Sams or Costco - Which is the best deal?

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by susiestar, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    We just got a Costco in my state. I have yet to go there. I go to the city when I have dr appts, then I go to Sam's for a monthly stock up. does Costco have better deals on basic items? on non-basic items? The membership to Costco is $15 more than my Sam's membership, I think. I have seen people rave about things from Costco and heard that it is 'fancier' and more 'upscale' than Sams but I get great deals at Sam's. so, do I give Costo a try? what thing are worth it, in your opinion? What do you like/dislike about either chain?
  2. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    At least in Canada, Costco will give anybody a free one-day trial "membership" - so you can find out for yourself.
  3. RN0441

    RN0441 100% better than I was but not at 100% yet

    We have memberships to both. We like some things at both stores. We quit Sams for a while because they stopped having samples - that was my husband. He loves the samples. After many years of having both, I think if we got rid of one it would be Sams.
  4. Marcie Mac

    Marcie Mac Just Plain Ole Tired

    We have both, but I much prefer Costco as they have more organic and I think their fruit and veggies are much fresher. I upgraded my membership last year, and got a nice check for almost 200 which pays for the renewal an then some.

    And of course, it is a good place to graze at noon when the sample ladies are out
  5. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    We have had a Sams membership for years... No Costco in the area. They built one last year, so a couple months ago Bill and I went to check it out.

    From my observations, it's pretty much the same stuff. The two reasons we won't get a membership to Costco are: Price and distance. It costs more, and Sams is a little over a mile away while Costco is nearly 10 miles, none of which are a straight shot.