As many of you know, I LOVE saving money. And I LOVE shopping at Sam’s Club. But not everything there is a great deal, even though it’s in bulk. And being the nerd that I am, I love calculating the price-per-ounce of everything I buy to make sure I get the best deal. If you’ve been wanting to do the same thing, I’m here to do all the work for you! I’ve collected suggestions from you guys as well as my own shopping habits and arranged them all into one big mega post for you!
Please note: These are prices for my personal store; yours may be slightly different! Make sure you check prices before making a purchase. Price comparisons are based on prices I found at Meijer and Aldi.
Milk, 1 gallon: $2.54. The price of milk varies greatly from week to week. Average price at Meijer is $2.79-$2.99, and right now at Aldi it’s $1.89.
Eggland’s Best 18-ct: $3.46, or $.19 per egg.
Large eggs, 18-ct twin pack (Store brand?): $4.72, or $.13 per egg. Compare to Aldi brand $1.79 for 12 eggs, or $.15 per egg.
Store brand shredded cheddar cheese, 5-lb bag: $11.46, or $.14 per ounce. A 1-pound bag at Aldi is $2.79, or $.17 per ounce.
Store brand shredded mozzarella cheese, 5-lb bag: $10.73, or $.13 per ounce. A 1-pound bag at Aldi is $3.29, or $.20 per ounce.
International Delight coffee creamer, 32-oz 2-pack: $5.32, or $.08 per ounce. Compare to sale price at Meijer for one 32-oz bottle which is $2.50, or $.07 per ounce.
Kraft American singles, 72 ct: $8.98, or $.12 per slice. Compare to Meijer sale price of $1.99 for 12 slices, or $.16 per slice.
Cheerios, 2-pack 20.35 oz boxes: $5.78, or $.14 per ounce. Compare to a 12 oz box at Meijer for $2.99, or $.25 per ounce.
Folgers Gourmet Selections K-Cups, 80-ct: $39.98, or $.50 per K-Cup. Compare to a 12-ct at Meijer for $6.99, or $.58 per K-Cup.
Folgers Black Silk ground coffee, 35 oz: $11.48, or $.32 per ounce. Compare to a 27.8 oz at Meijer for $8.99, or $.32 per ounce.
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish 66 oz: $10.68, or $.16 per ounce. Compare to a 6.6 oz package at Meijer for $2.49, or $.37 per ounce.
Ritz crackers, 56.5 oz: $7.98, or $.14 per ounce. Compare to 13.7 oz at Meijer for $1.99 on sale, or $.14 per ounce.
Daily Chef pancake mix, 10 lb: $6.48, or $.04 per ounce. Compare to Meijer brand 32 oz for $1.99, or $.06 per ounce.
Nestle chocolate chips, 72 oz: $9.38, or $.13 per ounce. Compare to 24 oz bag at Meijer for $5.19, or $.21 per ounce.
Bakers and Chefs all-purpose flour 25 lb: $7.63, or 1.9 cents per ounce. Compare to Aldi brand 5 lb for $1.59, or 1.9 cents per ounce.
Domino granulated sugar, 10 lb: $3.89, or 2.4 cents per ounce. Compare to Aldi brand 4 lb for $2.19, or 3.4 cents per ounce.
Hunts tomato sauce, 12 15-oz cans: $7.68, or $.64 per can. Compare to Aldi brand for $.25 per can.
Swanson chicken broth, 12 14-oz cans: $9.48, or $.79 per can. Compare to Aldi brand for $.49 per can.
Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom soup, 10-pk: $9.98, or $.98 per can. Compare to sale price at Meijer of $.79 per can.
Riceland Extra Long Grain Rice, 25 lbs: $9.17, or $.02 per ounce. Compare to Meijer brand 2 lb at $1.79, or $.05 per ounce.
Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, 12 pack: $9.38, or $.78 per box. Compare to Meijer’s price of $1.00 per box.
Super Pretzel 20 ct: $8.98, or $.44 per pretzel. Compare to 6 ct at Meijer for $2.79, or $.46 per pretzel.
DiGiorno pizza, 3-pack: $13.98, or $4.66 per pizza. Compare to sale price at grocery stores of $5.00 per pizza.
Frozen blueberries, 48 oz: $6.98, or $.14 per ounce. Compare to 16 oz bag at Meijer for $4.59, or $.28 per ounce.
Green bell peppers, 6-ct: $5.98, or $.99 per pepper. Compare to Aldi 2-pack for $1.69, or $.84 per pepper.
Bananas- $.49 per pound. Compare to Meijer price of $.54 per pound, or Aldi price of $.44 per pound.
Sweet potatoes, 10 lb bag: $6.98, or $.69 per pound. Compare to Meijer price of $.99 per pound.
Strawberries, 2-lb container: $2.98, or $1.49/lb. Compare to Meijer price of $2/lb, or sale price of $1.50/lb.
Ground beef, 80/20- $3.59/lb. Compare to Meijer price of $3.59/lb.
Jeanie-O Ground turkey, 5 lb container: $2.59/lb. Compare to Meijer price of $2.99/lb.
Boneless, skinless chicken breast: $1.98/lb. Compare to Meijer sale price of $1.98/lb.
Member’s Mark toilet paper, 45 rolls: $17.86, or $.39 per roll. Compare to Charmin brand at Sam’s, $.93 per roll.
Member’s Mark paper towels, 15 rolls: $16.48, or $1.09 per roll. Compare to Bounty at Sam’s, $1.66 per roll.
Ziploc gallon freezer bags, 152 ct: $12.48, or $.08 per bag. Compare to Meijer price of $2.99 for 14, or $.21 per bag.
Ziploc quart freezer bags, 216 ct: $11.28, or $.05 per bag. Compare to Meijer price of $4.59 for 38 bags, or $.12 per bag.
Finish Powerball tabs, 100 ct: $13.78, or $.14 per tab. Compare to 60 ct box on sale at Meijer for $8.99, or $.15 per tab.
Member’s Mark wipes, 1,000 ct: $17.86, or $.01 per wipe. Compare to Pampers, $.02 per wipe.
Member’s Mark diapers, size 3, 252 ct: $34.94, or $.14 per diaper. Compare to Huggies size 3, $.24 per diaper.
Purina TidyCats Lightweight litter, 19.5 lb: $19.88, or $.06 per ounce. Compare to 8.5 lb box at Meijer for $12.99, or $.09 per ounce.
Purina One Smartblend dog food, 44 lb bag: $38.98, or 5.5 cents per ounce. Compare to 27.5 lb bag at Meijer for $27.99, or 6.3 cents per ounce.
Tampax Radiant 84 ct: $13.88, or $.16 per tampon. Compare to 16 ct at Meijer for $4.19, or $.26 per tampon.
Simply Right ibuprofen, 1,500 ct- $12.98, or $.008 per tablet. Compare to Meijer brand 100 ct for $5.19, or $.05 per tablet.
Simply Right generic Claritin, 400 ct- $13.46, or $.03 per tablet. Compare to Claritin 10 ct for $10.29, or $1.02 per tablet.
Colgate Total Whitening toothpaste, 4-pack- $10.88, or $2.72 each. Compare to sale price at grocery stores for $1.99 each.
As you can see, a lot of items at Sam’s are a lot cheaper when bought in bulk! It’s always good to check the price per ounce anyway when you buy anything; you can usually find the calculation right on the price tag. Hopefully this list has helped you decide whether or not a Sam’s Club membership is worth your money! It’s definitely helped our family!
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