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Old 03-29-2017, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Phoenix-Valley of the Sun
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You guys! I am THIS close to getting a membership. Don't tempt me!!!
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Old 03-31-2017, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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I love COSTCO. If I don't get over there at least once a month I start feeling weak. It's like my religion And such a pleasure to know I'm not getting ripped off. Try it for a year. You won't regret it.
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Old 03-31-2017, 12:16 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
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I have yet to see any deals I can't get, at Grocery Outlet or Win Co, without paying the membership fee. Gas, in my town is cheaper at a local gas station than Costco. I use gas buddy to check it out. The membership fee is a deal breaker for me. And I don't spend enough to get the cash back thing.
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Old 03-31-2017, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Bay Area California
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I love COSTCO. If I don't get over there at least once a month I start feeling weak. It's like my religion And such a pleasure to know I'm not getting ripped off. Try it for a year. You won't regret it.
I don't know if I love Costco or hate shopping. Regardless, we've had a Costco membership forever for just the two of us.

We're lucky in that we have good storage and a separate freezer. Once a month or so I stock up on various staples and don't have to worry about it for a while. A few things like Greek Yogurt are perishable and not freezable so I have to restock at the regular grocers a bit more often. I always pick up a Rotisserie Chicken and that's dinner for a couple nites and a big package of soup stock to be frozen.

Costco also has good prices on a lot of OTC meds and their house brand vitamins. OTOH the fresh produce is overpriced to me and often on the verge of going bad.
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Old 04-03-2017, 08:42 AM
 
Location: New Market, MD
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I love COSTCO. If I don't get over there at least once a month I start feeling weak. It's like my religion And such a pleasure to know I'm not getting ripped off. Try it for a year. You won't regret it.

I have the same feelings if I don't go there once in a week
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Old 04-03-2017, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Prepperland
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Sam's Club - better quality than Wal-Mart, similar prices.
If you shop for food, in bulk, every month, it will pay for the membership.
Otherwise, save your money.
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Old 04-04-2017, 09:57 AM
 
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I prefer to buy meat from small local places. I prefer Costco over Sams club but for me time is a critical factor. Sams club has been a money loosing venture for Walmart for a long time. This works best for us because it is never crowded. One wouldn't even need morning hours membership. The ones close to me are always empty. Their options and products are lower than Costco which doesn't make it pleasant shopping experience. Costco has everything but the lines on weekends are a nightmare even for gas.

I hate spending my weekends in line to save few $ so thats why I don't go to Costco. I use Sams club for gas most of the times. Whenever I need something its never there in Sams club so local grocery store serves the purpose. I did save some $$ on the tires I got from Sams club. A buddy of mine has insurance from Costco and he likes the premium. I am going to start using BOXED if it is going to save me some time. I think Sams club and Costco are going to be thing of past once Amazon or online retailers come in that market.

I split membership between Costco and Sams Club with my coworker. He has my Sams club card and I have his Costco. Both set on auto renew.
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Old 04-05-2017, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Phoenix-Valley of the Sun
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i think i may have asked this but how is the gas quality between sams and costco?
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Old 04-06-2017, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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i think i may have asked this but how is the gas quality between sams and costco?
Licensed Brands | Top Tier Gas
Costco is on the list, but Sams Club is not.
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Old 04-07-2017, 11:20 AM
 
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If you are good with your finances their credit cards are THE BEST! You get 4% back on gas and 3% back on travel expenses. So for me I use it as a work card, then I get those Costco bucks (gift card) the best part is I can take a $500 gift card I get from the credit card points, spend $3 at Costco and they will give me $497 back in CASH! I don't think you'll find a cash card that gives you 4%-3% cash back.
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