The new Costco Coupon Book runs from March 11 – April 3 and has some pretty good deals in it too. Lots and lots of Clorox cleaning supplies it seems to me. But I guess it is getting to be Spring cleaning time (though I really can’t believe it is already March). And for all of you that have been wanting to try the Kirkland Signature baby products – wipes and diapers – now is your chance to give them a try and save some money too ($4.00 off and $5.00 off, respectively).
If you haven’t gotten your coupon book yet, but want a full preview of what you should wait until next week to buy, you can view the March 2010 Costco Coupon Book as a PDF. There are 85 coupons in this latest issue for use in the warehouses or at Costco.com, plus another 14 items that will have instant savings deals (no coupon clipping necessary). There are some good standard coupons, like $70.00 off a full set of Bridgestone tires, lots and lots of cleaning supplies, paper towels, toilet paper, and napkins, laundry products, and facial tissues, toothpaste, body soap, the usual compliment of vitamins and health supplements, as well as OTC medication. There are a few computer deals too. Some of the instant savings deals are really great as well, such as the Little Giant Ladder and Duracell batteries.
The following are the deals that I am going to be sad to miss out on the most (or at least the items that I haven’t written about a ton of times before):
- Gladware, 24 count or Glad Press ‘n Seal Wrap, 3 – 140 foot rolls, $2.00 off; limit 5 – The Gladware containers are okay but the Press n’ Seal Wrap is the really awesome item on this coupon. If you haven’t tried this you really should. It’s better than regular plastic wrap because it doesn’t get all stuck to itself before you have a chance to get it on the container. Plus, it makes a way better seal. I used some of this at my mom’s house right before we moved to London and now I’m hoping that they have it here or I’m going to have to make her get some and put it in her luggage when she comes to visit. It seems better at sealing things up than either cling wrap or tinfoil. I also thought it seemed like it was easier to seal back up after you opened something.
- Jarlsberg Cheese, 2.2 pound wedge, $2.50 off; limit 2 – Oh it hurts me so much to be missing out on this coupon! I love this cheese and we buy it a lot because it is a good multi-purpose cheese. You can have it in slices on sandwiches or crackers, you can melt it for things like fondue, or you can make some really yummy mac and cheese with it too. It’s just a nice cheese that isn’t too assertive, but has a nice nutty taste that plays well with anything. We buy this when we are going to make fondue (yes, more often than you would think since we aren’t Swiss) because it is a nice big hunk at just over 2 pounds, and you can then add a little of some other type of cheese (Gruyere or Emmentaler is what we use) to get a good mix. But the best thing is that it is a quality cheese and will cost way less than if you bought it at another store. The last time I wrote about this cheese at the end of 2008, it was $4.45 per pound. Of course, it can also make a really tasty grilled cheese sandwich, especially when you pair it with the Oroweat Potato Bread. Yum!
- Fellowes Shredder DM-12CT, 12 sheet cross cut shredder, $20.00 off; limit 5; instant savings deal; on Costco.com too – This is something that you don’t even need to bother clipping a coupon for, you just get the great deal. If you don’t have a paper shredder, I really must ask why not? Maybe Dave and I are paranoid but we shred bills and things like that on a weekly basis to avoid any possibility of identity theft. This particular shredder seems to be the updated version of the one that we have. It is really great because it can shred through a big stack of bills or credit card offers without even breaking a sweat. Plus, it can also shred through things like staples which can sometimes cause a shredder to freak out. Also, it will shred credit cards or CDs, as well as paper clips. What more could you ask, really? I was cleaning out an old filing cabinet of bills from several years ago this past summer and had a stack of things to shred that was enormous (an entire file cabinet drawer full of bills, receipts, credit cards and staples), but the great Fellowes shredder handled it all quite quickly and I only had to take a break once so that it didn’t overheat. It will protect itself from overheating by shutting down for a time so that the motor can cool down; which is better than burning it out for sure. And once you are done shredding all of your paper, I’ve heard it is great to use for composting.
- Little Giant 17′ Megalight Aluminum Ladder, ANSI Type 1A Duty Rating, Multiple Positions, $30.00 off for a final price of $169.99; NO limit; on Costco.com too – I write about this every single time they have a coupon for it because it is just simply the best ladder ever! It really is unbelievably light-weight for being a 17′ long ladder at just 35 pounds, so it is very easy to move around. Of course, part of that ease comes from the fact that it folds up to be only about 4 foot tall by maybe a foot wide; very compact. The really marvelous part is how flexible it is: 24 different positions in all. You can use it for everything from a step ladder or taller A-frame ladder to an extension ladder, there’s even a way to use it as scaffolding. We have used it for everything around our house, including the dreaded staircase ladder (scary, but it didn’t move at all). If you have a house or do any kind of business where you use a ladder, you really should get one of these. And if the ladder by itself isn’t enough to entice you, maybe all the accessories will be. We bought these cool little platforms this summer (also at Costco) to go with ours, you can easily slip them over the rungs of the ladder and then you have a nice little work platform. They make doing long jobs like scraping wallpaper much safer and much easier on your feet and knees. When you want to get off the ladder you just slide the platform in and can use the rung as normal. They’re also useful if you need to set tools or paint nearby while you work on the ladder. On the manufacturer’s website, this ladder sells for $360.00, thus making the price of $169.99 a total steal! They often have a sales rep in the stores demonstrating the ladder and all of the accessories too, and selling the accessories at very good prices (and they get shipped right to your house too). You can get the full information on the amazing ladder on the Little Giant Ladder website.
- HP 15.6″ HD LED Widescreen Laptop, $100.00 off for a final price of $699.99, instant savings; limit 5; on Costco.com too – I’ve told my mom she should update her notebook with one of these. She’s not a power user, by any means, but needs a nice reliable notebook that she can easily use and have the added assurance of the Costco 2nd year guarantee and technical support too. Plus, this one has a webcam and microphone, so it’ll be much easier for her to chat with me via Skype now that I’m in London. This isn’t a notebook that you’d want to move around a lot or take on a business trip probably, since it weighs 6.34 pounds. However, it is a great home office computer for the average user. It has an Intel Core i3-330M Dual Core Processor , with 4GB of memory, a 500GB hard drive, a 512MB NVIDIA graphics card, DVD±R/RW, Wireless 802.11b/g/n, as well as Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit LAN. It also has an LED screen with a 1366 x 768 native resolution. The LED screen will give you a brighter screen that will also use less power, and thus keep your battery going longer. It’s also Energy Star qualified. The laptop also has a 5-in-1 integrated digital media card reader and a built-in low-light webcam and a microphone. It comes with Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium and Microsoft Works. A few other things it comes with (that I got from the HP website): Built-in HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection, which detects if your notebook is being dropped and locks your hard drive to help protect your data, LightScribe technology for designing and printing silkscreen-quality labels on DVDs and CDs. For the full specs, you can find it online at Costco.com now. Unfortunately, if you buy it through Costco.com you will have to pay an additional $19.49 for shipping.