We Compared Costco & BJ’s for the Best School Snack Deals


Costco and BJs are the two biggest rivalries when it comes to wholesale clubs. I am a member at both and am falling in love with Costco!

Here’s the thing, my heart has belonged to BJs for over 10 years and it’s closer. I also love couponing and extreme deals.

Yet I can see many awesome deals at Costco as well.

With back to school items out on shelves and soon to be off shelves I thought it would be fun to compare a few of the popular back to school snacks at BJs and Costco for price.

Read or Pin: We Compared BJs and Costco To See Who Has Better Store Brand Prices

Let’s find out who is cheaper, or if these two wholesale clubs have the same prices for school snacks.

Honest Kids Organic Juice

Both BJs and Costco sell the exact same size in this item. 32 ct 6.75 oz each. BJs sells it for $11.99.

Costco sells it for $11.99.

WINNER: TIE

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nature valley biscuits bjs and costco

Nature Valley Biscuits

Costco sells the Nature Valley Biscuits with Almond Butter in a 30 pack for $15. BJs sells Nature Valley Biscuits Variety in a 30 pack for $12.99. Keep in mind BJs would accept a manufacturer coupon on this item as well,

WINNER: BJ’S

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yoplait go gurt deal

GoGurt

Costco sells GoGurt Simple, 16 strawberry, 16 Mixed Berry for $9.50. The difference I see is the amount of sugar. BJ’s sells the Yoplait Gogurt with 16 strawberry and 16 mixed berry for $6.99. The item at Costco has 6 g of sugar per tube. The item at BJs has 8 g of sugar per tube.

WINNER: BJ’s but it would depend on if you want to spend more for less sugar. Hard to really say on this one.

Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers

Costco sells the a 45 ct. goldfish crackers multipack for $12. BJs sells a 30 pk. of the goldfish cracker multipack for $9.99. This costs 30¢ a bag at BJs. It costs 27¢ a bag at Costco.

WINNER: Costco

Nabisco Cookie & Cracker Variety Pack

Each wholesale club offers a slight variation on this pack. Costco you get Ritz Bits Cheese, Chips Ahoy, Oreo Minis, Nutter Butter Bites, and Ritz Bits Peanut Butter in the box.

At BJs you get  Oreo, Ritz Bits, Chips Ahoy, Teddy Grahams and Nutter Butter Bites. 

Costco will cost $12 for a box of 40. BJ’s will cost $11.99 for a box of 40. Costco is 32¢ a pack. BJs is 30¢ a pack.

WINNER: BJ’s

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milano cookies at BJs

Pepperidge Farm Dark Chocolate Milano Cookies

Oh these are so good! Costco sells a 30 ct pack for $10.79. BJs sells a 20 ct. pack for $6.79.

Costco is 36¢ a cookie. BJs is 34¢ a cookie.

WINNER: BJ’s

Mott’s Medleys Fruit Flavored Snacks

You can’t go wrong with fruit snacks for back to school snacks. Costco sells Mott’s fruit snacks in a 90 ct. for $12. BJs sells Mott’s in a 90 ct for $9.99.

This item is part of the Box tops program too. When you buy two you get $5 in box tops.

WINNER: BJ’s

Frito Lay Classic Mix Variety Pack

My husband loves when I buy these, usually once a year! I always grab them at wholesale clubs. At Costco you will get a variety of Frito lay that includes:

  • 12-Doritos Nacho Cheese
    12-Cheetos Crunchy
    8-Lay’s Classic
    7-Doritos Cool Ranch
    7-Fritos Original
    4-Lay’s KC Masterpiece BBQ
    4-Lay’s Sour Cream & Onion

The price at Costco is $15 for 54 bags. That’s only 28¢ a bag.

At BJ’s you get a variety of Frito lay that includes Fritos, Lay’s Classic, Cheetos Crunchy, Doritos Nacho Cheese, Lay’s Sour Cream and Onion. You get 50 bags for $13.99. This is 28¢ a bag.

WINNER: TIE

In conclusion BJ’s won for overall cheaper price. I’ve heard many other shoppers say BJ’s is a better deal for name brand items. Costco is the better deal for their own store brand items. I will be shopping mostly at BJs for my back to school snacks this year!

To see my favorite back to school snacks at BJs go here.

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