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Cheapism.com filled a shopping cart with 30 items from a Costco and a Sam's Club in the same Columbus, Ohio, market area. Prices may vary from the time we shopped and by location.

ITEM
SAM'S CLUB BRAND
COSTCO BRAND
SAM'S CLUB SIZE
COSTCO SIZE
SAM'S CLUB
PRICE
COSTCO
PRICE
WINNER
SAM'S CLUB
UNIT PRICE
COSTCO UNIT
PRICE
WINNER
PERCENT SAVINGS
American Cheese
Member's Mark*
Kirkland Signature*
5 lbs.
5 lbs.
$13.98
$12.99
Costco
$2.80
$2.60
Costco
7.08%
Applesauce
GoGo Squeez
GoGo Squeez
20 ct.
24 ct.
$8.98
$10.49
Sam's Club
$0.45
$0.44
Costco
2.65%
Baby Formula
Similac
Similac
2.13 lbs.
2.13 lbs.
$29.98
$29.99
Sam's Club
$14.08
$14.08
Sam's Club
0.03%
Bananas
Dole
Dole
3 lbs.
3 lbs.
$1.49
$1.39
Costco
$0.50
$0.46
Costco
6.71%
Bread
Nickles
Schwebel's
2 loaves
2 loaves
$3.02
$2.95
Costco
$1.51
$1.48
Costco
2.32%
Cheerios
General Mills
General Mills
40.7 oz.
40.7 oz.
$5.78
$5.79
Sam's Club
$0.14
$0.14
Sam's Club
0.17%
Chocolate Chips
Nestle
Nestle
72 oz.
72 oz.
$9.68
$9.99
Sam's Club
$0.13
$0.14
Sam's Club
3.10%
Diapers
(size 2)
Pampers
Huggies
162 ct.
228 ct.
$39.98
$38.99
Costco
$0.25
$0.17
Costco
30.71%
Disinfectant
Wipes
Clorox
Lysol
390 ct.
480 ct.
$13.48
$13.59
Sam's Club
$0.03
$0.03
Costco
18.09%
Dryer Sheets
Bounce
Bounce
260 ct.
260 ct.
$8.48
$8.49
Sam's Club
$0.03
$0.03
Sam's Club
0.12%
Fresh Bell
Peppers
N/A
N/A
6 ct.
6 ct.
$5.98
$6.49
Sam's Club
$1.00
$1.08
Sam's Club
7.86%
Frozen Chicken
Breasts
Daily Chef*
Kirkland Signature*
6 lbs.
6.5 lbs.
$11.98
$17.99
Sam's Club
$2.00
$2.77
Sam's Club
27.86%
Frozen Veggies
Daily Chef*
Kirkland Signature*
Six 12 oz. bags (72 oz.)
5.5 lb. bag (88 oz.)
$5.98
$6.49
Sam's Club
$0.08
$0.07
Costco
11.20%
Greek Yogurt
Dannon Light & Fit
Dannon Light & Fit
32 oz.
95.4 oz.
$4.18
$13.99
Sam's Club
$0.13
$0.15
Sam's Club
10.92%
Ground Beef
N/A
N/A
1 lb.
1 lb.
$3.98
$3.69
Costco
$3.98
$3.69
Costco
7.29%
Instant Oatmeal
Quaker
Quaker
52 ct.
52 ct.
$8.48
$8.55
Sam's Club
$0.16
$0.16
Sam's Club
0.82%
Ketchup
Heinz
Heinz
Three 44 oz. bottles (132 oz.)
Three 44 oz. bottles (132 oz.)
$6.98
$6.99
Sam's Club
$0.05
$0.05
Sam's Club
0.14%
Laundry Detergent
Tide
Tide
170 oz.
170 oz.
$19.98
$19.99
Sam's Club
$0.12
$0.12
Sam's Club
0.05%
Mustard
French's
French's
Two 30 oz. bottles (60 oz.)
Two 30 oz. bottles (60 oz.)
$4.88
$4.48
Costco
$0.08
$0.07
Costco
8.20%
Orange Juice
Tropicana
Tropicana
1 gallon
1 gallon
$5.98
$5.99
Sam's Club
$5.98
$5.99
Sam's Club
0.17%
Paper Towels
Member's Mark*
Kirkland Signature*
12 154-sheet rolls (1,848 sheets)
12 150-sheet rolls (1,800 sheets)
$14.98
$15.99
Sam's Club
$0.01
$0.01
Sam's Club
8.75%
Peanut Butter
Jif
Jif
Two 40 oz. jars (80 oz.)
96 oz.
$9.28
$9.99
Sam's Club
$0.12
$0.10
Costco
10.29%
Pretzels
Utz
Snyder's
52 oz.
52 oz.
$6.28
$5.99
Costco
$0.12
$0.12
Costco
4.62%
Shredded Cheese
Bakers & Chefs*
Kirkland Signature*
5 lbs.
5 lbs.
$14.57
$15.59
Sam's Club
$2.91
$3.12
Sam's Club
6.54%
Spaghetti Sauce
Ragu
Prego
Three 45 oz. jars (135 oz.)
Two 67 oz. jars (134 oz.)
$7.68
$7.49
Costco
$0.06
$0.06
Costco
1.75%
Tissues
Member's Mark*
Kirkland Signature*
12 169 ct. boxes (2,028 tissues)
12 90 ct. boxes (1,080 tissues)
$11.98
$14.79
Sam's Club
$0.006
$0.014
Sam's Club
56.86%
Toilet Paper
Member's Mark*
Kirkland Signature*
45 190-sheet rolls (8,550 sheets)
30 425-sheet rolls (12,750 sheets)
$16.87
$15.99
Costco
$0.002
$0.001
Costco
36.44%
Toothpaste
Crest Pro Health
Crest Pro Health
Four 6 oz. tubes (24 oz.)
Four 7.8 oz. tubes (31.2 oz.)
$9.78
$11.99
Sam's Club
$0.41
$0.38
Costco
5.69%
Trash Bags
Member's Mark*
Kirkland Signature*
180 ct.
200 ct.
$12.98
$14.79
Sam's Club
$0.07
$0.07
Sam's Club
2.49%
Water
Member's Mark*
Kirkland Signature*
40 ct. (16.9 oz. bottles)
40 ct. (16.9 oz. bottles)
$3.78
$3.89
Sam's Club
$0.09
$0.10
Sam's Club
2.83%
Total
$321.43
$345.81
Sam's Club
$37.30
$37.70
Sam's Club
1.06%

*House brand
In this review:
  1. Sam's Club or Costco?
  2. Shopping Experience
  3. Price Comparison Chart
  4. Best Wholesale Club


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