The new Costco UK coupon book starts on Monday, October 13, and runs through the first weekend in November, the 2nd. This new coupon book has almost double the savings of last month, with £1,250.00 in it. I guess they’re gearing up for the very busy holiday shopping season since there is a whole section for holiday decorations and toys. Plus, there are only like three coupon books left until Christmas. Despite this coupon book having such a high value on savings, I’m just not that overwhelmed with any of the items in it. However, they do seem to have really good deals on certain big ticket items, which is always great for people looking for those things.
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 and 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. Of course, they often hand you a copy of the coupon book when you walk in the store or have them sitting there so you can grab one as you enter. 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.
I think one of the best deals in the book might be for something that I am long past needing, a set of pots and pans. You can get £25.00 off a 13 piece set of Circulon Bronze cookware. You’ll get three saucepans with lids of 0.9, 1.8, and 2.8 litres, a 7.5 litre covered stockpot, a 4.5 litre covered saute pan, and three frying pans or skillets of 21.5, 25.4 and 30.4 cm diameters. The pans are all dishwasher safe and you can use them on a gas, electric or induction hob. You’ll get all of that for £119.98 with VAT, which I think it a good deal. Circulon makes quality cookware and this is actually a selection of cookware that you will actually use without any weird pans or useless stuff that will just sit there collecting dust. This would be a great gift for a couple that has just gotten married or someone moving out on their own or into their first house.
The other thing that has caught my eye before is the G-Tech Air Ram Cordless Vacuum for £20.00 off. I think it is really the cordless part that I love because I never seem to have a plug where I need one when I’m vacuuming. Plus, I’ve seen the commercial for this and it compresses all the dirt and whatnot into these little “bales” that are easily pitched. It has a lithium ion battery that is rechargeable and according to the commercial should be more than enough to clean the average house; up to 40 minutes of cleaning time on a charge. I like that it looks like it would be lightweight and easier to get around things. It turns out it is just a 3.5 kg or 7.7 lbs, so it is actually not that heavy. With the coupon of £20.00 the vacuum is £167.98 with VAT. I’ve never heard how anyone feels that actually has one of these though. Everyone who has a Dyson loves it, but do the owners of this feel the same way? I looked it up on Amazon and it does seem to get really great reviews with the overwhelming majority being 5 or 4 stars; a 4.6 star rating overall. I’ve been looking at replacing my Hoover, so I might have to give this some thought, though I did have my heart set on a Dyson.
The Seasonal Decorating (pretty much Christmas) and Toys section, doesn’t really seem to be coupons, but does show off some of the good deals they have on that type of thing. Costco is a great place to shop for Christmas decorations because they have some really cute things with nice prices. But where they really shine, in my opinion, is their gift wrap, ribbon, gift tags, and cards. They have gorgeous cards for amazing prices, like a 44 count box of cards for £9.46 with VAT. And they’re not cheap cards, but the handmade type of cards that would cost a couple/few pounds at a normal store for just a single card. Whenever I send out my cards I always get lots of compliments. The gift tags and wrap are equally nice with cute or pretty designs. The paper is really nice and in here they even have reversible gift wrap (£7.78 with VAT for 34 square metres). They don’t mention the wire-edged ribbon spools in here, but I know they have them, actually year round. They are a bargain at Costco and they have a pretty decent variety of designs and colours. So, if you’re getting a head start on your Christmas decorating and gift wrapping, definitely take a look at what Costco has to offer.
Did you know that there’s a new Coke in town? Coca Cola Life in the green can. It’s sweetened with the natural sweeteners – stevia leaf extract blended with sugar. It has a third of the sugar and thus a third of the calories found in regular Coca Cola. I mean, it isn’t calorie free because it still has 27 calories per 100ml serving or 89 calories per 330ml can, but that’s so much better. Just for comparison, a regular Coke has 139 calories per 330ml can, or 50 calories more than a can of Coke Life. And the taste is better too because of the natural sweeteners. I rarely drink soda, maybe twice a year, but Dave and I tried some of this the other day just to see what it was all about. I have to say, I liked it quite a bit. I really don’t like that fake sweetener taste, but I also don’t like things that are super sweet, and this struck the right note with my taste buds. It’s got enough sweetness to make the soda enjoyable and has a much better taste of real sugar. If you drink regular soda but would like to cut back on the calories, but like me you hate the fake sweeteners, this would definitely be worth trying. And with this current round of deals you can get £1.00 off 24, 330ml cans of either Coke Life or Coke Zero; final price £7.90 with VAT.
So, those are just a couple of my highlights for the new Costco UK coupon book, but there are definitely other great deals too. Don’t forget to check out the special deals going on now at Costco.co.uk. They change deals frequently enough that there’s always a great new deal to check out. Plus, they have all kinds of things that you won’t necessarily find in the stores, or maybe don’t want to get in the store because you’d have to get it home and into your house somehow, instead of having them deliver it. I mean, if you are looking at furniture or appliances it would be crazy to not at least look online because then you’re not moving something like a big, heavy refrigerator because they are doing it for you. But there’s lots of other things that you just won’t see in the warehouses. For instance, they have designer handbags online, such as Mulberry and Lanvin, and I don’t think you’re likely to find so many styles in the actual warehouse, but online they have several different styles to choose from and the prices are good too.