Guest Posts

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.

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 clara reaume // 2015.08.02 at 9:18 pm

    Yes I can read. Since when does it take a month or more to fix computer code. think. When did you last see a site down from a hack for this long. The last one I saw went out of business. Did PNI Digital Media fire their programmers when staples bought the computer and now they have to hire new coders to fix the problem. Ask someone who understand coding than you and you will understand how stupid the online statement is.

    • 2 Kimberly // 2015.08.03 at 3:35 am

      @Clara – I wasn’t rude to you but you want to be nasty. That’s fine. A hack isn’t just a coding problem, there’s a lot more going on when that happens than someone just writing buggy code. They need to figure out more things than how to fix a simple software bug. And in this case they also need to figure out which of their thousands and thousands of users were affected by the hacking and try to make sure that whatever happened can be protected against in the future so more customers aren’t put at risk. PNI doesn’t just do a photo website for Costco, but a lot of major retailers, so this is by no means a simple situation.

      As someone involved in the software industry for many, many years as a developer and a usability specialist, I know quite a bit about coding and software processes. But thanks for worrying about my lack of understanding, however I assure you it was not warranted.

  2. 3 clara reaume // 2015.07.31 at 9:47 pm

    Costco online prints has been down 2 weeks. What kind of company works this way? Can’t someone write code and be back up in 2 weeks. When was the last time a company could not fix a problem with code in a day. They need to find a new vendor. This is a huge hassle for me. I don’t think they care about their customers.

  3. 5 Akbuttercup // 2015.07.29 at 8:25 pm

    Hi David, because there are thousands of applicants who apply daily, it is difficult for management to look up status on one applicant. As soon as they get their management team from transfers and other transfers that came to the warehouse, then they pull applications from online and stRt calling for interviews. Suggestion, if you get a call and they leave a message, catch their name who left the message and call back a.s.a.p. The positions go fast. There is no one really onsite to talk to in hiring. If they are, they will tell you what I just told you. I have been with costco 24 years and opened 5 warehouses. Hang in there and get you application in online. Costco will only work around school hours and military. Hope this helps you.

  4. 6 David // 2015.07.28 at 10:33 pm

    When does Costco Start the hiring process for new stores/Grand openings? Also is their a way to get ahold of the management team for that store if they are just now starting to lay the foundation for the building to ask them about your application.

    Thanks,

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