Costco finally opened in June here in Rochester. I have been a member of BJs for ten years or more. That membership ends this month. When I joined Costco, the plan was to decide which one I liked the best, then drop the other membership.
Why? Everything I had heard about Costco over the years was true. They really are at the top of the warehouse store mountain. They carry a more varied and better quality of merchandise and grocery products. Their sales people are friendly and helpful, as opposed to the scowl I often see on the faces of BJs employees. They don't carry any GMO grocery products. Their fresh produce is top quality. I found that by buying a large package of fresh spinach at Costco, rather than the smaller package at Wegmans, I not only save money, but I find more ways to consume the spinach before it goes bad. . . a healthy alternative. There are smoothies, omelettes, salads, sautéing it with olive oil. . .
When I go to the check out, they put my purchases on the conveyor belt for me.
Years ago, I did all my grocery shopping at Wegmans. I still shop there for certain items. Now I buy my meat and eggs from a grass fed farmer. And I buy a lot of items at Costco. So far, BJs and Costco have stayed the same for gas prices. There seems to be a gas war between the two. Both are significantly cheaper than other gas stations in my area.
And finally, Costco is closer to my home and easier to get to!
Come and Get It! by Ree
5 hours ago