My Blog Spark offered me a trial membership and gift card to BJ’s, the wholesale shopping club.  I already was a member, had just joined a few weeks ago, so planning a shopping trip was a no brainer.

I went and was very good about avoiding some things I really wanted:

Don’t judge me.

I waited until I had a room of teens that needed food and drink.  Which is most weekends, but that’s a different story.

What I love about BJ’s is not only the bulk foods, but the coupons.  Makes some bulk items almost too affordable.  If you like what’s on sale, you’ll be glad you went!

What do you get for your membership?

  • A Member Savings Book with more than $1,000 in coupons and instant rebates
  • “Sign up and Save” coupons worth $117 in savings
  • 2 cards (one for you and someone else in your household)
  • A no risk 100% money back guarantee on the fee if you are not satisfied

Lots of deals on the foods we love…

  • Nature Valley Nut Clusters – 100% Natural, bite-sized clusters with granola, nuts and a touch of honey – and a resealable package which makes it great for sharing
  • Progresso High-Fiber Soups – This 6-pack of soup is a great way to get your fiber with the great taste you know and love from Progresso
  • Green Giant Complete Skillet Meal – A convenient and great tasting solution for a quick and delicious dinner for the family
  • Pillsbury “Big Deluxe” Chocolate Chip Tub – Perfect for entertaining or as an everyday treat

The coupon book is fabulous and you will wait for the new one in the mail.

What did I get those teens?

Did they share? NAH

******GIVEAWAY******

In addition, My Blog Spark as generously offered to provide one of my readers a $25 BJ’s gift card so that they can also take advantage of all the great savings and stock up on all their holiday needs (note – you will need to either download the free BJ´s Trial Membership or already have a membership to use the giftcard).

How to Enter?

Tell me what you like about warehouse shopping? Is it the bulk items, the coupons, etc…

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This contest will end December 17 at 8pm et.

thanks to BJ’s and My Blog Spark for sponsoring this blog tour and providing gift cards.

68 Comments on BJ’s Shopping Experience: did I get enough food? *givewaway*

  1. Gaines Simmons
    January 20, 2010 at 2:01 pm (8 years ago)

    What I like most about wholesale shopping clubs is the variety and opportunity to purchase staple foods in bulk. It saves a lot of money.

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  2. Lily Kwan
    December 17, 2009 at 7:55 pm (8 years ago)

    I subscribed to your blog.

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  3. Lily Kwan
    December 17, 2009 at 7:54 pm (8 years ago)

    What I like about warehouse shopping is the free samples on the weekends. ;0D

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  4. Heather C
    December 17, 2009 at 7:31 pm (8 years ago)

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    December 17, 2009 at 7:31 pm (8 years ago)

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    December 17, 2009 at 7:30 pm (8 years ago)

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    December 17, 2009 at 7:30 pm (8 years ago)

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  8. Heather C
    December 17, 2009 at 7:23 pm (8 years ago)

    I love the wide aisles, the bulk items and the coupons. I also love that you can get 100 cups of yogurt, a new jogging suit and new tires, all in one hour. Amazing!

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  9. Lisa
    December 17, 2009 at 6:37 pm (8 years ago)

    I’m a subscriber

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  10. Lisa
    December 17, 2009 at 6:36 pm (8 years ago)

    I like warehouse shopping because when you buy in bulk the prices are cheaper. I go to buy soup, shampoo, toilet paper, etc stuff that I know I’ll use!

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  11. Lance Pearson
    December 17, 2009 at 6:11 pm (8 years ago)

    dreamcleavers@yahoo.com

    i like that you can create a stockpile quickly at a warehouse

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  12. Gianna
    December 17, 2009 at 5:55 pm (8 years ago)

    I love that I can buy large amounts of bulk items that I use regularly such as flour, sugar eggs and family favorites :)

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  13. Steph S.
    December 17, 2009 at 5:51 pm (8 years ago)

    I like that I can stock up on items I use all the time so I don’t have to think about purchasing them every time I go to the grocery store!

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  14. DanV
    December 17, 2009 at 5:29 pm (8 years ago)

    I like being able to save and stock up by buying in bulk

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  15. Kelly King
    December 17, 2009 at 3:06 pm (8 years ago)

    I like that buying in bulk generally means less packaging and less impact on the environment. Secondary to that, I love buying the fresh meats in bulk and freezing what I don’t use right away. BJ’s meats are such nice cuts and the price can’t be beat by any of the local grocery stores.

