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.



375 Responses so far ↓

  1. 1 Alan Pastor // 2015.06.23 at 8:59 pm

    Does anybody have problems with HP Officejet Pro 8600 with a message ” ink system failure ” and it did this right after the warranty expires. Is there a possibility to return this and purchase another newer model? I really do not return things that I purchased since becoming an executive member.

  2. 2 Steve // 2015.06.21 at 6:36 pm

    Quick question: When a new Costco opens, do the first customers get some kind of freebie?

  3. 3 Rosemary // 2015.06.13 at 6:02 pm

    We have several new Wisconsin locations, but still nothing in the middle of the state – somewhere around Stevens Point, Wausau or Plover. At this point we still have to drive 1-2 hours, even with th new store near Appleton schedule to open in the Fall. There are new developments and great locaions right next to Interstate 39, with new large big box retailers. We have very limited food choices here – just 2 bad and regional grocers and we really need this store. I’ve been a Costco freak for 20 years, and even lived in Kirkland, WA and in Sammamish, WA right down the street from the company HQ. Our home is filled with Costco purchases, including from the Costco Home Store which was piloted in Kirkland when we livved there. Wish that still existed. Recently, we are in love with their bed sheets – great quality, wash beautifully and come with 4 pillowcases. We also think their tuna fish is the only canned tuna to buy on the market now – we will no longer purchase anywhere else. So, as we now live in Central Wisconsin, we are forced to make the long drive —– I hope they are looking in the central part of the state – its really a grocery store “desert!”

  4. 4 Jerry Kerrisk // 2015.06.02 at 10:18 am

    I’m still waiting for a Costco store near Santa Fe, NM. Our Family has had a Costco membership for many years, but only occasionally use it because of the 70 mile drive to the nearest store in Albuquerque. I hope Costco will move forward with their plans for a Santa Fe store.

  5. 5 WayneO // 2015.05.19 at 7:03 am

    Costco needs to start making the bran muffins again. They stopped making them 2 or 3 years ago. They are very good an healthier than the current muffins.

  6. 7 Sterling Dossett // 2015.05.05 at 10:58 pm

    Are there any updates on Costco building in the metro Jackson, MS area? Haven’t heard anything regarding this situation in months… Hope Costco is still scouting out a location.

  7. 8 tim // 2015.05.05 at 3:31 pm

    Where do we have one at shreveport, LA

  8. 9 Joy in Motion // 2015.04.25 at 9:43 pm

    I have been a faithful shopper at Costco’s in the Dallas-Ft Worth area for years. I think I started shopping at Costco’s in south Arlington many years ago, maybe late 1990’s. This comment is about the Kirkland Signature “Balsamic Vinaigrette” which is divinely delicious! My husband, who is not a foodie at all, immediately started chowing down green salads at every meal when I used this dressing on it. Recently, our Costco’s -Ft Worth has stopped carrying it and we have had to use another balsamic vinaigrette made by Panetta’s and my husband — he the sugar addict — pronounced it “too sweet”! I so miss the KS Balsamic Vinaigrette.

  9. 10 Costco Man // 2015.03.10 at 1:25 am

    Costco coming to eagle, idaho or meridian, idaho area 2016 2017 time frame.

  10. 12 Ashlee Kelley // 2015.02.25 at 3:15 pm

    PLEASE bring Costco to Texas….I will settle for midland its worth the 2 hour travel time…preferably Abilene, sams club sucks!!! Please help!

  11. 13 mike wilcox // 2015.01.24 at 10:12 am

    Why would Costco not consider one of the fastest growing areas in Alabama (Dothan, Al) that provides services and goods to
    the tri-state area (Alabama, Florida, and Georgia)

  12. 14 annie // 2015.01.19 at 4:12 pm

    When will Costco ever come to Albany, NY? We can not wait it.

  13. 15 Angela De Paolis // 2015.01.07 at 10:34 pm

    Will Costco ever come to the city of Paso Robles, Ca.? We could really use one here. At the present time, the closest one is in San Luis Obispo~

  14. 16 Michael // 2015.01.05 at 5:07 pm

    Just a thought. How about a Costco between Shreveport, La and Tyler, Tx?? Anyone else have any thoughts on this?

