If you are an office manager, or, if you really prefer bottled water in your home, this is definitely a deal that you want to check out. Either way, Costco and Water.com now offer a bottled water delivery service with special pricing for Costco members. The only catch is that you must sign up for a one year agreement and you must take delivery of at least three, 5-gallon bottles per four week billing cycle. You can definitely get more water, but you have to get at least that much.
Depending on the amount of water you need, plans start at $15.99 for Executive members and $17.40 for Gold Star and Business members; this pricing is for the basic plan of just three, five gallon bottles for 4 week billing person. The brands of water available differ by region, but include: Alhambra, Belmont Springs, Crystal Springs, Deep Rock Water, Hinckley Springs, Kentwood Springs, Mount Olympus, Sierra Springs, and Sparkletts. The brand of water and the plans available all differ by region, however, the same benefits apply to Costco members, no matter what region you are in. So, what do you get if you are a Costco member:
- Use of bottle rack
- Two free .5 liter cases (24/case)
- Or, four sleeves of cups (100/sleeve) with initial delivery
- Two free cases of .5L single-serve cases (24 per case) on each anniversary for Executive members
- Coolers aren’t included for free, though you can add one for around $3 – $5 additional per month
Once you put in your zip code and Costco membership number you will find out the water delivery brand for your area. At that point you will also see the pricing information for the different plans. You can choose how many bottles of water you want per 4 week period and whether you want a cooler or not. They have plans for just about every situation, from a small residence with a need for just three, 5 gallon bottles per month, all the way to fifty, 5 gallon bottles per month, which should be enough for an office of 30 – 50 people (they say)
If you’re interested in getting bottled water delivery to your home or office, signing up is really quite easy and will probably only take about 10 minutes. You initially need your zip code and Costco membership number to find out about delivery for your specific area. Then you make the choice of how much water you want, and if you want a cooler or not. Next, you put in your contact information as well as the delivery address and choose your initial delivery day and time-frame (like morning or afternoon). On the final page, you will see an estimate of the total for your initial invoice, as well as the recurring invoice price, this includes things like taxes, refundable bottle deposit, and the variable energy surcharge. After you review all of that and your contact information, you can put in your credit card details and you’re all ready to submit your order. So simple and easy and you’ll be able to have fresh, clean water in no time!
Aside from the great deal you get as a Costco member, the truly best thing, I think, is the No-Spill System. If you have ever been the unlucky one to change the giant water bottle at work and have it splash water all over you or all over whatever is nearby, you’ll definitely appreciate this too. And even more so if you have this at home where you probably don’t have industrial water-proof flooring near your water cooler. Every bottle of water they deliver has a spill-proof lid. That way when you turn the bottle upside down to install on your cooler, the lid stays closed and fits right into the cooler’s anti-leak valve. Then, when you need to remove the bottle, the valve closes and the bottle is resealed and you are saved from a moist afternoon at work! Brilliant!