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Old 09-09-2021, 10:49 AM   #1
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Ready to join up with one. Which is better and why?
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Old 09-09-2021, 10:51 AM   #2
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Don't know why this ended up in the classifieds.
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Old 09-09-2021, 10:59 AM   #3
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My choice is Costco mainly due to the better meat choices.
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Old 09-09-2021, 11:00 AM   #4
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They both too crowded for me. I was sams member years ago but it really just wasnt worth paying membership dues to stand in long lines to check out.
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Old 09-09-2021, 11:06 AM   #5
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I've contemplated getting one of these and if I had to pick one, I think I'd get Costco. However, the nearest Costco is 8 miles and usually 25-30 minutes down a busy road from my house. There is an HEB less than a mile from my house.

With curbside pickup, I can be home from HEB with my groceries before I ever get to Costco.

Convenience has won out and I just go to HEB.
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Old 09-09-2021, 11:13 AM   #6
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We actually have both, but use Costco more and have Costco visa.
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Old 09-09-2021, 11:19 AM   #7
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Having memberships at both (one for work and other personal), we much prefer costco.
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Old 09-09-2021, 11:19 AM   #8
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That's like asking HEB vs Walmart.

Costco hands down, more selection, the in house made stuff is good, and can't beat a hotdog and coke for $1.50

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Old 09-09-2021, 11:26 AM   #9
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That’s easy to answer. Neither.
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Old 09-09-2021, 11:29 AM   #10
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Costco's.. Way better quality of items, and yes the Meat selection is way better IMO
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Old 09-09-2021, 11:31 AM   #11
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I prefer Costco, but use my Mom’s Sam’s Club membership via the Sam’s app and self checkout. If you know someone with a membership see if you can use their log in information on your phone app. Sam’s just seems more dull and isn’t laid out as well. There’s also a lot more junk food compared to Costco, which isn’t always the best.
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Old 09-09-2021, 11:46 AM   #12
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Have both but prefer Costco. Quality of products seem to be far superior to Sams, and their meat selection is awesome.

We use their credit card and get points and cash back for everything we purchase.
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Old 09-09-2021, 01:08 PM   #13
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Costco it is. Thanks.
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Old 09-09-2021, 01:13 PM   #14
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Another vote for Costco.
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Old 09-09-2021, 01:15 PM   #15
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Costco here
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Old 09-09-2021, 01:18 PM   #16
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We had both and ended up back at Sam's due to brand name preferences on a few things that we get regularly. Costco is closer to our house, but Sam's still won out.

Aslo, Sam's mobile app allows you to do "scan & go". So you can buy your stuff on your phone and the only line you wait in is getting your cart checked on the way out of the store.
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Old 09-09-2021, 01:30 PM   #17
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Costco over and over - had a 30 day to Sam's, went in once never went back.
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Old 09-09-2021, 01:41 PM   #18
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Old 09-09-2021, 01:42 PM   #19
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Costco meat is the best I've had.
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Old 09-09-2021, 01:46 PM   #20
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Another vote for Costco.

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Old 09-09-2021, 01:59 PM   #21
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Wish we had a Costco, nearest one is 45 min away. So sams it is.
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Old 09-09-2021, 02:19 PM   #22
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I like Costco better, but donít have one anywhere near me, so I am a Samís club member.

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Old 09-09-2021, 02:21 PM   #23
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Thatís easy to answer. Neither.

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Old 09-09-2021, 02:43 PM   #24
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We only have a Sam's Club, or it would be Costco.
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Old 09-09-2021, 02:45 PM   #25
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The one that is closest ...they both are way to crowed !
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Old 09-09-2021, 03:01 PM   #26
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Old 09-09-2021, 03:08 PM   #27
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Either or…. Have had both. Only one Costco near me but have 4 Sams near me. Stayed with Sams
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Old 09-09-2021, 03:11 PM   #28
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Old 09-09-2021, 03:12 PM   #29
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Easy choice for us, no Costco nearby…….
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Old 09-09-2021, 04:12 PM   #30
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For the regular stuff we get, sams is fine. Costco does have nicer stuff and better food stuff in general. Costco's are more consistent store to store. I drive by one sams going to a different one because of the difference. Main reason I ditched costco is because they don't open till 10. I can get in to sams at 7(biz membership) when I get off work-before the regular crowd rolls in. Not that I go that much but it's nice.
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Old 09-09-2021, 04:22 PM   #31
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We had both and ended up back at Sam's due to brand name preferences on a few things that we get regularly. Costco is closer to our house, but Sam's still won out.

