This month I got the first coupon book email from Sabrina but there were a lot of you that were nice enough to send them to me. I want to say thanks to everyone that forwarded me a scanned copy of the latest US coupon book, and wish you all luck next time. But was it just me or did these coupons start really quickly after the old book expired? Usually there’s about a 10 day to 14 day gap in between books, I think, but this time, just three little days. Of course, that is great for everyone trying to take advantage of the coupons to save some money. It caught me totally off guard here on my blog though, so I’m getting these up a little later than I’d have liked.
I’ve uploaded the latest Costco Coupon Book PDF from Sabrina so you can browse it if you haven’t gotten yours yet. While you can print these out for reference purposes, Costco only accepts the original coupons. If you didn’t get your book, you should stop by Customer Service and make sure that they have all of your mailing information correct and that you have allowed them permission to send you things in the mail. Also, while you’re there, ask them for a copy of the latest book.
This current coupon book runs from September 16 (yes, this Thursday) through October 10, 2010. There is $850.00 in coupons in this latest book, and then another $4,400.00 in online instant savings. That’s not too bad, plus there are some really good coupons for all kinds of things, including the best pumpkin pie from the Costco Bakery. Seriously, if you haven’t tried one of these, and don’t have a pumpkin allergy, you really need to get over there immediately and buy one….or two. And for those of you with babies, there’s a great Kirkland Signature diaper coupon for $5.00 off (limit 2) anywhere from 135 to 216 diapers, depending on size. As well as $4.00 off a 900 count box of Kirkland Signature Baby Wipes, which aren’t just for babies really. And of course, there is a $70.00 off coupon for a new set of Michelin tires. But as usual, I do have my favorite coupons that I want to make sure I point out.
- Cuddly Sherpa Throw, $5.00 off; limit 5. We’ve actually got one of these that we bought about 2 years ago now. It’s really warm and perfect for snuggling on the couch when you’re watching movies or reading a book. We purchased ours in 2008 for $19.99 when it had slightly different measurements at 55″ x 70″ instead of the smidge bigger 60″ x 70″ that it is now. It’s got the cuddly faux-wool, what they call microsherpa, on one side and then a super soft covering, micromink, on the other side. In the two years we’ve had ours it has had several trips through the washer and dryer and it comes out just like new. I wish that ours had had that extra 5″ but no matter it is still a great throw. You can read what I wrote previously too.
- Kirkland Signature Pumpkin Pie, $1.00 off; no limit. And funny enough, on that same post from September 2008, I talk about the Costco Bakery’s delicious pumpkin pie. It is definitely one of the things that I will be sad, sad, sad to miss this fall. Dave and I always end up buying some of these during the fall because we both love pumpkin pie and it saves me from having to make them all the time. And really, where else can you get a great 10″ diameter pumpkin pie for so little? In 2007, it was $5.99, in 2008 it was $5.99, and the last time I wrote about it in 2009 it was still $5.99. Which leads me to guess that it is probably still $5.99; with the coupon that is just $4.99! A total steal. If you want to see all of the various posts I’ve made about the Costco Bakery pumpkin pie, just do a search across my blog, it’s a little embarrassing, but it’s that good.
- Nestle Single Assortment, 30 count, $4.50 off; limit 2. I think I write about these every single time they have the coupon in the fall. It’s right in time for Halloween is usually my thinking. And yes, I contribute to the childhood weight problems by giving out the full sized candy bars to trick or treaters. We also get way into the decorations, but that’s a whole different topic. :-) This used to be the most incredible coupon because it was actually buy one, get one free! Yes, I know, it’s almost too good to be true. And I guess the candy folks realized that too because they’ve been slowly ratcheting back the value of the coupon. I believe that 2007 was the last year where this was a buy one, get one free coupon, then in 2008 you could save $5.00, while in 2009 they lowered it to $4.50 off. I guess the good thing is that they didn’t lower it again this year. The last time I mentioned the price in 2008, the were selling for $11.97 per box (before the coupon). So that would mean you could get 60 candy bars for $14.94 with the coupon; that’s just $0.25 per candy bar. However, I’m not sure the prices are still the same, but that should give you a rough idea of how much they are. Oh yeah, the Nestle assortment i bad up of Baby Ruth, Butterfinger, and Crunch bars.
- Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, 5 pounds, $2.50 off; limit 2. I know, I know, I should just make my own cookie dough and normally I definitely would do that. However, there are times when you’re just feeling lazy and like you want a cookie without the mess of baking. It is incredibly handy to have a big tub of cookie dough just there and waiting for you to have a cookie craving. Plus, I think it can actually keep you from eating too many cookies. Seriously. If I have this in the fridge I can make like 4 or 5 cookies for Dave and myself, but if I have to bake a whole batch then we’ve got something more like two dozen cookies hanging around waiting to be eaten. Of course, this assumes that you’ve got the willpower to have it in the fridge and not eat it all at once. And I’m sure you all do! It makes a nice cookie too. Sure, they’re not quite like homemade (which might be a good thing for some people) but it’s convenient and sometimes that is more important. The last time I bought it the original price was $7.79, so that is $5.29 after the $2.50 off coupon. And I’ve got to bet that is significantly cheaper than if you buy it in the regular grocery store. Also, this coupon has actually gone up $0.50 in value from 2009 and 2008. For a bit more of a review, you can read my previous post.
- Pierre Signatures Angus Cheeseburgers, 8 - 5.9 ounce burgers, $3.50 off; limit 4. My mom likes these so much, I just have to write about them, even though I’ve never been fortunate enough to have them. I’ve been hearing about these little fully cooked, ready to go cheeseburgers for well over a year now from my mom who shops at the Kansas City Costco locations. Unfortunately, they never had them in Austin store, which was a real bummer to me. We had the pre-cooked patties that you just had to reheat, but these are whole burgers. If you are like me and have never seen these in the wild, they are composed of a sesame seed bun, a slice of cheddar cheese (it looks like), and a USDA choice beef patty. My mom swears these are so good that you’d never know you were eating a pre-cooked, heated in the microwave burger. I’m guessing that these would be great to take to work since you just have to microwave them for a bit and you’ve got a tasty burger. I’m hoping on my next visit to the US, I’ll finally get a chance to see them for myself.
- TomTom XXL 550TM 5.0″ GPS , $30.00 off; no coupon necessary; also available on Costco.com. We recently bought the TomTom Start for our travels here in the UK (sadly, I was unable to get it at Costco here) and Europe. And it really came in handy on our recent trip in Italy, as well as the couple of car trips that we’ve taken here in London since we purchased it. This is the much bigger, and fuller of features big brother to the one that we have, but the software and the way it works is essentially the same. We really like our TomTom, the only negative is that Dave has a hard time typing on it because his fingers are big and the touch screen isn’t, which is definitely not a problem with this one since the screen is about two inches bigger. What we loved the most was the IQ Routes Technology that calculates the fastest route possible based on time of day. If you live someplace where there is a ton of traffic this can be really amazingly useful to find a new, quicker route. I think this saved us like 20 minutes the first time we used it to get back from Costco here in London on a Saturday afternoon. Plus, it very clearly tells you and shows you which lane you need to be in for exits or merging, there are traffic camera alerts, and it also informs you about upcoming traffic lights and the speed limit (as well as what your speed is). It was really easy to use and unbelievably easy to update, as well. Plus, they’ve got this nice Map Share thing where you, or others, can share changes in the maps such as road construction or traffic pattern changes that you can then download to your GPS unit. This unit also comes with lifetime traffic and mapping updates, which can be pricey, so it’s a good deal to get it thrown in when you are buying it. You also get a case, which could be useful too. The mount for it is the very nice and secure suction cup thing that also allows you to swivel it around to get the best position for you to see it, and then it just pops off easily when you want to take it down. One other thing, when we were using ours in the very tall Italian Alps, it didn’t lose coverage except for when we were in very long tunnels, and then it tells you exactly how long it has been since it last had contact with the satellite; we’ve not had satellite issues here in London either. For all the technical information, you can check it out on Costco.com where it sells for $199.99, including shipping and handling, but before the $30.00 off; you can expect it to be less than this in the store. We found it a little harder to deal with for walking around cities just because it’s geared towards driving directions, so one way streets are an obvious obstacle. However, you can still use the map and it will follow you quite well.