The next Costco US coupon book starts this Thursday, July 11, and runs through the first week of next month, August 4. This coupon book has $1,500.00 in savings for the warehouses, which is a bit less than last month. There’s also an additional $5,500.00 in Costco.com savings, which is quite a bit less than last month as well. I know I say this every month, but really, there are some great coupons in the book this month. There are several that had me wishing I could shop at a US Costco store this month. But even for me that is a bit too much of a commute to shop at Costco. And I really don’t think the ice cream bars would make it back to London without melting.
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 at all). 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 coupon book. Additionally, you can view the coupons via the Costco smartphone app as well, but only for the days that they are valid; no sneak peek with the app unfortunately. You can also view them on the Costco.com website (again, no preview).
If you weren’t aware, Costco had updated their smartphone app to now allow you to actually use the coupons in the app for in-store redemption. All you have to to redeem the coupons is show the cashier your smartphone with the Costco app. Not all coupons are redeemable through the app though, unfortunately. They have a little blue arrow to mark the coupons that you can redeem via smartphone. So, if you’ve got a smartphone and haven’t downloaded the Costco app yet, this is the perfect reason to do so.
As usual, in the regular coupon area there’s one for $70.00 off a set of Bridgestone tires. You can also take advantage of this deal through Costco.com. This is a great time to get some new tires if you’re thinking of taking summer road trip or you need to get new tires to prepare for all that fun driving required for the new school year.
There are quite a number of items on coupon this month that I’ve written reviews about previously, so if you want to know my 2 cents about some of these items, you should search my blog (search box at the top of the right hand column). In the Instant Savings deals, I particularly like the following:
- All liquid laundry detergent, $3.00 off Free & Clear, Original, or Oxi. I love the All Free & Clear and it was always my laundry soap of choice when I was in the US. It’s great for anyone that is worried about skin irritants in other detergents.
- Chobani Greek yogurt variety pack, $4.20 off a pack of 15, 6 oz yogurts. If the plain Fage isn’t jazzy enough for you, I suggest you try the flavoured Chobani. I’m a big fan of Greek yogurt because of the really thick consistency that makes it seem more like pudding than yogurt. I’d definitely recommend it for anyone that likes Greek yogurt and the prices at Costco are really good.
- Haagen-Dazs vanilla milk chocolate almond bars, $3.00 off 15, 3 oz bars. These are super delicious and perfect for a summer treat. I would definitely be buying a box, or two, of these if I were in the US now. I’m not even a huge ice cream eater but these are just the perfect mix of creamy ice cream and milk chocolate with a bit of crunchy almondy goodness.
- Kirkland Signature gourmet chocolate chunk cookies, $1.50 off 24 cookies. Costco bakery makes a mean chocolate chip cookie. They’re chewy and moist with huge chunks of milk chocolate. They beat the pants off of any other grocery store cookies, or even most bakeries too.
- Palermo’s Pizza margherita thin crust frozen pizzas, $3.00 off 3 pizzas. These are not the best pizza you’ll ever eat, but they are actually surprisingly good for a little thin frozen pizza. They are perfect for a quick lunch with a salad. The coupon says that selection may vary by location, but I prefer the margherita variety best, thought the one with alfredo sauce isn’t bad either.
As you’ve probably noticed, there are far fewer regular coupons than Instant Savings deals in the Costco coupon books anymore. I think it is great that they are moving towards the instant savings and away from requiring actual coupons. In the small regular coupon area, the following are my favourites:
- Oral-B Advantage CrissCross toothbrushes, $4.00 off 8 toothbrushes. These are excellent toothbrushes for really keeping your teeth in top cleanliness form. I don’t know what it is about the design but they really do make my teeth feel cleaner when I use them in comparison to other brushes. I’ve been using these for years and years and would have been super sad if they didn’t have them in the UK too. It seems to be a staple of Costco stores around the world actually. Plus, Costco has by far the best prices on toothbrushes. Here in the UK I think I can buy two of these toothbrushes at any of the other store for the price of this 8 pack at Costco.
- Dr. Pepper, $2.00 off a 32 or 36 pack, or $1.50 off a 24 pack.; also good on Diet Dr. Pepper Okay, I don’t really drink a whole lot of soda, like I can probably count on one hand the amount of sodas I’ve had in the last year. However, when we were in scorching hot Japan recently on holiday, Dave and I both had a Dr. Pepper, and it was awesome. I don’t know what it is about a Dr. Pepper but it so much tastier to my tastebuds than a Coke or Pepsi, it’s just got a little something extra that I really like. And when it is hot hot hot out with a humidity level that you usually can’t find outside of a sauna, a super cold Dr. Pepper takes on almost mythical qualities of goodness. I think I actually did the “aahhhh” thing when I took the first drink.
If you’re looking for big items, like furniture or mattresses, be sure to check out the online only deals at Costco.com. They have some terrific deals and you don’t even have to hassle with figuring out how you’re going to get it home in your car!