Before Christmas, I went to Sam’s Club with my mother-in-law. She’s had a membership for awhile, and enjoys getting certain things at better prices than the supermarket can offer.
I hadn’t been to a Sam’s before, so I was excited to see what it was all about.
That place is something else.
I liked getting food samples every few aisles or so–definitely my favorite part.
However, I didn’t see anything I wanted to buy. The bulk toilet paper was overpriced, and I didn’t need food items or socks, electronics, or any of the other assorted things.
I considered buying the bulk yeast at $7 ish for a big pack, but decided to use what I have before buying more.
At this point in my life, I don’t have a need for a year-long membership. However, I might get a guest day pass and spend 10 percent more on items I want (saving me a lot more than if I got it somewhere else).
A friend sent me a link to this article on Consumer Reports about Sam’s Club and Costco.
It highlights some reasons to join or switch warehouse clubs.
I live near a Sam’s Club, and there’s a Costco somewhere in Pittsburgh. But, they’re not from me right now.
Do you shop at Sam’s or Costco? How much money do you think you’ve saved? What sorts of items do you buy?