It was in early 2015 when I heard that S & R will be opening its branch in Cagayan de Oro City. Since then I was very much excited to pass by Kauswagan National Highway to see its on-going building construction . My excitement soared up high when I went to the US last year and was able to visit Costco and Sams warehouse club.
When I was invited to be one of the guests to have a sneak peek of S & R last July 26, I immediately postponed all my appointments that day ( by the way, aside from being a member of CDO Bloggers , I am also a Licensed Real Estate Broker. ) We were given a tour of the site by the VP for Operations, Mr. Greg Keyer after which we had a brief press conference and a sumptuous snacks of their New York Style Pizza and baked pastries . Below are some of the images taken during the tour.
S & R truly is a replica of Costco
The delicious New York Style Pizza
Clothes at discounted price
Blogger post during the sneak peek…lol!
S&R stands for Sol and Robert Price, the store’s founders. There is definitely a link between S&R and Costco because S&R carries the Kirkland line of products which are only sold at Costco outlets. I visited 2 Costco outlets in California ( In Torrance , Los Angeles and in San Jose ) Indeed S&R warehouse stores is exactly the replica of Costco . Their store/warehouse layout is so much like that of Costco. It is also a membership-only warehouse club. There are 2 types of membership cards:
- Gold Membership– available to individuals 18 years old and above Membership fee is P700, valid for 12 months from the date of enrollment of primary cardholder. Gold member may add one extension card at P400 fee.
- Business Membership– available to business owners and managers; allows the purchase of products for business, personal and resale use. It costs P900 with one (1) free add-on card, valid for 12 months from the date of enrollment of primary cardholder. You can add 3 additional cardholders to existing business membership account.
Your membership will let you enjoy exclusive deals and discounts from local and imported items . You can enjoy a lot of benefits and perks not only in Cagayan de Oro but to all S&R branches in the Philippines.
S&R has a lot to offer and that includes clothes, electronic gadgets, appliances, automotive stuff (including tires); fresh produce, meats, & seafood; vitamins & other health supplements; outdoor furniture, kitchenware, linens, office supplies; wines & liquors; pastries and other baked goods; imported chocolates, drinks and all the other items that Costco sells.
Still not satisfied with our exclusive tour , I went scrawling over the crowd during its opening last July 28. Thanks to free drinks offered outside the store , it sustained our long wait to get inside . I saw some officers in front and even the VP for Operations but I did not bother to get through the VIP entrance since I love to experience the mob… LOL!
Below are some of the photos taken during the opening day.
with VP for Operations, Mr. Greg Keyer.
Hubby enjoying his automotive shopping
The traditional Dragon Dance during the opening day
Scorching under the heat of the sun just to get inside the store
By the way, here are some pics I got during our costco visit in California. Any similarities ?
Costco entrance in San Jose, CA
Hubby and cousin at the entrance
Hello! Where are you popsy ? Im here at the frozen foods section…
I hope S & R will offer discounted Fuel soon! Oh no! What will happen to the big players like Shell, Petron and Caltex ?
Now back to S & R CDO, If you are still not a member of S & R , then you missed 1/2 of your shopping life! LOl! Be a member now! Visit the store at Zone 5, Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City or any branch in the Philippines.