Recently my Costco card expired and we were debating whether or not we wanted to renew it. We then considered all of our options and wondered if we would like Sam's Club better. While walking around the county fair last Friday, Sam's Club had a booth. And well... let's just say that we were convinced and went with Sam's Club.
Here are the reasons...
Costco costs $55 to join per year. Sam's Club was $40 plus we were given a $20 gift card when we signed up.
Costco does not carry the diapers we like and the smallest size there is 2 (or 1-2 for generic brand).
Sam's Club has Pampers and they start at size NB and go all the way up. We had to have my mom keep taking me to
Sam's Club so I could buy NB diapers for Devin. I think he used 3 or 4 boxes of NB plus several packages.
3. Canned Chicken
I don't like Costco's canned chicken. It has TONS of water. I do like
Sam's Club's canned chicken because it has WAY more meat. Once again, I would have to have my mom take me there to buy canned chicken.
Costco sells milk by the 2 gallons. That doesn't work for us because we drink different milks. (Me-skim. Casey- 1%. And someday Devin-whole.)
Sam's Club sells milk individually by the gallon. So we can both have the milk we want at a cheaper price.
Costco has a very limited selection.
Sam's Club has a much larger selection. My example with diapers--
Sam's Club has three different brands in every size but
Costco only has two brands starting at size 2.
Since we live close to both and they charge the same cost to print pictures (I use the photo lab a lot!), we didn't take those into consideration. I guarantee that if we lived extremely far away from one of them, we would have by default chosen the closer one.
And so the year of savings at Sam's begins...