs.

      Yet every time my wife or I go to the store & get near the checkout lines we are hawked by a person with a scanner for our cards & a pitch to become Executive Members. They take people off the Cash Registers to check you out & go through this practice with everyone while they are standing in lines as a captive listener who has been through this drill over 20 times I am TIRED of theis constant harrasment.

      I don’t receive this treatment in Sam’s Club (yes we have a membership there as well) In fact Sam’s club people who SCAN in advance so you will move FASTER in the checkout lines, they scan while your standing in line and then when you make it to the register you don’t have to unload your cart, just give them your Membership Card & pay your bill.

      These policies and practices Costco is doing is starting to piss loyal customers off. JMHO

    2. 2 Chun // 2009.08.07 at 9:25 pm

      I have the same concern over Costco’s review system and have to add a grain of salt to the posted reviews. I wrote one on a glider last week and the review never made it. The same review would have been posted by Amazon.com, which has a much opener attitude towards customer reviews. Amazon’s attitude has made it a reliable source of information for customers and probably attract more business because of this. I also notice reviews at target.com are quite open as well.

    3. 3 Kimberly // 2009.08.07 at 6:58 am

      Funny enough, you’re the second person in the last couple of days who has complained to me about Costco.com’s review policy. So, next week I’m going to be writing a post about this situation.

    4. 4 Tampa Slim // 2009.08.06 at 8:22 am

      First off – I love your blog. I work less than a mile away from a mid-sized Costco and frequently run over to pick up things after work for my wife. So I keep tabs on Costco by checking into your blog. Big thumbs up!!!

      I kid my wife about Costco being Cost-MO because I can’t leave that place without dropping a Benjamin. I have a rule of thumb as to how much everything will cost and it’s $10 per item. It’s actually pretty close (unless you buy a big ticket item). Try it sometime!!!

      One bone I have is with the Costco website and their “user friendly” rating system. What a farce!!! I bought 2 large items and wanted to give a review of each. One was a dish washer and the other was a fountain. The reviews were well thought out and positive. I did mention that I had trouble with the dishwasher regarding installation. The fountain has just plain failed. The dishwasher review was posted for a while and then taken off. The fountain NEVER made it. They seem to ONLY ALLOW 5 star reviews and not accurate consumer reviews with a realistic viewpoint. I”m extremely happy with the dishwasher but not the fountain. So why not post both?

      I wrote Costco regarding this and they gave me some canned response regarding reviews and postings etc…… really weak response. When I challenged them on it, they simply wrote back with another canned response.

      Hence a word of warning – BEWARE the member reviews on the website. They only allow perfect reviews!!! So buyer beware. The good news? They have a flawless return policy so why the secrecy? Why the mystery? Who knows?

      Note to CostMO – Because we know you read this blog – Trust your membership and allow ALL comments to be POSTED!!!

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