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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 michelle donahue // 2017.02.24 at 12:16 pm

    We have a new Costco opening in our area, I was wondering does anyone know what jobs at the warehouse to apply for early morning hours.
    Also what the shift hours run? I am looking for a job that I would be done by 1:30 at the latest. Thank for any information.

  2. 2 Jon swanson // 2017.01.03 at 11:20 pm

    I have a Costco membership. But, it is the last place I shop when looking for a product . The only reason I dislike Costco is that they Refuse To Label their Aisles and help us find anything! I spoke with their store management about this and he said that Costco want us to have a “shopping experience” Well, I certainly do. And it is always a terrible one. When they start putting up signage telling us where things are ( and quit moving them a round) , I will move them up near the top of my list as a place to shop. Until then, I will continue to avoid them aT all costs and continue to ask my friends to to do the same.

    • 3 Betty // 2017.01.04 at 8:55 am

      As a log time customer I am sorry you will be missing out. Wetravel in an RV and have visited Stores all over the US. We save $$$ on the Pharmacy and gas alone ( which never move locations. While O. Am sure they would love to have you as a customer if you ever watch how busy their parking lot is they do not miss your business.

    • 4 Chad // 2017.01.30 at 2:37 pm

      That is possibly the dumbest comment I’ve ever heard. Costco’s whole strategy is to get you to walk around the whole warehouse and find and buy things you weren’t looking for. It seems to be working fine without aisle signs for the past 39 years. Go shop at bjs or sams club they have aisle signs and dirty stores with terrible return policies and low paid overworked labor. Costco doesn’t want or need your business! See ya

  3. 5 Rosaly // 2016.11.25 at 1:20 pm

    PLEASE, we need a Costco in Port Saint Lucie, Fl asap.

  4. 6 Delbert Duncan // 2016.10.23 at 7:11 pm

    I’m writing to complain about the Folsom, CA store. Every where I look, the name brands I’m used to buying are being replaced w/organic! In places where they give you a choice between organic and name brand, the name brand products are flying off the shelf, while the organic just sits there. You’d think they’d get clue!
    When I complained to the cashier, she said they are trying to compete w/the Whole Foods market across the street. If I want organic, I’ll go to a health food store!

    Also, I notice they continue to carry this outrageously priced product in the spice section (I apologize the not remembering the name; it comes in this little tiny glass jar) and the container remains full every time I go in there. But yet, they no longer carry what are staples in our home like canned peas, or round steak. It seems to me CostCo Folsom is more interested in catering to the elite few from up the hill in ElDorado Hills and Cameron Park, than the rest of us middle-income customers in Folsom.

  5. 7 Betty // 2016.09.18 at 11:21 am

    An employee at the Brandon, FL store told me that Parrish, FL was on the possible new locations. Any truth?

  6. 8 Cathy Phelps // 2016.08.14 at 11:03 pm

    Unsubscribe me from this site!

  7. 9 Jane // 2016.07.19 at 3:15 pm

    Any news on the when the one in Cherry Hill New Jersey will open

  8. 10 MICHAEL GABRIELLI // 2016.07.13 at 9:57 pm

    JUST DON’T GET IT. THERE IS NO COSTCO WITHIN 150 MILES OF THE WESTERN SLOPE OF COLORADO. WHO IS PULLING THE POLITICAL STRINGS TO KEEP IT AWAYY FROM THIS AREA. BEEN A COSTCO MEMBER FOR TO MANY YEARS TO MENTION. I HAVE TO DRIVE 180 MILES TO GO TO A COSTCO IN EAGLE CO. ITS IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE. JUST DO NOT GET IT. WHAT CAN ONE DO TO GET TO THE RIGHT PEOPLE TO SUGGEST THEIR ERRORS. THERE IS OVER 1/2 MILLION PEOPLE IN THAT DESERETED AREA OF THE WEESTERNSLOPE.
    MICHAEL GABRIELLI, MONTROSE CO

    • 11 rds // 2017.04.25 at 3:21 pm

      I also live in Montrose, and I had to drive that 360 mile r/t just to be able to cash the bonus checks. I did stock up while I was there, and was it easy to check out. The store was basically empty and they were looking for employees to volunteer to go off the clock. I used to live in the Denver metro area where I originally became a member.

      Whoever influenced Costco to blunder by opening there sure sold Costco a line of goods. This Costco sits next to the Eagle County regional airport that caters to well off skiers going to Beaver Creek and Vail. I don’t believe that the towns of Eagle or Gypsum even have a new car dealer. The nearest Home Depot is either about 25 miles east in Avon, or 30 miles west in Glenwood Springs. Glenwood Springs also has a variety of new car dealers.

      I am considering dropping this Costco membership and go to Sams in Grand Junction instead. Sams carries many of the same products. Grand Junction would have been a better choice for Costco to open in, it is along I-70 also and is about half way between Denver and Salt Lake, and would have catered to Gypsum and Eagle.

  9. 12 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
    https://www.usa.gov/consumer-complaints
    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

  10. 13 John // 2016.05.27 at 3:12 pm

    When will the Costco in Henderson, Nevada get build?

  11. 14 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

    • 15 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!

      • 16 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.

    • 17 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.

      • 18 Mike // 2017.01.21 at 4:45 pm

        So a cashier at the Pearland, TX Costco told me today that a store would be OPENING near the Baybrook Mall in January 2018. That should be after all the construction on i-45 is complete.

  12. 19 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?

  13. 20 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.

  14. 21 Lynn // 2016.04.16 at 10:39 pm

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

    • 22 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.

  15. 23 shreveport1234 // 2016.04.16 at 3:28 pm

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

  16. 24 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.

    • 25 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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