Using Coupons at Costco
Costco has some great deals on products without coupons but you can score an even better deal with their monthly member savings booklet. Not everything at Costco is a good deal, especially if you are a couponer. Using coupons, we can get stuff really cheap so it pays to compare prices and know what is a good price. Also, knowing if something is a good price at Costco means finding out the price per piece to determine what you are really paying. It can be overwhelming to do this since some of the stuff is seriously large but it’s worthwhile.
Here is a cost comparisons for something I regularly buy at Costco:
GoGo Squeez Applesauce
16 pack $7.99 at Costco
4 pack $2.50 (Target, PC)
At these prices, Costco wins with a $0.50/applesauce pouch (vs. $0.63 each at Target)
However…Right now, there is a GoGo Squeez coupon available on Facebook for $0.75/1 4-pack. This would make the price at Target a better deal (now $0.43 each). Twist number two, Costco also has a coupon available right now for the same product, in the 16 pack, for $2/1 package. This would make the Costco deal (until this coupon expires at the end of February) the better deal at $0.37 each. We go through these a LOT so I am going to stock up on these with the coupon at Costco.
It pays to pay attention to prices and know when something is a great deal and what coupons are out there. Costco offers some really high-value coupons in their booklets but it’s really only a deal if you can’t get it for cheaper somewhere else since you are paying a membership fee to belong to Costco.