Costco UK Coupon Book: September 1 – 21, 2014

August 30th, 2014 by Kimberly · 2 Comments

The new Costco UK coupon book starts on Monday, September 1, and runs for the first three weeks of September, until the 21st.  This new coupon book has savings of £600.00 in it, which is a bit more than the previous coupon book.   There’s a wide variety of products with deals this time, with no back to school focus at all.  There are only a couple of things that I’m excited about in this book, it’s pretty so-so.  However, any savings is a good thing.

Costco UK Coupon Book: September 1 - 21, 2014

Costco UK Coupon Book: September 1 – 21, 2014

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 at 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.

There is a great deal on Michelin tyres this month, so you can get a new set after all of your summer driving.  If you buy two tyres you can get a Costco shopping voucher of £10, £30, or £50 depending on the size of tyres you buy.  And if you buy a full set of four tyres you can get a Costco shopping voucher of £30, £70, or £100 depending on the size of tyres.  So, if you’re in need of new tyres now might be the perfect time to get some installed at the Costco Tyre Centre.

If you’ve got little kids, at that age when they are just starting to read, then you have to pick up the Dr. Seuss book collection.  This month you can get £5.00 off a collection of twenty Dr. Seuss books, like “The Cat in the Hat” and “Green Eggs and Ham”.  After the discount the cost of the books is just £19.99 and these books are definitely worth £1.00 per book!  Kids have loved these books and used them to learn to read for years and years.  Since each of the Dr. Seuss books is £4.79 at Amazon UK, this collection at Costco is a total bargain.  How can you not get them?

Those are the two things that I really wanted to make sure to point out in this latest bunch of coupons.  The rest of them are pretty standard with lots of deals on everyday items but nothing super spectacular.  Happy shopping!

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Costco US & Canada CLOSED Monday, September 1, 2014 for Labor Day

August 29th, 2014 by Kimberly · No Comments

Have plans for a get together with friends and family this Labor Day?  If so, you’ll want to get in your Costco shopping this weekend because they are CLOSED on Monday. All Costco locations in both the US and Canada will be CLOSED for Labor/Labour Day on Monday.  So, you’d better get to Costco on Saturday or Sunday for your burgers, sausages, hot dogs, soda, chips, and any paper plates and plastic cups that you need.   Of course, this also means that Costco will most likely be totally crazy this weekend because everyone else will be there shopping for their festivities too.  You might want to think about getting there early to avoid the crowds and make sure you still have stuff to buy!

And just so you know this does mean absolutely ALL locations in Canada and the US are CLOSED, no exceptions like there usually are in Canada.

ALL Costco US Locations:

  • Labor Day: Monday, September 1, 2014 CLOSED

ALL Costco Canada Locations:

  • Labour Day: Monday, September 1, 2014 CLOSED
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Guest Post: Oh what fun – Let’s visit Costco in Australia!

August 21st, 2014 by Kimberly · 3 Comments

[I've got another great Guest Post today.  Today it's all about a recent Costco field trip in Australia.  Rick, today's guest blogger, normally writes and blogs about technology, but has taken the time to write a great post sharing his experience of visiting a Costco in Australia.   He visited the same Sydney-area Costco location that I used to go to when we were in Sydney last year.]

First of all, thanks to Kimberly for the great Guest Blog program! I think it’s a wonderful way to share the addiction to Costco, and her site is great! I had a chance during a recent work trip to visit a Costco in Australia. I’m in the middle of a multi week trip that takes me to New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore. I had an idle weekend day during the trip, where did I go? I went to the Auburn warehouse in the Sydney area.

I’ve been to Costco warehouses before in Mexico and Canada, and when I travelled there for work it was a great way to get wine at a great price to take home. This trip however, I went there wanting only to take a look. I didn’t intend to buy anything as I’m staying in a hotel and have packed light for this trip. A co-worker of mine local to Sydney said he’d go with me, so we made a trip of it. He’s never been, so I’ve started my convincing with this trip. What was interesting before we left is that a separate co-worker found out we were going. She sent him a few things to pick up while he was there! 

Mariani Bulgogi Korean style beef jerky

Mariani Bulgogi Korean style beef jerky

The Auburn warehouse is located just West of what I’d call central Sydney. It’s a big city and this is a good location for a warehouse, especially for residential members. There’s a second warehouse in the Sydney areas as well. This location initially had a few key layout differences than locations in the United States that I visit most frequently; but nothing critical worth noting.

