Costco’s latest US coupon book runs from June 10 – July 3, so you can get anything you need for your Fourth of July celebrations, as well as pick up some Father’s Day gifts. Some of my favorite things to buy are in this month’s collection of coupons, so I’m really sad to be missing out on all the good deals. The M&Ms are probably the worst though because they are pretty pricey here at the regular stores, and at Costco they just sell a box of the little bags and that makes Dave sad. And of course there is the standard, $70.00 off a set of four Michelin tires, which might be a good idea if you’re planning a summer road trip for vacation.
I’ve uploaded a PDF of this month’s Costco Coupon Book, that you can look through if you haven’t received yours yet. If going through Google Docs doesn’t work for you, you can just download it here: June 2010 Costco Coupon Book. In either case, this way you can at least have an idea of what is on offer before you get to the store. Also, while you can print these out for making a shopping list or as a reminder, you cannot use this PDF in place of the official Costco Coupon Book: they will only accept original coupons, no prints or copies.
Some of the things that I would definitely be picking up with these coupons: M&Ms, Clorox 2, Bounty paper towels, Charmin, Finish, Ling Ling Potstickers, and Aveeno Lotion. If you’re having a summer party, or a few really, there are some coupons for Chinet paper plates, Kirkland Signature Chinet red plastic cups, and Bounty Napkins. But there are some other good deals too:
- Izze Sparkling Juice Variety Pack, 12 – 12 ounce bottles, $3.00 off; limit 2. These are really good and every time we’ve gotten them in the past, we’ve tried to do it only when they are having a coupon. The little fizzy drinks are good but to me, they’re normally on the high priced side for beverages. The last price I have for these was $11.49, so almost $1.00 per bottle but with the $3.00 off coupon it comes into my realm of acceptable pricing. From the coupon book that I have, it is hard to tell what the flavors are but I think they might be blackberry, pomegranate, and clementine; the same flavor combo that I wrote about previously. Here’s what I wrote last time: These drinks are fruit juice and sparkling water, so they’re actually not that bad for you with somewhere between 120 and 130 calories each depending on the flavor. In the case at Costco you get 12, 12 ounce bottles in three different flavors: clementine, pomegranate, and blackberry. The clementine has a nice, sweet orangey taste; the pomegranate has a great tart taste; the blackberry has a delicious sweet berry taste. All of the flavors are yummy and make for a really refreshing drink on a hot summer day. I like them and might get them again, however, I think you could concoct your own version with your favorite fruit juice or nectar and some sparkling water (Pelligrino is my favorite, and you can get it at Costco).
- Kirkland Signature Spiral Sliced Ham, 7 to 11.5 pounds, $3.00 off; limit 1. If you are wanting a nice little ham for either a nice dinner, or just some fabulous ham sandwiches, you should really give the KS ham a try. We’ve bought these a couple of times and have always found them to be really delicious. They stayed moist and flavorful when we heated them and didn’t dry out, as we’ve had other hams do to us. I’ll be honest, we didn’t use the included glaze but I’m sure it’s tasty if you like that kind of thing on your ham. However, without the glaze you can really taste the pleasant hickory smoked flavor that the ham has and I prefer that. Since they come in sizes fro 7 to 11.5 pounds, you can easily find one that fits your needs. We’ve always gone for the smallest one we could find when it is just us and that works great for a nice dinner and then leftovers for sandwiches. The spiral cut slices came right off of the bone and didn’t look like we attacked the ham with a machete. It’s amazing what a real slice of ham can do for a sandwich too! The last time we bought one of these it was right around $2.20 per pound, which is a fair price for such a nice spiral cut ham, I think.
- Kellogg’s Jumbo Cereal Assortment, 30 boxes, $3.00 off; limit 2. I just had to mention this because I used to love the little cereal variety packs when I was a kid. Even when you’re young you want some variety in your cereal sometimes. Plus, the boxes are small and cute. In the box at Costco, you get 30 little boxes in the following combo: 3 Frosted Mini Wheats, 3 Rice Krispies, 4 Raisin Bran, 4 Apple Jacks, 4 Fruit Loops, 3 Corn Flakes, 3 Sugar Pops, and 6 Frosted Flakes. I don’t know too many kids that enjoy Raisin Bran, so that’s an odd one to have four boxes of, I think. But I guess that’s so the parents can enjoy a bowl of cereal too. I’m sure these are more expensive than just buying a single big box of cereal, but it’s fun and a nice change from a single cereal. Plus, you might head off some bickering and that is priceless.
- Bissell ProHeat 2X Turbo Carpet Cleaner with DryAire, $30.00 off; limit 3; also on Costco.com. I love my Bissell ProHeat Carpet Cleaner! It’s an older version of this one (also purchased at Costco) but still has the onboard heater and the TurboBoost Power Tool and it works like a dream. I purchased this when we had dogs and they were constantly getting little dirty paw prints and hair on the carpet, the cream colored carpet. And no matter how grubby the carpet looked, I could break out the Bissell and it would get it back to looking like new. Plus, with the little TurboBoost Power Tool, you can easily do the stairs or little things like that where the whole cleaner just won’t fit. It’s also very easy to push around because it is like an upright vacuum cleaner but with big wheels, so I actually found it easier to handle than my regular vacuum. Online at Costco.com, you can find this right now for $219.99, including shipping, before the discount. Usually the stuff sold online is a little cheaper in the stores too, so if you are looking for a carpet cleaner I would highly recommend this one and getting it while you can save some money makes it even better. If you were wondering, Costco pretty consistently carries the large sized containers of the Bissell carpet cleaning solution too and they are much cheaper than you can find them at other retailers (sorry, I can’t remember the price though).
- Panasonic Lumix ZS6 Long Zoom Digital Camera, $50.00 instant savings (no coupon needed); limit 3; also on Costco.com. I’ve been looking for a new little digital camera, to replace my old old Canon. So, this deal caught my eye for sure. I really want something with a pretty hefty optical zoom and this fits the bill: the Leica lens is capable of 12x Optical zoom (25-300mm), with an additional 4x Intelligent Digital zoom (48x Total Zoom). And since it is a 12 megapixels, you can just imagine the really great images you could get with something like this. In addition, it’s got a 3″ LCD monitor on the back, can shoot 720p HD video, and has optical image stabilization too. With this camera you can set your shutter speed and such manually, or use the Intelligent Auto feature to let the camera take care of that for you. I also like that you get a case for the camera, as well as a 2GB SD card in the bundle. It would be nice if they had included an SDHC card instead though. Currently, at Costco.com this camera is $289.99, including shipping. That’s before the $50.00 discount though, and it would be a little bit less if you bought it in the warehouse too. It’s a very competitive price for such a nice digital camera and I’ll definitely have to consider it.
Update: For some odd reason Google Docs isn’t necessarily working for people to view the PDF (weird you’ve reached the bandwidth limit error), so I’ve tried uploading to Google Docs again in the hopes that the second version actually works for everyone. However, if that doesn’t work, I’ve also added a link to download it from here, as well. Sorry for any annoyance or aggravation.