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5 Major Benefits Of Having A Costco Membership

October 20th, 2015

Costco wholesale offers you a wide variety of products ranging from appliances, to clothing, to groceries, and traveling solutions. When you plan to buy any product from Costco, you can be assured you’re receiving high quality products and that it will definitely be a valuable use of money. Costco believes in retaining its customers by making different brands available to you at affordable prices. Whether you’re a new resident to the West Coast or you’ve been considering a Costco membership, it’s a great option to look into. Costco offers different types of memberships within the chain and listed below are some benefits when you pick its membership:

  • Cash Back – The gasoline service of Costco is affordable per gallon compared to other retailers. When you buy gasoline using your Costco membership, you receive a hefty discount on your purchase and also earn around 2% on your membership card.
  • Offers and Deals – When it comes to offering warranties on your electronic purchases, there is no one that can beat Costco. The lifetime return policy at this retail chain is very customer friendly. There are many sections, including the pharmacy, of Costco that offers great deals on products.
  • Technical Support – Costco offers its members free technical support for almost every gadget that is purchased from them. This support is available throughout the day, week and year round. When the manufacturer offers a warranty on its products, Costco provides an in-home service on these products during this warranty time.
  • Roadside Assistance – If you find yourself in the unfortunate circumstance of a surprise car problem, Costco can help. Costco offers a wide range of roadside assistance not limited to flat tires, locking keys in the car, or other breakdowns. Gas delivery, spare key creation, and towing services are also offered through your membership.
  • Mortgage Discounts – The mortgage rates at Costco are almost 2 points lower compared to other mortgage firms, and this offer is extended exclusively to the loyal members.

Not only will you find amazing deals on buying groceries in bulk, but a Costco membership goes so much further in assisting members in various parts of life.


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Beautiful & Scenic Hikes Near Foster City

October 4th, 2015

adventure, travel, tourism, hike and people concept - smiling coHiking is, without question, one of the best ways to achieve both fitness and adventure especially living on the Western part of the country. There are countless areas and trails to explore in this part of the country, but we’ve put together a list of where Foster City dwellers to get started. Here are 5 hiking trails around Foster City, California.

  • Batteries to Bluffs Trail: Located 20 miles from Foster City, the Batteries to Bluffs Trail offer a majestic view of the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin County. The level of difficulty is moderate crediting this to the steps and small climbs that you encounter on the way if you deviate towards Marshall Beach. However, the overall hike is a short one, making it a favored trail for all levels.
  • Purisima Creek Redwoods: Situated just 8 miles from Foster City, the Purisima Creek Redwoods trail stretches 7 miles and easily takes up at least half a day to complete. The trail is embedded in the western slopes of the Santa Cruz Mountains. The view of Half Moon Bay while you trek is just one variable that makes it worth the climb. Frequent visitors advise hikers to bring water for this lengthy trail.
  • Pulgas Water Temple Area Exploration: An easy hike distance of 2 miles, the Pulgas Water Temple is around 6 miles from Foster City. The temple was built at the end of the Hetch Hetchy as a monument to the new water system. This hike not only exposes you to areas of protected wilderness, but also a magnificent view of the San Francisco Bay and Pacific Ocean.
  • Fifield-Cahill Ridge Trail Exploration: This trail is only open to volunteer trail leader trips three times a week. With a moderate level of difficulty, the trails wind through Douglas fir, Watershed lands, San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean.
  • Edgewood Park Serpentine Trail: Located at a distance of 5.9 miles from Foster City, the Edgewood Park Serpentine Trail is a 3.3 mile, easy-moderate hiking trail in the middle of the park. Situated close to the Emerald Lake Hills, California, the hike takes about an hour to three to complete.
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