Costco US Coupon Book: April 10 – May 4, 2014

April 6th, 2014 · 6 Comments

The new Costco US coupon book starts next week on Thursday, April 10, and runs through the first weekend in May (May 4th).  Unfortunately, since the coupons are just online, I don’t have the nice summary of how much savings in warehouse and online you will find in the book this month.  But there are some really great coupons.  They’re so good that I am totally jealous!  This looks like the best bunch of coupons for a couple of months at least.  But really, there are at least always a few coupons that are appealing to people, just not always the same coupons.  There are at least a dozen coupons that I really like this month, and probably 10 of them that I would definitely be using for my upcoming shopping.

Costco US Coupon Book: April 10 - May 4, 2014

Costco US Coupon Book: April 10 – May 4, 2014

This month I have uploaded the new Costco US Coupon Book PDF (or view it in the Google PDF viewer) , but you can also view the warehouse coupons on the Costco.com website.  If you weren’t aware, Costco has updated their coupon policy for “streamlined savings”.  Basically, that means that you won’t have to clip coupons (if you ever needed to for your location anyway) again, but instead you can just show the cashier the coupon book.  Or, if that is too much for you to remember to bring, you can get the latest Costco smartphone app that will allow you to use the coupons in the app for in-store redemption.  All you have to do to redeem the coupons now is show the cashier your smartphone with the Costco app or the Costco coupon book.  So, if you’ve got a smartphone and haven’t downloaded the Costco app yet, this is the perfect reason to do so.  You can get the app for either iPhone or Android in their respective app stores.  The only coupons that you must have the app or coupon book to redeem are the ones with the blue arrow, but there are still plenty of instant savings deals as well.  For many they didn’t have to clip coupons anyway, so this isn’t necessarily all that different.  The one big change is that Costco says that they will no longer have extra copies of the coupon book available at the warehouses.   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.  Or, just use the Costco smartphone app.  Lastly, you can also view them on the Costco.com website.  Costco has recently started posting the coupons online and through the app before they actually start (like right after the old ones expire), so that makes it easier and nicer for planning too.

As usual, there’s a coupon for $70.00 off a set of new tires; this month the brand of choice is Bridgestone.  This is one of the coupons that will require you to show either your physical coupon book or the app.  You can also take advantage of this deal through Costco.com.  If your tires have had a hard year between last years heat and the extremely cold winter, this might be the perfect time to get a new set of tires.

The one coupon that I was like “what?!?” about, is for the Kirkland Signature Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing (6 pack for instant savings of $1.00 off).    When did Costco start selling carrot cake cupcakes?  I love love love the Costco carrot cake and would totally be buying these and maybe even two of them so that I could freeze them and have carrot cake when I want it.  Dave is not a carrot cake fan, at all, so this would be a perfect solution for us.  Dave could get regular cup cakes and I could get these and everyone would be happy.  Since the cupcakes always freeze so well, they are great for keeping around so that you can have a treat sometimes without having to make a whole cake or have a whole one even in the house.  I am quite envious of the carrot cake cupcakes.  I will definitely be checking my Costco bakery area much better next time I’m there to see if we have these (though I have a feeling we will not, sadly).

Since it is starting to feel a lot like Spring, you might be getting your yard all spruced up for the Summer.  Costco has a few coupons that might be of assistance in that clean up.  You can get $4.00 off (instant savings) a three pack of Wells Men’s Leather Work Gloves.  You can get the gloves in medium, large, or extra-large sizes.  It’s a bit of a shame they don’t have some gloves sized for women too.  And you can use your new gloves when you are spraying your Roundup Read to Use Weed and Grass Killer (1.33 gallons with 2 refill concentrates for $9.00 off.  This will kill weeds in three (3!) hours, so you really can see pretty instant results even.  That’s just enough time to spray your weeds and then install the 8 pack of HGTV Solar Pathway Lights ($10 off instant savings).  And you’ll still have enough time to sit down and have a refreshing glass of lemonade before you have to get up and pull out all of your dead weeds.

There are a bunch of other coupons that I really like, and some that I always point out because they are for products that are always a good deal at Costco but exceptional when there’s a coupon.  So here is that list:

Foodsaver 2-in-1 Vacuum Sealing System, $30.00 off (instant).  I don’t have one of these, sadly, but there’s a lot of readers here who do and absolutely swear by these.  This is especially smart if you shop at Costco for groceries since this allows you to package things for smarter/better preservation in the fridge or freezer.

KitchenAid Diamond Blender, $25.00 off (instant).  We really love(d) our KitchenAid blender and have missed it since we moved to the UK.  They are very well made and can handle blending just about anything you throw at it, including ice for smoothies and fancy summertime beverages.

