Costco US Coupon Book: May 8 – June 1, 2014

May 6th, 2014 · 11 Comments

The new Costco US coupon book starts on Thursday, May 8, and runs for the rest of the month until June 1.  In the coupon this month there’s a big $1,500.00 in warehouse savings and another $5,100.00 in online only deals.  As always, there are plenty of great coupons to choose from, though I do think this month seems heavy on food and cleaning supplies.  The food items in the coupon book this month do seem to be heavy on the snacks and sweets though.  There’s also some deals on things you’ll need to get ready for summer, like sunscreen and insect repellant.

Costco US Coupon Book: May 8 - June 1, 2014

Costco US Coupon Book: May 8 – June 1, 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 (you might want to view these if you want a clearer view of the details as my PDF is a bit short on fine details in the print this month).  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 Michelin.  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 you have some summer road trips planned for the next few months, this is the perfect opportunity to get a new set of tires.

For the new parents out there, there are two deals for baby products that might interest you this month.  There’s a coupon for $6.00 off Huggies Snug & Dry Plus Diapers in sizes 1 – 6.  There’s also a coupon for $5.00 off Huggies Natural Care Plus Wipes this month; a box of 1,120 wipes in total.  Unfortunately, there’s a limit of two on both of these deals.  But if you can’t even make it out to Costco, you can also get these deals through Costco.com.

There’s a coupon for $2.50 off of the great Scotch Precision Ultra Edge 8″ Scissors this month.  I wrote about these in March when I got the same three pack at my Costco UK location.  You can go read the full review, but the summary is that these are great scissors with a very smooth and sharp cutting edge.  At least here in the UK, the three pack at Costco was way less than I could find the same scissors anywhere else.  I also had a coupon when I bought them and it made the three pack actually end up being less than a single pair would have been from other retailers.  We’ve been using them for a few months now, and I have to say that I still love them.  They are certainly the smoothest scissors I’ve ever had for household things.  These are so smooth and sharp, they would be great for crafts too, even material, I think.

If we were in the US this month, Dave would totally be buying the giant box of Oreos for $2.00 off.  It’s an enormous 52.5 oz box and I think they say on the front that there are 10 packs inside, so at least you don’t have to worry about them going stale since they are in smaller packages.   But wow, that is a whole lot of Oreo!  If you’re not an Orego person, but still like something chocolaty and sweet, you might want to try the Sheila G’s Brownie Brittle.  This month you can get $2.00 off the 16 oz bag.  It is super chocolaty and really good, especially with a nice cold glass of milk.  I had someone from the US write a guest review of these a while back, her summary: chocolate sin in a bag.  I definitely think that should be their new catchphrase.  When I tried them on a trip to the US, I have to say I agreed with that assessment.

No matter what you have planned for the hot summer months, it is important to include sunscreen in those plans if you are going to be outside.  Costco has a coupon for $5.00 off the Coppertone Sport SPF30 Sunscreen pack: 2, 7.5 oz sprays, 8 oz lotion, and 0.6 oz stick.  I like the Sport sunscreen because it tends to stay on better when you are hot and sweaty thus providing a better level of coverage.  There’s also a coupon for the other summer necessity, at least for me, for insect repellant.  I’m like a magnet for mosquitos, so this was something we always had in our house and garage, and always got at Costco.  You can save $3.50 off an Off! Family Care Insect Repellant pack: 2 – 6 oz sprays, 2 – 2.5 oz sprays, and 4 botanicals towelettes.  I like the addition of the small sprays because that is a conveniently small size to take with you easily on a picnic or hike.

