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Old 07-25-2006, 01:19 PM   #11
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I do like Sam's but Bj's is a little closer
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Old 07-25-2006, 02:05 PM   #12
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We have had memberships in all three. Costco is the best IMO. They offer quality stuff, not cheap stuff at good prices. You do have to be aware of supermarket sales as sale prices will sometimes beat a Costco regular price.

Their house brand, Kirkland Signature, puts out top quality products. The free samples they provide are a great sales tool in my mind as they give you an opportunity to see how good the stuff is without committing to a large quantity. Also a great place for a snack. The senior citizens visit in large groups when the freebies are put out.
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Old 07-25-2006, 02:24 PM   #13
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Sam's, cuz that's what is in the 'hood.
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Old 07-25-2006, 02:28 PM   #14
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I have used both BJs and Costco, and prefer Costco for the better quality of merchandise and the company's policies. I could use any of the three. However, I am not a regular at any as I don't have a large family to buy for.
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Old 07-25-2006, 02:39 PM   #15
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There are only 2 of us but I really like to buy in bulk, make dishes and freeze them.

Costco's bakery is something! *backing away from the sweets*
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Old 07-25-2006, 02:53 PM   #16
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I fully agree AndyM. We've belonged to CostCo for many years now (about 15 years - back when it was still "Price Club") & LOVE it.

Buy their Kirkland toilet paper & paper towels & can't stand it when we run out & are forced to buy a national supposedly "top" brand at the stores. No comparison as to quality. Also get all our cat litter, extra-virgin olive oil, many wonderful imported cheeses, wines, fresh pastas, frozen chicken breasts, frozen cooked shrimp, frozen raviolis & potstickers there. Not to mention 3-4-foot tall Poinsettias & positively gorgeous mixed green wreaths at Xmas. Books, cut flowers, sheets & towels - frankly, the list is nearly endless.

I almost can't imagine shopping without CostCo!!
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Old 07-25-2006, 03:14 PM   #17
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...However, I am not a regular at any as I don't have a large family to buy for.
Robo:

There are jut the two of us and it pays to shop Costco. Think really good meats! Whole cuts of pork, and different beef cuts like ribeye, tenderloin and sirloin strip. All these cuts also in smaller quantities in strofoam trays like the supermarkets use.

Specialty cheeses, cookbooks, movies and books. CDs and DVDs. Office supplies, car products, salted and unsalted butter (4 pound packs). Filipo Barrio EVOO and Costco's own brand of Tuscan EVOO.

Depending on local laws, beer and wine at very good prices.

We have an upright freezer and freeze what we cannot eat in a meal.

Not everything is a 'lifetime supply' package!
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Old 07-25-2006, 03:18 PM   #18
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Also agreed - it's just my husband & me here as well, & we still shop & enjoy CostCo products without feeling like we're buying for an army.
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Old 07-25-2006, 03:22 PM   #19
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Costco, but I also like Cost Plus for their imported goods.
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Old 07-25-2006, 03:26 PM   #20
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Have been members of all three at one time or another, and there are only two of us here also.

Yes, you may often be able to do as well shopping for the sales, but we have to keep going to the store and will generally drop at least 200 bucks at the warehouse store just so we do not have to do serious shopping for quite a while.

Like them all.

Gave up our Sam's membership when we moved, it is really inconvenient to find one here.

Now belong to Costco and BJ's.

I think Costco has a better selection, but find the hours at BJ's much more convenient (they open earlier). Eight AM I believe on weekends.

Don't know if we will keep up BJ's or not.

But at least for now will keep at least one.
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