For all of you that are wondering how long Costco US is going to make you wait for the next coupon book, now you know. This new coupon book starts next Thursday, July 14, and runs through August 7. There are coupons worth more than $1,500.00 in this upcoming book, and then another $3,700.00 in online deals at Costco.com. In addition, there are quite a few good instant savings deals that you can take advantage of in the warehouses.
I’ve uploaded the new Costco US Coupon Book PDF(or view it in the Google PDF viewer) 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 your location requires you to hand them in). If you didn’t get your book or never do, 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. If you were not aware, the coupon books are only mailed to the primary member on the account.
There’s a slight twist on the ever present tire coupon this month. There’s a coupon for $70.00 off a set of Bridgestone Tires, but there’s also a $30.00 off coupon for the installation of your new Bridgestone tires, which means that you’ll pay just $26.00 to get your new tires put on your vehicle. That’s a great deal for anyone planning on getting a new set of tires, maybe before you take off on a summer road trip.
There are a couple of good coupons for those of you that have babies or toddlers. There’s a coupon for $5.00 off a big box of 1,120 Huggies Baby Wipes; you can get those at Costco.com too. You can also get $5.00 off Huggies Pull-Ups of varying sizes; the quantity depends on the size you need.
Along with those ice cream bars there are several items that I’ve reviewed on here before, so if you’re curious here’s my take on some of this month’s deals:
- Nabisco Honey Maid Graham Crackers - Okay, who doesn’t love graham crackers? I like them with peanut butter spread on them and made into a little sandwich, but they are also good with a smear of Nutella. And of course, with nothing on them and dipped in a glass of milk is also a favorite. However, they are also good with absolutely nothing on them. I like them as a snack or even for lunch with peanut butter. It’s amazing to me that you can eat just a few graham crackers and be much more full than if you’d had something that appears to be more substantial. How can that be? I guess it’s the 5 grams of whole grain per serving that fills you up. But the nice thing is, that at Costco you get 4 boxes of graham crackers in the one big box. Since I have the storage space in my pantry, I love being able to buy them and be good for a quite a while. $2.50 off 57.6 ounce box.
- Hagen-Dazs Vanilla and Almond Ice Cream Bars – Ok, so now that I’ve talked about all of the healthy stuff we bought, I can talk about the somewhat less than healthy stuff. These are the pinnacle of ice cream bar-ness for me. The ice cream is so creamy and delicious. And then you’ve got this incredible milk chocolate coating with little bits of almond too. Yum! It’s just a really great flavor combination to me. The Hagen-Dazs folks are up to more than just making great ice cream, they’re trying to save the honey bees too. All of their honey bee dependent flavors have a portion of their sales donated to honey bee research at Penn State and UC Davis. So, really, I’m only looking out for the honey bees when I buy these ice cream bars. Find out more about the HD honey bee programand how you can help, aside from buying ice cream. $3.00 off 15 bars.
- Vanity Fair Luncheon or Dinner Napkins - These are great napkins, in either size. They are thick and sturdy and won’t rub apart when someone actually needs to use it. The luncheon size is nice for setting along side appetizers at parties. It’s the perfect little size to be useful but not be a nuisance. And what is really nice, is that they are pretty absorbent for that person that might be a little more prone to spillage than your other guests. $1.50 off 600 luncheon napkins or 200 dinner napkins.
- Bellatoria Garlic Chicken Alfredo Pizzas – These are a really nice thin crust pizza that you can have cooked and ready to go in like 15 minutes (including the time it takes to heat up your oven). I love the really crunchy thin crust! But the topping is nice too, especially if you don’t like or just need a change from the regular tomato sauce based pizza. There’s a whole lot of cheesy taste from the mozzarella, Asiago and creamy garlic Alfredo sauce and then there’s a great oregano and basil spice blend too. The chicken is even good because it is all white meat chunks that are moist and the perfect match to all the cheese. The pizzas aren’t big by any means, they’re about a pound each weight wise, so you know that it isn’t like ordering a large pizza from Pizza Hut, for sure. I think they’re about 11 inches in diameter. But it does make a good quick meal if you’re not inclined to whip up a meal. The coupon makes the price fairly reasonable for the three pizzas that you get in the box at Costco. $3.50 off coupon for a box of 3 pizzas.
- Kirkland Gourmet Chocolate Chunk Cookies – I’m going to get the worst of my sweet-toothedness right up front. But really, have you tried these? It’s hard to say no to a good chocolate chunk cookie. You’ll notice I said ‘chunk’ instead of ‘chip’ because these cookies are made with big pieces of delicious milk chocolate, no silly little chips that get lost in the dough. These are great cookies. They’re soft and have the big pieces of chocolate in them that make them so delicious. 2 dozen cookies with an instant savings of $1.50.
- Space Bag Storage Pack – For those of you that aren’t familiar with the Space Bags (though I’m sure you’ve seen the commercials) concept, it’s basically a big plastic bag with a vacuum cleaner port so that you can put things in the bag and then suck out all of the excess air to squish down the items into this little flat pack. This is a great idea if you’re needing to pack away a bunch of clothing or linens for a few months but you don’t want them to take up a huge amount of space. You can even put pillows and big comforters in these bags. Then, when you unpack, the stuff will be fresh and clean, plus it just kind of pops up to it’s normal size. We’ve used the manual, roll-up kind for years when we travel because you can really get your clothes into a much smaller suitcase or backpack. However, we’re needing to pack some stuff away in storage now, so I thought this looked like the perfect solution. But the real benefit is that we’ll be able to pack up the bedding and things, plus some clothing for more compact and cleaner storage. They really seem amazing the first couple of times that you use them because you just can’t believe how much you can compact your clothing or bedding or towels or whatever. They can take your bulkiest, puffiest coat and smush it down to this thin little size that you can slip under your bed or stack in a closet, and then next year when the cold weather comes back, you just open it open and your coat is good to go. The only thing that would make this pack better would be if they included some of the travel Space Bags too, or Costco could sell those separately. *So the pack that is actually on sale this month, is slightly different from this one that I wrote about, and they now include 3 roll-up bags which are perfect for travel. $5.00 off instant savings deal in the warehouses for a final price of $18.99.
All in all, there are several things that I’d be picking up with this new coupon book. And I didn’t even mention all of the electronics and televisions on offer this month. So, if you’re in the market for anything like a computer, camera, external hard drive, or television be sure to check out the instant savings and online offers.