  15. 17 suzie // 2015.01.02 at 10:43 am

    We hope Costco will consider Ocala, Florida for a warehouse as we have to drive almost 2 hours to get to closest one now. In Ocala we have a Sams Club and another coming this year. Not the nearly the same as Costco but more convenient.

    • 18 Isabella // 2015.01.05 at 10:24 am

      I have written three times and actually spoke to a Costco employee about bringing a Costco to either The Villages or Ocala. Their response was not optimistic. I also drive 2 hours to keep my business with Costco. I have been a member for 30 plus years from when it was named Price Club. We are very disappointed that Costco does not consider our letters important enough to check out the area to see if it would be profitable for them. I know many people who are waiting for a warehouse to move in closer to their homes. Many past members did not renew their membership because of the distance they have to drive to get to a Costco warehouse. Maybe Costco is not concerned with the lost business .

  16. 19 Vince // 2015.01.01 at 5:22 pm

    Costco needs to take a serious look at the Port Charlotte/North Port area of Southwest Florida. Currently we have to drive either to Sarasota or Estero to get to Costco. These areas would support the development of a Costco

  17. 20 patrick sexton // 2014.12.29 at 7:37 pm

    great location in Flat Rock Michigan,right off the halfway between Toledo Ohio and Livonia Costco if you’re reading this come take a look at opinion it would be a great business decision.people have to drive 40 miles north or 40 miles south to one of your locations.roughly about a hundred to hundred fifty thousand people would use this come on down to flat rock and check us out.

  18. 21 Nancy // 2014.12.23 at 11:23 am

    A Costco in Stuart, Fl., would be really nice. We drive nearly an hour to go to Costco, Wellington, Fl.

  19. 22 unknown // 2014.11.24 at 6:20 pm

    LAS VEGAS Valley! This area needs a 5th Costco badly. 3 of the 4 warehouses are regular buildings servicing East Henderson to Summerlin and Centennial. The 4th is a Business Center services all the business located downtown and surrounding. A new Costco say in the south west end of town to service the south end of Las Vegas, Anthem, Henderson and those coming in and out of town would be a big help. The warehouses currently there are busy with lines that take a long time to wait in. I have friends that a lot of their friends have stopped coming to the Henderson Costco becuase it just takes to long to get in and out (especially at the pharmacy-took 45 just to drop off RX at pharmacy). We know these stores are doing great in sales and business but their much busier compared to 5 years ago. If Costco could consider building a new building like size of the Lubbock, TX buidling just a small one to service the people in the southwest area it would be a lot easier to want to shop at Costco. I’ve heard from the Henderson, NV Costco employees that Costco has a certain portion of the land already purchased in the SW area for the past 2 years but nothing persued. Any thoughts…? Thanks Costco!

  20. 23 David K // 2014.11.24 at 2:13 am

    I’m looking for some help with Costco UK shoppers.
    We were in Cardiff Costco on our summer vacation, and I picked up two large boxes of assorted Licorice for my girl fried. She just loved them, and I’d like to buy more but I can’t recall the name. If someone across the pond could tell me. I recall it was a red box and it had pinwheels in them with a hard candy in the center.

    • 24 Stuart // 2014.12.16 at 11:40 pm

      Do you mean Lucky Country?

  21. 25 Lori // 2014.11.17 at 1:08 pm

    I love the Costco in Cabo. Same stuff, but printed in Spanish. Not crowded like the stores in the US. :)

  22. 26 Kate // 2014.11.02 at 12:26 pm

    How many acres does a Costco need to build?

    • 27 Darlene // 2015.02.03 at 11:35 am

      A 150,000 SF warehouse as built on 17 acres in Ann Arbor, MI. I don’t know if that is the largest Costco floor plan/foot print or if the one in your area would be smaller or larger, gives you something to go on though.

    • 28 Darlene // 2015.02.03 at 11:36 am

      A 150,000 SF warehouse as built on 17 acres in Ann Arbor, MI. I don’t know if that is the largest Costco floor plan/foot print or if the one in your area would be smaller or larger, gives you something to go on though.

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