January 13th, 2017
We’ve just posted an early preview of the upcoming Costco Super Bowl TV and electronics ad. The sale starts January 22nd and runs through February 4th. When you click on the link above it will display the coupons so you can view them. There is also 5 more items on sale from February 5th through February 20th, and those are all displayed on the last page of the coupon book. The January coupon book also runs during this time, so make sure to check out the deals in there too. If you’d like to be notified as soon as we post the latest coupons you can sign up for our email list, or Like us on Facebook!
There are some pretty good deals in the Super Bowl ad. I’ve been watching TV prices for a few months now since I’m looking to pickup a 40″ TV and this is about the best pricing you’ll find outside of a Black Friday doorbuster that likely sold out in 30 minutes. With CES happening last week, where they announced all the new technologies and new models of TV’s, this is the time of the year where prices get slashed. As for ourselves, we’re excited about the 40″ Samsung 4K TV and plan to pick it up at $289.99. There are also some other electronics deals that are pretty good too.
Which of the TV’s or other electronics seem like the best deal to you? The 65″ and 55″ Samsungs are also great deals in our opinion.
December 28th, 2016
Here is an early preview of the January 2017 Costco coupon book. When you click the link above it will take you right to the coupons so you can view them. The January coupons will run from January 5th through January 29th. Another Costco flyer that is on the smaller side. If you’d like to be notified as soon as we post the latest coupons you can sign up for our email list, or Like us on Facebook!
There are some interesting items for sale in the January Costco coupon book. It’s that time of year where TurboTax is on sale, and it’s a pretty good deal compared to what you’ll find elsewhere. We highly recommend the bai Antioxidant drinks if you haven’t tried them. As for us, we’ll be getting some discounted Carbon Monoxide detectors (did you know they only last 5 years?) We’ll also give the Organic Creamy Tomato Basil Soup a try. For January the tire coupon is Michelin.
If you’re still looking for the January coupons you must click the link at the top of the post. We’ve also posted a list of items with their pricing. So which items stand out to you? What are you going to pick up?
December 11th, 2016
One of the best deals Costco has is prime rib roast. It’s one of the best cuts of meat you can buy and the price can be fairly reasonable compared to some other cuts. When you look at the cost at other stores you can often find that Costco Prime grade meat is the same cost as Choice grade at other supermarkets. Right now the cost of Beef Rib Roast Bone In Standing Rib USDA Prime (Costco Item #34230) is $14.99/lb. You can also buy the Seasoned Prime Rib Bone In USDA Choice (Costco item #36237) for $10.69/lb. These prices are in the Bay Area region and may vary throughout the country.
Prime Rib Cooking Instructions
We really like the flavor of the pre-seasoned prime rib at Costco. It has whole garlic cloves stuffed inside of it and is rubbed with an olive oil and steak rub. Another benefit is that it comes with cooking instructions, and when you’re spending $100 – $200 on a piece of meat you definitely don’t want to mess it up. On the downside, we noticed that all the Costco Prime Rib is blade tenderized. While this makes the meat more tender, it also potentially introduces bacteria. Therefore, you have to cook the meat to 160 degrees minimum internally, which is well done. For the folks that like their prime rib rare this won’t work. However, it’s quite likely you’ll never have an issue with this and you’ve likely been eating steaks that have been blade tenderized for years.
November 24th, 2016
Costco has a lot of unadvertised Black Friday deals in store that will be valid through Friday November 25th. Some of these deals will be valid longer, but they will all be valid through at least Friday. These are instant rebates or manufacturer rebates, so no coupon is required. You may be wondering why these sale items are not in the Black Friday ad. Costco prints the Black Friday ad well in advance, and as other retailers negotiate discounted pricing with manufacturers Costco then goes back to the manufacturers and gets the discounted pricing as well, so they can have just as good of Black Friday deals as other retailers. The list of unadvertised deals is below.
November 23rd, 2016
We just posted the December 2016 Costco coupon book if you’d like to take an early look. Clicking the link above will bring you right to all the coupons so you can view them. The December coupon book will run from November 28th through December 24th. There are many interesting elements to this months coupon book. First of all, it overlaps for the first day with the Black Friday weekend coupons and the Black Friday week 2 coupons. Secondly, it starts a day after the November coupon book ends, so there is no gap between. Lastly, the content is quite different from the usual Costco coupon book. If you’d like to be notified as soon as we post the latest coupons you can sign up for our email list, or Like us on Facebook!
