The Costco Connection is the monthly magazine published for the members of Costco Wholesale and for others curious about the world of Costco. It is the largest-circulation monthly magazine in the United States, with more than 8.6 million recipients. The Connection features timely articles on food, health, books, technology, travel, personal finance and small business. Columnists include Suze Orman, Wally “Famous” Amos and small business expert Rhonda Abrams. A typical reader comment: “I regularly receive a number of ‘magazines’ from entities that I receive services from. Among others, this includes Costco, AARP, my homeowners association, my college alumnae office, my car manufacturer and my HMO. The only one I read in any depth is The Costco Connection.”

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What’s New

Version 46

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

Performance ehancement

Ratings and Reviews

2.6 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 Ratings

MauiratMe ,

Can’t get the Costco connection

Since your update at end of July, I have not been able to download the August connection. Why???

Joana's mom ,

Why I will NEVER, EVER let go of Sam’s Club

I joined Costco last year for the first time ever, because a new one opened in my area. I am blessed to live in an area where I have BJs, Sam’s Club, and Costco all in one strip and within 3 miles of each other and 6 miles of my home. And yes, I do shop them all from time to time. I really enjoy the Costco magazine. I needed to review an article I read for something I need to get done. I couldn’t find the paper copy so I called Customer Service to see if they send me a duplicate copy. She directed me to the website for the online copy. I asked her if I could look in the app. She said yes. The Costco app directs me to this app which never allowed me to enter my membership number and shows me all the magazine covers and a completely white screen when I try to look into the issue. The first attempt did actually look like the article would pull up. Every subsequent time, nothing. Sam’s Club doesn’t build apps that don’t work. They’re apps are virtually flawless and operate superbly day in and day out. Plus with their Club pickup, with no minimum mind you, Scan and Go, and rewards that actually earn something, like the amount of my renewal and then some, there is no way I could ever stop shopping there. As long as you have crappy apps Costco, you will never beat Sam’s Club. Ever.

Apfelmaennchen ,

Not bad

I actually find many of the articles in Costco's magazine quite interesting; they're kept short and informative.
As for this app, I dont see some of the issues other folks complained about - the current issue was right there, and I was offered a free subscription so I assume that it will download the next issues when they are available.
I don't quite get why there are two ways of presenting the material though - a scan of the magazine and a ad-less page per article (where btw. the text size function appears to be inoperative). Why not have just one PDF-based (i.e. fully text searchable) version that looks the same as the magazine? I also think that a nice touch up would be a page turn effect which I have seen in other e-book/magazine apps.
But by and large this app works for me, and it's free content so I'm not complaining, only suggesting.

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Costco Wholesale Corporation
9.4 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


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