Ok… so you’ve paid for a membership at Sam’s or Costco. But don’t assume that everything is a better deal at the discount warehouses. At 10, we mentioned some of the best buys at Sam’s and Costco, and then some items you can save more money on elsewhere.
Here are some others we couldn’t fit into the broadcast version of the story:Meat Costco’s meat is a great deal according to the author of a “Smart Money” article. “Top-notch butcher-shop quality meets supermarket prices.” Paper Goods The same article lists paper goods as not such a good buy at Costco. We found that Sam’s Club paper products were cheaper, but Costco’s price was lower than Kroger’s. You should remember, though, that are some pretty good coupons out there for toilet paper and paper towels that are doubled and tripled at most grocery stores. They say Milk, Butter and eggs are always good deals at Costco. We only looked at milk in our comparison. It was very close between all 3 stores, Sam’s, Costco and Kroger (.019 per oz. at Sam’s & Costco and .023 at Kroger). Consumer Reports did a very comprehensive survey in 2007. I want your questions or helpful comments for other shoppers. We plan to use them in our “Ask Amy” segment Monday night at 10. Have a great weekend!