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!
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