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Old 06-28-2015, 04:42 PM
 
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Jim,it is Sam's top competitor. Some sware they are superior to Sam's. We belonged to both when we lived in Texas, dropped Costco when we moved to NM. We didn't have the need for both and had belonged to Sam's longer. I really see very little differnce. I do think Costco stores are a little less cluttered and appear to be a little nicer, but price wise and quality wise they are the same.
If you ever buy meat you'd see the difference.
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Old 06-28-2015, 04:43 PM
 
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My Costco stopped carrying frozen scallops, another food item that I really miss!
Those seem to be hit or miss...they have them for a time...then stop...then get them again.
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Old 06-29-2015, 05:46 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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If you ever buy meat you'd see the difference.
I happen to know quality meats: at least in our region, believe it or not, Sam's has very good meat. It isn't much difference in price than at the local markets, but it is about the same or better quality. Not to mention, who ever said, everything is better at one over the other? I simply was generalizing.
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Old 06-29-2015, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Scott County, Tennessee/by way of Detroit
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I have never been to Costco but have a Sams membership...we go for the cases of V8 in the cans....such a better deal than stores, zip lock bags, frozen cod, cheese and whatever else we see...usually never get out of there under $300 but like others said, ours is also pretty far.....As meat goes, we love Sam's meat..just talking about this the other day with people.....I buy their $1.99 pork loins and we get about 4 meals out of one, just my husband and I....their steaks are really good...I wish it was closer..

The last time we went our car broke down with all our stuff in the back, it was like 85 degrees..had to walk on the interstate to buy a Styrofoam cooler at the gas station jam it in and ice and wait for a tow...5 hrs later we were home and our food was ok.....any longer we would have had to pitch the meat.....

The scallops.....The Sam's has them here in Knoxville all the time......but at $26.99lb we passed.....that's a hefty price.....
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Old 06-29-2015, 08:49 AM
 
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I happen to know quality meats: at least in our region, believe it or not, Sam's has very good meat. It isn't much difference in price than at the local markets, but it is about the same or better quality. Not to mention, who ever said, everything is better at one over the other? I simply was generalizing.

Agreed. I have been at both Costco and Sam's Club and both are generally carrying the same products from the same packing houses at similar prices. The ONLY exception is the USDA Prime beef that makes up perhaps 2-5% of Costco meats.
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Old 06-29-2015, 08:53 AM
 
Location: NJ
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-Milk is the best deal in the house. Still under $3/gallon.
-I find their meats and seafood very expensive, but the quality very good if you're willing to pay.
-Pistachio nuts are always a good deal.
-Kirkland plastic wrap is the best!
-Kirkland coffee is very good and the price is right.
-Our Costco stopped carrying Gabila's knishes. What a shame, love those knishes.
-Electronics come with double warranty, saved me when I purchases a plasma tv that died after 20 months. Would have been SOL if it wasn't for Costco's free extended warranty.
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Old 06-29-2015, 02:17 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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I buy my husband the super sized Mach 3 refill razor cartridges at X mas and they last the whole year.
Me to.
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Old 07-01-2019, 10:58 AM
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Location: New York Area
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Milk, romaine, Vitamin D-3-2000, Jarlsberg and cheddar cheese.
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Old 07-01-2019, 10:03 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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We also dropped Sam’s Club because most items were the same, but Costco meat and produce was much better, and we have 2 in either direction 5 miles away. The nearest Sam’s was 20 miles away, and closed up in January.

At Costco we buy a lot of things, such as almost all of my clothes, toilet paper and paper towels, bread, tortillas, ground beef, sole, frozen battered cod, Mexican Blend cheese, ketchup, syrup, flour and sugar, and of course, the rotisserie chicken.

It’s really helpful to have a big upright freezer, and large pantry.
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Old 07-07-2019, 10:41 PM
 
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toilet paper
paper towels
Kirkland laundry pods
dryer sheets
Kirkland K-cups
Pepperidge farm goldfish (individual packets)
kitchen trash bags
bottled purified water
Coke, but sometimes it's cheaper at the grocery store
ibuprofen
enteric coated aspirin
children's Claritin
Ziploc bags of varying sizes
paper plates
aluminum foil
Velveeta
V8
canned corn/green beans/black olives/Ro-Tel
pistachios
mixed nuts
beef jerky


I don't buy much perishable food there since it's just me and DH.
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