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Old 10-05-2011, 12:35 PM   #1
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Costco membership going up.

Just read on Yahoo that Costco is going to raise it's membership fees to $55.00 as of November 1st. Don't think I'll be renewing at that price. I already have a Sam's membership which I just renewed at $40.00, and Sam's is much closer for me. The best part of the article is that is stated its 4th quarter profits were up 11%. I just can't justify it anymore. My waistline and bank account will thank me. Those samples are dangerous. LOL

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Old 10-05-2011, 12:41 PM   #2
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I have my renewal for November and it says I owe $50 to renew, so maybe the increase is for new memberships? Not sure.
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:50 PM   #3
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I just renewed at $50, glad I did.

Even at $55 I would have renewed it. We buy a lot of meats and dairy and other stores just can't beat costco prices and quality on those items.
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:50 PM   #4
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Glad I just renewed, although next year....will have to think about Sam's. They are both close to us, but Sam's is cheaper!
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:58 PM   #5
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Since that's less than an extra .42 cents per month, I think I will be renewing my Costco card even if it does go up to $55 per year. It's still worth it to me.
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Old 10-05-2011, 01:17 PM   #6
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Lol. I pay $100...to get the 2% cash back...yep...spend

that much! LOL.

Sam's club is free [DH's job] but I love my Costco!

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Old 10-05-2011, 01:40 PM   #7
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FYI - Membership fees are where Costco and other membership stores make the majority of their profits.

Costco's membership fees will increase 10% as of 1 November, the first time fees have been raised in 5 years. It seems reasonable to me. BJ's raised their fees from $45 to $50 last January.
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Old 10-05-2011, 01:53 PM   #8
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We joined in something like '02 (maybe a year or two later). The membership fee has been the same since we joined. I think I'm OK with the increase.
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Old 10-05-2011, 02:16 PM   #9
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I have my renewal for November and it says I owe $50 to renew, so maybe the increase is for new memberships? Not sure.
I renew in November and just got my packet in the mail- it also says $50 on mine.
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Old 10-05-2011, 02:46 PM   #10
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We will still renew even with the price increase. The closest store is an hour from my house but my mom and I make trips every other month as we love the meats. I have a Sams membership as well but think that I will let that one lapse at the end of the year. Don't go there enought to justify the cost
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FYI - Membership fees are where Costco and other membership stores make the majority of their profits.

Costco's membership fees will increase 10% as of 1 November, the first time fees have been raised in 5 years. It seems reasonable to me. BJ's raised their fees from $45 to $50 last January.
Really? BJs did? I just renewed for $40.

I pay the $100 fee for Costco so I'll keep renewing at that rate.

I just read this http://business.financialpost.com/20...r-profit-miss/ which says the Executive Rate will now be $110.
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Old 10-05-2011, 03:01 PM   #12
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I'll definitely be renewing mine. I got my Disney Trip Package through there and it was a good deal. Anyone else do this?
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Old 10-05-2011, 03:13 PM   #13
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It's been $50 since I joined so a $5 increase seems reasonable to me. I save tons at Costco so it's more than worth it.
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We have the executive membership which currently costs $100.

I'll still renew if it goes up to $110 b/c with the executive membership I get 2% back on all purchases .... so far, I always rec'd a check for more than $100 ... so my membership fee is $0
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Old 10-05-2011, 03:40 PM   #15
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We have the executive membership which currently costs $100.

I'll still renew if it goes up to $110 b/c with the executive membership I get 2% back on all purchases .... so far, I always rec'd a check for more than $100 ... so my membership fee is $0
That's a good deal but that means you spend like $5000/yr there. We spend like $2000 tops.
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