You might have been wondering what would happen with the next coupon book since the current one ends on Sunday with just two weeks left in the year. Well, have no fear, Costco UK still has you covered for those last couple of weeks too. The new Costco UK coupon book starts Monday, 16 December and runs for the rest of the year, even though the 31st is a Tuesday. This latest book has coupons valued at just £150.00 in savings, which is a whole bunch less than the previous coupon book, but the coupons look better to me. There are definitely lots of coupons to help you out with snacks and drinks for the upcoming holiday season, and even a few items that could be nice gifts.
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 Offers webpage (but you won’t see it until the new coupon book is active).
Even though there’s not as many coupons as there normally are and therefore the overall discount value of the book isn’t anywhere near as much, I still like this little two week coupon supplement and might have to make a special trip to Costco to pick up a few things that are in this book.
If you are planning a party for Christmas or New Year’s and have been thinking where can I get some alcoholic beverages, this coupon book may help you out. There are thirteen coupons for a variety of choices – wine, beer, cider, and champagne. There really is something for everyone, I imagine. I am most intrigued by the tequila flavoured beer. I definitely would have thought that I would have run across that in Texas but can’t recall ever seeing such a combination.
If you have some photographic needs for the holidays, and who doesn’t, there’s a deal for £30.00 off of a Nikon D3200 DSLR. The camera comes with an 18 – 55 mm lens and camera bag for £347.98 with VAT. This might be a nice step up from a point and shoot type of camera for the budding photographer on your gift list. I don’t have much experience with the Nikon cameras (more of a Canon girl) but here is a very thorough review about it with all of the technical specifications and sample photos you could ever want. It gets a respectable score, especially for the price point.
There are a couple of food items that we will most assuredly pick up thanks to this bunch of deals. The Kirkland Signature Milk Chocolate Covered Almonds immediately caught my eye. I’m not sure I’ve tried these before but I love a chocolate covered almond. Yum! And when I can save 20% on them, it seems like the perfect deal. With the 20% off you will pay £9.58 (with VAT) for a 1.36 kg container of nuts. But if you are looking for something salty instead of sweet for your holiday snacks, then the Penn State Sour Cream & Chive Pretzel coupon is perfect for you. Dave loves pretzels and I love that we can save 30% on a 650 gram bag; final price of £2.23. Funny enough, we just had a bag of these and they are quite good if you like the flavoured pretzels. They are a great deal at Costco too because you will normally pay at least £1.00 for a 175 gram bag, which would make 650 grams £3.71 at a regular supermarket.
The other thing I plan on getting is nothing particularly holiday-ish, but is perfect for making lots of warming winter soups and stews: Knorr Chicken Stock Pot. You can save 30% with the coupon and pay just £4.89 for a pack of 32 little pots of stock concentrate (4 boxes with 8 pots each); that’s just £0.15 per pot. There are currently a couple of deals at other supermarkets for a box of 8 for £2.00, however, normally it looks like £2.40 is the going price. So, even on sale you’ll be paying £0.25 per stock pot at the regular supermarkets, and £0.30 when they aren’t on sale. I use a lot of this in the winter time because it is my go to stock concentrate for making delicious soups, stews and sauces, but mostly I’m all about the soup and stew this time of year. So, having it be practically half the price to get it at Costco is terrific. If you are concerned about using all of that, the stock is good for a year. I wonder if you could freeze these because I’m thinking you probably could and they would then last even longer.
I don’t have kids, so I don’t know if this is still the case, but I remember Christmas being all about batteries because it seemed like every gift we got needed them. And you were a sad kid if your parents forgot to get the batteries. But luckily, Costco is here to save you, and your children, from that shame. There’s a coupon for 25% off Duracell AA and AAA batteries. You can get a pack of 20 AA batteries for £9.88 (with VAT) and a 16 pack of AAA batteries for £7.64 (with VAT) and no one will have to cry after they open the presents.
Happy holiday savings!