So this is a question we’ve mulled over several times. We live close to a Sam’s Club and we debate every year whether or not we are going to get a membership. We have ultimately decided to, but I think this last year we’ve got the least amount of use from it than we ever have. You can see our short list of items we buy at Sam’s Club, but you can get better deals on everything else when the right sale rolls around at a non-membership warehouse club, but regular grocery or department store.
So we decided that we are not going to renew, BUT, we have been looking at Costco. Why? Well, from many friends and even many of you, we’ve heard that they have a great selection of high quality and even organic produce and meats for a lot less. We know many people who are trying to live thriftier and healthier that LOVE their Costco membership. We never bought meat from Sam’s Club as I was striving for more healthy meats (i.e. grass-fed beef, natural chicken, etc.) and even organic if at all possible with our budget. We have bought a bunch of produce at Sam’s Club when we go and it is a good deal, but we have heard even better reports about the produce, eggs and milk at Costco in terms of both price and more possible organic options. Costco also has some great in-store coupons that we have heard about and seen!
So, are you a member of either one? Should we fork up the extra money and go for a Costco membership instead of Sam’s Club? From what we’ve gathered so far, it might be a better switch.
If you are in the same boat as us and looking to join at Costco, we all might want to make decisions about this pretty quickly as there are some sweet bonuses for joining right now.
We received this email:
Awesome! This email came from Vocalpoint for Vocalpoint members. We’ve mentioned Vocalpoint several times as they are a site where people chat about companies, brands and products. The best part is that we receive free full-size products on occasion too! It’s great!
Well, now I am super happy that we are members as the issue of a Costco membership has been a discussion in our house.
So here’s the details of what you will get as a new Costco member for members of Vocalpoint:
So three free items and a $50 coupon book! With this free stuff, it looks like it covers that $15-$20 difference between the Sam’s Club and Costco membership. Plus the $50 coupon book is a nice bonus too 🙂
For you to also get the same free benefits by joining Costco: log-in to your Vocalpoint Account and see if this offer is waiting for you (or check your email and click through the offer).
If you are not a member of Vocalpoint yet (it’s free), then we suggest taking a few minutes and register and then come back and try to get this Costco offer or at least be ready for future free stuff!
So what’s the verdict….. Should we join? If so, it looks like now is the right time! Will you be joining?