It is no secret that shopping at those big warehouse stores will save you a bundle. Buying in bulk is one of the best ways to enjoy great things at an even better price. Here in the United States the most common bulk stores that are Costco and Sam’s Club.
At either one, you are sure to save a whole lot of money on a variety of things, from food, to household products, to high definition televisions and computers. I remember as a child my parents bought our trampoline at a Sam’s Club because one they had it readily available and in stock, two it was the best price for one. They saved at least hundred dollars than if they had went somewhere else.
When considering joining one of these mega discount stores, you must join. For those that don’t know, the only way a person can enjoy these deals and discounted prices is they must be a member of either one. Memberships are forty-five dollars for Sam’s Club and fifty-five dollars for Costco for a year membership. Just pay those small fees and you can shop ‘til you drop!
Now here is the big question which one? Do you go with Sam’s Club the Wal-Mart owned warehouse store or pay an extra ten dollars and roll with Costco?
I have asked my family members these same questions, just out of curiously. They have different reasons for their decision. Some prefer Costco mostly because a better variety of foods for vegetarian and organic choices. Others like Sam’s Club because they feel that they receive the best deals and the best products. Then there are those that have a membership with both stores.
Unable to come up with an apparent winner I decided to check out each store. Compare the prices between the two on commonly purchased items. Thing that I feel everyone would want to save the most money on. Here is what I found out:
High Definition Televisions
Although each did great with their prices when compared to, other stores that sell the brand and size of television. Either store would save you at least a hundred and fifty dollars. However, between the two, it would seem that Sam’s Club is the better choice in this category.
Diapers for Babies and Toddlers
What better to buy in bulk than diapers? I mean these babies seem to just run through them like hot knife through butter. Many mothers and fathers really like to join these type of stores when they start having babies, if you have to buy diapers then why not.
Anyway, it would seem that depending which age group and size you are looking for, will determine where you should go to buy your diapers and save the most dough. It would seem that Sam’s Club offers the best price on toddler size diapers and you would want to shop at Costco for infant size diapers.
Frozen Chicken Breast
Let us not forget that each one of these stores offer a full line of groceries. Let us say you are hosting a party or barbecue, you need to cook for many people, and of course, you are on a budget where do you go? I can tell you. Choose Sam’s Club.
To me I think the best store is the store that you most like. With myself I shop at places that I feel are clean, tidy, pleasant, and the employees are kind and helpful. In the end, I think that is the best determiner. Visit each one, ask for a guest pass, and then decide which place is the best fit for you and your family. All this information is great but nothing surpasses that gut feeling.