Sunday, December 13, 2009

**CLOSED**GIVEAWAY: BJ'S Wholesale Club

I recently had the opportunity to check out BJ's Wholesale Club. I was given a $25 gift card from My BlogSpark and I was able to print out the free two-month free trial membership from the BJ's website. My husband and I decided to stop there last Tuesday and see what BJ's had to offer.

I'd never shopped at one of those "club" stores before and I wasn't sure what to expect when we arrived. After being greeted at the door, I was shown to the Customer Service counter where the clerk signed me up for my free two-month trial membership. It literally took 3 minutes including him taking my photo and printing out my membership card. There was no hard-sell to purchase a full membership ($45 for a year). Right now BJ's is running a special new-member paid offer for $45, which includes a $10 couponB and an extra two months of membership. If you sign up for the offer, you also will receive:

~A Member Savings Book with more than $1,000 in coupons and instant rebates
~“Sign up and Save” coupons worth $117 in savings
~2 cards (one for you and someone else in your household)
~A no risk 100% money back guarantee on the fee if you are not satisfied

Vast is the first thing that came to mind. My husband lost himself in the electronics section as soon as we came in the store. You know how some grocery stores have babysitting areas for children where the parents can leave the child there while they shop? That must be why BJ's puts the electronics at the front of the I would know where to find my husband when I was done shopping. I'll admit, I was looking too since I'm coveting a GPS for Christmas and BJ's had a display of all the models they carry at the end of one of their aisles.

I wanted to get a feel for all that BJ's had to offer so my husband and I walked down almost every aisle in the store. BJ's has just about everything: clothing, gift wrap and cards, books, office supplies, and toys.

We spent most of our time in the grocery section. Next time I have a party planned, BJ's is where I'm going to head. They had a wide variety of appetizers in the freezer section that would be perfect when you're planning a party. I loved all the goodies in their bakery section and ended up taking home a tray of danish very reasonably priced at $5.99 for 10 large iced danishes.

All in all, I felt their prices were more than reasonable. While you're buying most things in bulk sizes, the prices are still cheaper than what I've paid at the grocery store. My local grocer sells Chef Boyardee cans 10 for $10 and I found a package of 10 cans at BJ's to be priced at $9.27. A gallon of milk at BJ's was only $1.50, a big savings from what I usually pay at the grocery store. In addition, BJ's accepts all manufacturer's coupons alongside of any coupons BJ's also provides for products. When I came in the store there was a large display of coupons available for the taking.

I did get a huge box of Hershey's Brownie Mix that makes 4 batches of brownies for my holiday baking for $6.99. You just can't find sizes like that in any grocery store.

MyBlogSpark, BJ's and General Mills are offering one of my readers the chance to experience BJ's too. You'll get a $25 gift card to BJ's Wholesale Club so you can pick up some great bargains yourself.

Mandatory Entry:

1) Click over to the BJ's Wholesale Club website and tell me something you'd love to stock up on.

Extra Credit:

2) Follow my blog through Google Friend Connect, or take credit if you already do. (top left sidebar: 1 entry, leave 1 comment)

3) Tweet the giveaway, can be done daily (1 entry, leave 1 daily comment with your tweet url).

Easy tweet you can use:

BJ's Wholesale Club giveaway: win a $25 gift card & experience big savings. Ends 12/23.

4) Use the BJ's Store Locator and tell me the address of the BJ's Wholesale Club nearest to you (1 entry, leave 1 comment).

Giveaway ends on Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 11:59 PM EST. US residents only. Please leave me a way to contact you if your email address is not visible in your blogger profile. Winner will have 48 hours to respond with their mailing information before there's a do-over.

Disclosure: I was provided a $25 BJ's Wholesale Club gift card, BJ's Journal with coupons and a free two-month trial membership courtesy of MyBlogSpark and General Mills for my review.

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peg42 said...

I would really love to stock up on cereal. Seems I can never keep enough in the house. Thanks so much.

Sandra K321 said...

I was subscribing to your feed via google; now i am also following your blog via google friend

mogrill said...

I like stocking up on meat. Thanks for the chance.

clc408 said...

I'd stock up on vitamins and calcium supplements. They have a great selection.

Elkaye said...

I plan to stock up on hp56 printer ink.


Elkaye said...

I tweeted:


Elkaye said...

The nearest BJs is located at 4697 Millenia Plaza Way in Orlando, FL.


sphinx63 said...

I would stock up on batteries and frozen pizzas. Thanks!

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sphinx63 said...

My closest BJ's is at:
6944 W. 130th St.
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

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Nancy said...

That picture of Triple Chocolate Chunk cookies makes me want them, even though we don't need them:)

I would stock up on drinks - juices, crystal light and soda.

Nancy said...

I have three locations within 11 miles. The closest is 5820 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, VA

valleyohgirl said...

When I go to bj's I stock up on the lipton ice tea bags, the roasted red pepper hummus dip, water bottles, cereal, hot coco and many other things.

denyse said...

Nestle water, I can never have enough and juices for the kids.

denyse said...

This is my nearest BJ's.

Distance: ~ 3.1 miles
1007 U.S. Highway 9
Old Bridge, NJ 08857

Melodic Mom said...

Here's the closest one to me:
Distance: ~ 2.2 miles
900 Marketplace Blvd.
Hamilton, NJ 08691

Hotsnotty2 said...

I would love to stock up on paper product; napkins, paper towels and toilet paper, thanks!

Meet the Browns said...

I would stock up on non-perishables like trash bags and ziplocs!


Meet the Browns said...

Our closest BJ's is in Kissimmee on Osceola Pkwy., only 3.1 miles away!


Crystal F said...

I like to get my toliet paper and trash bags at BJ's. Thank you!!

Unknown said...

I would stock up on cascade action packs and gain laundry soap!

Kristin said...

The closest store to me is:

1260 E. Woodland Ave.
Springfield, PA 19064

Amy delong said...

I would stock up on paper plates&hoy pockets!


Unknown said...

I would stock up their Luv Diapers. I can never have enough, they fly here.

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Unknown said...

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Unknown said...

Closest is here : 16200 SW 88th St.
Miami, FL 33196

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