Sam’s Club Vs. Costco Prices

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Here’s an update on Sams vs. Costco prices for 2015!  Note that both stores have special monthly sales ads which will affect the prices (I included this month’s sales in the post, so pricing will vary a little each month.) As always, when shopping these stores please go in with a budget in place because it’s just so easy to overspend at warehouse stores.

I’m such a dork and absolutely love doing posts like this to really do the math and see which store wins. I love finding the low-down-nitty-gritty of a good price, so it’s fun to do the math and see just who really does offer the best savings.  Take a minute to scan the prices and see what you think! 😉

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Sam’s – Gas $2.14 per gal

Costco- Gas $2.14 per gal

WINNER = TIE

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Sam’s –  Charmin Toilet Tissue $22.48 for 24 Mega Rolls $0.93 per Mega roll roll (330 Sheets per roll which makes it .003 per sheet)

Costco – Charmin Toilet Tissues $21.99 for 30 Jumbo Rolls $.73 per jumbo roll (231 sheets per roll which makes it .003 per sheet)

(NOTE: Current sale at Costco ending 8/30/15 saves you an additional $4.40, dropping your price to $17.49 which comes out to $.58 per roll and $.02 per sheet: definitely the best price right now!)

WINNER = TIE (Costco actually wins this month because of their extra coupon savings*)

Sam’s – Bounty 12 Double Roll or 80 sheets per roll $19.98 ($1.66 per roll or $0.02 per sheet)

Costco – Bounty 12 Mega Roll 129 sheets per roll $18.99 ($1.58 per mega roll or $.012 per sheet)

(NOTE: Current sale at Costco ending 8/30/15 saves you an additional $4, dropping your price to $14.99 which comes out to $1.24 per roll and $.009 per sheet: definitely the best price right now!)

WINNER = COSTCO

Sam’s – Member’s Mark Paper Towels- 15 Double Rolls 142 sheets per roll $16.48 ($1.10 per roll or $.007 per sheet)

Costco – Kirkland Paper Towels 12 Rolls 160 sheets per roll $15.79 ($1.31 per roll or $.008 per sheet)

WINNER = Sam’s

Sam’s – Members Mark Toilet Tissue (Sam’s Brand)- 45 Rolls 220 sheets per roll $17.86 ($0.45 per roll or .002 per sheet)

Costco – Kirkland Bath Tissue 30 Rolls 425 sheets $15.99 ($0.53 per roll or $.001 per sheet)

WINNER = COSTCO

Sam’s – Member’s Mark Napkins 4 pk 330 sheets $10.86 ($2.86 per pack or $0.008 per sheet)

Costco- Kirkland Napkins 4 pk 260 sheets $8.49 ($2.12 per pack or $0.008 per sheet)

WINNER = Tie

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Sam’s – Members Mark Diapers 138 ct Size 1 – $29.48 or $0.21 per diaper

Costco- Kirkland Diapers 192 ct Size 1 – $25.99 or $0.14 per diaper $0.16 per diaper after sale (this is the sale price, the price will go up $4 on September 1st)

WINNER = COSTCO

Sam’s- Huggies Diapers 204 ct – $39.98 or $0.195 per diaper

Costco- Huggies Diapers 192 ct – $37.49 or $0.195 per diaper

WINNER = Tie

Sam’s – Tide Laundry Detergent 225 oz – $21.48 or $.09 per ounce

Costco – Tide Laundry Detergent 170 oz – $19.99 or $.11 per ounce

Costco – Tide Laundry Detergent 170 oz – $15.99 or $.09 per ounce (this is the sale price, the price will go up $4 on September 1st)

(NOTE: Current sale at Costco ending 8/30/15 saves you an additional $4, dropping your price to $15.99 which comes out to $.09 per ounce)

WINNER = Sam’s (Costco ties this month because of their extra coupon savings*)

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Sam’s – Finish Tabs 100 Tabs – $13.78 or $0.13 per tab

Costco – Finish Tabs 110 Tabs $14.79 or $0.13 per tab

(NOTE: Current sale at Costco ending 8/30/15 saves you an additional $4, dropping your price to $10.79 which comes out to $.09 per ounce)

WINNER = TIE (Costco ties this month because of their extra coupon savings*)

Sam’s – Tide Pods 90 ct  -$24.98 or $0.27 per pod

Costco – Tide Pods 152 ct – $29.99 or $0.197 per pod

WINNER = COSTCO

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Sam’s – Rotisserie Chicken – $4.98

Costco – Rotisserie Chicken – $4.99

WINNER = Tie

Sam’s – Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts – $1.88/lb

Costco – Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts – $2.89/lb

WINNER = Sam’s

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Sam’s – Tyson Whole Chicken – $1.08/lb

Costco – Kirkland Whole Chicken – $0.99/lb

WINNER = COSTCO

Sam’s – Ground Beef 90/10 – $3.68/lb

Costco – Ground Beef 88/12 – $3.69/lb

WINNER = Sam’s by a few pennies

Sam’s – Sargento Cheese Sticks  28 ct – $7.48 or $0.29 per stick

Costco – Polly O String Cheese 48 ct – $8.29 or $0.17 per stick

WINNER = COSTCO

Sam’s – Red Seedless Grapes 3 lb – $4.98 or $1.66/lb

Costco – Red Seedless Grapes 4 lb – $6.59 or $1.65/lb

WINNER = Tie

Sam’s – Strawberries 2 lb -$3.79 or $1.89/lb

Costco – Strawberries 2 lb -$4.79 or $2.39/lb

WINNER = Sam’s

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Sam’s – Apple Slices 32 oz – $3.98 or $0.13 per oz

