Buying in bulk( BJS Sam's Costco)

Discussion in 'Community Board' started by dakcp2001, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. faith

    faith DIS Veteran

    Apr 27, 2000
    Sams. Not in bulk, but love the book and magazine prices.
    Nice quality meat, also.
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  3. Jeafl

    Jeafl <font color=red>Has an emergency auto hammer & kno

    Apr 14, 2000
    We have both a Costco and a Sam's Club membership. We also have 4 major grocery stores with a 5-7 minute drive.

    Costco and Sam's are FAR cheaper on a lot of things, even if they are on sale elsewhere. Costco sells eggs in a two pack of 18 eggs each for only $3.89. The grocery stores around here charge $2.00 for just 1 dozen eggs. We pay $1.67 a gallon for 1% or 2% milk at Costco. The grocery stores around here can't touch that.

    We also buy a lot of meat there, toilet paper, paper towels, half and half, yogurt, bread, cheesecakes or regular cakes from their bakery, pizzas and a bunch of other stuff.

    At Sam's I buy their bread, sugar-free flavored syrups for coffee, k-cups,giant boxes of cereal and gas.
  4. mhsjax

    mhsjax DIS Veteran

    Mar 3, 2006
    I would pay 3 times the amount Costco charges for membership to be able to stay out of Walmart. I don't know any miffed members myself, everyone I know is very happy there. THey actually have very NICE and HELPFUL people. unlike our scummy Walmart.
  5. Sorsha

    Sorsha <font color=royalblue>People, don't be like the ch

    Feb 26, 2007
    Meat (better quality than normal grocery stores, and we like to buy big tenderloins or tri-tips and cut our own steaks)
    Bagged shredded cheese
    Produce (potatoes, strawberries, bagged salad, fresh veg, etc)
    Snacks for the kids for school
    Canned veggies and tomatoes
    Pasta, rice, etc
    Pancake syrup
    Organic boxed broth/stock
    Microwave popcorn
    Trash bags
    Household products like toilet paper, cleaners, etc
    Prescriptions (I take 2 meds monthly for my seizure disorder and the savings are HUGE! A $45 Rx at Costco is $250 a month at Walgreens - literally - I checked.)

    We totally get our money's worth out of our Costco membership, but then we feed 5 in our immediate family, plus spares (friends, teenagers, etc)
  6. tvguy

    tvguy Question anything the facts don't support.

    Dec 15, 2003
    Well, I AM in California, and Walmart is still relatively new here. And about 3 years ago they started building Super Walmarts. And literally 2 weeks ago they opened Walmart Neighborhood Stores here. Went to one this past weekend, awesome.
    All our Walmarts are new, clean, and as a town with 3 recently closed Air Force Bases/Army Base, Walmart hires a lot of retired military to work in the stores. All you hear is "may I help you sir ma' are you sir ma'am".........etc". Clearly different than the Walmarts I have been in in Texas and Illionis as far as age....(however, I am talking small towns, where a lot of folks go to Walmart just to hang out when they aren't at high school football games):goodvibes
  7. tvguy

    tvguy Question anything the facts don't support.

    Dec 15, 2003
    Not ignoring you. Heading out to dinner now. Did a quick search and found 35+ lawsuits in Sacramento County Superior Court ALONE! :crazy2: Will pull up the abstracts later. Googling is a mess, but I guess big corporations are the targets of a lot of lawsuits...will sort through later.
  8. cristit14

    cristit14 <font color=blue> An older <font color=red>I am Do

    Apr 2, 2004

    Laundry items
    Paper goods
    Some snack items
    Some frozen items, there is a breakfast sandwich the my husband really likes
    Occasionally hygiene items, razor blades, etc
  9. Squirlz

    Squirlz DIS Veteran

    Oct 31, 2000
    We go to Sam's for business necessities. Ziploc bags by the case, bubble wrap, printer paper and garlic. Also canned cat food.
  10. lovemy3girls

    lovemy3girls DIS Veteran

    Jul 14, 2005
    My hubby and I were debating on joining a warehouse club. In fact, I recently posted about this on the Budget board. I think we have decided things are cheaper at Walmart and we don't have the storage space to buy in bulk, anyway. I posted on my blog about it, too when we were trying to make the decision. See the link in my signature if you are interested on why it might not be worth it to join a warehouse club.
  11. pigletgirl

    pigletgirl <font color=green>You do have a life. It is just i

    Jun 11, 2006
    I definitely this it is, especially if you have a family!

    We typically buy:
    Dish Soap
    PB (Husband eats wayyy too much of it...:rolleyes1)
    Meats (Seafood, Beef, Pork, Chicken, etc.. whatever we need)
    Spring Salad Mix
    Romaine Hearts
    Deli Meats/Cheeses
    Cheez-Its/Goldfish/ ect - some sort of snack food
    Books/DVDs when wanted and/or needed.
    Whole Pizzas from the Concession stand (cheap and delicious! We love the Supreme)
  12. dakcp2001

    dakcp2001 <font color=darkorchid>Am I wrong to want a cashie

    Jun 8, 2007
    Time is money. If I can shop less, it is worth it to me. We both work full time and we value what little free time we have. There are some things that are great deals, and BJS lets you stack coupons on top of their coupons. So we both save money and time. Both of which are important to us. In order to save money at a warehouse club, you have to shop smart and stick to your list.
  13. Meriweather

    Meriweather Aria's Nana

    Mar 31, 2002
    Been a Costco member since 1985 :eek:

    I go every week:
    toilet paper
    paper towels
    kitty litter
    tomato sauce
    black beans
    eye drops
    vitamins and a lot of supplements
    some candy
    chicken stock
    chips for DD
    bell peppers.....every week for DS
    cucumbers ....every week for DS..........I find because of the turnover, their fruits and vegetables are much fresher
    sourdough bread
    Clorox wipes
    laundry detergent
    dish soap.........both liquid and for the dishwasher

    I'm sure there is a lot more
    Love their hot dogs at the counter and the chicken bake
    and whenever Popcornopolis and caramel apple people are there, we buy.

    Also buy computer paper
    printer cartridges

    They are great about returns.
  14. DMickey28

    DMickey28 <font color=blue>DIS Veteran<br>Comes from a very

    Mar 24, 2001
    I currently do BJ's. You can great deals if you can match one of their coupons with a Manu coupon. Crest toothpaste is individual in the box f I've. You cn use multiple Manu coupons and a BJ's for a great deal.

    I have debated joint Costco instead when my BJ's runs out but we will see.

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