Sunday, February 20, 2011

Costco vs. Sam's Club

Dear husband and I are interested in buying organic products whenever possible, but prices for organic meat and dairy have been going through the roof (along with everything else).  We decided that it was time for us to compare the two warehouse, discount stores in our area, Sam's Club and Costco.

First we checked out a Consumer Reports comparison of these two stores.  Then we decided to visit each store to compare availability and prices on organic foods and office supplies.  Would we save enough to justify paying an enrollment fee?

After looking at the stock available, comparing prices and looking at humanitarian issues we decided that Costco would better fit our needs.  They had a good supply of reasonably priced organic foods and carried the office supplies that we need for our home office.  We figured that we would be saving 50% on organic foods alone.

Costco has a good reputation for paying their employees a good wage and supplying decent benefits.  This is extremely important to us.  We don't believe in saving money at the expense of peoples' well being.

We notice that some items may be packaged in too large of amounts for our storage areas.  I am sure that we can find a friend, neighbor or family member to split the packages with us.

God bless,


  1. We have memberships to both of them. I prefer Costco simply because it's cleaner and they carry most of the brands that I like to use. Sam's club has more things that my husband likes, thus expalining why we have 2 memberships.

  2. I am so happy that you have also considered how Costco treats their employees in to figuring where to shop- we have been frugal members of Costco for the past 5 years, and have found it to be beneficial.