The new Costco UK coupon book starts tomorrow, Monday, 25 November and runs through the first half of December (15 December). This latest book has coupons valued at just £650.00 in savings, which is quite a bit less than the previous coupon book. I was glad to see that these will still be available after we get back from the US because there are a couple of items that I want to pick up. I was also happy to see that only one item I bought recently, KS trash bags (£2.00 off), has a coupon in this latest book.
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.
To be honest, this isn’t the best bunch of coupons I’ve ever seen from Costco. It seems a shame too since it is right before Christmas and New Years, so I’m hoping the coupon book that starts on 16 December is really wonderful. There are a couple of good coupons, but mostly there’s nothing truly outstanding. As with last month there are some coupons for things like champagne, port, wine, and whisky that might be a help to you if you are planning a holiday party.
For those of you that have a baby, you will probably be pleased to see the coupon for £4.00 off Huggies Snug & Dry Plus Nappies in sizes 1 to 6. If you are in need of size 1, then you will pay £17.99 after the discount for a box of 156 nappies. The rest of the sizes vary in quantity but will all be £23.99 after the discount. Also, there is a coupon for Johnson’s baby wipes. In the box at Costco you get 6, 56 wipe packs for £11.00 before VAT or £13.20 with VAT.
If you have a sweet tooth, the best coupon this time is certainly the one for Lindt Lindor chocolates for 20% off a four pack. You can get 20% off 4, 200 gram packs in a variety of flavours. Too bad you can’t mix and match your own four pack, huh? Dave and I love these for a little treat, I must admit. And we have found that Costco always has the best prices on them, and even more so when they have a coupon. With this coupon your four pack will be just £9.58 (with VAT), so that is £2.40 per 200 gram box. However, at a regular supermarket you’ll pay between £3.50 and £4.50 for a single 200 gram box of these same chocolate. Clearly, it is better to indulge your sweet tooth at Costco!
I am considering taking advantage of the coupon for VeeTee Basmati microwavable rice. You can get 30% off 6, 280 gram containers of rice, so they end up costing just £3.46. Mostly I would consider doing this because we have a great Indian restaurant nearby that we get takeaway from but their rice costs almost as much as all six of these, so it seems like it might be a good, quick alternative. Of course, I might regret that because this could be really horrible. But I won’t know unless I try it. This coupon is good for the same sized six pack of Pilau or Mexican rice as well.
It turns out that our flat has rather lousy heating in two of the rooms where we spend the most time (I think this is because it is a combined cooling and heating system and it seems that the heat at least works rather inefficiently). So, I can’t help but be a bit intrigued by the coupon for £10.00 off a Dimplex Ceramic Tower Fan heater. After the coupon’s discount, the fans are £47.98 but that would totally be worth it if it was quieter and could actually heat a room. The fan has two heat settings, can oscillate and even has a remote. But I wonder how well it works and how loud it is while it is heating. Hopefully, they will have one on to demonstrate when we go to Costco.
Perhaps the best thing in the book is the announcement of furniture time in the UK warehouses. Starting 23 December, you’ll be able to shop for furniture at your local Costco warehouse. They always have good quality items at truly excellent prices. In the coupon book they show examples of what you might find to decorate your living room, bedroom, or dining room. It’s a shame that the furniture won’t be available just a little sooner so that you could have a bit more time to purchase some new pieces for any visiting family or holiday dinners at your house. Of course, this gives you a couple of days before Christmas at least.