In this month's Costco coupon book, there is a coupon for towels. I thought that was interesting. I don't remember the last time I saw a coupon for towels. Costco towels are very good value. I can vouch for that, because I've been checking on towels for over a year.
On thanksgiving 2008, I bought a bunch of towels (picture below, related blog). I still use those towels. These towels were made by "Grandeur". I paid around $8.00 each. As you can see, towels have sophisticated color (wasabi green). And they feel amazing. Since then, I've been checking prices on towels whenever I go to Linens and Things. Towels of these quality will easily cost you $25+.
Sometime last year, Costco switched the brand to "Charisma". The new towels now have inferior texture and somewhat "Cheap" looking color. (picture at bottom). They are definitely good value. But, I like the older brand "Grandeur" much, much better. Actually, I was very disappointed that Grandeur towels were no longer available.
Anyway, I thought it was interesting that Costco is now carrying inferior towels (still very good), and offer discount on top of it.
After Thanksgiving shopping 2008 - Older brand "Grandeur" Shown