Originally Posted by Andy M.
We have or had memberships in all of the major warehouse club stores - BJ's, Costco and Sam's Club.
We like Costco the most. Sam's is also good. Whether or not you can get your membership fee back through savings depends on what you buy and how much you buy in a year.
I buy a lot of meats there. Whole sirloin strips, tenderloins and rib eyes for beef. Then I cut my own steaks and roasts.
The prices are better than the supermarket but when the market has a good sale they will sometimes beat the warehouse store.
Whole pork loins and tenderloins. I cut my own chops and roasts.
Of course, loads of paper products, laundry supplies, party goods, medications, baked goods, and electronics.
I have a set of stainless tri-ply pots and pans from Costco that are as good as my All-Clad.
Go for it.
You may want to buy a freezer for the basement or garage.
Ditto, what Andy said. I buy almost all my meats at Costco. It is a great benefit for me since I live in a small town the the meat prices are outrageous at the local grocery store. I also buy dogfood, shrimp, beverages, trash bags, reclosable storage bags (for all that meat), etc.
At Costco you can get two cards with your membership, so I split my membership with another member of my family to reduce the year cost of the membership.