The Costco Connection magazine is the 4th largest circulation print magazine in the USA (after Parade and AARP’s two monthly magazines).

Here are other fun facts about Costco Connection:

As of January 2023, the cost of a full-page ad in the magazine was about $200,000!

The magazine has a circulation of almost 16 million people.

The reader demographic of the magazine is 54-year-olds with a median income of $119,000.

It is estimated that it requires about 5 million pounds of recycled paper per month to print the magazine – which we estimate is 10,000 – 15,000 trees!

The August 2022 edition featured a cover story called “Crazy for Costco” which celebrated Costco fans like you and us!

You can read past issues of the Costco Connection online at (login is required)

The magazine was established in 1987 as a newsprint publication and converted to a magazine in 1997.

The magazine has featured a number of celebrities on its cover, including Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, and Tom Hanks.

In 2017, the magazine published an article about a couple who got married in the frozen food aisle of their local Costco.

The magazine is printed in 10 languages and distributed to Costco members in 11 countries.

The magazine has a staff of over 100 people, including editors, writers, designers, and photographers.

The magazine’s editorial team travels all over the world to research and write articles for the magazine.


These fun facts are inspired by the new book “The Joy of Costco – A Treasure Hunt from A to Z” by David & Susan Schwartz.  This is such an awesome book and obviously a lot of time, care, and research went into making it.

Pick a few up on Amazon (or you may also find it at your local Costco) and give them as Holiday gifts to the Costco lovers in your life.



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