The new Costco UK coupon book starts on Monday and runs until the last Sunday in February, the 22nd. Even though it offers significantly less in savings than the previous book, with just £350.00 worth, it is still packed with lots of good offers. In addition to the regular selection of coupons, they also have some great offers for glasses and contact lenses from Costco Optical. I’m going to Costco this weekend because I haven’t been in a long time and I’m running low on just about everything, and of course some of that “everything” will have coupons starting Monday which is so frustrating!
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.
One of the things that I’m running low on is extra virgin olive oil, so I’m going to have to decide if I think I can make it until my next trip to Costco or just forget about the savings. In this new coupon book there is a great coupon for £3.50 off a 5 litre jug of Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil, making the price just £12.49 for this big amount of oil. At Ocado (the only place I could find a 5 litre container of this same olive oil) I would have to pay pretty much double, £28.99, for the same extra virgin olive oil! And at all of the other supermarkets that carry this brand, I would pay £8.55 for just 1.5 litres. Wow! That is a huge savings at Costco. Honestly, even without the coupon it’s a deal at Costco. I like the Filippo Berio olive oil, though of course, I like the Kirkland Signature olive oil too. I usually buy whatever has the best deal going when I run out, so I’ll have to see how the two compare when I’m shopping this weekend.
If you have been looking for a new printer, with built-in wifi and the ability to do AirPrint, then you will probably be happy to see the coupon for £8.00 off the Canon All-in-One MG5650; just £56.98 with VAT after the discount. It can do all the stuff you need like print, copy and scan, plus you can use it to print directly from your iOS device (iPad, iPhone) or use Google Cloud Print (for your Android smartphone or tablet). Our current Canon printer has a nice quality print but doesn’t have built-in wifi and definitely is not printing-friendly with my iPad, so I’ve been looking for a replacement. It was super cheap and it has lasted for a couple of years, so replacing it isn’t going to make me cry, especially since it is running low on ink. I’m just glad to see that there’s something as good, with a coupon even, available now at Costco. The ability to print from my iPad though is a big seller for me because I use my iPad quite often to check in for flights, look up travel information, recipes, or buy movie/event tickets and sometimes I want to print that stuff but right now there’s just not a good way to do it without going through my computer. So if you’ve been struggling with the same issue, you might want to consider this Canon printer. I’ve had Canon printers for a few years now because they have such excellent print quality and aren’t terribly over priced. This printer gets very good reviews online and the price at Costco is less than you’ll pay at other retailers, for instance you’ll pay about £70.00 for this same printer from Amazon UK.
My favourite chocolate treat, Ferrero Rocher, has a coupon for £3.00 off in this coupon book, so you know I won’t be able to avoid getting some. I really like this package that they have at Costco because it is five little clear plastic boxes with 16 candies in each. And after you are done eating all of the delicious Ferrero Rocher, you can use the boxes for nice little organizers. The Ferrero Rocher combines chocolate and hazelnuts to perfection, kind of like their other product I love, Nutella. I also like that the candies are individually wrapped because I like/need that enforced portion control, and somehow it makes it more special to have to unwrap the gold foil before I eat one. After the discount of £3.00, you’ll end up paying £14.38 (with VAT) at Costco, but just one of these little plastic boxes of Ferrero Rocher is £3.50 at other supermarkets and retailers. If you do the math that means buying them at other stores would be £17.50, or £3.12 more, for the same amount as at Costco.
One last thing that I want to point out is the Instant Pot 6 in 1 Multi Cooker that has a £10.00 off coupon; £83.98 with VAT after discount. I have something very similar to this, but not this same maker, and love it! It can cook everything from soup to brownies. We got ours originally when we moved to London because we wanted a rice cooker and ran across the whole multi-cooker concept and thought it sounded like a brilliant solution. I use it all the time to make soup, rice, steamed vegetables, risotto, and pasta, as well as things like pot roast or to poach chicken, fish or fruit. I’ve also used it to make brownies and they were really good. I jokingly refer to it as my “magic cooker” because it seems like there is nothing it can’t cook. And once done cooking, it slips instantly into “keep warm” mode so that you can have soup or whatever prepared ahead of time and ready and waiting for dinner. I would definitely buy one again, and would certainly recommend it as a kitchen essential to anyone that actually cooks.