If those plans that require insect repellant and sunscreen mean you’ll be having some picnics or going camping this summer, there’s a couple of other deals this month that you should check out.  This month you can save $2.50 on the exceptional Kirkland Signature Clear Cutlery Combo Pack of 360 pieces.  That’s just a fancy name for plastic spoons, knives, and forks really.  But they are the best version of plastic cutlery I’ve run across (well, these and the Reflections cutlery they have around the holidays that looks like actual stainless steel cutlery) .  The knife is actually something you could cut with, even if that something wasn’t hot butter.  They are great for keeping on hand for picnics, camping, or backyard barbecue parties.  There’s also a $5.00 off deal for a nice looking soft sided cooler from California Innovations for picnics or days at the beach.  It’s got a hard top that they refer to as a tabletop (might be stretching it but still useful) and holds up to 50 cans.  If you’re plans are going to include camping this summer, you should certainly check out the camping gear that you can find this time of year at Costco online and in the warehouses.  They always have a nice selection of tents, big and small, as well as sleeping bags, camp cooking items and an assortment of accessories.

 

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11 Responses so far ↓

  1. 1 Jan // 2014.06.06 at 1:53 pm

    Do you know when your going to post new coupon book for June 2014?

    • 2 Kimberly // 2014.06.07 at 5:55 am

      @Jan – I’ll have it up Sunday or Monday (at the latest). It starts Thursday, June 12.

  2. 3 Shelley // 2014.06.03 at 2:25 pm

    My Costco does not require you to show the paper coupons or the app. The monthly discounts are automatically deducted at checkout.

  3. 4 Shelley // 2014.06.03 at 2:24 pm

    My Costco does not require you to show any coupons or the app – the monthly discounts are automatically deducted at checkout.

  4. 5 Melody // 2014.05.13 at 2:53 pm

    hmm..not sure how the information trickles down, but here in the western burbs of Chicago, IL, the Costco Customer Service reps have not heard about the coupon booklets being discontinued at the desk in-store

  5. 6 Mike // 2014.05.07 at 11:00 pm

    Darn, I shouldn’t have read this, I hadn’t noticed the Oreos coupon. Dangerous! :-)

  6. 8 Greg // 2014.05.07 at 1:22 pm

    @ {whomever} – Am no Costco app fan and hope they don’t completely go off paper coupons. My father is also a member and he does not (and will never) own a smartphone nor pay for the grossly over-priced monthly internet charges on phones. I personally never would either, but my company pays for my smart phone. So I scout the coupons here and call him when I see stuff he may be interested in.

    Also, since I am the type to forget to bring my phone to flash the app and also find browsing the app a pain, I like having the paper coupon book in a vehicle map pocket so when I stop at Costco, I have it, and the pages with stuff I want all have a bent corner so I don’t forget things. Going up and down that dopey app while staring like a mouthbreathing teen at an iDevice is not my thing (except for work). I only installed the Costco app under the threat that the paper coupons were going away, and once in a while when I have received an advert from Costco on the thing I’ve considered deactivating it because my phone is not there to be some company’s billboard.

    • 9 Kimberly // 2014.05.08 at 12:46 am

      @Greg – LOL Your dad sounds just like my mom….she’s still got a flip phone and doesn’t even do texting. I like the way they do the coupons here in the UK (and from what I hear it is the same in Korea). They have booklets that they mail and hand out at the door, but you don’t need to clip anything or show anything when checking out to get all of the coupon deductions. It’s simple and easy and no one has to remember anything or have an app for that. Plus, they are really good about putting up a special coupon sign by every item in the coupon book, so even if you don’t have the actual book, you can still easily tell what is having a deal.

  7. 10 Greg // 2014.05.06 at 7:58 am

    Good coupons this round, and last. And I love the fact that there is only a couple days between validity dates, as otherwise I wont go to Costco between coupon books. I see at least 8 items I will be scoring at their max quantities, and need to pick up some routine stuff too.

    Love it that I can easily save back my annual fee with with one coupon book, and that’s on top of the normal savings that I get on various items (like cat poop-sand).

    • 11 Kimberly // 2014.05.07 at 4:09 am

      @Greg – I thought the last two books were really good too with a nice range of products with good deals. I really like that they are getting away from the physical coupon thing, but I wish they would just commit to it fully and not require people to use the coupons at all anymore.

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