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    I’ll take a 12-pack of those…

    By Jennifer 8. Lee | December 15, 2007

    So I have this gumball machine at my desk, which I fill with m&ms (it makes my desk a high traffic area). After much investigation online and off, I have determined that the best rate for m&ms, both peanut and plain, is from Costco. The problem is that I live in New York City and don’t have a car, so getting to Costco to buy m&ms is rather difficult. So the solution: whenever I got on a roadtrip (Miami, Seattle, Washington) and I am near a Costco, I stop by and buy 10 huge bags of m&ms and lug them home back to New York with me on the plane or the train (it weighs about 50 pounds). I was chastised by a friend by “contributing to global warming” by bringing these m&ms on the plane with me (I’m sorry). Anyway. I was in a Costco in Miami picking up m&ms, when I saw this brochure.

    Costco coffin brochure from Miami in August 2007

    They also have their offerings online, which range from $1,299 to $2,999, and apparently significantly cheaper than what a local funeral home will charge you. But I must say, I have been to many Costcos in many states, an this is the first I saw where the brochures and casket samples were right where you entered the door.

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