I did my weekly shop at Sam’s Club today, and I realized that I rarely talk about the deals I get there! Most “extreme couponers” will tell you NOT to shop at the warehouse clubs, insisting that you can save more money using coupons and rolling rewards (such as Target gift cards or Walgreens Register Rewards).
However, I firmly believe in the saying, “Time Is Money!”. For many of the items that we NEED, I find that I can not only save MONEY on them at Sam’s Club, but I also save TIME because I can get the items we use in bulk in one place. There are many things that I never bother clipping coupons for because I know I can get a great deals on them at Sam’s. And since we use a lot of these products, I can get a good supply to last us a long while without having to buy the same things every week.
Here is what I bought at Sam’s Club today:
ClearLax 3-pack for $22.98: This is the Sam’s Club brand of MiraLax, which costs twice as much. I buy all our over-the-counter medications at Sam’s as they are cheaper than even using a coupon on a sale item. I try to buy the Sam’s brands as much as possible; I find they are of the same quality and much cheaper than the name brands.
3-Pack Rubbermaid Cereal Holders for $14.98: I have been looking for these types of containers for ages, and three for under $15 is an amazing price!
Craisins for $7.98: I use dried cranberries in granola, salads, and trail mix. The small bags sell for $2.99 at my Target, so the Sam’s Club price is an amazing value!
Kleenex 12-Pack for $14.98 I always buy our tissues at Sam’s Club, although usually I get the ones with lotion. My store was out of those today, so I just got the regular ones. At $1.25 for the 160-sheet boxes, Sam’s Club beats any other store, even with coupons.
Bananas for $1.49: The banana bundles at Sam’s Club are all priced the same rather than by weight. Not only is $1.49 a great price, but I can pick up the largest, best looking batch and know exactly what the price will be since they aren’t weighed at checkout.
Skim Milk for $2.99: Milk at Sam’s Club is always cheaper than any other store in my area!
TruMoo Chocolate Milk for $3.49: Target and Wal-Mart stores in my area sell this exact same gallon for nearly $5.
Eggland’s Best Eggs 18-count for $3.38: Egg prices have been going up and down a lot at my store, but eggs are still cheaper at my Sam’s Club than at the regular grocery stores.
I also filmed a video of today’s haul (straight out of my trunk!), so be sure to check that out: