Costco UK is also ringing in the New Year with some savings! This is a very short coupon book that is good for just 10 days, starting today (2 January) and running through 12 January. I think this is just a little filler book to get them back on the right schedule of having their coupon books end on Sunday with the new one starting on Monday. Since it is such a short time frame, it’s easy to understand why there is just £200 of savings this book. Of course, that is still a bit more than the one they had to close out 2013.
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).
Much like the Costco US coupon book this month, it seems that Costco is positive that now is the time you want to get into a healthier lifestyle. As a result, they have a bunch of supplements and vitamins discounted right now. They even have a coupon for £2.00 off “The Paleo Diet” book (final price £6.99) and £5.00 off a digital scale (final price £10.78 with VAT). So, there’s really just no excuse not to take a vitamin, watch what you eat, and lose weight. I guess.
If you are an organized person that starts off the new year attending to health matters like updating your prescription for your glasses and contact lenses, you’ll be pleased with this coupon book, I think. There is a discount now for £40.00 off a second pair of lenses and frames when purchased together with another complete pair of glasses. Sadly, they have to be for the same person. I always wish that they would make it so that you could get the discount on a second pair for your spouse/partner or child since Dave and I both wear glasses and neither of us has a second pair. If you prefer contact lenses instead, you can also get discounts on Johnson & Johnson Acuvue lenses. Right now you can get a 12 month supply of J&J Acuve 1-Day Moist or TruEye lenses for the price of nine months. So, you buy nine months of lenses and you get three months, or 90 pairs of lenses, free. Dave loves his lenses like this because you don’t have to mess with having the solution or even a case. Plus, you always get that fresh, new lens feeling. I’m certainly thinking of getting these next time I run out. If you’re not interested in the disposable lenses, there’s also a coupon for £21.00 off a 12 month (eight boxes) supply of J&J Acuvue Oasys or Oasys for Astigmatism, as well. I’ve worn the Acuvue Oasys for a number of years now and find them to be really comfortable and they seem to have a much better moisture level than the previous ones I had that weren’t a J&J lens (but I can’t remember what they were right now). While I’m not really sure how Costco compares here in the UK for glasses and contact lenses, I know in the US they were always dramatically less expensive than the other optical retailers.
There are only 43 coupons in this new little coupon book. Hopefully, you’ll still manage to find a couple of items that you’ve been hoping would be discounted or you think you simply must have to get through 2014. I’ve had to type “2014″ a number of times now and it feels so strange, as it always does at the beginning of a new year. I keep double checking everything to make sure I haven’t just typed “2013″ instead, so if I missed one, please forgive me.