The new Costco UK coupon book started yesterday and runs through the first half of March, March 16. This new coupon book has savings of £500.00 in it, which is pretty much the same as the previous coupon book. I don’t know if it is because I have not been out of the house, let alone shopping in weeks but this looks like a really good collection of coupons and I can’t wait to take advantage of them on my next trip to Costco.
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, clearly they do not require 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.
First off, for parents with babies there’s a coupon for £2.00 off of Pampers Sensitive Baby Wipes. In the box at Costco you get 12 packages of 56 wipes each, that’s 672 wipes in total for £8.38 with VAT after the discount, or just over £0.01 per wipe. That sounds like a great deal to me. I know these are baby wipes and that is how they are designed, by I know a lot of people use these for tons of other things like taking off makeup and facial cleansing cloths. I bet that these would be great for that since they are mild on even baby skin.
I am going to mention this quickly, because I’m always banging on about it whenever there’s a coupon for it, but really the Oral-B ProExpert toothpaste is awesome. With this coupon book you can get 25% off the pack of 4, 75 ml tubes for a final price of £7.64 with VAT, or £1.91 per tube. And that is a much better deal than you will get at any of the other supermarkets or retailers. I always buy at least one of these four packs when they have coupons like this because it works so well I don’t want to run the risk of running out. Truly, your teeth feel like you just had them cleaned even months after you’ve actually been to the dentist. It also means that your next dental visit will probably be much better because your teeth stay cleaner. And if you team this with the Colgate Plax that is alcohol-free, you’ve got a winning combination for your dental health.
There are at least three coupons for food items that we will be taking advantage of this month. There’s one for £1.00 off the 250 gram package of Ermes Fontana Parma Ham for a final price of £4.99. I love this and pick some up pretty much every time we go to Costco. It is great on sandwiches, by itself, on crackers, wrapped around things like asparagus or figs or olives. Yum! There’s also a coupon for £2.00 off the CP Flamin’ Chicken Tenders; 1.5 kg bag for £6.59. I love the very crunchy texture of these and the bit of spiciness too. They are perfect for adding to a salad to perk it right up. We have also used these to make wraps or sandwiches for lunch. The other coupon that I know we will use is the one for 30% off a 650 gram bag of Penn State Sour Cream & Chive Pretzels; final price £2.23. These should be called Sour Cream & Crack Pretzels because they are that addictive, at least to me. I bought some of these on one of our last trips to Costco and had a hard time containing myself to a reasonable serving size. I don’t know what it is about them but they are good with just the right mix of flavour and saltiness for me I guess. Probably, I shouldn’t get these for just that reason, but I’m so totally going to anyway.
There’s a special section this month highlighting 25% off coupons for Olay and Pantene. If you like the Olay Regenerist range or their Total Effects products, you will be pleased to see these coupons. You can get 25% off a Regenerist Gift Set that includes the three products to cleanse, prepare, and moisturise your skin; the set is £22.48 with VAT after the discount. You can also get 25% off Olay Total Effects Moisturiser Cream and/or Total Effects CC Cream; both are £13.94 with VAT after the discount for 2, 50 ml bottles. At that price, I’m tempted to try the CC Cream because these are great for taking care of your skin with the added benefit of evening out your skin tone with their skin perfecting powders, like an anti-aging moisturiser and foundation all in one really. Not to mention, this could be really great for travel to cut down on the amount of liquids in your little Ziploc. The other coupon in this section is for 25% off Pantene’s Expert Age Defy Set that includes shampoo, conditioner, and an advanced thickening treatment; £10.78 with VAT for the set. This whole set of products is supposed to help your hair look thick and full, and an amazing 10 years younger. Is this really possible? I believe the effects are only temporary though because they say they achieve the thickening by coating your hair, so that isn’t actually doing anything long term to fix the problem.
There’s another special section this month to let you know that you can get a £10.00 Costco shopping voucher for introducing a new member; you can introduce two new members for a total of £20.00 in vouchers from Costco. They still have to meet all of the regular membership requirements, but this way you can get a little recruitment bonus too. In the coupon book they include a little form for you to fill out (simple stuff like your name, membership number and a signature) for each potential new member and all of the information about eligibility criteria too. This is the perfect time to show your friends, family, or colleagues the wonder that is Costco.