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Walmart vs. Sam's Club

post #1 of 11
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So are things really much cheaper at Sam's than at Walmart? I found out there's a Sam's closer to me than I realized, right around the corner from a Walmart I frequent. Is it worth it to get a membership there?
post #2 of 11
They have totally different things! I would go in and ask if you can just look around. I know they let me. Then I decided it was definitely worth it for us.
post #3 of 11
Sam's is great only if you need large quantities and have the space to store it. But you do have to be a good shopper, some things are not cheaper than stores like Target and Walmart. Below is a link I found online that allows you to shop for one day without getting a membership. You could go and check it out.

Sam's Club - One Day Pass

Diana
post #4 of 11
Sams club is cheaper on some things. I buy all of my baking supplies (flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking chips, seasonings), paper products like paper towels, paper cups, plates, frozen waffles and breakfast sandwiches, I sometimes get pizza's there- I just bought a 3 pack for $8.99 of digorno rising crust pizzas! I buy kids snacks like fruit snacks (they sell them in a box of 72 and only end up being 9 cents a package in stead of the walmart brand at 11 cents a package (price adds up!!!) I buy granola bars there and I save 5 cents per granola bar (they also come in a huge package!) There are other things that aren't that "great" of a deal, but we certainly save hundreds of dollars there over a year and a membership is $40, so it pays for itself with in the first visit or two!
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Originally Posted by Momma D View Post

Sam's is great only if you need large quantities and have the space to store it. But you do have to be a good shopper, some things are not cheaper than stores like Target and Walmart. Below is a link I found online that allows you to shop for one day without getting a membership. You could go and check it out.

Sam's Club - One Day Pass

Diana

Oh, thanks for that link! I'm going to check it out.
post #6 of 11
There are some things that Sam's does have a better deal on. Especially if you use large quantities of some things. They also have really good cheese in huge blocks that we buy, we love it. Also I keep hearing they have a great deal on diapers so I'll be looking into that at mine.

We bought our mattress and box springs there too and it was a pretty good deal.
post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by MandaRenee View Post

.... Also I keep hearing they have a great deal on diapers so I'll be looking into that at mine......


As far as the diapers go, figure out the cost per diaper. I have found that with sales and multiple coupons, the name brand in the store is sometimes cheaper than the Sam's brand.(CVS deal this week, with coupons is great!) I have also found that Sams' prices fluctuate so you need to check them periodically. Sometimes Target brand diapers are the cheapest. They also carry formula in big cans. It is normally cheaper by a few pennies per ounce & they take the formula checks.
post #8 of 11
Thanks for the info! I'll definitely have to compare. So far we've gotten a few good deals on diapers with the target coupons/sales but I know it will run out quickly! lol
post #9 of 11
I think with any store, you have to know what you pay for things...otherwise, you can end up wasting a lot of money. I know for example that the detergent I use is $14 a box at BJ's. It's $10.99 at Target.
post #10 of 11
They do not sell generic, almost everything is sold in bulk. So if you are a brand name shopper or there are certain things you buy brand name only it would be worth it. They have great deals on other things - I recently got a bunch of clothes for my grandson that were marked down to yard sale prices. I paid $11 for 7 outfits. I buy all my baking supplies there - if I am having a party I buy most or all of the food there.
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