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10 Items You Should Always Buy at BJ’s Wholesale Club

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I have been shopping at BJ’s for about 6 years now. I love it! As a couponer, I can get great deals at my local grocery store but BJ’s is serious competition. When it comes to these 10 items you can always count on them to be the cheapest.

The best part of BJ’s is they offer store coupons once a month in the Member Savings Booklet via mail and every 2 weeks in store. Then you can use manufacturer coupons on top of those savings! As well as grocery savings apps! 

Keep in mind to always check the unit price for the best bargain. BJ’s has a certain way they price their items which is different than a sale price at other grocery stores. Plus BJ’s is the ONLY warehouse club to accept manufacturer must buy items at BJ's wholesale clubcoupons. 

Here are 10 Must Buy Items at BJ’s Wholesale Club

Cuts of Fresh Meat

During the holiday’s members receive coupons for items such as ham, chicken, turkeys but the prices on fresh meat are the best in our area. Every time I have price checked at my local grocery store, and compared to Aldi’s, BJ’s meat is the same or cheaper.

BJ’s all natural beef, pork, and poultry is all USA only, 100% vegetarian fed and are from animals that have never been given antibiotics or growth promoting hormones.  The club offers whole primal cuts in many varieties at significant savings and the Club’s Butcher will cut them to Members specifications at no additional charge.

Many people may not know that at every BJ’s they can ask the butcher to have a piece of meat re-cut and repackaged at no charge.  This is a real convenience because people can just take their meat home and put it straight into the freezer.

Read a price comparison I did on BJ’s meat vs. Aldi’s meat. 

 

Organic Items

Organic items are not the easiest product to have on your grocery list when you have a certain budget, yet the prices on Organics at BJ’s eases the dent in the wallet. BJ’s carries many of their own brand of organic items at an affordable price. The club is continuing to add more organic products to their stores.

You can check out the full list of Organic Items here. The warehouse store offers fresh produce from local farmers.  Check out my 10 Favorite Organic deals to see exactly why this is on the list. For example, organic apples are just $1.80/lb. The best part they offer coupons on Organic items every month!

 

Lettuce/Salad Kits

This could fit in with the Organic but the prices for fresh lettuce/salad kits is amazing! Even at our local grocery store with a coupon, it’s more expensive than the regular price at BJs! The best part is BJ’s frequently offers store coupons on Fresh Express salad kits and Organic Romaine Hearts.

Seafood Items

This is on the list because the quality is there. I tried one more time to get the fish at Aldi’s and the price was the same at BJ’s and the quality was not there. I love Aldi’s too and the Tilapia is ok. But other varieties of fish, in my opinion, are not worth the money. When we have a BJ’s coupon to use on these items the savings is incredible.

must buy items at BJ's wholesale club

Bottled Water

Seriously, a 40 pack for $3.99. ( 32 oz.) One thing I love is that you don’t have to wait for a sale price. That is the price all the time! That is just $0.10 a bottle. I have a list of all the water bottle prices at BJ’s in a post here. The water even if it is not the store brand is a must buy.

 

Paper Products

I love the prices of paper products at BJ’s. Toilet Paper, paper towels, and tissues are items I always get from the club.

Kleenex brand tissues without a BJ’s coupon are still less than a $1 a box. There are many coupons for Kleenex in the newspaper inserts and online frequently that you can get boxes of tissue for less than a $1. Here is an example of a past deal:

Kleenex (10 pack/160 sheets) – $12.99
Use the $3/1 clipless coupon and
Use three $0.50/3 printable coupons here
Final Price: $8.49 or $0.85 each

BJ’s has their own brand and I love the quality. Berkley and Jensen Toilet paper is $0.49 a double roll without a coupon. About every 3 months they offer a $3 off this brand coupon! That is just $0.41 a double roll or $0.16 a regular roll! 

Here is an example of a past deal on Paper Plates!

Berkley Jensen Heavy Duty Coated Paper Plates (375 ct) – $11.99
Use the $2.50/1 BJs coupon
Final Price: $9.49- or $0.02 a plate!

 

 

Greeting Cards

Did you know that BJ’s offers their greeting cards at 50% off the retail price?! Those fancy $6.99 Hallmark cards are just $3 instead! I pay around $1.50 for cards at BJ’s that are great quality! The price of greeting cards has gone way up so remember to always grab those at the club!
UPDATE: BJ’s now offers greeting cards at full price and when you buy 3 you save $3. Not a must buy for me anymore 🙁

 

 

Propane Tanks

It wasn’t until last year that we started using propane tanks for a grill. We still love grilling with our charcoal but I looked at every place in our city and BJ’s had by far the best price. Only $9.99 for a propane tank refill. The tank itself you can buy for $29.99.  This is a must buy for sure on many people’s lists.

Only $9.99 for a propane tank refill. The tank itself you can buy for $29.99.  This is a must buy for sure on many people’s lists.

must buy items at BJ's wholesale club

Baby Supplies

You may have noticed that I love BJ’s brand items and when our kids were in diapers I loved their diapers and the cost was around $0.10 per diaper. With my first baby I was using Targets Up & UP diapers which I loved but then I found that BJ’s prices were cheaper for Luvs, and the BJs brand. If you are a Pampers or Huggies lover every month BJ’s has their own store coupons for these brands and you can easily find

If you are a Pampers or Huggies lover every month BJ’s has their own store coupons for these brands and you can easily find coupons online for these brands as well.

The formula is another great option that is always less than Target and Walmart. When you have a coupon to use this is a must buy for parents.

Car seat, bibs the list doesn’t end. Every single item from diapers to baby food has been the best buy at BJ’s. This month ( Sept.2016) we have so many BJ’s coupons for Baby Items. If you need supplies check out these deals. 

 

Spices/Herbs/Baking Supplies

If you love making your own spice blends and cooking the spices and herbs are a bargain. Yes, you get a large bottle but the cost is way less than your local grocery store. I love getting my Organic Cane Sugar 10 lbs for $9.99.  A 10 lb. bag of Gold Medal Flour is just $4.99.

My favorite pantry staples is a tie between the Wellsley Farms Pure Vanilla Extract, 16 oz. for $10.99 and the Fleischmann’s yeast 4 lbs of yeast for $2.99. If you need a spice or baking ingredient do your budget a favor and buy it at the club.

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2 thoughts on “10 Items You Should Always Buy at BJ’s Wholesale Club

  1. I always purchased Progresso Chicken Broth at BJ’s . Cannot find it any longer. Wrote them and they said they discontinued it, along with a few
    other items we normally use. I noticed it in the basket on first screen of your newsletter. We do not like the other brands. We are not happy about going to BJ’s and not finding items. Might be joining another club soon.

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