Costco – Organic Apple Slices 48 oz ( 6 pk 8 oz each) – $9.99 or $0.21 per oz

WINNER = no winner because comparing organic and non-organic

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Sam’s – Organic Baby Spring Mix 1 lb – $4.47

Costco – Organic Baby Spring Mix 1 lb – $4.49

WINNER = Tie

Sam’s – Vidalia Onions 6 lb – $4.98 or $0.83/lb

Costco – California Sweet Onions 10 lb – $7.99 or $0.80/lb

WINNER = Costco

Sam’s – Gallon Milk – $2.39

Costco – Gallon Milk – $2.39

WINNER = Tie

Sam’s – Eggs 18 ct – $3.48

Costco –  Eggs 18 ct – $4.29

WINNER = Sam’s

Sam’s – Smithfield Bacon 3 lb – $11.98 or $3.99/lb

Costco- Kirkland Premium Bacon 4- l lb packs $12.99 or $3.24/lb

WINNER = Costco

Sam’s – Kraft Cheese 2 lb – $7.48 or $3.74/lb

Costco – Kirkland Cheese 5 lb – $11.99 or $2.40/lb

WINNER = Costco

Sam’s – Tyson Frozen Chicken Breasts 6 lbs – $13.98 or $2.33/lb

Costco – Kirkland Frozen Chicken Breasts 6.5 lb- $17.99 or $2.77/lb

WINNER = Sam’s

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Sam’s – Nature Valley Granola Bars 60 ct- $7.98 or $0.13 per bar

Costco – Nature Valley Granola Bars 49 ct – $12.79 or $0.26 per bar

WINNER = Sam’s

Sam’s – Rice Krispies Treats 40 ct- $7.98 or $0.20 per bar

Costco – Rice Krispies Treats 54 ct – $10.79 or $.19 per bar

(NOTE: Current sale at Costco ending 8/30/15 saves you an additional $3, dropping your price to $7.79 which comes out to $.14 per bar)

WINNER = TIE (Costco wins this month because of their extra coupon savings*)

Sam’s – Pop Tarts 36 ct – $5.98 or $0.16 each

Costco – Pop Tarts 48 ct – $8.99 or $.18 each

(NOTE: Current sale at Costco ending 8/30/15 saves you an additional $3, dropping your price to $5.99 which comes out to $.12 each)

WINNER = SAM’S (however Costco wins this month because of their extra coupon savings*)

Sam’s – Quaker Instant Oatmeal 40 ct – $7.98 or $0.20 per pack

Costco- Quaker Instant Oatmeal 52 ct – $9.79 or $0.19 per pack

WINNER = Costco

Sam’s – Del Monte Fruit Cup 16 pk – $7.58 or $0.47 per cup

Costco – Del Monte Fruit Cup 24 pack – $8.99 or $0.37 per cup

(NOTE: Current sale at Costco ending 8/30/15 saves you an additional $2, dropping your price to $6.99 which comes out to $.29 each)

WINNER = Costco

WINNER = Costco

Sam’s – Cheerios 2 pk 20 oz each – $5.68 or $2.84 per box

Costco –  Cheerios 2 pk 20 oz each – $5.69 or $2.84 per box

WINNER = Tie

Sam’s – JIF Peanut Butter- 2 pk 40 oz – $9.28 or $4.64 per jar or $0.11 per oz

Costco – JIF Peanut Butter- 2 pk 40 oz – $9.99 or $4.99 per jar or $0.12 per oz

WINNER = Sam’s

Sam’s – Valley Fresh Organic Canned Chicken Breasts 4 pk 10 oz can – $15.78 or $3.95 per can or $0.40 per oz

Costco – Harvest Organic Canned Chicken Breasts 4 pk 12.5 oz can – $18.99 or $4.74 or $0.38 per oz

WINNER =Costco

Sam’s – Organic Go Go Squeeze 16 pk 3.2 oz – $7.98 or $0.49 per pouch

Costco – Organic Go Go Squeeze 20 pk 3.2 oz – $10.89 or $0.54 per pouch

WINNER = Sam’s

*NOTE: Costco coupons are automatically deducted at checkout and there is a limited number on coupon offers (noted on the sign when you’re in the store)
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Comments

  1. Stephanie says:

    Sam’s has 5 pound bags of cheese available as well under their daily chef brand. They are located next to the kraft two packs of shredded cheese.

  2. Jason Reynolds says:

    Costco pays their employees significantly better, has better benefits & makes serious efforts to sell products that are better for the planet. If you care about the world that we live in & the world our children are going to inherit there is only one choice. It’s Costco.

  3. Thanks so much for this! I just got the Sam’s Club membership from Living Social and have been trying to compare prices to Costco. This is perfect! Pinning this for quick, future reference.

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