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Old 07-25-2006, 12:33 PM   #1
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Which warehouse do you prefer?

Mr Half Baked and I haven't belonged to one in years but I'm ready to join again.

Which do you prefer? Could you tell me why?

Sam's
Costco
BJs

I don't know how to set up a poll.

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Old 07-25-2006, 12:38 PM   #2
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We use Costco... just because it's the only one in town.
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Old 07-25-2006, 12:40 PM   #3
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We use BJ's for the same reason pds.
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I use BJ's because it is on my way home from most anywhere. I go to Costco once in a while with my dd but it is about 30 miles away in heavy traffic and she doesn't mind driving, but I do.
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We are getting a Sam's in my town this fall. I was wondering how much does it cost to join? There are just the two of us, is it worth it? What do our members think? Thanks.
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None of the above. I was a member for a few years but I let it expire. I found that just because it is a 'club' doesn't mean that everything is a bargain. In fact, I didn't really see much (if any) difference between the club prices and other stores in the community (for what I was buying). If I watch the sales papers I can find some really good prices in regular supermarkets. When I do, I stock up.
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We are getting a Sam's in my town this fall. I was wondering how much does it cost to join? There are just the two of us, is it worth it? What do our members think? Thanks.
I'm not sure about the price of Sam's JoAnn...
but costco is worth it. There's only two of us too
but you can get some really really good deals. I love going there
to stock up on all my canned goods and then going to Safeway and figuring out how much I would have spent on the same amount of food. I love saving money. Paper products and frozen goods are also good deals if bought there.

There are things like cereals and breads and fresh fruit that are not such a great deal for us because they come in such large amounts and we'd never use them before they got old and stale.
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Old 07-25-2006, 12:56 PM   #8
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Costco is a bit better, IMO but BJ's is closer, so that's where I go. Bj's also sells Minor's bases very cheap.
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Old 07-25-2006, 01:01 PM   #9
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I didn't renew my BJs membership because I was finding fruits and vegetable cheaper at the grocery store.

My DIL took me to Costco and I was pretty impressed with it.

I've never been to a Sam's Club.
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I love going there to stock up on all my canned goods and then going to Safeway and figuring out how much I would have spent on the same amount of food.
That's only one store. If you watch the sales flyers you might find stuff you need at different supermarkets unless you're that limited by your small town that you only have the one, but it seems that if your town is big enough for a club store there should be at least a few supers from which to choose.

I'm not saying there isn't some value in clubs, but I'd have to buy a lot of stuff to offset the membership price. Again, I guess I'm thinking of the stuff that I usually buy. I don't use a lot of paper products (but I can get toilet paper cheaper elsewhere) or canned veggies, so you really need to know what the store has that would be considered a real bargain based on your own needs.
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