Discussion in 'Budget Board' started by Piecey, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. Piecey

    Piecey <font color=darkorchid>I find myself fighting with

    Feb 16, 2005
    We're not Costco members but I'm debating buying a membership (there isn't a Costco around here) but they have the formula DS eats online for a heck of a lot cheaper than I've ever found (34oz for $27ish vs. the 23oz tubs I buy here for $24!)

    Anyway, I don't want to buy a membership for this if shipping is astronomical.

    Can anyone shed some light? I tried to fake going through the checkout but it wanted a membership #.

    So. The point of my thread... is the shipping reasonable?
  2. cmjaffe

    cmjaffe Mouseketeer

    Feb 13, 2004
    I haven't ordered something from in about a year (tickets to Disneyland/Universal last year) and remember the cost for shipping was reasonable. They have a no-quibble return policy and if for any reason you're not happy with your membership you can cancel and get it back. We've been members for 20 years now. Not sure how far Costco is from you but I do know that if you purchase anything on that you have a change of heart you can return it to the store for a full refund AND I was told regarding the tickets I would have received a refund of the shipping charge. I was floored about that. Luckily we didn't need to cancel our trip but it was good to know that I wasn't out the almost $800 in tickets if you decided not to go to California (which was a possibility last year since I was POA of an 94 yo relative that just was discharged from a 1mo hospitalization in ICU/3 mo rehab stay.
    Go for the membership, you really can't lose $$ and can really save in the long run.
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  4. distherapy

    distherapy DIS Veteran

    Dec 22, 2007
    Just don't fill in the membership number. As far as I saw, it's not a required field. From what I understand, they will still sell it, but charge a percentage (I think it's 2%, but I could be crazy) for not being a member. See if you can figure out the shipping without putting in the membership number.
  5. Green Tea

    Green Tea I don't do hatchets

    Feb 18, 2007
    The shipping for 3 cans of 38 oz formula to me would be $12.18. Hope that helps you gauge.
  6. tripletots

    tripletots DIS Veteran

    Jul 9, 2006
    I went to and put 3 Isomil Soy Advance in my cart, with standard shipping this is my total. It did state that shipping cost was determined by location. I am in the Richmond, VA area. I hope this helps.

    Cart Summary

    Subtotal: $83.67
    Estimated S&H: $12.59
    Estimated Tax: $2.72
    Estimated Total: $98.98
  7. MineMail

    MineMail DIS Veteran

    Jun 26, 2008
    Costco, BJs and Sam's Club all offer one-day visitor passes. They usually come in the membership mailer, so if you know anyone who's a member, they can scan/send you the coupon or number.

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