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  16. Marjorie Whitney
    December 17, 2009 at 1:05 pm (8 years ago)

    I love warehouse club shopping, and particularly at BJs because they offer their own
    coupons, and accept manufacturers coupons as well. Many times I find I need a
    vast amount of some food and BJs comes to the rescue!

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  17. Amy DeLong
    December 17, 2009 at 12:28 pm (8 years ago)

    what I like is not only do they have awesome prices on food,but their computers,games,books are great priced to!

    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. John Ferris
    December 17, 2009 at 12:08 pm (8 years ago)

    I like the bulk shopping, coupons, and you can find mostly every thing you want in one place.

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  19. Letessha
    December 17, 2009 at 11:58 am (8 years ago)

    I’m a subscriber

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  20. Letessha
    December 17, 2009 at 11:57 am (8 years ago)

    I love the ability to buy in bulk for my household needs.

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  21. Crystal F
    December 17, 2009 at 9:05 am (8 years ago)

    I like being able to buy the staples in bulk. It’s not fun having to buy trash bags and toliet paper so I like to buy it the fewest amount of times possible. lol Thank you!

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  22. Kristin
    December 17, 2009 at 8:35 am (8 years ago)

    I subscribe.

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  23. Kristin
    December 17, 2009 at 8:27 am (8 years ago)

    There are a lot of things I like about warehouse shopping. I like the prices…I like the variety…I really like the fact that you get specially packaged items that you can’t get anywhere else. Let’s not forget the people giving out samples!!

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  24. Leonie
    December 17, 2009 at 8:07 am (8 years ago)

    Don’t forget great savings on prescriptions and eyewear !

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  25. dawn
    December 17, 2009 at 5:08 am (8 years ago)

    I like the low cost per unit because of the bulk sizes and I seem to save money and can make it stretc further.
    mightynaynay(at)cs.com

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  26. Janet F
    December 17, 2009 at 4:03 am (8 years ago)

    I am subscribed with Google Reader.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  27. Janet F
    December 17, 2009 at 4:00 am (8 years ago)

    I like warehouse shopping because I like to buy a lot of household and food items in bulk.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com
    .-= Janet F´s last blog ..Amazon Filler Item Finder =-.

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  28. Talitha Lee
    December 17, 2009 at 3:19 am (8 years ago)

    I love to get items that we use often in bulk and the savings that I get by doing so. Thanks for the contest!

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  29. Paula Hafner
    December 16, 2009 at 9:36 pm (8 years ago)

    I like the price. I like the convenience of not running out of things so quickly. I love the special items they have to offer sometimes and I like not feeling guilt about the money I spend there.

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  30. Erica C.
    December 16, 2009 at 6:54 pm (8 years ago)

    The bulk items are great…but the already low prices are nice too!

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  31. denyse
    December 16, 2009 at 6:37 pm (8 years ago)

    I love that I can buy in Buld and shop for 2 weeks at once. Taking coupons is a PLUS!

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  32. roseh2o19
    December 16, 2009 at 5:39 pm (8 years ago)

    i hate warehouse shopping – horrible customer service, bad lighting, not enough cashier, etc etc

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  33. Daniel M
    December 16, 2009 at 4:48 pm (8 years ago)

    bulk of course and they’re other stuff is sometimes cheaper too

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  34. Johannah B
    December 16, 2009 at 3:05 pm (8 years ago)

    At BJ’s I like the choices – and the value. I expecially buy Filet Mignon (beef tenderloin) there all the time – price and quality is excellent. But lately they have them trimmed and packed so that increased the value tremendously. I also buy products here that aren’t available at the regular stores in the quanity, type of packaging, etc. For example I buy the Almonds packed in 100 calorie bags, the value is excellent at about .30 per snack ~ not to mention they are almonds and soooo good for you!

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  35. MelodicMom
    December 16, 2009 at 12:07 pm (8 years ago)

    My favorite part is the bulk items. I love getting diapers from BJ’s.
    .-= MelodicMom´s last blog ..Baby Is 7 Months Old With 4 Teeth, Eats Everything, and Doesn’t Crawl =-.

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  36. Sarah
    December 16, 2009 at 10:15 am (8 years ago)

    i like that they have cheap electronics!

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  37. Liz G.
    December 15, 2009 at 10:00 am (8 years ago)

    I love BJs! I’ve been a member for 10 years and it’s always a great shopping experience. Everytime I go, I always get lost in the bakery section and the prepared foods section- both are great when throwing a party or just for everyday use. I also bought my TV and our wedding rings there, in addition to the majority of my groceries weekly, so I love them!

