OT BJ S Costco Is It Really Cheaper

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Nita_ - January 12

we've recently taken up BJ's membership..it's one of those stores that sells stuff in bulk! I think costco is another one...I was shopping there yday and was thinking 'doesn't seem like things are cheaper here!'. We are only two of us with a 6month old baby, so the most I thought I'll buy there is diapers & wipes. But we use huggies supreme and they dont carry those!! I got the wipes box of 6 pack and later realized its the same price as its at target! Same goes with paper towels or toilet paper. It's just big packs of them but I think they are the same or maybe even highever priced? Does anyone else think or find so as well? What kinda items do you generally buy from such places? is it cost effective or is it just they are bigger packs so you dont have to make frequent trips to the store?

 

mcatherine - January 12

It may be that way at BJ's - but I shop at Sam's and Costco and everything - especially wipes and diapers are cheaper!! We bulk shop for a lot of things...vitimans, razors, soaps and lotions, bottled water (32 bottles for $4? Can't get that at Target, lol!!) fireplace logs, etc.. In my experience, I've always found it to be cheaper if I shop wisely!!

 

Rhiannon - January 12

I shop at costcos and I use thier generic diapers, wipes, and formula. It is wayyyyy cheaper. I figure I cut my formula costs in half. Also the meat may not be cheaper, but it is comparable and of much better quality.

 

Shea - January 12

I shop at Sam's too, and I think it's way cheaper also. I buy diapers, wipes, meat, water, spaghetti, get my pictures developed there, we bought our TV & washer & dryer, our freezer there (only $17 delivery and they took it to my bas____nt, can't beat that) and lots more depending on what I'm out of. I don't usually get my paper products there b/c I don't feel like storing them, and for the meat, I definatly have to separate and freeze it, but lots cheaper. Try looking at the unit price for comparison, because sometimes it seems like more, but thats because you are getting a bigger size. I agree though, it's not always cheaper.

 

Nerdy Girl - January 12

Nita, the Costco Kirkland diapers ARE Huggies Supremes. They are private-labeled for Costco by Kimberly Clark.

 

eyes82000 - January 12

I just got a membership at Cosco's and now I feel like I'm addticed to shopping there. I buy a lot of different things there. For those of you that buy formula there I noticed that they have a generic brand of the Enfamil with Iron. Has anyone tried it? I buy the Enfamil brand, but I'm afraid to try the generic brand.

 

drea - January 12

I shop at Costco also (as a matter of fact I was there yesterday). I get Formula (enfamil), wipes and A&D ointment b/c they have the tub instead of the tube. I find that certain things are cheaper, you just have to know how much they normally cost. As far as the diapers, I bought the Kirkland brand once, but the 1-2 size doesnt fit my dd right so I bought the Huggies size 2 and they are much better, but still cheaper than the regular store.

 

Rhiannon - January 12

The formula is amazing. It mixes so well and my dds have been on it for about a month now and no problems. In Canada it is only $12 for a big tub.

 

Nerdy Girl - January 12

And if you didn't know, you can actually use those formula checks at Costco. Costco does not accept coupons, but will take those because they are actual checks. Just an FYI because I didn't know that when I first started shopping there.

 

Nita_ - January 12

I guess costco is better than BJs. We don't have costo around here. I'll have to check the kirkland diapers out, wonder if BJs has them...but as drea mentioned, what if the size 1-2 don't fit as well...i'll have a BOX load of diapers! Yikes!

 

Nerdy Girl - January 12

Try a small pack the Huggies Supremes (I think they're called "Natural Fit" now) to see how they fit, because that is the style of the Kirkland diapers. The Natural Fit Supremes are the one in the more maroonish colored package. The ones in the white and bright red package used to be called Ultratrims (what are they called now?) and are the less expensive Huggies. The Natural Fit Supremes are the more shaped diaper. If you buy a small pack of Natural Fit Supremes, that should give you an accurate idea of how the Kirkland ones will fit. I have been using Huggies for 4 years now (2 kids, not one kid for 4 years!) and can tell you from my experience that the regular Huggies (Ultratrims) run larger than the Natural Fit Supremes. So a size 2 Huggies Ultratrim will be a little bit bigger than a size 2 Huggies Natural Fit.

 

Nita_ - January 12

Thanks nerdygirl. I currently use the huggies supreme size 1 for my daughter, and they fit perfect! Didnt quite like the regular huggies. So will see if BJ's carries the kirkland brand. If so, it will be great news! as I could recover the annual membership fees(and more!) by buying them at BJ's!

 

Nerdy Girl - January 12

Good luck! I think that at Costco, the huge box of both the Kirkland and the Huggies Ultratrims are the same price (or very very close), but as you know the Supremes are more expensive than the Ultratrims. So it's basically like getting the higher end diaper for the price of the regular diaper.

 

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