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


Costco and BJs are the two biggest rivalries for 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 ten years, and it’s closer. I also love couponing and extreme deals.

It can be hard to know if you’re getting the best price on snacks, especially if you’re shopping at multiple stores.

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If you’re like most people, you want to get the best deal on your groceries. But it can be hard to compare prices and figure out which store has the lowest prices on everything.

We did the work for you. In this post, we compare the prices of multipack snacks at Costco and BJ’s Wholesale Club.

We found that BJ’s offers a better price on some items, while Costco offers a better price on others. But either way, you can save money by shopping at both clubs.

And there is an ultimate winner.

  • Need a $25 BJ’s Membership deal? Sign up HERE.
  • Sign up HERE for a Costco membership discount.

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 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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GoGurt

Costco sells GoGurt Simple, 16 strawberries, 16 Mixed Berry for $8.99. The difference I see is the amount of sugar.

BJ’s sells the Yoplait Gogurt with 16 strawberries and 16 mixed berries for $6.49. 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 45 ct. Goldfish crackers multipack for $13.99. BJs sells a 30 pk. of the goldfish cracker multipack for $14.99. ( The price has gone WAY up on these in 2021 at BJs!)

This cost 33¢ a bag at BJs. It costs 31¢ a bag at Costco.

WINNER: Costco

Nabisco Cookie & Cracker Variety Pack

Each wholesale club offers a slight variation on this pack.

For example, you get Ritz Bits Cheese, Chips Ahoy, Oreo Minis, Nutter Butter Bites, and Ritz Bits Peanut Butter in the box at Costco.

You get  Oreo, Ritz Bits, Chips Ahoy, Teddy Grahams, and Nutter Butter Bites at BJs. 

Costco will cost $12 for a box of 40. BJ’s will cost $11.99 for a box of 40. So 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 Boxtops 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, including 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

So, which club offers the best price on multipack snacks? The answer may surprise you!

BJ’s Club actually offers the best prices on most items. However, Costco does have a few deals that beat out BJ’s prices.

Overall, though, if you are looking to save money on your snack purchases, BJ’s Club is the place to go. And don’t forget – both clubs offer discounted memberships so you can save even more!

Sign up for a membership today and start saving on all of your favorite snacks.

$25 BJ’s Membership HERE.
Sign up HERE for a Costco membership discount.

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

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  1. Mooka January 31, 2020

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