Are Price Clubs a Better Deal? – Supermarket Savvy
To help you make this comparison for yourself, the fabulous blogger over at QueenBee has put together a price list of Costco prices. In general, her findings confirm what I maintain: while price club prices are certainly better than paying full price, you can often do better by combining sales and coupons at your grocery store.
Price clubs are a great solution, however, when you’re in need of something and can’t wait for a stock-up sale price, or when you’re too busy to deal-hunt. I’ve been there. I worked full-time when my twin daughters were babies, and I certainly didn’t have time to spend couponing and deal-hunting. Then, a price club was my solution for the massive amounts of formula and diapers I needed. Being able to go get all my baby supplies at one stop was immeasurably cheaper … it saved my sanity, and I didn’t have therapy bills! Now, though, since I have more time to hunt for deals, I can usually find sales that are better than price club prices — especially because I don’t have to pay an annual membership fee.
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