Great gifts, great savings
By Tim Talevich WHAT DO YOU GET for that person on
your Christmas list who already has everything? Entertainment, of course!
AS THE FATHER of three boys under
5 years of age, I have a small problem
when it comes to wrapping gifts at
Christmas. Large toys such as ride-on
cars are too big to wrap with traditional wrapping paper. I’m sure that,
like me, most parents typically make
two passes with paper, leaving a
seam—or just give up, attach a big
bow and yell, “Surprise!”
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eral-admission tickets to a local theatre, along
with popcorn and soft drinks—for about the
price you’d pay for tickets alone!
This dilemma inspired Kirkland
Signature™ Extra-Wide Wrapping
Paper, the perfect solution to wrapping oversize gifts. At 30 metres
long and 1. 2 metres wide, a roll of
this unique paper can handle just
about anything that can fit under
the tree at Christmas.
Costco offers a wide variety of tickets and
gift certificates at significant savings online at
Costco.ca. Here’s a quick look at some of the
highlights of the program, which is adding
new offers every month.
Ski tickets. Check for discounts of up
to 20 per cent on great ski resorts such as Big
White in British Columbia and Mont
Tremblant in Quebec.
Restaurant gift cards. You’ll find great
savings on gift certificates for popular local
restaurants. A typical offer is a $100 gift certificate for $85.
Golf tickets. The golfer on your list will
love a gift certificate to a renowned local golf
course. You can get $100 worth of gift certificates for about $80.
Getaways and tourist attractions.
This category includes the popular City
Passes for leading destinations such as
Chicago, New York and Honolulu, helicopter
tours, cruises and more. A good example is
the Las Vegas Power Pass: Purchase one and
you get free admission to dozens of popular
attractions in the Nevada city and special discounts to a variety of shows and tours.
“Our ticket program offers a lot of conve-
nience during the holidays, and it’s always
expanding,” says Sylvie Duplessis, the Costco
buyer who oversees the program. “You never
know what kind of savings opportunity is
going to pop up.”
Ordering is easy. Just go to Costco.ca and
click on “Gift Cards, Tickets & Floral.” Most
of the tickets are issued electronically, while a
few come through the mail.
This wrap comes in five
attractive designs and is a premium-quality heavyweight
paper, so it doesn’t tear easily.
If you’re familiar with our
traditional Kirkland Signature
wrapping paper that has
been available in the warehouses for many years, you
know what kind of quality
and value this product
represents. You’ve put a
lot of thought into those
big gifts. Shouldn’t
they look great on
Gift certificates. The theme here is
relaxation at leading national spas, at huge
savings. For example, a $100 gift certificate to
two passes with paper, leaving a mium-quality heavyweight know what kind of quality lot of thought into those
WaySpa is offered at $75.
Movie tickets. How about this for a
great gift idea: a night at the movies at a nice
theatre. The packages typically include gen-
Tickets and gift certificates to local the-
atres, restaurants, spas, selected ski areas and
other attractions are also available in the
warehouses. As with the online program, the
selection in the warehouses is constantly
changing. You can find them in your local
warehouse in special display racks.
Be sure to check back on Costco.ca and in
the warehouses throughout the year for new
additions to the ticket program. The offers
change from season to season—with the
focus always on saving you money. C