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  38. Naneen
    December 15, 2009 at 12:19 am (8 years ago)

    I love that I can store items in my home without having to keep running out to buy them, like toilet paper and paper towels. Things I use frequently and don’t want to run out for often.

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  39. EMMA L HORTON
    December 13, 2009 at 9:49 pm (8 years ago)

    I LIKE IT BECAUSE THEY HAVE SOME BIG ITEMS (TV, VCR…FOR EXAMPLE)

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  40. Elkaye
    December 12, 2009 at 12:51 pm (8 years ago)

    I love shopping in bulk because I don’t like traveling to stores often, and I like saving money while doing so.

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  41. Cheryl
    December 11, 2009 at 4:25 pm (8 years ago)

    I like the bulk items, because I save money by buying in quantity. Thanks!

    Reply
  42. David Leavitt
    December 11, 2009 at 1:41 pm (8 years ago)

    I like that we’re able to save money on our groceries by buying in bulk.

    After losing my job, we’ve had to seriously monitor our expenses
    .-= David Leavitt´s last blog ..The Top Ten Futuristic Action Movies =-.

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  43. Cynthia C
    December 11, 2009 at 11:41 am (8 years ago)

    Buying things like paper products and kitchen staples saves me trips to the grocery store. I also appreciate that BJ’s accepts coupons – a real money saver.

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  44. Denise B.
    December 11, 2009 at 9:15 am (8 years ago)

    Even though I can get most groceries cheaper with sales and doubled coupons in the grocery store, some of their prices in the club stores can’t be beat. Like on diapers, baby wipes, milk, eggs, butter, etc.

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  45. momznite
    December 11, 2009 at 1:40 am (8 years ago)

    I like to save money on necessities like gas for the grille and papertowels.

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  46. Mike C
    December 11, 2009 at 12:56 am (8 years ago)

    I like that I can get all of my shopping done in one place.

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  47. katie
    December 10, 2009 at 4:41 pm (8 years ago)

    I like the eco-friendliness of bulk packaging and no plastic shopping bags!

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  48. Tari Lawson
    December 10, 2009 at 4:28 pm (8 years ago)

    Some items I like buying in bulk so I don’t have to run out and pick them up so often. I also like the prices of many of the items they carry.

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  49. jeanine
    December 10, 2009 at 3:58 pm (8 years ago)

    i love bj’s because it makes it easy and affordable to shop for my family of 6. especially when it comes to diapers! i’ve been a member for 4 years.

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  50. Diane Baum
    December 10, 2009 at 3:55 pm (8 years ago)

    I like warehouses because of the great savings.

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  51. Monique Rizzo
    December 10, 2009 at 2:56 pm (8 years ago)

    I like it because I can stock up on meat. Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

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  52. Jennifer
    December 10, 2009 at 1:53 pm (8 years ago)

    What I like most about warehouse shopping is the ability to purchase in bulk, stocking up is aweesome, i love being able to go in the garage and pantry and be able to get anything I need, instead of having to run back out for something…

    can I tell you what I hate most about warehouse shopping?

    that they dont have bags, I have to usee boxes, WTF! splurge for some bags you jerks…
    .-= Jennifer´s last blog ..Win Number: 51 =-.

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  53. Krystyn
    December 10, 2009 at 12:31 pm (8 years ago)

    I like that I can get a lot of stuff. Usually it’s stuff I don’t need, but I like it anyways.
    .-= Krystyn´s last blog ..Slanket Review and Giveaway =-.

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  54. Deb Armus
    December 10, 2009 at 12:13 pm (8 years ago)

    I love stocking up several times a year.

    Reply
  55. Kim
    December 10, 2009 at 9:03 am (8 years ago)

    I like the low cost per unit because of the bulk sizes!

    Reply
  56. Margaret Smith
    December 10, 2009 at 8:59 am (8 years ago)

    I’m a subscriber.
    Thanks again.

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  57. Margaret Smith
    December 10, 2009 at 8:59 am (8 years ago)

    I like warehouse shopping because it seems like I save money by buying in bulk. I also like being able to stock up and cut the number of my shopping trips down.
    Thanks so much and Happy Holidays.

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  58. adrienne Gordon
    December 10, 2009 at 8:18 am (8 years ago)

    i love the savings.

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  59. Dana @ Mrs. Moneysaver
    December 9, 2009 at 9:33 am (8 years ago)

    I think warehouses often have great deal on Christmas gifts. And warehouses are perfect if you’re hosting a big party.

    Reply

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