KitchenAid 6 Quart Bowl-Lift Mixer, $60.00 off (instant).  The KitchenAid mixers are so nicely made and will last for forever.  These are always a terrific deal at Costco, but with the coupon they are just an amazing deal that is hard to beat.  Seriously, this is a mixer that you can buy once and not need to replace, so it is well worth the price.

Snapware Pyrex Glass Food Storage 18 Piece Set, $6.00 off (instant).  This is a great set of storage containers because when the lids snap on, they are well and truly sealed.  I have a set of this, both in plastic and glass, and really think it is the best storage stuff I’ve found.  The glass is nice because no matter what you store in there, it won’t stain the container (like tomato sauce) like can sometimes happen with the plastic storage containers.

Pepperidge Farm Goldfish, $2.50 off (instant).  The picture on the coupon is for a multipack of the little bags, however, they have two item numbers on the coupon so I’m thinking it might cover the single big container of them as well.  In either case, these are Dave’s favourite snack so I had to mention them.  I like the idea of the little bags because I’m a fan of enforced portion control.

Vanity Fair Napkins, 600 Everday Napkins or 240 Dinner Napkins, $2.00 off (instant).  These are really nice napkins that are thick and sturdy and will last through a whole meal, even if you are having something really messy like BBQ.  We always had these in our cupboard, both sizes actually.

Kirkland Signature Drawstring Trash Bags, 90, 33 gallon trash bags for $2.75 off.  I just wrote about these.  They are really sturdy and nice and you won’t have to worry about them ripping or tearing.  Even when we were in the US and threw away very pointy and sharp ceramic tile that we had removed, these didn’t fail us.

Ling Ling Potstickers, Chicken or Pork, 4.2 pounds for $2.50 off (instant).  Yum!  These are tasty and pretty easy to make too.  Certainly they are much easier to deal with than making your own.

Jarlsberg Norweigan Cheese Wedge, 2.5 pounds for $2.50 off (instant).  If you are craving fondue as a final farewell to Winter, then this is the cheese that you want to get.  The Jarlsberg melts so well that it is also great for grilled cheese sandwiches too.  If you’re good with a slicer, this is also perfect for crackers and cheese or on a lunchtime sandwich.

There are a few other coupons that I like, but for not too exciting things like paper towels or toilet paper.  There’s a lot of good stuff in the coupons this month.  My only surprise this month was that there weren’t more Easter candy coupons (there aren’t any really, unless you’re thinking beef jerky is perfect for any Easter basket).

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6 Responses so far ↓

  1. 1 Bradley // 2014.04.30 at 2:07 pm

    I tried the carrot cake cupcakes. Meh, I didn’t care for them. I love carrot cake and cream cheese frosting, but the frosting felt and tasted more like a butter cream. The ingredients don’t list cream cheese. I am also not a fan of walnuts in the cake.

    • 2 Kimberly // 2014.05.01 at 5:12 am

      @Bradley – It’s a shame they aren’t as good as the rest of their cakes and cupcakes. I really liked their carrot cake that I think they stopped having a couple of years ago. I guess they still need to perfect the carrot cupcakes.

  2. 3 sean // 2014.04.16 at 11:49 am

    I agree the delay makes no sense. Hopefully it changes so I won’t avoid Costco. I always think well i better not buy these Kcups b/c next week they will prob be on sale.

    The Magnum ice cream deal is pretty killer. $8 for 12 bars was my store price (i think). This is cheaper then when my grocery store has them on sale and we use a coupon. This is also my wifes FAVORITE ice cream.

    • 4 Talk Radio // 2014.04.22 at 11:07 am

      Take a good look at the ingredients in Magnum Ice Cream! There’s alot of junk in there. You’re better off buying certain flavors of Breyer’s which are still natural or Turkey Hill ALL NATURAL which is what they should be selling at Costco.

  3. 5 Greg // 2014.04.06 at 10:09 pm

    Talk Radio, I agree the delay between books stinks and is also inconsistent, but that is just how it is. Once asked at Costco and they said these offers are provided, organized and funded (mailings) by the vendors and not Costco – may or may not be true – but I admit it is a great enticement to go in, and I tend to not go in between coupon books unless I need to. Won’t go just for a roasted chicken or just to buy anything at the regular price because the deviation from my route to pay regular prices is not worth it (have excellent local value-oriented alternatives), so Costco loses my traffic when the coupon deals are not out.

  4. 6 Talk Radio // 2014.04.06 at 2:37 pm

    Why is there a 10 day delay between the end of the previous coupon book (March 30, 2014) and the start of the new one? That’s a 10 day period where there’s no enticement to go other than to get a roasted chicken! Is it possible there are unadvertised markdowns in that 10 day period?

    PS – Why does hardly anyone comment as the author of this site is kind enough to post very useful information?

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