and everyone else too! i try to go only once a month for this reason. c'mon, who doesn't like a free sample? but do they have to give apple pie a la mode and tell me that there's a coupon for it in my booklet? sold! next sample...sold again! malia loves coming with me to costco for the samples. but also because she knows we will leave with a frozen yogurt in hand. that's the reason i used to go with my mom! that's when it was known as price club. anyways, i only had a few things on my list like wipes, veggie chips and a gift card. but $150 later, i knew they got me again. looks like we'll be eating apple pie a la mode (among other things) this holiday weekend.