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