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Khaetra

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I know some folks like Costco...
« on: October 19, 2016, 08:40:51 AM »
But sadly I don't have one near me.  I do however have a BJ's and got an offer for membership, $40 for 15 months.  Do you have a membership there or have you shopped there?  Is it worth it? 

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Re: I know some folks like Costco...
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2016, 08:43:28 AM »
See if you can get a College Membership with an ID for $35.00 instead.

You only get one card, but if you are like my family and only one person does the shopping anyways..... (and it also feels like the cleaning and organizing.... I'm jk, jk)


Edit: Oh, $40, for 15 months is a better deal isn't it....

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Re: I know some folks like Costco...
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2016, 12:16:44 PM »
We liked BJ's almost as much as Costco. Found Costco to be a bit more reliable for our staples. What I will say is that BJ's had better produce selection.

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Re: I know some folks like Costco...
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2016, 01:02:58 PM »
I like BJs, but don't get a membership every year. We also have Sam's Club, but no Costco.  I un-Walmart, so Sam's Club isn't an option for us.

Whether or not it's worth it depends on what you buy, obviously.  We probably cover the cost of the membership when we do have it.  Sadly, my husband is convinced that our pets need freakishly expensive pet food made only from organic, pasture raised unicorn meat.  Before my husband went off the trail in his mind, BJs sells decently priced, reasonably highly rated dog food and we would cover the membership with that alone.

They also have some things at good prices that I can't find elsewhere.  Their bulk yeast is amazing.  If I buy a package, I can store in a glass jar and use it for baking for a couple of years and it is awesome.  I like their house brands of a lot of things.  But some stuff cheaper on sale in regular supermarkets or Aldi.

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Re: I know some folks like Costco...
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2016, 02:34:35 PM »
I have a BJs membership and the biggest wins for me vs other supermarkets would be gas (not as big if you don't drive much) and diapers.  The food prices are hit or miss IMO.  I can get PB and J supplies a lot cheaper there than Stop and Shop but I'm not sold on the prices of most of the other food I look at.

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Re: I know some folks like Costco...
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2016, 03:05:16 PM »
I have a BJs membership through work which is $15 for the year. It's worth it for me. We buy all our meat there and sometimes clothes when needed.

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Re: I know some folks like Costco...
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2016, 03:50:53 PM »
I had a BJs membership till we moved away from that town to a town next to a Costco.  BJs had less in the way of furniture and hard goods, but the membership was well worth it for me.  In butter alone I saved more than the price of the membership every year.  Also maple syrup was cheap.  Meat was reliably cheaper than the grocery stores' regular prices, but usually not cheaper than the loss leaders.  Costco's house brand seems a bit more upscale then BJs--e.g. Costco frozen veg are all organic.

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Re: I know some folks like Costco...
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2016, 06:35:15 PM »
Sadly, my husband is convinced that our pets need freakishly expensive pet food made only from organic, pasture raised unicorn meat.  Before my husband went off the trail in his mind, BJs sells decently priced, reasonably highly rated dog food and we would cover the membership with that alone.

You too, eh?