Target used to have a very liberal no questions asked return policy with no time limit or need for receipt. Unfortunately, there are just too many crooks today scamming stores through return policies ruining it for the honest ones.
I love the Chicken Pot Pie also almost as much as the fruit pies!!![}:)][:D]
Have you all tried the Costco Chicken salad or the Chicken pot pie, both great taste and value. The absolute best bargain in Costco are the incredibly beautiful flowers.
I cannot believe there is a supermarket that can touch Costco, add to that the employees are all incredibly helpful and friendly.
Today’s Chicago Tribune answers the question on regional differences in the $1.50 Hot Dog/Polish. The Costco in downtown Chicago near the Vienna Beef Factory is the only one selling Vienna Beef hot dogs. All others in Chicago use Hebrew National or Best Kosher. The NE has Italian Sausage with onions and peppers instead of Polish.
Hot Dog outsells Polish 65% to 35%. Regional differences occur – Bay Area – 50%-50%. Pacific NW, Polish outsells hot dogs.
The good news – ther price is unchanged for 23 years!
Fully agree with Michael Hoffman..Costco meats are not up to the normal quality I am used to..not impressed at all. Many times the deals at the local Target are better than Costco’s. I’ll my $50 each year and go out for a nice lunch.
The Travelin Man
It looks like you got some bad information.
Costco Return Policy
In the past, I have found success with seeking out another customer service rep if I don’t get the answer I want from the first one. This doesn’t even seem to be warranted in this case – sounds like you just dealt with someone uninformed.
Davyyd – Some say Costco’s almost unmatched return policy is what sets them apart when making large purchases. My understanding is that they only recently amended their return policy to 90 days on electronics. It used to be that if you bought a TV five years ago, and it went bad, you could return it to Costco (provided you kept your membership the whole time) for a full refund.
I have to side with Michael Hoffman on this one.I got a free membership to Costco a year ago through where I work, and am not impressed at all. I have been in the store twice since I got my membership, and only spent money once.I doubt I will go back. I did not see one thing in Costco that I couldnt find as good as/better elsewhere. And at the other places, I do not need to buy a years supply.
I know I could have gone in to look around without joining, but I’d heard such wonerful things about the place I was eager to join. That was a mistake for me. I don’t buy a lot of meat, and the meat — beef — I do buy is better than what Costco offers. There’s just one of me, so buying bulk doesn’t make much sense.
I believe there is no one keeping you out of a Costco but you cannot purchase anything without a membership. I am not absolutely sure though because the only time I was in a Costco I went in through the back service door and up the ship’s ladder to the roof before I came back down into the store to look around. [:)] I was a guest of the building contractor and the metal roof manufacturer showing me how they constructed Costcos. We were always investigating potential cost saving ideas.
I laid out $50 to join Costco last September or October, and I did it before going in to look around. After touring the place I tried to get my money back, but it seems that’s against their policy. It was fifty bucks down the drain. I haven’t been back since.
Here in Collin Co., TX we have two Costco’s and three Sam’s.[:D] They all carry choice meats for a good 30 – 50% less than the local groceries.
Our Costco (and most I’ve been to) has a choice for your $1.50 – 1/4lb Hot Dog or Polish with unlimited fountain soda.
By Polish dog,do you mean Hebrew National like our Costco has or do different Costcos have different hotdogs??
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