I’ve got a bit of news about various new products that are available at Costco stores in the US, UK, and Japan. This is by no means an extensive list, or even a very long one, it’s just some information that people have sent me or I have seen that I wanted to share with everyone.
Amopé Pedi Perfect with Refills at Costco.com
If your feet are looking a bit rough after a couple of months of wearing sandals, you might find the perfect remedy in the Amopé Pedi Perfect that is now available at Costco.com. I’m sure you’ve seen these before, they are an electronic foot file that is able to quickly remove hard skin, calluses, and give your feet a sandal perfect appearance. Here’s a little description of the product that they have on the product page at Costco.com:
It helps to do “something special” for the appearance of your feet. The Amopé Pedi Perfect Electronic Pedicure Foot File is specially designed with a Micralumina™ roller head to quickly and easily remove tough, lifeless skin by exfoliating the foot through a gentle and safe rotating action.
I know this time of year can be really hard on your feet because you want to wear sandals or you go to the beach or the pool and all of that is really drying to your feet. And before you know, your feet aren’t looking so beach-ready anymore. It can be hard to counteract all of that with just a moisturizer, so sometimes you need a little bit more to keep your feet looking presentable. Exercise and standing on your feet all day can cause the same issues, as well. So there are plenty of reasons to look to the Amopé Pedi Perfect to get your feet looking their best. The package available at Costco.com has the Amopé Pedi Perfect, complete with four AA batteries, and three roller head refills for $42.99, including shipping. That is a really good deal too, since at Amazon you’ll end up paying $47.09 for the Amopé Pedi Perfect and just two refill roller heads. A two pack of the refill roller heads at Amazon is $12.12, just so you’re aware. I’ve not used one of these before but judging by the more than 4,700 reviews at Amazon I must be one of the few that hasn’t. The reviews are Amazon are exceedingly favourable with a 4.3 out of 5 star rating. And this isn’t just for ladies, because there are men who have reviewed it favourably too. I’m so interested, I’m thinking I might get one and put it to work on getting my feet looking nicer from exercising and wearing sandals all summer, because all of the creams and exfoliants I’ve tried are just not doing the job.
Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Pure-Castile Liquid Soap
If you’ve been looking for a very pure soap that doesn’t have anything suspect in it, including genetically modified ingredients or organisms (GMO), then Dr. Bronner’s is the soap for you and now you can find it at some Costco US locations. Dr. Bronner’s has been making soaps for 150 years and since the 1960s has become the number one selling all natural soap in North America. The soap from Dr. Bronner’s combine natural oils, like coconut, hemp, olive, and jojoba, to clean the skin while keeping it soft. I’ve tried the bar soaps and really liked them but the liquid soaps would be great for the shower or next to your sinks. But you can do a lot more than just clean yourself with the Dr. Bronner’s soaps, they actually say they are up to just about any cleaning task from yourself (hair, face, body), to food, laundry, and even your floors. And you can do all of that cleaning without synthetic preservatives, detergents, or foaming agents.
I got an email this week from a fellow Costco shopper who ran across the Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint liquid soap in a big 40 ounce bottle at her Costco for $9.89. And that price is really a steal! At her nearby Target store, where she had bought this previously, the same soap in a 32 ounce bottle was $16.19, and that was even on sale. If you bought the same 40 ounces at Target it would be more than $20, so you could buy two bottles at Costco for the price of one at Target. At Amazon, the 40 ounce bottle is $18.91. So, no matter where you buy this, if it isn’t Costco you’re paying too much.
Cosmos Creations Salted Caramel Premium Puffed Corn hits Costco US shelves early August
I just got this press release (just as I was about to publish this post) and thought I’d share it with everyone since it is a new product to Costco locations outside of the Northwest region. Cosmo Creations Salted Caramel Puffed Corn is made with oven-baked, non-GMO corn and just the right amount of salted caramel for that perfect blend of sweet and salty and all with just 130 calories per serving.
Starting today you will be able to buy a 25 oz. bag for $6.89 at Costco locations across the US. There’s also a $2.00 instant savings deal through August 30 to entice everyone to try the new product, as well as in-store samplings at various locations from August 6 – 23. I love caramel popcorn and am so jealous that I won’t get a chance to try this out! Cosmos Creations had been available just at Costco locations in the Northwest region, but due to good sales and positive feedback from members, they’re now giving the rest of the Costco shoppers in the US the chance to try it too.
Costco Japan Now Has Prepaid Cards
I’m glad to see that Costco Japan is finally offering the equivalent of the Costco Cash Cards that they offer in the US (I still can’t get them here in the UK). This is a card that a current Costco member can buy and either use directly or give it to a friend for a one-time Costco shopping experience. When you first buy the card it comes pre-loaded with ¥5,000 and then you can make subsequent deposits to the card in ¥1,000 increments up to ¥49,000. This is a great way to stick to a budget, but this is also a way to have the ease of paying with a credit card at Costco if you don’t have an American Express or their co-branded MasterCard. I think this is a really great way to encourage family or friends to try Costco though because they can use this card for a one-day shopping pass and see all of the great deals to be had at Costco, at which point they will naturally get their own membership. They’ve got a whole page of terms and conditions to the prepaid card, and do say that those that have cancelled their membership within a year or have already used the one-day shopping pass will not be able to use the prepaid cards.
Skeleton Dog at Costco UK to get you in the Halloween Spirit
This isn’t really a serious part of this list, unless you are a total fan of Halloween. I miss having a yard and a house and decorating for Halloween, so whenever we see Halloween decorations at Costco I have to check them out. And really, how can a skeleton dog not catch your eye? He’s cute in a sort of creepy skeletal way, even with the glowing red eyes. His jaw and limbs are hinged so you can pose him a bit, but he doesn’t make a peep, which I think is a bit of a shame. I would have to rig up a ghostly bark for him somehow if I had him. He’s a foot tall and decently sized and the eyes do have a timer feature so they don’t have to be glowing all the time. I think a motion sensor for the glowing red LED eyes and a bark would make him perfect, but since he’s only £11.98 (with VAT) I could deal with it. He also had a partner in crime, er death, maybe a skeletal dog walker. In any case, there was also a full sized posable skeleton with matching red LED eyes for £29.98 (with VAT). It seems a bit early, but Happy Halloween!