30 Days, 30 Ways to Save: Warehouse Clubs
Are you wondering if joining a warehouse club is worth the money? I know I was a little hesitant to join one earlier this year because I wasn’t sure that I’d save any money after paying the initial fee to join. Today, I want to show you some price comparisons to help show you how much money you really can save by joining a warehouse club. I chose items that many of us purchase and that won’t take us a year to go through. See the savings for yourself:
Del Monte Green Beans
BJ’s Warehouse- $5.99/8= .75/14.5 oz can
Sam’s Club- $9.34/12= .78/14. 5 oz can
Super Target .92/ 14.5 oz can
JIF Peanut Butter
BJs Warehouse- $6.99 (2pk/2 – 40 oz jars)
Sam’s Club-$6.72 (2pk- 40 oz jars)
Super Target- $8.99 (2pk/2- 40 oz jars)
Smuckers Grape Jelly
BJs Warehouse- $3.49 (2 pk/2- 22 oz)
Sam’s Club- $3.22 (2pk/ 2- 32 oz)
Super Target- $2.04 (1-32 oz)
In making the comparisons, I didn’t include any coupons savings, but both Super Target and BJ’s allow you to use coupons. After shopping at all three, I feel that joining a warehouse club will most likely get you a lower per item price than if you purchased from a traditional grocery store.
Tip: If you have the option to split the membership with a family member or friend, I think that it will pay itself off in a few months.