The feedback we’ve received from Costco fans is that the December coupon book is one of the worst in at least 8 years! There are only three food items in the whole coupon book. None of the deals stand out as being of great value. We will recommend a few products that you might want to take a closer look at though. The Vitamix is a great product from our experience. The Philips Norelco Trimmer is also a good product. The LED Shop Lights will be a good value at $10 off as well. This coupon book is much shorter than the standard Costco coupon book but we hope that it is because of the Holidays. The tire coupon is once again Bridgestone.
Clicking the link at the top of this post will allow you to see the coupons. We’ve also posted a list of items within the coupon book and their prices. What do you think? When was the last time you saw a coupon book similar to this one??
November 21st, 2016
Did you know there’s a secret trick to finding Costco clearance items? It’s true and we’re going to explain to you how to find these Costco markdowns. It all begins by looking at the item price tag. You want to look for items that have a price ending in .97 cents. This is the only way to know it’s on clearance. There’s no special red price tag that’s marked clearance and there’s no clearance section with all the marked-down items. Essentially the markdown blends in with all other store items. So, now that we know this little trick we walk through the aisles of the Costco store looking at all the price tags to see which items are clearanced.
There’s a few other things to note about clearance items at Costco. First of all, right below the $*.97 price will be a date printed on the price tag. This tells you when the sign was printed, which gives you a good idea of the last time the item was marked down. Secondly, you can also look at the top right corner of the price tag to see if there’s an asterisk. If there’s an asterisk that means what you see is the last of the item, there are no more pallets on the shelves. If there’s not an asterisk that would be an indication that you might want to wait to buy the clearanced item until it’s marked down further, because there’s still a lot on hand. In that case we’ll watch the item over a few weeks to see if the price drops down further, as long as there is still a lot on hand. But, be careful, sometimes the store will return all the items to the manufacturer all of a sudden or liquidate the remaining stock and you’ll miss out on the clearanced price all together.
There is no standard Costco markdown schedule. There is no special day of the week when electronics or toys are marked down. Without checking the store all the time it makes it difficult to follow along on your favorite items you’re waiting to buy. Fortunately I’ve found this great new website to help you out with that!! Costco97.com is a community-based website where users around the country input what Costco clearance items they’ve found at their local store. I have inputted a few items myself that I’ve seen at my local Costco and I subscribed to their email list so I can get notified every time a new item goes on clearance at Costco. As more of us use this tool I think it will become an even better resource for us savvy Costco shoppers!
iPad Mini on clearance at Costco for $279.97
So you know how to find the Costco clearance items, but how do you know whether it’s a good deal? Well, if you don’t know the original price of the item you can always stop by the membership department with the item number and ask them what the original price was. You could also compare the price of the item to how much it is on Amazon
. Costco doesn’t put the original price on the sign with a slash through it like some stores might do to indicate an item is on clearance. That’s because every deal at Costco is a great price, so they don’t want to let you know some deals are better than others.
You may be wondering which items at Costco tend to be marked down. The main reason an item is clearanced at Costco is because it hasn’t sold as well as anticipated. The store has too much on hand and it’s taking up valuable warehouse space. Costco may go to the manufacturer and ask for an allowance to reduce the price. Another reason an item may go on clearance is a food item that will be expiring soon and they can predict that they won’t sell all the remaining inventory before the sell by date. Lastly, there are seasonal mark-downs. Right after the holidays there will be Costco Christmas markdowns on all of the toys and decorations. These begin the day after Christmas and don’t last long. Some will even begin now, a month before Christmas time. Another seasonal item that will get put on clearance at Costco is patio furniture. Towards the end of summer you will start to see various clearance furniture. It takes up so much room in the warehouse that the store can’t wait to sell all of it at full price, as it needs it out to make room for the winter products. Hope this helps you find Costco clearance items the next time you’re out shopping!
November 6th, 2016
The weekend of Black Friday will have some of Costco’s best deals of the year. The Black Friday 2016 weekend coupons will run from Friday November 25th through Monday November 28th. In order to see the coupons you need to click the link above, which will take you right to them. Some of the Black Friday 2016 Week 2 coupons will also overlap on this weekend, so make sure to take a look at those too. There are also Black Friday 2016 Week 1 coupons which run from November 11th through the 17th. Lastly, the November Costco Coupon Book will be running through the 27th as well.
