We just got a Sam’s Club near us, but I wasn’t sure if a membership would be worth it for us. When I think of them, I think of super size bags of Cheetos and 700 count boxes of frozen taquitos. but is there any real food sold there? And is it enough to justify a membership? When a Groupon came along that made the membership seem like a fairly good deal, we decided to take a chance and check it out.
Here’s the things I found that fit into a real food diet. Obviously prices may vary from state to state and some of these items may not be the best possible value out there, but there are a few really great deals available.
2 lbs of organic quinoa $6.98
4 lbs brown rice $4.98
24 oz almond butter $9
I don’t eat almond butter, but I know it can be quite expensive, so this may be a good deal. I was disappointed they didn’t have a natural peanut butter.
18 cage-free eggs $3.68
1 lb baby spinach, kale or spring mix $4.50
This is an insanely good price for this size. Usually I find these for $6.99 and up. We go through a TON of spinach, so I’ve been making trips to Sam’s Club just for this (but only because its right across the street)
We looked everywhere for the price on these and couldn’t find it, so I have no idea if they’re a good deal or not. I am happy to know there’s an option nearby for non-hormone/cage free chicken nearby since our regular grocery store doesn’t carry it.
Newman’s Own organic K-cups and Green Mountain Coffee organic K-cups
I don’t remember the exact price on these but they were about $.50 per cup, which is a pretty standard price.
Kerrygold cheese $5.97/lb
Cheese from grass-fed cows. I just need to figure out what to do with so much cheese at once.
Other things we found:
Horizon Organic milk 3 pack for $10
Organic baby carrots 1 lb $3.50
We did find a couple other good deals on Simple Green and magic erasers. I’m not sure if it will be worth the $45 membership fee each year (it does help that we have a Sam’s Club gas station nearby), but I was happy to find a fair amount of real food items available.
Are you a warehouse club member? What real food deals have you found? Do you think its worth the membership price?