Costco Mom Hour 2017 | A FREE Shopping Event in Vermont {Registration Open!}


The BurlingtonVT Moms Blog team is THRILLED to present our Costco Mom Hour 2017. This will be one of the biggest and most awesome shopping events of the year!

{Disclaimer: We have partnered with Costco to bring you the following post and event. However, all opinions are our own, and we really do love Costco!}

It’s not a secret that I love Costco. If I’m being truthful, I actually find Costco to be a magical place, where dreams come true. If Costco were kool-aid I’m drinking all of it (maybe, they should offer that as a sample some time).

My love affair with Costco started in 2010 when I moved to Vermont. My now husband was in the market for a new large screen television. He did his research and he decided that Costco was where he could get the best quality television for the lowest price. He was also really impressed with their return policy. So we got a joint membership, purchased the television of his dreams (the savings on the tv was more than the cost for the year membership) and never looked back.

In mom groups on facebook I see questions all of the time about whether or not a Costco Membership is worth the yearly cost ($60 for a Gold Membership and $120 for an Executive Membership).

I feel it absolutely is, and here’s why:

  • I’m able to get all the necessities that a family needs in bulk at a significant discount. I refuse to buy toilet paper, paper towels, detergent, dishwasher pods, garbage bags, diapers, baby wipes, dryer sheets, shampoo, conditioner and other toiletries anywhere buy Costco. After two trips of buying these items that we use daily the membership has paid for itself. 
  • The produce, which my kids eat like it’s going out of style, 9 times out of 10 is cheaper and looks better than at the grocery store. We cannot take a trip to Costco without going into the “cold place” (the walk in cooler) and get at least one container of raspberries, a set of english cucumbers, and 2 lbs of strawberries.
  • Costco makes buying organic affordable. Costco is leading the nation in organic sales and offers organic produce, meat, and tons of frozen and packaged items.
  • They carry a ton of local Vermont products. I appreciate that although Costco is a national chain, they support local businesses. I often grab Shelburne Vineyards wine, Vermont Smoke & Cure mini meat sticks, Switchback beer, Boves Pasta Sauce (it’s like buying two jars and getting one free!) and Cabot cheese. 
  • The variety of products under one roof is pretty sensational. Where else can you find electronics, tools, toys, clothing, food, diapers, bakery, meat, optical, car accessories, housewares, swing sets, pet products and so much more under one roof? One of my 3.5 year olds favorite games to play at Costco is: what will we find today?!
  • Going along with the variety of products are the brand names that are available. I was shopping at Costco a few days ago and there were brands like: KitchenAid, Ninja, Samsung, LG, Tommy Hilfiger, Levis, Puma, NutriBullet, Cuisinart, Brita, Contigo, Henckles, American Girl, Hatchimals, Power Wheels, KidKraft, Fisher Price… the list goes on. All of these items are at a discount compared to department stores.
  • Their wine and beer selection is not only extensive but again you cannot beat the prices. Each time I take a trip I save $3 on my favorite bottle of wine… in a year I save over $40… that’s practically the membership fee. 
  • Their kid items are amazing and the best prices there are. Pajamas, clothing, shoes, winter jackets, mittens, halloween costumes, toys, books, dvds, diapers, wipes… the only problem with getting everything my kids wear at Costco is that at school or at playgroups everyone else is wearing the same thing! But don’t worry I have sharpies (from Costco) for that!
  • Lastly, the Kirkland brand items are usually just as good as the brand name items (if not better) and they are even a better price. Kirkland paper towels, apple sauce pouches, trail mix, pajamas, leggings and other things are staples in our house.

Do you have a Costco membership? Do you find it worth the price? Fun fact, Costco offers a 100-percent member satisfaction guarantee and will refund your membership if at any time you are not satisfied.

So the real question is: What are you waiting for?

If you’ve been considering joining Costco – now is the time to check it out! On Saturday November 11th our Costco in Colchester will be opening their doors one hour early for BurlingtonVT Moms Blog readers and their friends!

Not only will they be letting us in at 8:30 am on that Saturday but they are offering an exclusive membership special for new members. (A previous membership must have been expired for 18 months or longer to qualify as a new member.) Starting TODAY you can register to become a member (a $60 fee) and receive a $10 Costco Cash Card. You will get an additional $10 cash card for an Executive upgrade. To take advantage of this deal register for the event online (between October 28th – Nov 11th) and bring in your event ticket into the warehouse to redeem for a new membership (we suggest doing this before Nov 11th so that you don’t waste time during the event). Costco will then give you your $10 cash card. Best part is, if you can’t make it to the event on November 11th you can still take advantage of the deal!

Already a member?

Refer a friend who takes advantage of the above deal and you will receive a $10 Costco Cash Card. The only caveat is you need to be present with the new member when your friend redeems their membership certificate in the warehouse. Limit to 10 referrals per person.

Besides the new member deal, the first 100 moms who show up on Nov 11th will receive a swag bag from Costco, full of some of their most popular Kirkland Signature brand items for YOU to try! For everyone who attends there will be special samples specifically chosen for moms and their kids, along with a continental breakfast (coffee, juice, water, muffins, danishes, fruit, etc!) AND they will be doing THREE giveaways! Plus, you get to get a jump start on your holiday shopping with other moms while the warehouse is normally still closed!

You do not need to be a member to attend (you do need to be a member to make purchases!) although once you are there and see what they have to offer, chances are you will want to take advantage of their membership special!

Please use the link below to register so we know how many to expect! All tickets are of course free, but EVERY person attending the event (regardless if they are children) must be registered for the event.

  • General Admission: This ticket is for any adult who HAS a Costco Membership already
  • New Member: This ticket if for any adult who does NOT have a membership yet and is taking advantage of the exclusive deal Costco is offering BVTMB followers. 
    • Once you get your email confirmation you will need to print it out and go into Costco to sign up for the membership. You can do this the morning of the event, however, we HIGHLY recommend that you go to Costco BEFORE the day of the event. We want to make sure you get to enjoy the entire morning and don’t spend your time waiting in line to sign up for your new membership. So bring the printed confirmation (or show it on your phone) anytime between October 28th and November 11th and membership services will get you signed up and give you your cash card. Please note: If a friend is referring you, they will need to be with you to receive their cash card for referring.
  • Kids: This ticket is for kids!

We hope to see you on the November 11th!

*Disclaimers: No tickets will be sold at the door, and you must be registered to attend so that we can plan accordingly. ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS. NO RAIN CHECKS. THIS EVENT WILL HAPPEN RAIN OR SHINE. Photos will be taken at the event and of attendees for use on the blog and on social media by BurlingtonVT Moms Blog and sponsors. If you would not like your photos to be used, please notify us at check-in at the event. 




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