Thanks to Carlos in PR, I’m able to post the upcoming Costco Coupon Book for Puerto Rico that runs from August 19 – September 12. Several of the items are identical to what you’ll find in the US coupon book, but there are some different brands and different items offered as well. What is really nice is that they include the prices for all of the items in the coupon book. So, you can easily see, for instance, that Jif peanut butter would normal be $7.99 but with the $2.00 coupon, it’s just $5.99. This is something that they do in the UK coupon books too and I find it really helpful. It makes it very easy to do price comparisons and know what kind of a deal you’re getting with the coupons, before you go to the store. Also, you’ll notice that the book is all in Spanish and a different format than the US or UK books because it is smaller, with just 4 coupons per page in a vertical arrangement instead of the horizontal alignment with 10 coupons per page.
I’ve got a PDF of the PR Costco Coupon Book that you can download or view, in case you haven’t gotten yours yet. According to Carlos, it isn’t necessary to clip the coupons because the discounts are given automatically at the registers. Of course, it’s always nice to have a copy of the coupon book to make a shopping list or know what is available before you get to the warehouse. Carlos also says that, in Puerto Rico the coupons are usually picked up inside the store, but these last two booklets have arrived by mail, but he hasn’t seen this latest one in the warehouses yet.
Here’s some other observations from Carlos about the differences between PR and other Costco location:
Now, I don’t know how many people go to Costco in the UK, but here it is really crazy, always long lines to pay and for the food-court too. I don’t know if this is only in PR, but you can buy the food for the food-court when you are paying for the warehouse products and then go and pick it up at the food court and save yourself a second line and one receipt for all! When I was in Dallas for 6 weeks a couple of months ago I went into Sam’s Club (I have both memberships) and I was taken aback that there was so few people in it, I couldn’t go to a Costco over there because it was more than 5 miles away from my hotel. Here Costco and Sam’s lines are always crazy, but prices are way cheaper than buying from the supermarket and the electronics tend to be cheaper, especially with Costco coupons.