Sunday, November 29, 2009

BJ's Wholesale Club Giveaway

I've never been a member of a wholesale club. When I first moved out on my own, I'd tag along with my mom on monthly Costco trips. I'd stock up on mostly non-parishables since it was just me. This weekend I made my first trip to BJ's Wholesale Club.

BJ’s Wholesale Club and General Mills provided me with the free trial membership, gift card, coupons and information through MyBlogSpark. This was an excellent opportunity to see what all the fuss is about. We got there on Black Friday - after the rush hours!

At first, we had planned to just get our 60-day free trial membership and hit the aisles. When we got to the customer service counter we were informed of a great offer this particular club had going on. For $35 we have 14 months of membership, plus coupons galore! This was an offer we just couldn't refuse! Membership specials vary by location, but check out your local BJ's to check out their current membership specials.

There's a pretty wide selection so you're sure to find what you need. Among other deals, I made sure to stock up and bought myself a big ol' box of Chips Ahoy for only $5.96 - I think there are four 12 oz packages inside. That's a lot of cookies. But don't worry if you're afraid of getting too much! BJ's has recently made some of their grocery selections a bit smaller and more "manageable."

As a mom, I can't wait to stock up on diapers and wipes! If only we had the membership when we were buying formula! It's so much cheaper at BJ's! I did stock up on juice for the tot. They also have a great selection of Gerber baby food and Graduates snacks. I was pretty impressed with the selection although I was a little disappointed in the frozen foods section. I was really looking forward to getting some fun appetizers. Aside from taquitos and egg rolls, (both of which I love) there wasn't anything unique to pick up.

Check out BJ's latest coupons here! You're also able to enjoy a FREE 60-day trial membership! If you're a sucker for deals like I am - you won't be able to pass up the membership specials!

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