Costco members & price reductions

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  1. KarenAylwood

    KarenAylwood <font color=red>It wouldn't be the holidays withou

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    For Costco members - most of you probably know they'll do a price adjustment if the item you bought goes on sale / gets marked down within 30 days but I found out today they didn't even need my husband's receipt! He goes weekly for a cheap lunch out of the office and had purchased a ski helmet two weeks ago for $50. It was marked down to $29.97 today so he went to customer service and all they needed was his membership card to give him back the $20!

    He called me all excited that he "made money by going to lunch". Usually I'm the budget crazed person, not him! :flower1:
     
  2. usnuzuloose

    usnuzuloose Loosing Boo Boo

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    I really like costco. I get so much value on things I buy.
     
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  4. Judique

    Judique Dis Veteran, Beach Lover at BWV, BCV, HHI, VB

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    Good job! Yes, I did this over the holidays when they took $20 off a doll I bought for my grand daughter.

    They can look up anything you buy - no receipt needed - because I've also had them look up stuff when I needed to check on whether I still had warranty.

    I also like the fact that if there is a recall, they know you've purchased an item and will send you a notice.
     
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  5. Princess Minnie321

    Princess Minnie321 Mouseketeer

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    Wow this is good to know about not needing receipts!
     
  6. gottalovepluto

    gottalovepluto DIS Veteran

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    I had no idea they did this- THANKS!
     
  7. cvjw

    cvjw DIS Veteran

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    My Costco requires the original receipt for a price adjustment, even though they can very easily look it up in their system. I had to make a trip home for a receipt for furniture not too long ago. Bringing back the receipt saved me $200 though, so it was worth the trip home!

    Must vary by store :)
     
  8. hoffman1

    hoffman1 DIS Veteran

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    We actually got a $20 gift card from Costco a couple of weeks ago (without us even requesting a price adjustment). The letter said something about they were able to find a better price on it from the distributer.
     
  9. LJSquishy

    LJSquishy DIS Veteran

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    Our two Costco stores require the original receipt for price adjustments.
     
  10. dwonderz

    dwonderz Mouseketeer

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    Wow - didn't know they did this - that's awesome!!
     
  11. DLgal

    DLgal DIS Veteran

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    My store doesn't even require receipts for returns.
     
  12. cvjw

    cvjw DIS Veteran

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    My store doesn't require receipts for returns, but they do for price adjustments!
     
  13. Disney Khi

    Disney Khi DIS Veteran

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    Last year I tried to get a price adjustment on a pack of socks that had gone on sale a few days after I bought it. I had my receipt. The woman at CS wouldn't give me a price adjustment. She made me return it and said I had to rebuy it! That's the only time I'd ever tried for a price adjustment there, so I just assumed it was policy. That is the only time I've been less than thrilled with Costco. It annoyed me so much that I didn't rebuy the socks. LOL.
     
  14. jedijill

    jedijill Chiefs fan living in Bronco country

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    I received a letter and a $50 gift card from Costco for a TV I bought over the Thanksgiving weekend. Total surprise~

    Jill in CO
     
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  15. here757

    here757 DIS Veteran

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    Costco's system is amazing. Using our cards to keep track of our purchases. I totally suck at keepin receipts
     
  16. Fire14

    Fire14 Spartan Living in land of Buckeyes.

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    I had same thing w a laptop, for that matter GC is still sitting on my desk lol
     
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  17. KarenAylwood

    KarenAylwood <font color=red>It wouldn't be the holidays withou

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    Guess it varies by store (imagine that). I think it's awesome they can look it up! I was surprised he even checked since he didn't have the receipt. If they wouldn't do it, he'd have just gone back to get the receipt. I can't believe they send gift cards sometimes!! That's amazing! :thumbsup2
     
  18. Shelly F - Ohio

    Shelly F - Ohio Disney Extraordinaire

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    My Chase Reserve card has a price protection feature that if an item goes on sale within 90 days of the purchase, they will give you credit for the difference. A purchase we made in Nov went down by $125 so I filled out the paper work and got a credit.
     

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