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Old 04-16-2009, 01:13 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Hi guys

I was wondering which store is cheaper to buy groceries, you know, the most common stuff for a small family

For example, in my country Costco is cheaper than Sams club, but Costco doesn't have much variety (I used to go there with my Dad and I loved the Chicken bakes).

The last week I discovered near of Watchung a store called BJ's, but I'm not sure if is a good option, I mean, I don't now anybody who buy there.

Appreciate your help.
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Old 04-16-2009, 02:21 PM
 
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Hi guys

I was wondering which store is cheaper to buy groceries, you know, the most common stuff for a small family

For example, in my country Costco is cheaper than Sams club, but Costco doesn't have much variety (I used to go there with my Dad and I loved the Chicken bakes).

The last week I discovered near of Watchung a store called BJ's, but I'm not sure if is a good option, I mean, I don't now anybody who buy there.

Appreciate your help.
Costco Sucks
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Old 04-16-2009, 02:24 PM
 
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Usually BJ's will give you a card good for that day so you can check it out.
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Old 04-16-2009, 03:47 PM
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I had a membership to Costco and BJ's - BJ's will take coupons, they also have a deli and smaller size items then Costco. I would buy different items at each store.
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Old 04-16-2009, 03:50 PM
 
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I am a big fan of Costco. You pretty much hit the nail on the head when you said it doesn't have much variety, but its prices are fantastic on a number of items. We did a trial membership at BJs - a LOT more variety, but not nearly the same discounts, if any. We just go to Costco for certain things, and use coupons at Wegman's for our usual grocery shopping.
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Old 04-16-2009, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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Man

We go to Restaurant depot

fewer, but different items and lots of bulk.

1# of Cabot butter costs me a buck fifty!!!
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Old 04-16-2009, 04:14 PM
 
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That's phenomenal. Too bad I don't qualify* for membership.
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Old 04-16-2009, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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I have a big problem with paying a store for the right or privilege
to shop there. There are hundreds of stores who welcome me inside their store without charging me.

Upon some one day passes and going to those so called discount stores with a friend I took the opportunity to compare some prices. Seems the only way to buy cheap is to buy a 5 gallon drum of mustard or ketchup. Or a crate of canned food that will take 25 years to consume.

The things you dont mind stocking up on because they never go bad like paper towels, plates, water, etc. are actually more then the standard grocery store. People dont seem to pay attention to it, they just grab.

What I do like about these pay for the privilege to shop stores is they have many different items just not found in the local grocery store. That I like a lot.
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Old 04-16-2009, 04:30 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I love Costco and I'm a member. Two weeks ago we had a free pass to Sam's Club. Examples: Some things are comparable like the roasted chickens, $4.99. I buy 25lbs of flour for $6.99 (great price) at Costco, it was $8 and change in Sam's club. But I did like Sam's Club too, some different things than Costco. I don't think BJ'S compares, plus generally they aren't doing as well as the others. I also shop at Shoprite for smaller sale items and with coupons.
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Old 04-16-2009, 04:37 PM
 
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I also like that everything I have gotten from costco.com has never had a shipping fee and arrives fast.
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