The new Costco UK coupon book starts on Monday and runs through the last weekend of June, the 28th. In this new coupon book there is £450.00 in savings, which is a bit more than the previous book. I’m still not blown away by the offerings. Is it just me or did this coupon book used to be better? Though there are a few deals that I will certainly welcome and take advantage of, so it isn’t a complete loss. Hopefully, you’ll all feel the same way too.
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.
There’s a coupon for £2.50 off of my favourite tuna, Wild Planet Albacore Tuna Steaks, this month that I am quite pleased to see because I almost bought some last weekend when we were at Costco but decided to hold off until our next visit and now I’ll be rewarded for my patience. You get 6, 142 gram/5 ounce cans in the bundle at Costco and after the deal it will be just £5.99. The tuna packed inside is really nice because it isn’t the stuff that looks like it has been mangled, but real, good sized chunks of tuna packed in nothing but it’s own oils with a touch of sea salt. The way they pack it is great because it is all hand cut and packed, plus they add no water to it and you get to take full advantage of the beneficial Omega-3 oils that are found in tuna. Also, the fish is all pole and troll caught in a way that is dolphin and sea turtle safe. This tuna is great to just pop out of the can and put on a salad and I think you could add it to pasta right from the can as well. If you’re like me though, you more frequently will use it to make tuna salad for a sandwich for lunch. With the Wild Planet tuna the great thing is that you use way less mayo but still get the creamy texture because of all of the natural oils from the fish and it also has a really nice taste. Since tuna in a can isn’t something that is going to go back anytime soon, I definitely plan on getting two or three packs of these while they’re on sale.
If you’ve got a baby, or just like to use wipes to baby your own skin, there’s a deal for £0.70 off Huggies Baby Wipes, 6, 56 wipe packages, for a final price of £3.94 with VAT. If you’ve got a baby, I imagine any savings is a good thing and it’s nice to have a stash of 336 wipes too. I have talked to a good number of women who use these to clean their faces too. I can’t imagine that they could really remove makeup, but if you just need a quick freshen up, that might be feasible.
The other food item I know we will be getting is the bag of M&Ms. With this current coupon book you can save £1.25 off a 1 kilogram bag of peanut M&Ms, so they’ll be just £4.48 with VAT. I know I’ve mentioned this several times before but M&Ms are so expensive here, you’d swear they were coated with gold or other precious metals and not just a delicious candy coating. Dave loves M&Ms, and so do I, so we always pick these up at Costco when they are having a deal. Considering that these are normally somewhere between £0.70 and £1.30 per 100 grams, you can see why we think buying them at Costco with a coupon is such a good deal. At Costco these will be just £0.45 per 100 grams! That is a pretty huge savings, no matter which supermarket you buy them from, even the ones having sales can’t beat the prices at Costco.
I’ve been contemplating getting a new vacuum cleaner and like the sound of the G-Tech Ram Air Cordless Vacuum AR02 which Costco has for £20.00 off with this bunch of coupons. After the discount the price is still a not tiny £167.98 with VAT. I love the idea of a cordless vacuum though because that means that there is nothing to get caught on furniture, or your legs, and nothing to have to move around as you go from room to room. But I do worry about how long you can actually clean with it and how powerful it is as a result of being cord-free. The reviews at Amazon, where it is £245.94, are really quite favourable with a 4.6 out of 5 start rating with over 1,500 reviews. I like that it is bagless and that it makes little bundles that are apparently easier to empty too. Plus, all of the reviewers saying it is lightweight makes it sound ideal for me. There are a number of reviews that say it works even better than a Dyson, which sounds impressive since everyone raves about those. So, I’m considering this and will have to decide if it sounds worth the £170.00 price. Anyone have any experience with one of these?
There’s one other thing that I wanted to mention because I think the concept is cool, not because I’ll be getting one for my rental flat. There’s a nice deal for £80.00 off an Insinkerator Hot and Cold Tap; final price is still a shocking £383.98 with VAT though. This tap dispenses hot or cold filtered water, which sounds perfect for a place where people are constantly making tea. I always wonder how well these actually work and if the hot water is actually hot enough to do anything with or just like the hot water coming out of a regular tap anyway. And is it really worth almost £400.00 to have hot and cold water at the ready when you could just get a £40 kettle and put a jug of water in the fridge. I like gadgetry but I think the price, even with the big fat discount, is probably a bit extreme for this one.
Okay, I fibbed, there’s one more thing I want to mention: carbon monoxide detector. You can get £3.00 off a Kidde Carbon Monoxide Alarm, so the final price is just £8.38 with VAT. That is such a small, small price to pay to possibly save the lives of your family. Everyone should have these in their house by any gas, oil, or solid fuel appliances (you get carbon monoxide issues when gas appliances aren’t fully burning their fuel) as well as the garage (not in it but by the door to it in the house). And by the way, solid fuel does include wood, like a wood burner or a fireplace. So if you’ve got a house with any of these things then you definitely want at least one carbon monoxide detector. And you should also make sure you do proper maintenance of appliances and chimneys too!