The new Costco US coupon book starts on Thursday, October 30, and runs until just before Thanksgiving, November 23. In the coupon this month there’s a hefty savings of $1,600.00 in warehouse savings and another $6,900.00 in online only deals. Pretty much everything in the book, including the tire coupon, is an instant savings deal. There are only two coupons that require you to show the cashier your actual coupon book or the app on your phone for deals in the Photo Center. I’m doing something a little different this coupon book, I’ve got a guest post coupon book review! I’m sure you can all guess what products I would say I love in this book (Nutella and KitchenAid Mixer, for sure), so I thought it would be fun to have someone else give their thoughts on what is great in the coupons.
Costco US Coupon Book: October 30 – November 23, 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 to redeem any offers marked with a blue arrow (which will make more sense when you see 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. 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 the majority are instant savings deals lately. 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 just a few days after the old ones expire), so that makes it easier and nicer for planning too.
Thanks to E, from California, for sharing the coupons and her thoughts on which ones are notable this month!
Shark steam mop: We’ve been dying to get some sort of sanitizing steam mop so we can stop using those Swiffer wet cloths. It’d be great just to use water instead. The problem with those kind of mops is that some just push around the dirt or leave streaks.
KitchenAid knives: Never seen these before in stores, so we’re definitely going to take a look at them.
[I’m going to put in my opinion on these because I have a set of these. I love the KitchenAid ceramic knives and use them all the time. We have had them for well over a year and they are still super sharp and have no knicks or anything like that.]
Gold Toe men’s socks: We’re definitely getting these. He needs black dress socks all the time. And the coupon doesn’t come around often. No item limit? Hmmm, I hope he doesn’t pick up enough to last for a month.
Head & Shoulders: Definitely a staple in our house. The only complaint is the packaging. Water seeps in where the skinny pump tube meets the twist cap on the bottle. After a while, the shampoo/conditioner inside gets watered down. Even keeping it out of the direct water stream doesn’t work. We always have to pour this into another bottle when we first get it. Or keep the whole bottle outside of the shower.
Lubriderm: We just bought this a few months ago during the last coupon book. It’s such a great deal and the bottles are huge. Love the smell and feel of this lotion. Non-sticky and dries fast. It’s better for summer though since it’s a pretty thin consistency. For winter, we need something more moisturizing like the Aveeno one.
Gillette razor: We love that they didn’t combo it with the shaving gel and save $8 coupon this time, like they usually do. We hate that. Sometimes we just want the razors only. We don’t need that many shaving gels.
Our absolute favorite cough medicine. Staple in the house. Both the orange and grape flavors taste good. Not nasty like other liquids.
Vitafusion women’s gummies: A little bit chalky tasting, but I still love these. Way easier than swallowing a pill. The Kirkland ones taste good too, but they’re more classic fruit flavors. If you like berries more, you’ll like these Vitafusion ones more.
Kirkland 500mg chewable tabs: Such a great deal and tastes like sour orange candy. We love them and it’s a must, especially during Fall/Winter.
SalonPas: Staple here again. We’re never without these things. And it’s such a great deal. They stick on the skin like crazy, even through showering or sleeping. The packaging inside is great also. Each pack of 20 patches makes it great for sharing or traveling.
Natrol biotin and melatonin: I have both and they taste great. Although the biotin one has a better strawberry taste. The melatonin one has a good strawberry taste, but a little bit chalky.
Gas-X: Just bought this in the last coupon book. Great deal for the amount you get.
Digestive advantage gummies: I want to take a look at these. I’ve been having stomach pains so maybe I need some probiotics for regulating.
Dulcolax: Such a great deal, but 200 pills is too much if you only need occasional relief and taking in more fiber isn’t helping.
Mucus Relief: Love this one. Really helps us get over colds faster. Sometimes water can’t loosen up the congestion enough.
Lindt truffles: We love these but don’t get them often. These and Ferrero Rochers disappear from our house too quickly.
M&Ms: We always get 1 plain and 1 peanut so everyone in the house is covered. On the back cover of the coupon book, they show the mega and pb ones. We don’t know which one the coupon’s third item # corresponds to. Have to go in store and see. Wish they would start carrying the minis. They’re more fun to eat and better for portion control.
Chocolate Cheerios: Had these before and liked them for snacking. We already have enough cereal laying around though. Bad thing about buying cereal at Costco, we hardly ever finish them.
Hot chocolate: Time for us to buy another box. We buy one every 2 years b/c that’s how long it takes us to finish one. We alternate drinking this with Kirklands green tea in the Fall/Winter. We miss when they used to sell that box of Land O Lakes different flavored hot chocolate. Maybe it’ll come back during Christmas.
Nutella: Oh boy! We read your post about Nutella and totally agree. It’s so hard to resist. That’s why we can’t buy this too often. Otherwise we’d be eating this on bread or by itself everyday.
Scotch Brite sponges: This coupon is in almost every coupon book! This one and tires.
Madras lentils: I love these. They taste like chili and they’re great for a fast and filling snack. Too bad they’re high in salt though.
Kirkland caesar salad: Good for lunch/dinner, but still pricey. More pricey than the food court salad for the amount you get I think. Unless it’s the packaging and it just looks smaller, but may actually contain the same amount as 2 of those food court salads.
Naked Juice: Every time there’s a coupon for this, we get it. We love these juices but we’re careful b/c of the sugar content. Love the green one the most. The berry is second. The mango is good if you love mangoes. If only they would put in the peach chia one. Or at least vary up the 3 flavors every once in a while.
Bertolli chicken margherita & penne: Tastes great and easy for a fast meal. You could make your own b/c really it’s just pasta and chicken, and it’d probably turn out healthier. But getting this is purely for convenience sake.
Alera garment rack: I’m going to research this. Our rooms have the tiniest closets. Well…and we also have too many clothes. But V’s closet is exploding. Guy’s pants and suits take up so much room! I know you feel my pain with Dave being such a big guy. I swear the washing machine only holds like four jeans. And when it spins, the whole machine rocks back and forth and shakes the whole second floor.
The holiday cards and photo greeting cards:
Such a great deal, but word of caution. Every year we go to a friend’s house after the holidays. They display all of their holiday cards on the living room wall. There are always at least a few duplicates. Looks like a lot of people get these from Costco!