Friday, December 5, 2008

Sam's Club

First of all, I am usually a die-hard bulk shopping Sam's club believer. I love the place and it suits me perfectly. However, I have been doing some comparison shopping and am sad to report that it may no longer be worth it to pay the $40 a year membership fee and gas to drive there (the nearest one to me is about 1 1/2 hours away) just to save a few bucks. When you get the opportunity, do your own comparison shopping online at and compare their prices on products to your own stores regular and sale prices. It was a mildly depressing day at my house when I discovered this - my proverbial bubble was shrunk slightly - I guess I have to find something else money-saving to refill it!

1 comment:

snippity1 said...

You've always known that not everything is cheapest at one store. But, I noticed the last time I went with a friend, that the meat prices were specatacular compared to what I could find locally. That day, whole chickes were .78 per pound. I don't know when I've seen that locally. the red meats were much cheaper, too. There is more variety, too. But, you could probably just shop the supermarkets close to that sam's and find better prices and variety than here, without the membership fee.