The new Costco UK coupon book starts today, Monday, April 7, and runs for the next three weeks, through April 27. This new coupon book has savings of £1,000.00 in it, which is just about double what the last couple of books have offered. I’m not in love with the offers in this book, though there are a few really solid deals. I was a little surprised that there aren’t more coupons for Easter treats and sweets and really did expect to see some things like that.
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.
There’s a really nice Dyson deal this month for £50.00 off a Dyson DC59 Handheld Animal Vacuum. After the discount, you’ll end up paying £275.98 (with VAT), but at least that is £50 less than you would have paid otherwise. I like the idea of the handheld vacuums from Dyson, but I do wonder if they perform as well as the conventional ones. Everyone I know that has ever had a Dyson loves it, especially people with pets. From what I have been told, there’s no vacuum cleaner that compares to them for picking up pet hair. Of course, I didn’t learn that little tidbit until after we no longer had dogs.
If you have a baby, or just really like to have a lot of wipes on hand, there’s a 3 for 2 deal on Huggies Pure Baby Wipes this month. Each box at Costco has 6 packs of 64 wipes, or a total of 384 wipes in each box. So, you’d end up with 1,152 wipes in total and that should keep any one happy for quite some time. Each box of wipes is £11.97 with VAT after the discount.
There are a few sweet treats in the coupon book this time, but not many and not the usual Easter type of selection. There’s a coupon for 20% off a box of 24 Ferrero Rocher for a final price of £4.66 (including VAT). These are one of my favourites, so I’ll be getting this I know. There’s another sweet that I don’t think I’ve ever seen a coupon for though: Persis Baklava. You can get a £1.00 off of this very nice baklava assortment, which means you’ll pay just £5.99 (no VAT) for the box of 40 pieces (I think, or somewhere very near there). I’ve bought this before and it is actually pretty good, the only bad thing about this assortment is that they have some made with shredded coconut and it wasn’t as good as the phyllo pieces. While it might not be as good as my own, it sure is a lot quicker to “prepare”. Plus, if you’ve ever made really good baklava you’ll know that the cost of honey and nuts, plus quality things like cinnamon can be rather pricey and the cost of your baklava ends up being way more than you would think.
There are several good coupons for cleaning and laundry products this month, so if you need to stock up, this might be a good time to do that. I pretty much always buy the Fairy Non Bio Liquitabs when they have them on discount because you get 45 tabs for £7.40 with VAT. The cost at Costco, is just £0.40 more than I would have to pay for 38 (or 7 fewer liquitabs) at Ocado or Sainsbury’s and a whopping £4.60 less than at Tesco for just 38 tabs. Luckily for me, the containers stack pretty well and I can combine them once I get toward the end of one container. I was wishing that their discount on Comfort fabric conditioner (30% off 5 litre container, £7.04 with VAT) would be for the Pure and not just the Strawberry and Lily Kiss scent though. I’m hoping they have the Comfort Pure on discount this weekend too; sometimes they do that when they have a coupon/discount for the other scents.