I loved how this location had a superior liquor, beer and wine shop. Additionally it was separated from the rest of the warehouse and had its own checkout. Leads me to believe it’s due to licensing in the area. When I walked in the warehouse, the first thing I saw was a large bag of Mariani Korean style beef jerky. The best part is, it was on in-warehouse special (no coupon needed) for AUD $6.99 or USD $6.56. What a great deal! I picked up one of these bags of jerky as it’s the perfect thing to keep in my bag this week as I have a lot of travel starting here in Sydney then moving on to Brisbane and Melbourne before I jet off to Asia. My co-worker picked on up as well. I’ve already tasted the jerky and it’s a hit!

Coke Zero

Coke Zero

As we carried on through the warehouse, I spotted another great deal I had to get: Coke Zero. Not sure why, but soda products here are quite expensive. It’s not uncommon to pay AUD $4.00 for a half liter bottle. While I should drink more water, I do fancy the occasional soda. I saw for AUD $9.99 a 12-pack of 300 mL bottles and had to get it. These can fit in my bag for the day, and the rest can be in my suitcase for the duration of my trip. They are just the perfect size to take onward and as a bottle will transport well.

We easily found the item we were looking for, the Kirkland wipes. But between what I ended up getting and my co-worker, we had 8 items and both hands full on the way out! 

I can say that my visit to the Auburn warehouse was a success! One thing I’d mention is that Sydney needs an additional Costco! I’ve never seen such a busy warehouse!

As a practical matter, I was quite surprised how I was able to add stuff that I would use for my trip. This warehouse feels much the same as many that I’ve visited elsewhere; after all their system is inherently consistent. I enjoyed checking out the different meats, cheeses and other items that would make up my shopping if I were a local. 

Have you ever visited a Costco while abroad? If so, how did it go? Share your comments below. 

Rick V.

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Guest Post: Costco Cool for More than Just Shopping

August 20th, 2014 by Kimberly · No Comments

[I've got a quick guest post today from a fellow Costco fan who has a great idea on how to make great use of his local Costco in Phoenix.  Turns out, it is the perfect place to get a bit of exercise while staying cool.  The only downside is being constantly surrounded by great Costco deals that are so tempting.  But at least you can nibble a free sample.]

On July 7 I had kidney surgery to remove a cancerous tumor. My doctor told me that walking is the most important part of my recovery, which brings me to AddictedtoCostco. Walking around my house was tedious and repetitive, as a complete downstairs loop is only 60 steps. A venture outside in Phoenix’s 100 degree summer isn’t a good idea either. To me, the natural location to follow doctor’s orders was to go to Costco!

I took it slow, naturally, but with the help of a sectional couch for a few breaks, I managed to make a circuit and even pick up a few samples and one of my favorite lunch meats, Columbus Herb Roasted Turkey.

Best to me, from a Costco standpoint, it means I didn’t even miss a full week of Costco, despite 4 days in a hospital and a new 9″ incision.

Cheers,
Mike P.

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New London Area Costco Opening Thursday in Hayes

August 19th, 2014 by Kimberly · No Comments

If you live near Hayes, you will probably be really thrilled that the new Costco location there is opening in just a couple of days.  This Thursday, 21 August at 9 am the new store is having its grand opening!

If you don’t have a Costco membership yet, you might want to go before hand and sign up because the day of the opening it might be kind of a pain to do it.  The membership office is open now for new member sign ups too.  Of course, you can always sign up online too.  There are a few special deals for the big opening day as well if you are a new member.  You can get a free carton of 18 eggs, free pack of 35 bottles of Kirkland Signature water, a free optical test, and a 20% discount on a set of new Michelin tyres.  Unfortunately, those special deals are only available to new members that activate their membership at the new Hayes location before they open (that’s today or tomorrow).

Address

Costco Hayes
Western International Park, Hayes Road
Hayes
London
UB2 5XJ

T: 0208 756 43405

Opening Hours (From 21.08.2014)

Trade Individual
Monday-Friday 10:00am-9:00pm 12:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday 9:30am-7:00pm 9:30am-7:00pm
Sunday 11:00am-5:00pm 11:00am-5:00pm
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