The new coupon book starts this Thursday, June 11, and runs until July 5, so through the next big holiday. The new coupon book offers $1,500.00 in savings and has some great deals. I like the US book a lot more than the new UK coupons for sure. There’s even a coupon for $20.00 off the already great deal Sonicare toothbrush two pack that I just wrote about last weekend.
This month I have uploaded the new Costco US Coupon Book PDF (or view it in the Google PDF viewer) (this is a PDF of what they posted online), or you can view it at 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 or the smartphone app to redeem any offers marked with a blue arrow (which will make more sense when you see the coupon book). 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 they are all pretty much instant savings deals lately. For many, they didn’t have to clip coupons anyway, so this isn’t necessarily all that different. 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.
Summer may or may not be the time for houseguests, but if you don’t have a guest bedroom, Costco certainly can help you out. If you have some guests coming for 4th of July or just popping in for a nice Summer visit, I think we can all agree it would be nice if they had somewhere to sleep more comfortable than the floor, right? Costco has a deal for $30.00 off a queen size AeroBed Opticomfort Airbed. These are great if you don’t want to have a permanent guest room or bed because they can inflate quickly and are actually quite comfortable, and when your guests depart, so can the bed. This is also a deal that you can get at Costco.com, where the bed is currently $139.99 (before the discount), including shipping and handling. So, I’m guessing in the warehouses that this will be under $100.00 after the discount is applied. They’ve come a long way with these since the first ones that were sort of like sleeping on a blowup pool lounger. This one has a built-in headboard and is a reasonable 18 inches high, so no one has to crawl on the floor to get into bed. Is it as good as having a real bed, possibly not, but then it doesn’t take up an entire room for the whole year when you don’t have guests all the time. It’s a good way to be able to get back a room in your house but still provide a comfortable place to sleep for the occasional guest. And to complete your bed you can also get $4.00 off a two pack of Charisma Down Alternative Pillows in either Jumbo or King size, and of course you can always get a great deal on sheet sets at Costco too (unfortunately, no coupon for those this month).
As I mentioned above, there’s a $20.00 off coupon for the Sonicare toothbrush that I wrote about last weekend. It was a great deal even before the discount but with it, it is beyond outstanding. If you are serious about your dental hygiene you’ll definitely want to get one. You can get this Sonicare on Costco.com where it is $79.99 after the discount, but you can pick it up in the warehouses for even less, just $69.99 after the discount. Your dentist and your teeth will thank you. There’s also a nice deal on a six pack of Oral-B Glide Pro-Health Dental Floss for $3.00 off too. And if that isn’t enough care and savings for your teeth, you can get $2.50 off 2, 1.5 liter bottles of Crest Pro-Health Mouth Rinse. This is an alcohol-free mouthwash so it is mouth friendly but still gets the job done and protects your teeth from bad things like plaque. Why does all of this dental stuff need to be named “Pro-Health” that seems sort of self-explanatory? It’s unlikely to be otherwise unless it is the most unhealthy mouthwash and dental floss in the world, made from pure sugar. Or maybe they’re trying to say that all of the competitors are “Amateur Health”? Just struck me as funny and sort of silly so I had to comment. In any cases, it’s a shame there’s not a coupon for toothpaste to really round out the dental care savings plan.
Some of my favourite household products are having coupons this month too. I’m just going to do these in a a bullet point list because to make it quicker reading for us all:
- Vanity Fair Napkins, $2.00 off a pack of 240 Dinner Napkins or 600 Everday Napkins. These are nice feeling and sturdy napkins that are so much better than the other brands that I’ve tried. When we were in the US I always made sure we had both sizes in our pantry.
- Clorox 2 Liquid Stain Remover & Color Booster, $3.00 off a 112.75 ounce jug. This is still the best stain remover I’ve used. It worked like magic on every stain we ever put it up against. I haven’t found anything here in the UK that works as well. Plus, I’m positive it really can keep your colors and whites brighter with just a capful in each wash.
- all Free & Clear Liquid Laundry Detergent, $3.50 off a 237 ounce jug. If you’ve got persnickety skin that doesn’t like all of the perfumes and such in regular detergents, then this is probably the detergent for you. My skin is very displeased if I use things like Tide but this always kept me rash free. But it still does just as good a job at cleaning your clothes and does it without being overwhelmingly scenty to boot.
- Kirkland Signature Caesar Salad, $2.00 off. I can’t help myself, I love a Costco prepared salad with the Caesar and Greek salads being the favourites in our household. We get these all the time because they don’t skimp on the toppings like the cheese and croutons and have a decent dressing too. Plus, if you get a prepared salad and a Costco rotisserie chicken then you’ve got dinner done with and can save yourself some time to do something else.
- Kirkland Signature Gourmet Chocolate Chunk Cookies, $1.50 off 24 cookies. Who doesn’t love a chocolate chip cookies? Especially one that is this good. These have big chunks of chocolate instead of little chips that give you the perfect balance of cookie and chocolate. If I’m not making cookies at home then these are the best alternative.
- Stacy’s Pita Chips, $2.00 off. Yum! These are a great alternative to regular potato chips but are every bit as crunchy. I think these are more versatile too and they look more like a grown up snack if you are having people over for a casual get together. I think they are great on their own but work well with all types of dips and spreads, my favourite being humous probably.
If you are planning a big cookout for the 4th of July, and you’re the type that only uses a charcoal grill, Costco’s got a coupon for that. There’s a decent deal for $4.30 off a two pack of 18 pound bags of Kingsford 100% All Natural Competition Charcoal Briquets. I’m not sure what makes for “competition” quality charcoal, so I had to look it up and here’s what Kingsford says: “Competition Briquets combine the performance needed for competition-level results with the convenience needed for backyard barbecue. You get the best of both worlds — the high heat associated with lump charcoal with the consistent burn and temperature control you need for perfect results every time.” Yeah, I still don’t know that I understand, but it’s on sale and probably a better deal at Costco than you will find other places. You can stock up by getting three of these, so six bags total, and perhaps keep yourself in charcoal for the Summer.
As you can see, there’s plenty of good savings this month. Happy savings!