Aslo, Sam's mobile app allows you to do "scan & go". So you can buy your stuff on your phone and the only line you wait in is getting your cart checked on the way out of the store.
Pretty sure costco has that. My secretary/boss/wife takes care of all that stuff so I'm not 100% sure.
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Old 09-09-2021, 04:26 PM   #32
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I’ve never been to Costco but Sam’s deli pizza is amazing.
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Old 09-09-2021, 04:35 PM   #33
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We’ve got both. I haven’t been to Sam’s in 4-5 years. My wife goes a couple times a year. We go to Costco a couple times a month though. The meat alone at Costco is worth it, and I’ve spent plenty at a couple of high end meat markets.
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Old 09-09-2021, 04:52 PM   #34
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Have both. Go to Sam's because of Mobile app. Never wait in line again
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Old 09-09-2021, 05:01 PM   #35
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Pretty sure costco has that. My secretary/boss/wife takes care of all that stuff so I'm not 100% sure.
Have not seen it at our Costco.
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Old 09-09-2021, 05:28 PM   #36
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Had Sam's for years. But the two closest to me were getting sketchy. Take a sidearm, and a backup and another backup and a knife.

So now it's Costoco and so much better with selections.
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Old 09-09-2021, 06:17 PM   #37
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Sam's Club but we do most of our shopping with them online and get free shipping. Costco is always too crowded at the location closest to me.
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Old 09-09-2021, 09:28 PM   #38
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Had Sam's for years. But the two closest to me were getting sketchy. Take a sidearm, and a backup and another backup and a knife.

So now it's Costoco and so much better with selections.
Ha! You don't wanna go to ghetto samz on wheatland?! I slide by and go to Grand Prairie. Better...but I'm packin'!lol
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Old 09-09-2021, 10:10 PM   #39
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Old 09-10-2021, 06:20 AM   #40
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Ha! You don't wanna go to ghetto samz on wheatland?! I slide by and go to Grand Prairie. Better...but I'm packin'!lol
Exactly! LOL
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Old 09-10-2021, 08:19 AM   #41
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I don’t know but I will say this Costco’s jalapeŮo smoked link sausage is very good!
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Old 09-10-2021, 08:28 AM   #42
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Costco hands down. Better meat. The snack bar is great too!!! Lol.

Always seasonal stock. Good buys. Return policy is amazing. I took my 9yr old memory foam mattress back the warrantied it out no questions asked.

GM dealers give you a rebate $750 if I remember correctly on a new car purchase.
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Old 09-10-2021, 09:15 AM   #43
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We had both and ended up back at Sam's due to brand name preferences on a few things that we get regularly. Costco is closer to our house, but Sam's still won out.

Aslo, Sam's mobile app allows you to do "scan & go". So you can buy your stuff on your phone and the only line you wait in is getting your cart checked on the way out of the store.
this is exactly what we do and walk right by the lines and out the door, easy pezzy
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Old 09-10-2021, 10:16 AM   #44
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Costco!
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Old 09-10-2021, 10:21 AM   #45
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Costco HANDS DOWN. They don't sell anything they don't believe in or with low quality. Even the "Kirkland" brand which is their brand is quality and I've yet to find any issues with any of them.

(For years I was a Sam's member and was oppose to joining Costco, but after joining I'm a believer now)


Sam's is like a WalMart.
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Old 09-10-2021, 10:44 AM   #46
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Costco HANDS DOWN. They don't sell anything they don't believe in or with low quality. Even the "Kirkland" brand which is their brand is quality and I've yet to find any issues with any of them.

(For years I was a Sam's member and was oppose to joining Costco, but after joining I'm a believer now)


Sam's is like a WalMart.
This!! And their employees are very well taken care of.
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Old 09-10-2021, 10:48 AM   #47
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I'm a Sam's guy. Had 2 bad experiences at COSTCO and decided to stick with Sam's. I haven't had any quality issues at Sam's and their meat has been very good. I bought a few TV's, mattresses, and other large items without fault, so far. We mainly bulk grocery shop. I will say - COSTCO is packed everytime i drive by there...
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Old 09-10-2021, 02:14 PM   #48
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Sams for two reasons.
There are a lot more Sams clubs out there than Costco.
Second, every time I have been in or driven by a Costco the place is packed.
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Old 09-10-2021, 02:19 PM   #49
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If you get any anxiety at all steer clear of Costco lol
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Old 09-10-2021, 02:45 PM   #50
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I have Sam's and a coworker has Costco. He ask me to take him in Sam's for meat selections. I get all of my briskets there and have had great meat every time. My wife goes for other stuff. I just go for the meat though.
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