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There's a new BJ's in town; will they fleece Costco?

December 31st, 2012 at 12:12 pm

A new BJs was just built nearby, and I got a coupon for a free, 60-day membership to try them out.

Today was the last day i could activate the coupon, so off I went.

Was curious to see how they compare to Costco. Anyone have an opinion on that? I don't think I'll spring for the $50 membership when my trial run expires Feb. 28, but I WILL stock up on any good deals I find.

I didn't scour the entire store today, but I did find some good buys. Among them:

Amy's organic canned soups usually go for $2.99 ea at Shop Rite, which I find has the best supermarket prices in my area; BJ's had them for $1.66 each!! (You have to buy a 6-pack though, so then of course you can't chooses the flavors.)

Shop Rite's best SALE price on a half gallon of organic, refrigerated soy milk is $3; BJ's had it for $2.43! (You have to buy 3, but I'm just freezing 2 of them.)

I also got a box of Amy's organic bean/cheese burritos and some other stuff. I sort of want to go back there tomorrow now! I was in a rush today as I had a ton of other errands to do, including using my $10 free BP gas card, a stop at Shop Rite for sale items, using up some gift cards at Home Depot, attempted return at Wal-Mart (no go), a bank deposit and a haircut.

I bumped into The Author and her husband at Home Depot. Would've walked right by her if she hadn't said something cus I'm usually preoccupied with my thoughts, I guess. Her husband is very nice...he said the proverbial, I've heard SO much about you, but he emphasized SO. She must be very entertaining to be married to, becus I know she reads her stories out loud to her husband, especially the steamy parts (Smile and is always scouting for ideas for her plots and characters.

I know she's gotten me something for Xmas and keeps saying we need to get together. I didn't get her anything this year and quite honestly don't want to spend the money, but I need to get her SOMETHING. It would be nice to get her a steamship or luxury cruiseliner, since it figures prominently in the book of hers I'm currently editing. Like a Xmas ornament, but doubt I'll find that now.

3 Responses to “There's a new BJ's in town; will they fleece Costco?”

  1. Wink Says:

    I also really like the Amy's brand of organic food. My usual grocery store doesn't carry it so when I find it on sale somewhere I make a trip to stock up!

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    When I was at Costco this past week one of the things I stocked up on was Amy's soups too. Smile They usually run $2.75 a can at our Walmart, so the $1.66/can price was right up my alley. Big Grin (I like all the varieties, so not choosing didn't bother me.) Unfortunately the Costco I went to didn't have the burritos, which I was hoping to get.

  3. patientsaver.com Says:

    I think this was the first time i tried the Amy's burritos, and i really did like them. They didn't have a lot of stuff I don't like in them, just the beans, cheese and probably some spices. Bean burritos were the only thing I'd order from Taco Bell years ago when there was one near my office.

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