photo credit The Frugal Find
I can’t go into a wholesale club without cringing. Everything looks ridiculously overpriced. Things like bottled water, barbecue sauce, frozen chicken breasts, soy milk, dish and laundry detergent…the two-pack of cereal that costs a whopping $8.00 . . . I can’t believe they’re succesfully getting people to pay an annual fee just so they can turn around and rip them off with cereal mark-ups!
When I became a Krazy Coupon Lady, the first time my wholesale club membership was up for renewal, I canceled it and used the money I saved to buy several newspaper subscriptions for coupons. Now all I miss about my old wholesale club are the fresh tortillas! Don’t worry, my friend buys me the uncooked tortillas and I trade coupons for them, so I’m gettin’ by!
In case you need a shining example of why you should NOT be shopping at members only wholesale clubs, take razors:
This week Schick 3 or 5 blade razors are Free at EACH of the 3 national drugstores: Walgreens, CVS & Rite Aid. The razors come with an extra cartridge, so if you purchase 6 razors, that’s 12 cartridges, or about a year supply. There are both $4/1 Schick 3 and $4/1 Schick 5 razor coupons in today’s paper, so with only 3 copies of the paper, you’ll get a year supply of razors for free.
OR. . . you can pay an annual membership fee AND pay $45 for 15 blades at Costco. . . you do the math.