Discover handy items that you can score for less at big-box stores.
These days, you don’t have to buy in bulk to make a trip to Costco or BJ’s Wholesale Club worthwhile. Believe it or not, you can buy things like wedding dresses and vacation packages—whether in store or at store-sponsored events—for a steep discount.
2. A Wedding Dress:
Costco rolled out a roadshow-style bridal dress event at select warehouses this past summer, with savings up to 40% off.
All three chains sell gas at most locations at lower prices—some average 20¢ or 30¢ less per gallon—than comparable stations in the area, says Galanti.
Select Costco and BJ’s offer competitively-priced insurance plans, including home, auto and even health insurance for small businesses and families.
Costco pharmacy discounts range from 20% to 80% off retail. Sam’s Club on-site pharmacies offer generic medicines at $4 for a 30-day supply and $10 for a 90-day supply. By law, these pharmacies must be open to the public, so even nonmembers can take advantage of savings.
6. A Vacation:
Costco and BJ’s sell travel packages, but do your research—their prices may not be the lowest, says Clayman.
7. A Casket:
Costco customers can save up to 40% on caskets; BJ’s members can save up to 60% (sold online only).
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