The new Costco UK coupon book starts on Monday, 29 April, and runs through 19 May. It seems like that is a really short amount of time but I guess it is the usual three weeks. There are £500.00 in savings, which is way less than the previous coupon book, almost a third of the previous one. I didn’t find a whole lot in this book that piqued my interest, but there’s always a few things I like. And I find that sometimes, it just seems like Costco comes along with a coupon at just the right time for something that I have been looking for or in need of, like a new vacuum or even something mundane like toothpaste.
I’ve uploaded the new Costco UK Coupon Book PDF (or view it in the Google PDF viewer). 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 they didn’t hand you one when you walked in the store. In the UK they print the coupons on both sides of the pages and without the codes, so they clearly do not want you to clip the coupons out and give them to your cashier; they just automatically deduct them after they ring up your items. I still find it useful to have a copy so I know what to look for because I don’t always notice the signs that they’ve posted to let you know what has a coupon. I usually download a copy of the PDF to my iPhone before I go to the store so that I can easily reference it while shopping. If you sign up to receive emails from Costco.co.uk, they will send out an email that lets you know that the new coupon book is available online. Since they now post the coupons on the Costco UK website, you can always download a copy of the latest coupon book from there; you can find a link to it on the Warehouses webpage.
I noticed that Dave’s favourite Lucky Country Liquorice has a coupon this month (£2.40 with VAT after 33% off a 682 gram bag). So, I have to say that I am glad, as I’m sure his dentist is too, that we are not there to get several bags of this. It’s soft, Aussie-style liquorice and is actually quite good, and I don’t even like liquorice usually.
If you’ve got a baby, there’s a nice deal this month on the Kirkland Signature baby wipes for £3.00 off. They come in a big box that contains 9, 100 wipe packages and after the discount you’ll pay just £14.38 with VAT. I don’t have a baby but I’ve heard these are great. Of course, I’ve also heard from a number of people that say they buy them to use to take of their makeup and for general purpose wipes.
While it may be one of the smallest coupons in the whole book this month, I do like that you can get a £1.00 off of the Webster’s Dictionary and Thesaurus assortment. That means you’ll be paying just £3.99 (no VAT) to have a world of words at your fingertips. I know that in this day and age of Google and Wikipedia this might seem out dated, but a good dictionary or thesaurus is something that every kid should have, in my opinion.
If I were in the UK this month, I would definitely be taking advantage of the £1.50 off a Costco bakery carrot cake. That makes the big Costco carrot cake just £6.49 (no VAT). Of course, Dave isn’t a fan of carrot cake, so I might have to get him the Costco bakery chocolate cake that is also £1.50 off and also just £6.49 (no VAT). Yum! Cake, cake and more cake! But seriously, you can slice these up and put the individual slices in the freezer to take out when you want a little dessert or something sweet. I’ve always had excellent outcomes from freezing the Costco sheet cakes or their cupcakes and I imagine these would be the same.
Despite this month’s coupon book being valued at so much less than the April coupon book, there are still lots of nice coupons in here. I think it is great that they point out a few great deals on the Costco.co.uk website too. I especially like the one for the Apple iMac 3.2 GHz and 27.3″ display, as well as a boost to 12 GB of memory, a 1 TB hard drive, and a wireless mouse and keyboard for just £1,579.99 including VAT and delivery. That price is considerably less than the £1,699.99 that Apple wants for the standard version of this iMac that only has 8 GB of memory, plus you’re still getting that extra 4 GB of memory upgrade (I tried to price this option online but they instead offer a 16 GB upgrade for £160).