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?