The new Costco UK coupon book starts on Monday and runs through the first week of June, the 7th. There’s£350.00 worth of savings in this latest book, which is just a smidge more than the previous book. I think there are better coupons this time around but they’re still not spectacular. Perhaps Spring isn’t the best time for coupons. But as always there are at least a few good coupons to keep us all saving money for the next couple of weeks. So, no coupon or deal for tyres this month, so hopefully you got those during the last two coupon books.
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, 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 you an email to let you know when 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 or you can find a link to it on the Warehouse Offers webpage.
I may have a bit of a thing for cheese and though I’m trying hard not to write about cheese all the time now, I have to mention the coupon for Rodeo Joe’s Mozzarella Sticks. With the current coupon book, you can save £1.80 off of the 1.2 kilogram bag, making them just £4.99 (no VAT). Dave and I both liked these and I’m going to have to see if I can free up enough space in our freezer to squeeze these in there. They have a really nice crust on the outside and a good amount of cheese on the inside. And if you weren’t aware, they have started packing all of the Rodeo Joe’s items (these, onion rings, and jalapeno poppers) in zip top bags instead of the cumbersome boxes. I do normally think of these more as a cool weather item, but that could just be because we like them for when we are watching American football. In any case, if you like this kind of snack (or dinner, I’m not going to judge), then you definitely want to pop into Costco to pick some up.
There are a couple of coupons for Nando’s products this month too. You can save £1.00 off a three pack of Nando’s Marinades in Lemon and Herb, Medium, and Hot; £3.49 (no VAT) after savings. I’ve never tried their marinades but I am glad to see that they’ve got one with a heat level higher than medium. I imagine these would be perfect for Summertime backyard grilling. They also have a coupon for £2.10 off a one litre bottle of Nando’s Medium Peri-Peri Sauce, making it just £4.89 (no VAT). We go to Nando’s not infrequently because there is one very near our flat and we love the grilled chicken. But I’ve never tried the medium peri-peri sauce, preferring to get the extra hot instead. I’d love it if we could buy a big one litre bottle of the extra hot sauce. A bottle of this peri-peri sauce might be the perfect way to jazz up your weekday chicken dinner though.
There are two great deals on razors this month. Since it is the season of lots of leg shaving, ladies, it’s the ideal time to save £4.50 on a Gillette Venus & Olay Razor with Six Blades; £16.18 with VAT. I’ve been using the Venus razors for a while now and find them to do a good job at shaving without cutting me even when I’m in a big hurry. Though, I’ll be honest, I’ve never noticed a huge benefit to the “Olay” part of the razor. To me it seems just the same as any of those moisture strips on the blades. I will also point out that this same razor with six blades is £20.49 at Ocado and Boots, so it is quite a deal at Costco with this coupon. For men, there’s a deal for a huge £6.50 off a pack of ten Gillette Mach 3 Disposable Razors; just £9.94 with VAT. Dave likes these, especially for travel because then he doesn’t feel bad if he forgets it or throws it away at the end of a trip. These are quite the deal at Costco too because a pack of just three of these disposable razors sells for between £4 to £8.00 at all of the other retailers. It’s amazing the difference in price for men’s and women’s razors, huh?
For years I’ve been using Apple’s iPhoto to do quick edits and touchup, as well as organize my photos. However, they’ve been fiddling with it lately because they are getting rid of it in favour of the Photos app, like they use on the iPhone and iPads. And all their messing around has made me think that it is time to get a different piece of software to handle my photos. I’m torn between using the free Picasa from Google and Adobe Photoshop Elements. Costco has a nice coupon now for £15.00 off a copy of Photoshop Elements 13, making it just £47.98 with VAT. I don’t mind paying for the Adobe software if it is really worth the cost but lately I’ve found Adobe stuff to be hit or miss, with a lot of miss. However, I had read good things about Photoshop Elements 13, with people saying that it is not overly complicated like some Adobe products, it lets you organize, edit, and share, and sync mobile photos, plus it has some cool stuff that lets you make seamless panorama photos as well as merge elements from one photo with another. So it really does sound like the best replacement for iPhoto and in some respects a big improvement. Decisions, decisions!