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Old 03-26-2015, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Way up high
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I actually need to renew my Sams membership. I'm waiting for a deal to pop up for renewals. I can get my Muscle Milk there for $20 instead of $40 on Amazon. Plus whatever else I need to stock up on. It's worth the $40 for me because the MM is only 12 servings..
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Old 03-27-2015, 10:14 AM
 
Location: South Florida
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I don't have a Sam's or Costco membership, but I have a membership at BJ's Warehouse. It is $35 a year through a club I belong to. The BJ's is right down the street from my house and they have a gas station. I save more than the cost of the membership just by buying gas there so it is totally worth it. Last year I also saved a couple hundred dollars on tires there.

I don't have a large family or do lot of bulk shopping, so it's mostly the gas and auto service that saves me money. The close proximity to my house is a big factor.

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Old 03-27-2015, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Way up high
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I don't have a Sam's or Costco membership, but I have a membership at BJ's Warehouse. It is $35 a year through a club I belong to. The BJ's is right down the street from my house and they have a gas station. I save more than the cost of the membership just by buying gas there so it is totally worth it. Last year I also saved a couple hundred dollars on tires there.

I don't have a large family or do lot of bulk shopping, so it's mostly the gas and auto service that saves me money. The close proximity to my house is a big factor.

I miss BJ's. They aren't out west here
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Old 04-13-2015, 03:32 PM
 
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Personally, I don't think so, unless you have a huge family. We are 4, and I'd rather pay a tiny bit more and avoid Sam's Costco. I was a longtime member and found that I could easily spend $300 and still have to go grocery shopping after that!
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Old 04-13-2015, 03:43 PM
 
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We have one membership and we shop for ourselves and adult kids and grandkids. We get TP. paper towels, almonds and walnuts in huge bags, clothing, diapers, wipes, coffee and organic meats. We divide it up between us as needed and share the cost. If it were just the two of us it wouldn't be worth it now that we're retired and use less. We use it for electronics too.
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Old 04-13-2015, 04:07 PM
 
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living social is offering a bj's membership with a 25.00 gift card for 35 bucks . for 10 bucks we took advantage of the deal.


BJ's Deal - $30 Membership + $25 Gift Card -Living Rich With Coupons®
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Old 04-14-2015, 05:36 PM
 
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Eggs are crazy cheap, 3 dollars and something for two 18 packs.
Our Costco just stopped selling regular eggs! The only choice now is the cage-free for $6-something for 2 dozen. Now, granted that's a decent price for what it is, and I bought them, but if this wacky experiment of theirs sticks, then I'll go back to eggs at the grocery store. Complained, and said I appreciate Costco's effort to force health onto me, but go back to giving us a choice, please!

I've been a member since the 80's when it was Price Club - before Costco existed. They merged in the early 90's, then went back to the Costco name later.

I get tremendous savings in cheese, dairy in general, fresh produce, nuts, meats, fish, plants, and other things. I have an executive membership w/ cash back, and end up not paying a membership fee.
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Old 04-14-2015, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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We go through a LOT of eggs, I will be super annoyed if my Costco stops stocking the normal ones!
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Old 04-14-2015, 08:44 PM
 
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Our Costco just stopped selling regular eggs! The only choice now is the cage-free for $6-something for 2 dozen. Now, granted that's a decent price for what it is, and I bought them, but if this wacky experiment of theirs sticks, then I'll go back to eggs at the grocery store. Complained, and said I appreciate Costco's effort to force health onto me, but go back to giving us a choice, please!

I've been a member since the 80's when it was Price Club - before Costco existed. They merged in the early 90's, then went back to the Costco name later.

I get tremendous savings in cheese, dairy in general, fresh produce, nuts, meats, fish, plants, and other things. I have an executive membership w/ cash back, and end up not paying a membership fee.
I've noticed Costco going in this direction for a while now. More and more of their stuff is organic, even their generic products. That's nice if that's what you want and if you're willing to pay more for it, but it gets annoying (and expensive) if you'd rather have the more common, cheaper versions that they used to sell.

That's the reason I recently switched from Costco to Sam's club. I like how Costco is a little nicer and how it isn't run by Walmart, but Sam's just has more of the stuff that I want to buy.
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Old 04-15-2015, 08:10 AM
 
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Costco membership is worth it just for the return policy on everything besides some electronics ( which are 90 day return period).

If you ever need money back, just return some things you bought. It's like a bank and the item never loses it's value.
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