Source: Wall Street Journal
Black Friday is less than a month away now, which means that just about every retailer will be releasing their Black Friday ads soon – and Costco is no exception. While Costco hasn’t released its Black Friday ad just yet, the popular bulk warehouse store just released its Holiday Gift Guide, which is a little different.
Costco will likely have a huge sale starting right before Thanksgiving, but in the meantime, to get you warmed up for some serious Christmas shopping, you now have the Gift Guide to tide you over. The nine-page ad features 87 deals from various departments. Whether you’re looking for low prices on jewelry, apparel, appliances, computers, home goods and seasonal items, Costco has hundreds of deals for you to choose from.
The sale started October 25 and continues until November 13, so you don’t have a lot of time to save. Don’t have a Costco membership? No problem! You can shop online at Costco without one. However, you will have to pay a small surcharge fee. You can avoid this by using a Costco gift card, which is called a Costco Cash Card. You likely have friends or family members who have Costco memberships, so ask them to pick you up a gift card or two on their next trip.
Technology is the focus of the holiday season, and Costco does not disappoint. While you might not shop for laptops or desktops on your regular shopping trips, now might be a good time to upgrade your existing PC or buy one for the kids. Dell and HP laptops and desktops offer some significant savings, at up to $450 off. Many of the laptops featured in the ad are touchscreens. Most sell for under $1,000, while some Acer gaming laptops sell for $2,000 or more, but are marked down by as much as $500.
Need new furniture? Costco has more than a dozen pieces on sale for up to $600 off. There are several leather living room furniture sets on sale starting at $2,000 and going up to $3,300. Dining sets are $300 off. You can also save up to $30 on barstools and up to $70 on ottomans. A Sleep Science Memory Foam Mattress is $500 off, now $2,499. Looking for the perfect patio furniture set? Several sets are marked down by as much as $500, with sets starting at $1,499.99.
Clothing items start at $14.99 and include clothes and accessories for men and women, Choose from wraps, ties, robes, jackets, pants, sweaters and more. All ship for free except for the Kirkland Signature Men’s Dress Shirts, which are $17.99 - $19.99, plus shipping and handling.
Costco’s Gift Guide offers some deals on products for the garage. Might Mule Gate Opener packages are up to $200 off. A Chamberlain garage door opener that operates from your smartphone is selling for $299.99 ($30 off). MotoFloor Modular Garage Flooring Tiles are $99.99 ($40 off).
Need to get back in shape after all the holiday eating? Costco offers some price cuts on exercise equipment. Rowers are $150 off, while treadmills and cross trainers are $200 off.
Costco offers just several food items. You can save $10-$30 on gift baskets, but they still range in price from $35 to $200, so you’ll be able to find more selection and better deals elsewhere.
Some other cool items include a Roland RP-500 Digital Piano for $1,199.99 ($300 off), Jura Impressa C9 One Touch Coffee Center ($300 off), iCLEBO Arte Robotic Vacuum for $279.99 ($50 off), Wavestorm 2-pack Paddleboard Bundle for $599.99 ($100 off), Aquaterra 5-person Spa for $2,999.99 ($500 off) and Tiger 5.5 Cup Induction Heating Rice Cooker and Warmer ($60 off).
At Costco, you can get everything – even the kitchen sink! The Holiday Gift Guide 2016 features a sale on kitchen sinks from Hahn. You can get up to $50 off select models.
Costco is one of just a few dozen stores closed on Thanksgiving, so you won’t have to scarf down your dinner or miss out on family time in order to score some deals there. If you’re looking to score some deals before then, take advantage of this Holiday Gift Guide. You can also wait a few more weeks and see if the store’s Black Friday ad will offer even better deals. You just never know – isn’t that the fun of Christmas shopping?