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

  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 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.



420 Responses so far ↓

  1. 1 JW // 2016.06.25 at 2:43 pm

    Costco has poorly managed the switch and transition of the AMex Exec cardholder – Many over 30% didnt receive their CITI membership card
    way to go Costco — We are not against savings $$- but not if you dont have a well designed transition to handle your most loyal members.
    I urge other folks ( I know the line was long behind me) to use this website to file a complaint with the FTC
    Consumer should not become the scapegoat for stockholder Mr. Costco. at LEAST Plan your transition like you plan your wine purchases and we will all be happy. The Legacy of Mr. Senegal has died

  2. 2 John // 2016.05.27 at 3:12 pm

    When will the Costco in Henderson, Nevada get build?

  3. 3 Darla Hankins // 2016.05.06 at 9:56 am

    I’m getting so tired of having to travel all the way across town to go to Cosco we need one in the NASA area

    • 4 Katie // 2016.05.06 at 8:22 pm

      When you say NASA Darla, to which location are you referring? I live in Melbourne FL near Cape Canaveral and the closest Costco to us is in Orlando via a toll highway, and I have been hoping for a Costco nearer…so far, no go!

      • 5 Darla Hankins // 2016.05.06 at 8:31 pm

        NASA Houston, there are several Costco stores in the Houston area but it takes us 45 min from Galveston to get to the one close to us in pearland. The traffic is horrible and I just don’t have that kind of time.

    • 6 Mike // 2016.05.21 at 1:36 pm

      Just returned from the Richmond Ave Costco in Houston and the clerk checking receipts at the door told me that construction will start in the Clear Lake, TX area in a couple of months.

  4. 7 shirley // 2016.05.01 at 8:00 pm

    I am doing a project about Costco and its future. According to you where do you see Costco in 5 years ? and what recommendations would give to Costco to improve its service?

  5. 8 RFPA436 // 2016.04.26 at 1:38 pm

    Any news on new location in Oceanside NY? Rumors are now running that it’s no longer coming.

  6. 9 Lynn // 2016.04.16 at 10:39 pm

    Please get the coyote southwestern egg rolls again! They are so hard to find anywhere.

    • 10 Mark // 2016.04.16 at 11:05 pm

      We really miss the Rana brand Mushroom Ravioli. Have made some incredible dinners using this as a base, then they disappeared from the Costco shelves. I am hoping that someone from Costco reads these posts.

  7. 11 shreveport1234 // 2016.04.16 at 3:28 pm

    when do we have costco at shreveport,la? we need one here.

  8. 12 TX05960630 // 2016.04.09 at 3:54 pm

    Been a member if Costco for 20+ years, But I’m now considering if my Costco membership is even with keeping any longer. None of the Costco’s in 20 mile radius stock Chef-Boy-R-Dee beef ravioli, REGULAR(!!!!) size paper towels, Dasani bottled water, Clorox toilet bowl wand refills, and a variety of other staples used in my household.

    All of the above and MUCH more can be found for less money at a new Winco store that just went in a few miles away to us, and there’s no annual membership fee. The rest we can’t find local comes from Amazon.

    As for fuel, we can get it just a cheap or cheaper at nearby Kroger/Fred Meyer stores. Only our local business Costco may be the deciding factor in our next membership renewal. But, there’s local alternatives to that as well.

    Lastly, Costco is 2A hostile when Kroger is not. Yes, it’s important – to a lot of us. Haters need not respond.

    • 13 Alesa // 2016.05.04 at 10:57 am

      I can’t disagree. There are more shopping alternatives springing up every day. I LOVE ordering special order eye care products through the Costco pharmacy, for example, BUT it takes me weeks to get there to pick them up because of their limited hours of operation. I need to decide if the savings I love are worth dodging multiple potential wrecks in the parking lot with other harried customers, fighting crowds to get to the very back of the store, then having to fight my way back out of the store behind people w/carts loaded up to the max. Love the place, but it’s not always the obvious place for me to shop anymore.

      I realize they need to make certain business decision in order to strike the right balance between customer service and profitability, but it seems that they are shooting themselves in the foot on several levels. They need to find a way to add to their app a tool for locating their products. Yes, their inventory changes on a daily basis, but that’s why we have computers to track that stuff. Yesterday they told me they can’t use the app to help us find merchandise quicker and with less hiking because they store layout changes so often. Lowes and Home Depot make it work.

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