Originally Posted by CaliforniaMan
I always seem to see some new product or gadget or DVD or something that jumps into my cart. They are all great values, but in the end I don't really need or use them.
Gosh! So That's how all that extra stuff ends up in my shopping cart!
Originally Posted by ERD50
Although since you pay an added $55 for the 2% rebate, it takes $2750 to 'break-even' (I don't have a ref, but I recall seeing that they will reimburse the portion of the $55 that doesn't get offset). So you can think of $5500 in purchases as a 1% average discount, right?
Good point. In my case it is more like 1% given that I have to earn back the fee.
So, this is really Costco's version of Amazon's Prime service. You pay them extra as an incentive to spend more.
Why didn't I think of that?