Wholesale: BJ's vs. Costco...

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SoniaNoemi138's picture
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Wholesale: BJ's vs. Costco...

Ok, so we usually bought from BJ's but my membership recently expired. Now that we have moved there is a Costco in Staten Island but we would have to go to New Jersey to the closest BJ's.

Question: Which one would a mom prefer, BJ's or Costco? I have no idea about the products they sell at Costco as I have never been to one. Online BJ's seems to have a better selection of diapers and formula. Costco only accepts Amex or debit cards in the wharehouse however and this is a big issues but you can shop online with any other card (weird)

Any ideas??? Or should we just join both??

Thanks again Wink

nori_garsi's picture
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I'm not going to be much help since I don't think we have BJ's here. We do have Costco and they have a pretty decent selection of diapers and wipes at the store and I hear their Kirkland brand is pretty good as well. I guess you just have to weigh the pros and cons. How awful would the drive be? Would you be doing a lot of online shopping? If you did go to Costco's would you have a way to pay (any debit card should work, do you not have one?). I'm not sure if it would be worth it to do both but if you do a lot of shopping at those types of places it might be worth it in the long run.

heatherliz2002's picture
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I'd definitely pick one or the other. We used to be Sam's Club members, but we switched to Costco. Personally, if one were a lot closer/more convenient, I'd go with that one. As far as diapers go, you should check out the Amazon Mom program. We LOVE it. It's a subscription program, so you don't have to remember to reorder/go to the store... they just arrive on your doorstep! Shipping is free, and we found that the price of the diapers is the same/a little cheaper than Sam's Club/Costco/etc. especially since sales tax is pretty expensive in our state (and you don't pay tax on Amazon). They have a better selection of diapers, since the big wholesale stores usually just carry one brand. I think Amazon Mom has formula and other stuff too, but I never used it, so someone else might have better info on that.