Sam’s Club is a large wholesale club that offers incredible deals for members. The membership fee is a small price to pay for all the value you get as a Sam’s Club member, but that doesn’t mean everything is less expensive than it is at your local grocery store. To help you on your next Sam’s Club trip, I’ve rounded up eight things you should always buy at Sam’s Club.
Sam’s Club has bulk paper towels and toilet paper, which you should always stock up on when you can—especially considering how 2020 went. These items will generally cost more up front than if you bought them in smaller quantities, but it’s important to pay attention to the price-per-unit cost to know if you’re getting a good deal. Either way, you’ll be stocked up.
Sam’s Club always has great tire deals, so you can’t go wrong purchasing a new set from the wholesale club. The deals can often save you hundreds of dollars on a set of four tires from well-known brands such as BFGoodrich, Goodyear and Pirelli.
Baby wipes and baby formula are two things to purchase at Sam’s Club, due to the low cost per unit. For instance, you can get more than 1,100 baby wipes for $18—less than $0.02 per wipe. That’s considerably less than you’d pay for the same wipes at a grocery store or pharmacy.
You should always stock up on snacks like chips, nuts, candy and crackers at Sam’s Club, because you often get double or triple the amount you’d get at a grocery store for a fraction of the price.
Rice and Dry Goods
Bulk rice and dry goods such as pasta, lentils and quinoa are all great buys at Sam’s Club. You can get a 25-pound bag of rice for less than $17 at your local Sam’s Club. That’s $0.68 a pound, or $0.04 an ounce.
If you’re a coffee drinker, Sam’s Club is a great place to stock up on whole beans or ground coffee. Bulk options are cheaper in the long run, and you can find some of the same brands you know and love, such as Folgers, Dunkin’ and Starbucks. Many stores have coffee grinders near the checkout, so you can grind your whole-bean coffee just the way you like before you leave the store.
Bulk frozen food—especially fruits and vegetables—is always a great buy at Sam’s Club. The bags at grocery stores are often full of ice, so you end up getting less than you thought. At Sam’s Club, you can purchase things like this frozen vegetable medley that are chock-full of whole flash-frozen vegetables.
Fill your car with gas during your next trip to Sam’s Club and you could save up to 20% off the prices at surrounding stations. This perk is all part of being a Sam’s Club member, as the wholesaler is able to offer the best gas prices to its membership base.
Did you know Sam’s Club is a Rakuten partner? That means you’ll earn Cash Back on your in-store and online purchases every day at the wholesale club. But you have to be a Rakuten member to enjoy these savings. Sign up today. It’s free and easy, and only takes a few minutes!