Changes to the Costco Coupon Book – Part 2

April 2017 Costco Coupon Book Cover

As we mentioned in Part 1 of Big Changes to the Costco Coupon Book, a lot of things are changing. There will be less coupon books per year, they won’t be on a monthly schedule quite like they were before, the number of coupons in each coupon book will be less, and more. Since publishing that article a couple of sources reached out and corrected some information. We have since verified their info to be correct and wanted to pass on the news! Read on to see what we’ve learned!

Costco May 2017 Coupon Book

April 2017 Costco Coupon Book Cover

We’ve just published an early preview of the Costco May 2017 Coupon Book. Clicking the link above will bring you right to the coupons so that you can view them. The May coupon book runs from April 27th through May 21st. There was only a week and a half between the Costco April coupon book and the May coupon book. Also, the May flyer is the same size as April at 18 pages long. The big changes to the coupon book we were worried about don’t seem to be as bad as initially thought, and we’re happy for 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!

We’d definitely classify the May Costco coupon book as your standard monthly Costco coupon book. The typical items are on sale, from food, to vitamins, to cleaning supplies. Whenever Huggies diapers are on sale they are a good deal, and this month is no exception. If you’ve never tried a Vitamix we highly recommend them, and they’re $50 off which is really good. The Brita wave is great as well. We were excited to see Snappers Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt Pretzels back in the coupon book as you might remember how much we raved about them in our review last year. As summer ramps up Coppertone sunscreen is on sale once again, and at $3.50 off is probably a better deal than you’ll find anywhere. The tire coupon is Michelin, which is interesting because it was Bridgestone for only a month. We’ll watch the ads to see if they frequency of two months on and two months off has changed.

If you’re still reading and haven’t found the May coupon book you just have to click the link at the top of the post. You’ll also find a list of all the items in the coupon book and their final prices. What do you think of the May coupons? Any sales you think are notable and worth picking up? Let us know below!

Costco Kirkland Signature Golf Balls For Sale Again

Kirkland Signature Golf Balls

As of April 6th there were 41 Costco warehouses across the country that got a shipment of Kirkland Signature Golf Balls for sale. If you’re wondering why this is a big deal, it’s because there’s been a craze for these Kirkland golf balls ever since they sold out back in January. The price for two dozen of the Costco golf balls is $29.99, whereas the similar Titleist Pro V1 (what the pros use on the PGA Tour) go for roughly $100 per two dozen. If you haven’t heard of these balls and want more info on them there’s a great review and comparison at MyGolfSpy. I was able to pick up my full limit of 5 boxes when they restocked and by the end of the day they were sold out. Here’s a list of stores we believe still have some availability at the time of this publishing. Our sources say that after this run the Tour Performance version of the Kirkland Signature golf ball will be discontinued and a new ball called Kirkland Signature Performance One will be released.

Costco Golf Balls on pallet

Costco Golf Balls on pallet

A lot of reports around the country showed the Kirkland Signature golf balls selling out within an hour of stores receiving them. There was a limit of 5 boxes per customer. It has a professional quality 4-piece urethane cover which gives it maximum distance, a speed-boosting outer core, and optimized spin for green side control. At the time of this writing we believe the following stores still have some boxes left, and if you’re the first one in the store in the morning we think you’ll have a good shot of getting some. Good luck!

Costco March and April 2017 Coupon Book

Costco March 2017 Coupon Book Cover

We were quite surprised when we opened up the Costco March and April 2017 coupon book! As we mentioned recently, Costco has made a lot of changes to the coupon books this year. We weren’t sure what to expect, but once we opened it up we were able to relax a little. It’s got a ton of deals at 18 pages long. There are also a lot of “treasure hunt” items (new items that will be fun to try). The Costco coupons will run from March 23rd through April 17th. The 16th of April is Easter, and Costco will be closed, which is why it ends on the 17th, which is a Monday. To see the coupon book simply click the link at the top of the post. 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 March and April Costco coupon book is definitely different than usual. We don’t remember seeing an outdoor blanket on sale before. We also haven’t seen the Chef’s Cut Real Steak Jerky in store before, and can’t wait to try that. The Vega Protein & Greens hasn’t been on coupon before either. If you look closely, you’ll notice the Gatorade coupon mentions the words “Everyday Low Price.” This is an example of new every day low prices on items year round. The Samsung 65″ and 55″ TV’s are another example, they don’t have a discount, just a lower price. The good thing for us, the shopper, is that we won’t have to pay tax on the pre-coupon amount. You can find these new every day low price items in the coupon book easily because Costco has made the background of the coupon yellow instead of white, so they stand out a little bit. The tire coupon is Bridgestone, and should stay that way through the next coupon book as well.

