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April 24th: This Day In Shopping History

Published on April 25, 2012, by in Uncategorized.

Illinois Man Became First Costco Shopper in History to Leave One of Its Stores Without Spending Over $100.00:

On April 24th, 2009, Peter J. Franklin exited a Costco store, spending only $98.43, the first customer in the store’s history to break the $100.00 barrier.


Asked how he did it, Franklin said, “I was just driving by, and remembered I needed ketchup, so I  stopped in. I bought a twelve-gallon two-pack, but couldn’t resist buying seventy-five dollars worth of toothbrushes because there was an instant two-dollar rebate. Funny how a little thing like a rebate can allow you to make history.  Most of the toothbrushes are still in my car, because I can’t find a place in my apartment for them. All my cabinet space is taken up by the ketchup.”



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