I caught a glimpse of an article in Family Circle while waiting for the barber (yes, a real barber) to finish my son’s cut. It was called “The Cost(co) of Doing Business,” and looked at the strategies they use to elicit purchases. I found it here later.
This is a well-done article, and he hits on the reasons I find it personally unnecessary to own a membership in a warehouse club. Ultimately, he is satisfied with his ways of purchasing and using his membership, and that’s great for him. But I found it interesting that a few days after finding this article, a lady I know was expressing the same issues with a different conclusion. So I shared the article, and I share it now with you. It’s interesting reading.
I find I can get better deals with sales and coupons (and I enjoy it far more), than we ever hoped to get when we had a membership to Sam’s Club. I think maybe one year of several we made up the cost of the membership, and it was always a reduced price b/c of DH’s company rate. When I was cooking for others, I went there several times looking for deals on containers, produce, meats and office supplies. I could almost always find better deals elsewhere.
The gas prices, however, were unbeatable, although not worth the cost of a membership and the out-of-the-way location.
Here in Omaha, we’re privileged to have Sam’s and Costco options. What have been your experiences with them? What’s your favorite thing about warehouse clubs?