Costco Coupon Book (October 2023): Color Ad Scans

I’m a huge fan of Costco and we the vast majority of our shopping there.

In fact, I’d argue that close to 50% of our food budget is spent at Costco. Most of what we buy there is fruit, meat, and other produce because the daily prices are simply unbeatable. We have a large family so what may be a bulk purchase for someone else is a daily need for us!

The Costco coupon book tends to be on other staples that we need (toilet paper, tissues) or frozen foods we indulge in, like the chicken wings or those fantastic dino nuggets our kids seem to devour like actual dinosaurs.

Each month, Costco sends out a coupon book for all the member-only savings you can get in the warehouse as well on online at

If you’d like to see what in it for this month, look below:

Table of Contents
  1. Costco Coupon Book: Valid September 27 – October 22, 2023
  2. Costco Coupon Book: Valid August 30 – September 24, 2023
  3. Helpful Costco Shopping Tips
    1. You Can Ask for a Price Adjustment
    2. The Gas Station Has Longer Hours
    3. Use the Right Credit Card
    4. Costco Offers Sales in Cycles

Remember, this is not a traditional coupon book. You don’t have to cut anything out or bring anything to the register. It’s just a list of savings, though everyone calls it a “coupon book.”

Costco Coupon Book: Valid September 27 – October 22, 2023

Usually, every month’s coupon book has roughly the same number of pages. This month, we’re short by four pages! I’m not sure why this month’s coupon book is so much smaller than others but it is what it is.

Here are the pages in the September 27 – October 22, 2023 edition of the Costco Coupon book:

Haagen-Daz bars are probably one of my favorite guilty pleasures… those things are so good. Also, nice to see tissues on sale as we’re getting into the Fall seasonal allergy season!

And if you’re keeping track, this is the third month in a row that Orgain protein products have been on sale!

We have a Dyson V10 Animal+ and it’s basically the only vacuum we use. The convenience of a full length vacuum but in a handheld unit is incredibly versatile. You don’t have to futz with cords, it’s easy to carry, and while you don’t get an “unlimited” run-time like with a traditional vacuum… just vacuum a little each time and you’re good to go.

Vornado fans are just insane, I have no idea how they put out so much wind.

The Costco “blue” pages this month are meh, in my opinion.

I’m a big fan of Duke’s products, I haven’t tried the smoked sausages but I suspect they’re probably pretty good.

A lot of good sales on vitamins!

Costco Coupon Book: Valid August 30 – September 24, 2023

It looks like they’re bringing back the P&G rebate where you get a $25 Costco gift card when you spend $100 and a $50 gift card when you spend over $200. If you use these P&G products, this is a great way to secure a 25% discount.

Just in time for back to school – laptops are on sale!

Our kids go crazy for Pocky! And popcorn!

Helpful Costco Shopping Tips

A few last minute tips for your next trip to Costco – these are on top of the Costco hacks we shared in a previous post.

You Can Ask for a Price Adjustment

Costco sends the coupon book about a week or so before the discounts are “active” (we post them as soon as I get them in the mail) and sometimes you may want to purchase something ahead of the price discount. If you purchase something within 30 days of a price change, you can always bring your receipt to Customer Service and ask for a price adjustment.

This is great if you aren’t paying attention and discover that you bought something that would’ve been on sale in the next coupon book! The only downside is you have to wait in the line, which can take a long time during high traffic times!

The Gas Station Has Longer Hours

The Costco gas station offers gas at really good prices but if you go during the day, the lines can be long. I don’t like waiting 15-20 minutes to fuel up (especially if I have to go into the warehouse), so you can go before the warehouse opens or after it closes.

Most of their gas stations open at 6 AM and close at 9:30 PM. The warehouse doesn’t open until 10 AM and closes at 8:30 PM, so you have a ton of time before the shopping crowd gets there.

Also, you can check how much Costco gas costs before you go.

Use the Right Credit Card

The Costco Anywhere Visa® Card by Citi is a great credit card because of the various cash back categories – 4% on gas purchases, 3% at restaurants, and 2% at Costco itself. But you can use any Visa card at Costco so while the Costco Anywhere Card gives you 2% at Costco, you may want to use another one if you want to take advantage of a big credit card bonus or something similar.

These are the best credit cards to use at Costco.

Costco Offers Sales in Cycles

One thing you’ll notice with the coupons is that the same products will tend to appear over and over again, often with a little break in between. There are some products that tend to always be in the coupon book, like vitamins and other supplements. Then there are those that make infrequent appearances, like specific brands of electronics or prepared foods.

If you’re careful, you can avoid bulk buying too much if you pay attention to the cycles.

And don’t shop hungry!

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