November 15th, 2007

Fail - Bob Barker

I need a 55 gallon drum of ketchup

Life in Nebraska just became a bit more bearable; a Costco finally opened in Omaha!  Up until now, the closest store was in Des Moines, roughly a 6 or 7 hour drive round-trip.

Sure, there was a Sam's Club, but it's just not as good.  The prices are higher, the selection is smaller, and the quality just isn't quite the same.

Now I have to decide whether to keep my Sam's Club account along with the Costco account.  I have a Discover card through Sam's, and it gets me up to 2% cash back on every purchase.  The Costco American Express only gets 1% on most stuff, but it also gives 3% back on dining and 5% on gasoline, two of my biggest credit card expenses.

I'll finally be able to use the $39 Costco Executive Membership rebate check I've had sitting around since last year.  That'll almost cover a year's basic membership.

Now if they could just open a Pep Boys, some 7-11s and start bringing in Dennison's Chili, I'd have all the comforts of home.  Well, except the warm weather year-round.