The new Costco UK coupon book starts on Monday, 14 October and runs through the first part of November, until 3 November. It has coupons valued at more than £850.00 in savings, which is quite a bit more than the previous coupon book. Even though there’s more coupon value in this book, it doesn’t seem as impressive to me. But that could just be that I’m not looking for the right things at this time. Though as always, there are a few deals that I really like. Since we are scheduled to move in to our new flat next week, I should actually be able to finally make another trip to Costco soon. It’s been like two months maybe since my last visit and I’m pretty sure I’m having withdrawal symptoms.
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 love this method of couponing and I’m glad to see that it seems all Costco locations in the world are following suit. I do 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 phone 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, usually the weekend before the new book starts. 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 also find a link to it on the Warehouses webpage.
If you have a baby, there’s a nice Buy 3 for the Price of 2 coupon for Huggies Pure Baby Wipes. At Costco you get a bundle of 6 packages of 64 wipes, a total of 384 wipes, for £11.97 (with VAT) after the £4.99 discount is applied. So, you could get 1,152 wipes in 18 packages for a total price of £23.94 (including VAT). That’s just £0.02 per wipe which seems like quite the deal to me.
To me the best coupon, which I will definitely be taking advantage of, is for Forest Feast Dried Philippine Mango. You may recall my recent-ish post about this in August. It was a little gushy, but really it is that good. With the coupon this month you can get 25% off the 690 gram bag, for a final price of £7.49. Here’s what I wrote about this delicious mango previously:
It’s not so dried that it is hard and leathery, but still has enough moisture to make it enjoyable. And of course, there is lots and lots of concentrated mango taste. That is what I would expect since this is just mango with a little bit of natural cane sugar to enhance the flavour. One handful or 25 grams of this is equivalent to a single serving of the recommended five a day too. And if all of that isn’t enough to persuade you to try this, then you might also like that it is fair trade. Forest Feast sources all of their fruit solely from PREDA Fair Trading Organisation in the Philippines to guarantee a better deal for third world farmers. The PREDA foundation, based in Olangapo City in the Philippines is a three times Nobel Peace Prize Nominated Charitable Organisation. They are a pioneer in establishing Fair Trade in the Philippines and guarantees growers a fair price, helping to create economic stability. If you need still more confirmation that this is great, it also won the Great Taste gold in 2011. This is definitely some of the best dried mango I’ve ever had and we will definitely be getting another bag or two on our next trip to Costco. They say that you can use this for snacking, baking, or cooking. Of course, I just like to eat it right from the bag. They have a recipe for a salad with prawns and their dried mango on the back of the bag; it sounds super delicious. Of course, that would mean that I would have to forego eating it just straight and I’m not sure that I can do that. Of course, as you might know, dried fruit of any kind isn’t sugar free or a low cal snack, fruit has lots of sugar in it naturally and that doesn’t go anywhere just because they dry it out either. But the dried fruit, if you don’t over indulge, is a great way to get some fruit but not have to worry about having fresh fruit available. Aside from the fact that this isn’t low in sugar, it is actually low in fat and has a fair amount of fibre in it too. I just realized that they want you to refrigerate this once you have opened the bag. Whoops! I didn’t do that. I didn’t notice any adverse changes in the quality of the fruit, but it didn’t hang around in our cabinet too long either. The good thing is that it is a zip top resealable bag at least. But really, next time I’ll be a good kid and put it in the fridge after I open it.
There are three deals for different meats: chicken, pork and beef. You can save £3.00 on each package of Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Fillets you buy this month. These are smaller than the very large full sized chicken breasts, and there are usually twelve breast fillets in the packages I think. These are great to buy and freeze in littler packages. You can also save £3.00 off a Boneless Half Gammon Joint. I’ve never bought one of these from Costco, but I might be tempted with this savings. I’ve purchased the smaller gammon slices and they were excellent so I imagine this would have the same quality. I could have tons of great ham sandwiches with the leftovers, huh? If you’re looking for a big piece of beef instead, you can also get £5.00 off of a Kirkland Signature Whole Scotch Roasting Joint. These are definitely not small so you’re going to need a big gathering for this or you’ll be eating leftovers forever. All three mets are trimmed to Costco’s very exacting standards, and of course, they do have some variation in weight so the coupon book doesn’t list final prices.
There are plenty of other great deals in this latest coupon book, but those are my favourites this time. Happy saving!