We Compared BJs and Costco To See Who Has Better Store Brand Prices


In this price comparison of Costco Vs. You will see which wholesale club is a better price for BJs store brands. Shopping BJs Wholesale Club and Costco Warehouse Club will save you money.

Of course, you must be a paying member to shop at the club. If you aren't a brand name snob purchasing wholesale clubs store brands will save you money.

We compared the prices of Costco's brand Kirkland to BJ's brand Berkley Jensen and Weslley Farms based on price.

  • You can score a $25 BJ's Membership for a year here.
  • Score a Costco Membership Discount for the year here.

This isn't about quality; we wanted to see which wholesale club BJs or Costco has lower prices for the shopping store brand.

Check out our Price Comparison on Costco Gas to BJs today HERE.

bjs produce or costco produce which is better

My brother Taylor and I took our first trip EVER to Costco together. I wasn't at all impressed. However, I've heard from others in our Facebook group that select BJ's stores will ask for your membership card at the door.

At Costco, we have been greeted with only this a blank stare and, “Membership card.”

No friendly smile hello, do you have your membership card? We were entering Costco at 11 a.m. on a Thursday.

Even our local BJs in the Rochester area do not ask to see your membership card, but the door checkers always greet you in a friendly tone.

The Batavia BJs is one of the friendliest ones I've been to.

My overall impression is Costco is like Home Depot– very warehouse feeling. Not something I want to browse around in.

BJs is like Lowe's. It appeals to the shopper. I could browse around. Plus, the aisles have more straightforward-to-read signs than Costco.

Of course, I would compare Home Improvement stores. DIY is a lot of what my other blog is about.

Taylor and I didn't like how many items were still shrink-wrapped at Costco. It looked like a do it your self-warehouse. Where you always need a razor knife on hand.

We compared the most common Household store brand items at BJs and Costco.

Let's get to the BJs Vs. Costco Store Brand Comparision

Ibuprofen is a common household item. The Berkley Jensen brand Liquid Capsules 200 mg come in a bottle of 300 ct for $11.29. This comes out to $0.03 per pill.

Costco has Ibuprofen Kirkland brand two boxes 180 count each for a total of 360 pills. $12.49 for both. This comes out to $0.03 per pill.

Costco has the same price as BJs for liquid gel Ibuprofen.

Berkley Jensen brand Adult Gummies Multi-Vitamins comes in a 250-count bottle for $10.99. This works out to $0.04 per gummy vitamin at BJs.

Costco Adult Multi-Vitamin gummies is a two-pack each bottle with a 160 ct. for 320 gummies. This comes out to $0.03 per gummy!

Costco is One Penny Cheaper for Adult Gummy Vitamins than BJs!

Berkley Jensen 1 Ply Napkins come in an 800 count bag at $5.99. This works out to $0.0074 per napkin. What a deal, right?!

Costco Kirkland brand Napkins come in 1,040 pack for $8.99. Technically this works out to $0.0086 per napkin.

BJs is Cheaper than Costco for Store Brand Napkins by a smidgen.

The Berkley Jensen brand paper towel comes in a two-play 12 rolls 160 sheets for $15.99. This comes out to $1.33 a roll.

Costco Brand Paper Towel creates a size comes in a two-ply 12 rolls 160 sheets for $16.49. This is $1.37 per roll.

We compared Bounty Paper Towel to BJ's and Costco Brand HERE.

BJs is Cheaper for store-brand Paper towels than Costco.

Berkley Jensen Ultra Soft 36 Big Roll toilet paper is $15.99. This works out to $0.44 per roll.

Kirkland Bath Tissue is a 30 roll two-ply for $16.99. This works out to $0.56 per roll.

BJs Has Cheaper Store Brand Toilet Paper Over Costco Brand Kirkland.

Berkley Jensen Diapers are priced according to size. To compare, size four, BJs brand diapers come in a 156 ct for $25.99. This is $0.16 per diaper.

Costco Kirkland diapers size four are 180 counts for $35.99. This works out to $0.19 a diaper.

BJs Brand Diapers are cheaper than Costco!

Berkley Jensen Non-GMO Infant Formula 48 oz is $24.99. This comes out to $0.52 an ounce.

kirkland infant formula bjs comparision

Kirkland Infant Formula is a 34 oz container priced at $18.99. This comes out to $0.55 an ounce.

BJs Store Brand Infant Formula is Cheaper Than Costco Kirkland Infant Formula.

Berkley Jensen Ultra Laundry Detergent comes in a 170 oz bottle priced at $13.99. This comes out to $0.08 an ounce or $0.12 a load.

Kirkland brand Ultra Clean Laundry Detergent comes in a 196 oz bottle priced at $14.69. This comes out to $0.97 per ounce or $0.11 a load.

Costco Kirkland Laundry Detergent is Cheaper Than BJs Brand Detergent.

Are you wondering How BJs Brand detergent compares to Tide? Check out my review here.

Berkley Jensen Dishwashing Liquid comes in 100 oz. Bottle for $6.99. This comes out to $0.07 per ounce.