There are lots of Black Friday weekend deals at Costco that are interesting. Right off the bat the Xbox One S is a good price at $239.99. The Dell XPS Laptop and Microsoft Surface Pro are two of the best Windows laptops on the market. This is the only time of the year the pork loin is on sale. The Eneloop rechargable batteries are a great deal at $22 after coupon.
Just a reminder if you’re looking to see the coupons and their final prices you must click the link at the top of the post. Also, this sale includes items on Costco.com, which will be part of Costco’s Cyber Monday deals. As expected, it looks like Costco will no longer be giving Black Friday cookbooks out anymore, but you should be able to see the digital version online. On Black Friday Costco will also be opening earlier at 9am. Lastly, you cannot get any price adjustments for items on sale which you have bought previously. You must go into the warehouse on Black Friday weekend to get these deals. Which coupons do you think are good deals?
November 6th, 2016
We’ve just posted the Costco Black Friday 2016 Week 2 coupons and prices. They will run from November 18th through the 28th. In order to see the coupons you need to follow the link above, which will take you directly to them. Also of note, there are also some deals that will run only through the 23rd and some online ones that run through the 24th. We’ve also posted the Week 1 Costco Black Friday 2016 coupons if you’d like to see those. The Black Friday weekend only coupons will run from November 25th through the 28th and also are available for viewing.
The second week of Costco Black Friday 2016 coupons features a lot of deals. The first couple of pages are all TV’s, and there a quite a few good deals throughout. The tire coupon is good for both Bridgestone and Michelin, which only happens once a year. If you’ve never tried the Sanders Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels they’re quite amazing and at $6.49 after coupon they’re a great price.
Which items on sale are you most intrigued by? Any of the TVs stand out to you as a great deal? Remember, you have to click the link at the top of the post page to see the coupons and their original prices.
November 5th, 2016
This year Costco will be running a different set of coupons for the weeks leading up to Black Friday. The first set of Black Friday 2016 coupons will run from November 11th through November 17th. If you click the link above you will be redirected right to the coupons, where you can view them and print them if you’d like. The Week 2 Costco Black Friday 2016 coupons are also posted, and will run from November 18th through the 28th. The Costco Black Friday 2016 weekend only coupons run from November 25th through the 28th and also are available for viewing.
Once again we unfortunately don’t expect the free Black Friday Costco cookbook to be given out this year. Nonetheless, there are a few good deals worth mentioning. First of all, as our review stated, the Snappers are really good, and a great price at $6.99 after coupon. The Peppermint Pretzel Crisps are really popular too. We just bought the Tramontina 3-Piece Sauté Pan Set and are loving it so far too.
As a reminder, if you’d like to be notified as soon as we post the latest coupons you can sign up for our email list, or Like us on Facebook! Clicking the link at the top will show you the coupons and the item prices in store so you can plan out your shopping trips. Which coupons look enticing to you?
October 8th, 2016
We can’t wait any longer for the holidays and deals to get here, so we’ve posted the November 2016 Costco Coupon Book for your viewing pleasure. Clicking the link above will take you right to the coupon pages so you can view them. It will run from October 27th through November 27th. Yes, that does include Black Friday. We have also posted the Black Friday special coupon book as soon as we get that. If you’d like to be notified as soon as we post the latest coupons you can sign up for our email list, or Like us on Facebook!
For the second month in a row we’ve found some interesting things in the Costco coupon book! The Ninja coffee bar hasn’t been on coupon before, nor has the Cuisinart 11-cup food processor or the crab cakes. The stuffed bell peppers are probably our favorite item in the deli, and highly recommend it. From past experience we know there are a lot of Nutella fans out there that will be very happy to get a discount at Costco. The Feit 48′ String Lights are a great buy too, and I believe they are cheaper than last year, at $35 after coupon. If you’re looking to get a good head start on Christmas time you can get $5 off your custom made holiday cards. The tire coupon is switching back to Bridgestone for the next two months.
Are you excited for the new items in the November coupon book? Which ones are you going to grab in store? Let us know what you think in the comments! A sample list of items with the prices (from one store in Washington) are also displayed with the coupon book.