This is a beautiful, sunny and warm (75°) Sunday afternoon. It would be the perfect day for a hike. Except for the fact that the wind is howling with sustained winds of 25 mph and gusts to 40. Our slide-toppers are threatening to take off on their own! A trip to the dumpster to take out the garbage was a challenge to remain vertical :)
I use days like this to research, debate things in my head and nap :)
Or neither? Apparently, neither is out of the question. I have been informed that we will be replacing our house batteries in the next few months and that the savings on these alone will more than pay for the annual membership of Sam’s ($40) or Costco ($50).
So, here’s the thing. We have been Costco Members for many years. To say I am addicted to that place might be an understatement. I depend on them for coffee, meat, seafood, over-the-counter meds, batteries, roasted ready to eat chickens :) and, did I say coffee??
Our Costco membership is up for renewal in December. In our travels over the past year (to many states), I have seen less than a half dozen Costco’s yet I see Sam’s Clubs everywhere! Costco has 425 locations in the US. That sounds like a lot, right? I just don’t know where they all are! Yes, yes, I’ve looked them up but we don’t plan our travels around Costco’s…usually :) In comparison, Sam’s has 602. Not that huge of a disparity. Well, OK, 42% more stores. They, obviously, put their stores in places we go!
So, I’d like your input. Do you have one or both of these memberships? If you have both, which do you prefer and why? If you are a Sam’s member, can you tell me what their meat quality is like?
Costco’s meats, seafood and produce are of an excellent quality. I don’t want to lose that.
I have a month to research myself crazy and make a decision. Switch to Sam’s or stay with Costco and just plan huge stock-ups when we finally run into one?
Thanks for your help today and thanks for stopping by.