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View Poll Results: Which "Big Box" Member's Club Do You Prefer?
Costco 7 63.64%
Sam's Club 1 9.09%
Other (please specify in your post) 3 27.27%
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Old 03-04-2016, 06:33 PM   #11
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We have had memberships in all three. We now have only Costco. I feel it's well worth the price. Their meat quality is very good and the prices are competitive vs. supermarket regular prices.
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Old 03-04-2016, 06:42 PM   #12
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I would choose Costco over Sams Club as food quality is better imo. Even Store brand clothing is not that bad at Costco.

ALSO you have a better return policy and warranty policies if you buy a TV set.

NOW Costco is changing credit cards this year so waiting a few months would not be a bad thing.
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Old 03-04-2016, 06:57 PM   #13
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...NOW Costco is changing credit cards this year so waiting a few months would not be a bad thing.

Tell me more!!
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Old 03-04-2016, 07:06 PM   #14
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Had a Sam's Club membership years ago. Let it expire due to lack of use. The savings was nice but you had to be prepared to be able to accommodate the large sizes of product.

I've found that using the discounts offered by savings cards (Safeway & Giant) I can save $ and not have to get such large quantities.

But I have been thinking about checking out Costco because I've heard good things about the quality and price of there meat and other products.

I'm at a place in life that I can begin to view longer term storage as a viable option. It also might become more of a financial reality for me.

I have none of the above mentioned stores close to me so I need to find out locations and then figure out if travel time and energy use is really a savings or not.

Also quality is important and better quality negates a small bit of time and fuel.
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Old 03-04-2016, 08:02 PM   #15
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One word, ok 3-- Costco rotisserie chicken.
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Old 03-04-2016, 08:17 PM   #16
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I know this isn't much help to you, Steve, but just FYI for people: Our Kroger has online coupons that can be added to your discount card and we buy our gas there. You get purchase points which get you a discount on the gas. Plus the sales. Lots of ways to save.
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Old 03-04-2016, 09:04 PM   #17
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One word, ok 3-- Costco rotisserie chicken.
The best chicken.

Costco only accepts American Express, no coupons.
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Old 03-04-2016, 11:28 PM   #18
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The best chicken.

Costco only accepts American Express, no coupons.
These coupons are on my desk right now, and come in the mail.
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To clarify my comment: No manufacturers' coupons just Costco coupons.
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Old 03-05-2016, 01:35 AM   #20
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Costco gives you the coupon price in their instant savings. I am a Costco person...even though it's at least two hours away. Dad has a small trailer, we fill it up with necessities. We take a cooler so we can stash the hot rotisserie chickens in it and get them home to eat while hot. Another cooler or two for the frozen/perishable and we are set.

I have a Sam's membership because it is closer, but will let it lapse when the year is up, I really prefer Costco.
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