Still can’t find the March and April coupon book? Click the link at the top of the post to be taken right to the coupons. What do you think of the change? Not as bad as you thought it might be? We believe the discounts are a little deeper than usual as well, would you agree?

Big Changes to the Costco Coupon Book

Clipped coupons

Costco has changed the coupon books quite a bit this year. We’ll cover all the changes below and explain how it will affect the consumer as well as the warehouses. The most noticeable difference is the frequency with which they’re published. Read on to see how your shopping habits might be changing at Costco!

Costco March 2017 Coupon Book

February 2017 Costco Coupon Book Cover Held

Costco will have two coupon books in March of 2017. First of all, there’s what we called the February 2017 Costco coupon book, which runs through March 12th. Secondly, there’s the March and April 2017 Costco coupon book, which will run from March 23rd through April 17th. You’ll notice it’s quite different than the coupon books over the last few years. Overall, there are a lot of changes to the Costco coupon books, so make sure to click through to read all about them. It will help explain the change in coupon frequency, the change in coupon book size, and more.

Costco Membership Fee Increase

Costco Membership Sign

Yes, you heard that right, Costco membership fees are going up June 1st, 2017. The Goldstar, Business, and Business Add-On memberships in the U.S. and Canada will rise $5 from $55 to $60 annually. Executive memberships in the U.S. and Canada will rise $10 from $110 to $120 annually. The last time the membership fee increased was November 2011, when it also rose $5 and $10 respectively. Historically there has been a pattern of an increase to the Costco membership fee every 5 or 6 years.

What benefit to me is there with Costco raising membership prices?

  • The Executive membership annual 2% reward maximum was raised from $750 to $1,000 (If you spend more than $38,000 annually at Costco this change will be profitable for you)

How can I avoid the fee increase this year?

  • You can renew early to save a little money this year. Costco will allow you to renew 3 months before your expiration date. So, if you have a renewal date of August 31st, 2017 or sooner, you should be able to renew by May 31st to pay the current price one last time. You can log into your online account and renew pretty easily, as well as see exactly when your renewal date is
    Gift of Membership

    Gift of Membership

  • You can buy the “Gift of Membership” gift cards in store at the current price and renew with them later

Why is Costco raising its membership fees?

  • They’ve done it every 5 or 6 years
  • It doesn’t scare customers away (91% annual renewal rate in the U.S. and Canada)
  • It will bring in roughly an extra $300 million annually (40 million member households in U.S. and Canada, 50% of which are Executive)
  • Costco announced at the same time their quarterly earnings and they did not meet Wall Street expectations

Costco membership fee history

  • $25 – 1983
  • $30 – 1992
  • $35 – 1995
  • $40 – 1998
  • $45 – 2000
  • $50 – May 2006
  • $55 – Nov 2011
  • $60 – June 2017

Costco February 2017 Coupon Book

February 2017 Costco Coupon Book Cover

We just posted the upcoming Costco February 2017 coupon book so you can take a look and plan your upcoming shopping trips. Clicking the link above will allow you to view the coupons. The Costco February 2017 coupons will run from February 16th through March 12th. Overall, this Costco flyer is rather small at 10 pages. There’s a good reason for that, which you can read about in our post about all the changes Costco has made to the coupon books this year. 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 February Costco coupon book has some interesting items for sale. The Kirkland Signature Ravioli Lasagna is pretty good and $2 off per package. The Mobil 1 Motor Oil only goes on sale about once per year, so it’s a great deal. We’re excited to see the Chobani yogurt back, as it’s been gone from our local store for about a month and a half. The February tire coupon is Michelin once again.

If you’ve recently bought some of the items that will be on sale in the February coupon book you should be able to bring in your receipt to membership and ask for a refund for the price difference (if it’s been within two weeks.) Another option would be to buy it on discount and then go to returns and return the one you just bought with your old receipt. If you’re still wondering where the February coupons are make sure to click the link at the top of the post. What do you think of this months coupon book? Which items are interesting to you?

Upcoming February 2017 Costco Coupon Book


Looking for the February 2017 Costco Coupon Book? It will run from February 16th to March 12th. Yes, you read that correctly, there will be a 2.5 week break between the January Costco coupon book and the February Costco coupon book. We don’t have it yet, but as soon as we do we will post it for you. The tire coupon will once again be Michelin. If you want to get notified as soon as it is posted then subscribe to our email list!

Costco Super Bowl TV Sale

Big Game Savings Ad Cover

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.

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