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Old 10-11-2009, 12:09 PM
 
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We have memberships at both and more than pay for them easily. We buy mostly foodstuffs (frozen hamburger, meats, canned goods, etc) and office supplies. Once in a while we'll find some wine that's good.
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Old 11-06-2009, 06:18 PM
 
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I picked up fish/seafood and antacids and yeah I made my 40 bucks back in one trip. Haven't been back since although I should since my membership's going to expire.
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Old 11-06-2009, 09:02 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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Does shopping at Sam's or Costco save you a good amount of money? Is it really worth getting a membership vs shopping at Wal-mart or like SaveAlot? What are some of the reasons you shop there or don't?
I rarely buy a big ticket item and I wouldn't eat that kind of junkie food for anything. I have been to Sams a few times as a guest and I didn't see anything much that I needed or wanted. SO no, I have never joined. They don't have Costco around here.

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Old 11-14-2009, 05:25 PM
 
Location: NJ
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By buying in bulk, you make less trips to the store except for perishables. I belong to Costco and thinking of joining Sam's Club.
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Old 11-16-2009, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Kansas
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No. The prices aren't that good and you can do better just shopping sale items at other stores. I never like it because it is mostly prepared foods which we all know cost a lot more in the end so nothing frugal about that.
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Old 11-16-2009, 12:17 PM
 
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Absolutely worth it. I'll end up paying $7 for my Costco membership this coming year. How? I'm an executive member. I get money back on my purchases. The $100 per year fee is now going to cost me $7. I love Costco
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Old 03-20-2015, 07:13 PM
 
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I have been a business member with Sam's for over 15yrs. Now I also get at least 7% cash back with Sam's and Walmart on everything I buy online. Like an idiot I bought the Plus Membership last year and it only pays 1%. With 7% I average around a $100 a month cash back. Not sure I can post the link here but if you would like to know I can share it.
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Old 03-20-2015, 10:26 PM
 
Location: MA
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I have really found no savings. My SO will go there and want to buy a whole bunch of stuff we don't need and I don't think buying stuff we don't need no matter what the cost is saving money at all.
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Old 03-21-2015, 06:57 AM
 
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Does shopping at Sam's or Costco save you a good amount of money? Is it really worth getting a membership vs shopping at Wal-mart or like SaveAlot? What are some of the reasons you shop there or don't?
I don't want to pay a membership to buy a 20 gallon tub of pickles.
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Old 03-21-2015, 06:59 AM
 
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I have really found no savings. My SO will go there and want to buy a whole bunch of stuff we don't need and I don't think buying stuff we don't need no matter what the cost is saving money at all.
I agree. I went to a Costco once and didn't find one item that was worth buying. I don't need bulk items, don't have room for them nor bulk food since I live alone. The prices were not any better than what I could find on sale, their electronics were prices higher than what I could find at Walmart or Best Buy. They say they make most of their money on the membership fees, but then you would think their prices would be much lower.

Plus just having to get a temporary pass and giving them all my Drivers License info and letting them take a picture of me felt like an invasion of privacy. Later on I found out I can go in and say I am going to the pharmacy and they can't refuse to let you in without a membership.
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