This month the first person to send me a good quality scan (color, cover-to-cover, and all coupons on all pages) was Ben. So, thanks to Ben for helping me post the coupons for everyone that hasn’t gotten their coupon book yet. This latest Costco Coupon Book for the US is good from October 14 – November 7; so you just have to wait a few more days. Just like last month, there is a very short gap of time, just days really, where there isn’t an active coupon book. And how great is that?
I’ve uploaded the latest Costco Coupon Book PDF from Ben 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. However, a lot (but not all) of the warehouses don’t actually require you to give them a physical coupon anymore, they just automatically deduct the coupon prices. 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.
There is a pretty good mix of items this month: household stuff, food, electronics, lots of health and beauty type things, and televisions. And of course, tires; $70.00 off a set of Michelin’s this motth. In total, there are $1,300.00 worth of coupons for use in the warehouse. Then there are deals worth another $4,800.00 in savings from Costco.com. There are some good coupons for things you might want or need before family comes to visit for the holidays too. And at Costco.com they have deals on furniture galore. If your house were bare right now, I think you could have it all decorated and homey looking before Thanksgiving time. And more immediately, there is a coupon for the Mars candy bar variety pack, if you’re looking for something to make you a hit with the local trick-or-treaters this year.
As always I have some coupons that I particularly like or things that I wanted to make sure that I point out.
Little Giant M17 Megalite Aluminum Ladder, multipurpose 15′ fully extendable, $30.00 off for a final price of $169.99; no limit; also at Costco.com. This coupon comes around once a year, so if you want the world’s best ladder, you need to get over to Costco and pick one up before November 7th. I bought this way back in July 2008 (with a coupon, of course) and we have used it for tons of things around the house while remodeling our bathroom and other assorted projects. We love it! I like how light it is; I can move it around the house without crying or getting trapped under its weight. But the really nice thing is that it is so flexible, you can use it in so many ways and at several different heights. Plus, it folds up to be pretty small for a big ladder like this. The one that we got was actually the 17′ version, but the 15′ one still does all the cool bendy things too. If you want to read more about it, before you buy one, you should visit the Little Giant website where they have good explanations of the key features as well as a video and images of it in action. And they also have a variety of handy extras that you can add to get even more out of your ladder. I highly suggest the platform accessory if you are planning on doing anything like painting or wallpaper removal, where you will have to stand on it for a long period of time or might need tools close at hand.
Pacific Coast Feather or Charisma Down Comforter, full or queen $20.00 off, or king $25.00 off; limit 3; also at Costco.com. I love my down comforters! We have bought the Pacific Coast comforters for all of our beds, from Costco of course. I like to use mine all year round because it keeps me warm during winter and somehow I swear it keeps me cooler during summer months too (of course, the air conditioning does it’s part too). Even though we’ve had them for years, they are still fluffy. They’ve lost a small bit of down over the years, but they are much better than the previous ones we had where they were practically just two pieces of fabric with three feathers floating around in between them after a couple of years. To me, the key to keep your down comforter fluffy with the feathers evenly distributed is to give them a vigorous shaking every day when you are making your bed. Also, they are so easy to keep clean by washing and drying them right at home. They do take a while to dry, but after you wash them it will be like having a brand new comforter practically. Oh my other tip, when drying throw a few tennis balls in with the comforter to keep the feathers from clumping together; it works for your comforters and your down filled sleeping bags too. The Pacific Coast comforters seem to use a good fabric for the shell so that feathers don’t work their way out through the material, and that means you a longer life for your comforter. I haven’t had the Charisma comforters, but we have tried their down alternative pillows and really like them.
Contigo Stainless Steel Travel Mugs, 2 pack, $4.00 off; limit 1. We bought these about a year ago, mostly to take with us on hikes and camping trips. And they are great for that kind of thing because they are very lightweight, but I am sure they would be perfect for a morning commute too. They are better than some of the travel mugs because you don’t have to baby it when it comes to cleaning, you can just put it right in the dishwasher; no hand cleaning necessary. It has an easy to hold shape that doesn’t slip out of your hand easily and isn’t awkwardly heavy at one end either. Plus, the cool Autoseal technology that they use, means that you won’t end up with more on your than in your mouth. You have to press the little button to sip and then it seals itself back up when you release. This might sound a little awkward but because of the design and where the button is, it seems perfectly natural. But really, after having them for a year and tipping it, shaking it, throwing them in our backpack, tossing it around, they’ve never had an accidental spill, not even a drop escaped. The mugs are also double-wall stainless steel with vacuum-insulating to keep beverages hot for 4 hours and cold for up to 12 hours. And yet you can still put it in the dishwasher, making it the best travel mug for sure. When we bought these last year, the 2-pack was $19.99.
FoodSaver Vacuum Sealing System, $30.00 off; limit 3; at Costco.com too. I don’t have one of these, I am sad to say. Although, I wouldn’t have been able to use it now that I’m in the UK anyway, so probably better that I hadn’t purchased one yet. But I really wanted to mention this coupon for all the people that are big fans or have been wanting one but were waiting for the coupon. There are comments all over my blog about how wonderful this little kitchen device is and especially for those of us that shop at Costco. It can prevent freezer burn and keep food fresher up to 5 times longer; both of which sound good to me. It’s not inexpensive though, the last time I wrote about it, it was $150.00, so the $30.00 off coupon is a good deal if you have been interested in getting one. They seem to be a pretty constant fixture at Costco too, as are the bags that you need for vacuum packing your food.
Kirkland Signature Pepperoni Take and Bake Pizza, $3.00 instant savings; no limit. I love these pizzas. I miss these pizzas so much. It seems that pizza isn’t really something that any of the places we’ve tried here in London excel at, unfortunately. And the Costco pizza here is rectangular which just annoys me, quite honestly. I can never decide if I like the 5-cheese or the pepperoni better but both are delicious. The best part for me is that they don’t swim in the tomato sauce and you can get the crust nice and crunchy in just like 10 minutes. And they don’t skimp on the cheese or pepperoni. It might not be a low-cal food, but it sure is yummy! I think the $3.00 off makes them a steal, and if you like these pizzas you should certainly not forget to pick one up. Has anyone tried freezing them at home?