So, this is an interesting coupon cycle because it is starting in the middle of the week, instead of on Monday as it usually does. Perhaps they are changing things up a bit for their new fiscal year though. There’s also a page full of instant savings in the back of the coupon book that don’t require the coupon to get the savings, and it is for stuff in the warehouse even. I’ve created a PDF again for this Costco Coupon Book that you can download (2 MB) and browse through if you haven’t gotten yours yet.
Aside from those changes, there are still lots of great coupons that you can use over the next two weeks and three days. There is more than $1,000 in coupons for the warehouses and then an additional $4,000 in online deals at Costco.com. There are 101 coupons, including the 10 instant savings deals, in this Costco Coupon Book. Here’s how I would break it down by categories:
- Food & Beverages: 19 coupons
- Household Items: 29 coupons
- Health & Beauty: 25 coupons
- Electronics: 9 coupons
- Costco.com: 19 coupons
As you can see there are a lot of household coupons, as well as a large number of health and beauty coupons; they make up more than half of the coupon book. This looks like one of the better coupon books in a while though. There are several things in here that I would like to get, at least. I noticed that they have another coupon for OxiClean, which is funny to me since I had waited for like 6 months for one and then there was finally a coupon in the last coupon book, and now there’s another one so soon. Here are my favorite coupons this month:
- M&M’s/Mars Variety Pack, 30 count, $4.50 off; limit 2. I’m glad that they’ve got another candy bar coupon because I need at least one or two more boxes for Halloween. I was thinking I was going to just have to pay full price, which is still a good deal at Costco, but now I’m glad that I waited. I believe that these boxes are $13 – $15, so the $4.50 off makes them a really good deal for 30 candy items.
- Kellogg’s Froot Loops and Apple Jacks Kids’ Combo Cereal Pack, 3 – 17.5 ounce bags, $2.00 off; limit 2. Sure, I see that it says ‘kids’ right there in the description, but I still love Apple Jacks. I can’t explain it, except to say that I loved it as a kid so it is probably just nostalgia talking. And yeah, I know it is totally not a healthy breakfast choice or even something that people without kids should have in their pantry but I still want some. And apparently, they now have more fiber, so that is almost like being healthy, right?
- Reflections Cutlery and/or Masterpiece Plates, $3.50 off; limit 3. I know you might be thinking: ‘what is so special about plastic plates and cutlery?’ But really and truly, these have got to be the nicest plastic tableware pieces you will ever see. I’ve used them before and people thought they were real, like china and silverware real. You can actually eat a meal with the plastic cutlery without it breaking, even if you need to cut meat. And that in and of itself is usually an amazing feat, but to have it look so nice too is a total bonus. And the plates are equally as nice due to the thick plastic that they use. It looks like there are 160 pieces of cutlery and I believe that there are 50 plates, 25 dinner plates and 25 salad plates. If you’re having a party and want to have something that looks nice and is sturdy, but you don’t want the hassle of cleaning up afterward, this is the perfect option.
- Cuisine Adventures All Natural Butter Puff Pastry, 48 count, $3.25 off; limit 10. This is another item that would be great if you were planning a holiday party. I actually just bought some of these (pre-coupon of course because that’s the luck I have) and have purchased them before from Costco (read the review here). They were a big hit the last time we tried them, so I decided that I wanted to pick up a box to just keep handy in the freezer. All of the varieties were delicious, but it’s hard to go wrong with something wrapped in buttery puff pastry. The have different flavors this year, with 12 of each of the following: ricotta and sundried tomato pesto croissants, mushroom and caramelized onion bear claws, four cheese and roasted garlic palmiers, and roasted red pepper and three cheese vine squares. I had planned on serving some of these for Thanksgiving, so I think I’ll have to pick up another box for any ‘just in case’ situations. Plus, I’ll be honest, sometimes Dave and I like things like this in place of a ‘normal’ dinner. These are normally $12.99, but with the coupon they would only be $9.74.
- FoodSaver Vacuum Sealing System, $30.00 off, and/or Replacement Bags/Rolls, $5.00 off; limit 6. Dave and I have been thinking about getting one of these for a bit now because there have been a few comments about how wonderful they are (thanks for the tip, Clue) and that piqued our interest. They say it keeps food fresher up to 5-times longer and also can prevent freezer burn. Both are good things, especially when you’re shopping at Costco. I believe the system normally runs about $150.00, so with $30.00 off this starts being a better deal to me. Can you vacuum seal berries in these too? I’ll have to do a little more investigating before I commit, but I’ll have to decide before November 1, I guess.
- Costco Optical Center Eyeglasses, buy one complete pair, and get $30.00 off each additional pair for the same person. I’ve written a couple of different times about the great deals at Costco Optical because they are so impressive. Dave and I have both purchased glasses at Costco, I talked my mom into trying them out and she was also impressed. So, if you’re looking to get a new pair of glasses and would like a back-up pair or even a pair of prescription sunglasses, this is a really great deal. Anytime you can save some money on glasses, it’s a great deal to me. Plus, it’s getting towards the end of the year and don’t forget that you might have some money to use up on your cafeteria or flex plan for your health needs before it goes away in a couple of months.