My Sam’s Club membership expired on April 12, 2015, so I made one last big stock-pile trip on April 10th. I also took notes on all of the prices of the stuff we usually buy exclusively at Sam’s Club to see if I should renew the $45 membership in a couple of months when we need the same staple products again. One of my other friends has most of her staples delivered automatically via Amazon, so I thought I should see if it would make solid financial sense for us too.
Before you check out the results, please do not use this post to go crazy, judgement-troll on what brand names we choose to purchase. I know that I could buy the off-brands of most of the stuff below, but we have, and we usually choose to spend extra on these specific products because they work better for us. Now that we got that out of the way…
Our Sam’s Club Versus Amazon Breakdown
I only compared our frequently purchased staples. Sam’s Club also has our favorite, large rotisserie chickens for $5 and some of the snack foods we buy in bulk for potlucks once or twice a year. But even if we don’t take the extras into account, I believe we will be renewing our Sam’s Club Membership in 2-3 months when we need to make another trip. I’ll be buying paper towels elsewhere though.
What staples do you buy the most often and where do you find them the cheapest?