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    Quote Originally Posted by bass player View Post
    The Costco MasterCard points apply to purchases outside of Costco as well. I got a $183 rebate and know for sure that I didn't spend $9000 at Costco. The rebate was that high as I charge every purchase I can on the card because I'm a points whore.
    The Mastercard rebate is a different program. You can get the Costco MasterCard regardless of your membership level. It is a pretty good card with 3% rebate on restaurant purchases, 2% at gas stations and 1% everywhere else, including Costco.

    As a result when you have an Executive account and MasterCard, you get 2 separate rebate checks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by naysmitj View Post
    ...and U.S. Costco only takes Visa.
    Is this true? I know Canada is MC only, but it seems weird that it would be solely Visa in the US.

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    I thought US Costco was still Amex only.

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    Retail is very competitive, not sure how a socialist/communist run store could be more competitive than free enterprise stores. My low iq brother shops exclusively at Costco. I guess it is attractive to those who hate capitalism.

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    I only buy at Costco if possible comrade.

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    We get a Costco Ex. Club rebate and we get a Costco Mastercard rebate. We use the latter at Costco, for all restaurants and gas. In the US we use a Marriott Visa in Costco. Exchange comes across at the day rate with no 2,5 percent admin adder like our other cards.

    Costco is very much worth it for us. We use their travel service from time to time and quite often rent cars at very good rates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CalgaryPotato View Post
    I think different regions are very different, heck every store is different. The No Frills by my house, is a dump and is usually sold out of about 2/3rds of what is advertised in their flyer. We have some Superstores in Calgary where they sell quality produce and some where it goes bad within a day or two of getting it home. Again I don't know if it's a regional thing, but I don't find the quality of Superstore meat at all. I won't even buy chicken there anymore unless I'm cooking it that day, as I've had it go bad on me before the expiry date on multiple occasions. Sure they give you your money back, but who likes packing up their rotten chicken and taking it back to the store.

    I've never done an item by item comparison but I would be very shocked if the prices are within 1% here in Calgary between SS and Costco, unless you focus on buying mostly sale priced items at SS.

    All you have to do is look at a place where you have a Superstore and a Costco right across the street from one another. One is packed, the other is empty. Maybe people are just delusional but I don't think so...

    The drive is a factor, both are about 15 minutes for me. Which I consider extremely close. I wish I had a Superstore 2 minutes from my place actually...
    My comparison was done in Calgary. It was based on SS sale prices vs Costco prices. I have actually found that SS quality has improved a lot and the no frills near my place is actually pretty good. That being said. I prefer Costco still but it is about 20 minutes, vs SS about 10 minutes away.

    Like I said, the best way to see if Costco is worth it,s make your common grocery list and do a price comparison,
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    Quote Originally Posted by contrarian View Post
    Retail is very competitive, not sure how a socialist/communist run store could be more competitive than free enterprise stores. My low iq brother shops exclusively at Costco. I guess it is attractive to those who hate capitalism.
    Not sure how iq, socialism or communism relate to best prices. Costco runs on a huge volumes hence why they are able to get such good prices. Because of these high volumes, manufacturers are willing to give them the best prices. They also stand behind their products if you have any problems, satisfaction gaurenteed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plugging Along View Post
    ...They also stand behind their products if you have any problems, satisfaction gaurenteed.
    I'm not so sure. I had a Danby wine cooler fail 3 months past the warranty. They wouldn't give me the time-of-day.

    They weren't obligated to do anything, I understand that. But still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dotnet_nerd View Post
    I'm not so sure. I had a Danby wine cooler fail 3 months past the warranty. They wouldn't give me the time-of-day ...
    OTOH - I have many times returned stuff to Costco without a receipt with no issues versus many other companies who won't give me the time of day without a receipt.


    Quote Originally Posted by dotnet_nerd View Post
    ... They weren't obligated to do anything, I understand that. But still.
    If another place would have done something for you ... what's the name of the place and why didn't you buy there?

    I've opened the box at home from another store, took the receipt as well as the cracked part back - had the replacement on order then been told I had to pay for the replacement. Never had anything close to that at Costco.


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