Kirkland Environmentally responsible dish soap comes in a 135 oz bottle for $7.99. This comes out to $0.06 per ounce.

Kirkland Dish Soap is Cheaper than Berkley Jensen Dish Soap.

Berkley Jensen Laundry Dryer Sheets come in two boxes 190 ct each for a total of 380 sheets at $6.99. This comes out to $0.02 a sheet.

Kirkland Dryer Sheets come in a two-pack 250 sheets a box for a total of 500 sheets at $7.99. This comes out to $0.02 a pack.

BJs Brand and Costco Brand are the same prices for Dryer Sheets.

Berkley Jensen AA Batteries come in a 48 count pack for $15.99. This comes out to $0.33 per battery.

Kirkland AA Batteries come in a 72 pack for $19.99. This comes out to $0.27 per battery.

Kirkland Brand batteries are cheaper than Berkley Jensen Batteries.

Berkley Jensen Adult Dog food comes in a 30 lb. bag for $29.99. This comes out to $0.80 per pound.

Kirkland Adult Dog food comes in a 40 lb bag for $31.99. This comes out to $0.80 per lb.

Costco Kirkland Dog Food and BJs Berkley Jensen Dog Food is the same price.

animal crackers at BJs

Wellsley Farms ( BJs brand) Animal Crackers come in a 45 oz container for $4.99. This comes out to $0.11 per ounce.

Kirkland Animal Crackers come in a 64 oz container for $9.99. This comes out to $0.15 per ounce.

Wellsley Farms Animal Crackers are cheaper than Kirkland Animal Crackers.

Berkley Jensen Ibuprofen Tablets 200 mg 500 count in a bottle is $7.99. This works out to $0.02 per pill.

Kirkland Ibuprofen Tablets come in a two-pack of 500 counts 200 mg pills for $9.99. This works out to $0.01 per pill.

Costco is the cheaper one for Ibuprofen Tablets!

Berkley Jensen Tall Kitchen 13 gallon bags 140 count is $14.99. This comes out to $0.11 per bag.

Kirkland Tall Kitchen bags are 13 gallons with 200 bags in a box for $14.99. This comes out to $0.07 per bag.

Kirkland Trash Bags are a better deal than Berkley Jensen Trash Bags.

Berkley Jensen Baby Wipes Fragrance-Free comes in 11 -100 packs for $21.99. This works out to $1.99 per pack.

Kirkland Baby Wipes Ultra Soft Unscented come in a 900 count for $17.99. In addition, you get 9 -100 count packs. This works out to $1.99 per pack.

BJs and Costco are tied for the price on Baby Wipes.

Overall the price difference for brand names at Costco or BJs is very close. You won't break the bank choosing one over the other. It will come down to personal shopping preference. I love putting to rest when people say Costco is the cheapest or BJs is the most affordable.

Keep in mind these items do go on sale at both stores. This is when you shop and purchase the store brands.

If you like price comparisons and want to see more, please comment below. We love to hear your feedback.

Does this change the way you feel about BJs or Costco?


CLICK HERE FOR MORE BJS DEALS!  Come Hang and Score Deals with us on Tiktok too! 

MyBJsWholesale may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post.  Read  full disclosure here

Total Comments (48)

  1. Jennifer Chicchetti May 14, 2019
  2. Jennifer Chicchetti May 14, 2019
  3. John May 5, 2019
  4. Andy Beberman April 29, 2019
  5. Tore April 29, 2019
    • Tasia April 29, 2019
    • Jennifer Chicchetti May 14, 2019
  6. Brian Silverstein April 29, 2019
  7. Aida Cancel April 29, 2019
  8. Taximom April 28, 2019
    • Taximom April 28, 2019
    • Tasia April 29, 2019
  9. George April 28, 2019
    • Tasia April 29, 2019
    • Jennifer Chicchetti May 14, 2019
  10. Sharon Lopaty April 28, 2019
    • Tasia April 29, 2019
  11. Mike April 28, 2019
    • Tasia April 29, 2019
  12. joy April 28, 2019
  13. ilovedealsny April 28, 2019
  14. Al April 28, 2019
    • Tasia April 28, 2019
  15. Michelle April 28, 2019
  16. Mary April 28, 2019
    • Tasia April 28, 2019
  17. Vhroom April 28, 2019
  18. Cyndi G April 28, 2019
  19. Mark Karten April 28, 2019
    • Tasia April 28, 2019
    • Martin August 11, 2019
  20. Alfrenetta Cooper April 28, 2019
  21. Sangita Akhtar April 27, 2019
  22. Susan April 27, 2019
    • Luz April 28, 2019
    • Gene Ruiz April 29, 2019
  23. Brian April 27, 2019
  24. Carol Jackson April 27, 2019
  25. Mooka April 27, 2019
    • Tj April 28, 2019
      • Tasia April 28, 2019
      • Martin August 11, 2019
  26. STACIE GARAFANO April 27, 2019
  27. Tracy Zych April 27, 2019
    • Tasia April 27, 2019
  28. Yulis M Santos April 27, 2019
    • Tasia April 27, 2019
  29. Peggy Hogan April 27, 2019

Reply