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Old 03-19-2011, 02:04 PM
 
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Does anyone know if you can get a free day pass to try Costco? I used to be a member 15 years ago but haven't set foot in there since if that makes a difference.
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Fort Payne Alabama
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Stop by their customer service desk and get one. Ask the "Door Greeter" where to go. We got one when we decided to switch from Sam's to Costco.
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Old 03-21-2011, 08:17 PM
 
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I know BJ's has monthly day-passes because I used to get them in the mail all the time.
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Old 03-22-2011, 10:23 AM
 
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Stop by their customer service desk and get one. Ask the "Door Greeter" where to go. We got one when we decided to switch from Sam's to Costco.
Okay I had read somewhere that they had discontinued this practice, and I didn't want to drive all the way out to be turned away. So thanks, I'll go get my spanakopita now.
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Old 03-22-2011, 06:25 PM
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Just become a member of Coscult again. Like the song says "you can checkout anytime you like but you can never leave...."
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Old 03-23-2011, 03:01 PM
 
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Costco gives out Day Passes as promotions. They don't give them out just for the asking. So unless you are on a list for a special promotion, the best you can get is a Look-See pass that lets you vist the store and look around but not purchase. Yopu can get a promotion Day Pass by writing to Costco's main office telling them how far away it is and you want to visit a store to see what they have. They might send you one of the Day Passes but read it carefully because if you go and look around and decide to buy something, you pay a premium. If you use the pass and decide to join at the membership desk, you don't pay a premium. Unlike Sam's Club, Costco doesn't seem to have any problem attracting and keeping members.
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Old 03-26-2011, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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BJ's is offering a free 60 day pass. I got mine in the mail today. I'll look for that link....
or you can just print out this one. Make sure to activate it BEFORE 7/11.

http://www.bjs.com/biz/minisite_map/...ss.gif?sc_cid=

Keep in mind their gas is usually 3-5 cents cheaper. So, if you live near a BJ's, it's a great deal.
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Old 04-01-2011, 06:05 PM
 
Location: North Las Vegas - Aliante
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I know I'm late to the party, but Costco offers a 100% refund of your membership fee if you are unhappy for any reason. Sure, they hold $50 hostage, but if you don't want to shop there again you can get your membership fee refunded at any time.

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Costco's Risk-Free 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
Membership: We will refund your membership fee in full at any time if you are dissatisfied.
Merchandise: We guarantee your satisfaction on every product we sell, with a full refund. Exceptions: Televisions, projectors, computers, cameras, camcorders, iPOD/MP3 players and cellular phones must be returned within 90 days of purchase for a refund.
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