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Price Comparison Charts

SHOPPING CART ITEMS Sam's Brand Costco Brand Sam's Amount Costco Amount Sam's Price Costco Price Sam's Unit Price Costco Unit Price Unit Price Diff.
Unit Price % Diff.
WINNER
Super-Market Price Per Unit Wholesale/ Super-Market Unit Price Diff. Wholesale/ Super-Market Unit Price % Diff. Super-Market Amount Super-Market Price
Water
Member's Mark
Kirkland
32 ct.
35 ct.
$3.98
$3.75
$0.12
$0.11
$0.02
14.89%
Costco
$0.13
$0.01
7.34%
24 ct.
$2.99
Pretzels
Member's Mark
Synder
3.25 lbs.
3.12 lbs.
$5.68
$5.69
$1.75
$1.82
$0.08
4.26%
Sam's
$1.65
-$0.13
-7.64%
15 oz.
$1.55
Bread
Wonder
Sara Lee
2 loaves
2 loaves
$3.28
$3.52
$1.64
$1.76
$0.12
7.06%
Sam's
$1.99
$0.29
15.72%
1 loaf
$1.99
Bakery Cookies
Bakery
Bakery
5 lbs.
4.5 lbs.
$19.98
$13.58
$4.00
$3.02
$0.98
27.89%
Costco
$5.99
$2.48
52.29%
18 ct.
$5.99
Steak
1 lb.
1 lb.
$6.98
$6.49
$6.98
$6.49
$0.49
7.28%
Costco
$9.99
$3.26
38.92%
1 lb.
$9.99
Fresh Bell Peppers
6
6
$6.98
$6.99
$1.16
$1.17
$0.00
0.14%
Sam's
$1.66
$0.50
35.31%
3
$4.99
Yogurt
Dannon
Dannon
6 oz. (18)
6 oz. (24)
$8.18
$9.99
$0.45
$0.42
$0.04
8.77%
Costco
$0.50
$0.07
13.82%
6 oz. (4)
$2.00
Paper Towels
Member's Mark
Kirkland
12 rolls
12 rolls
$15.98
$16.89
$1.33
$1.41
$0.08
5.54%
Sam's
$1.31
-$0.06
-4.35%
8 rolls
$10.49
American Cheese
Member's Mark
Kirkland
5 lbs.
5 lbs.
$10.74
$10.99
$2.15
$2.20
$0.05
2.30%
Sam's
$5.19
$3.01
81.90%
12 oz.
$3.89
Shredded Cheese
Member's Mark
Kirkland
2 lbs.
2.5 lbs.
$6.98
$6.79
$3.49
$2.72
$0.77
24.94%
Costco
$3.58
$0.48
14.28%
8 oz.
$1.79
Toilet Paper
Member's Mark
Kirkland
36 rolls
36 rolls
$16.98
$17.99
$0.47
$0.50
$0.03
5.78%
Sam's
$0.46
-$0.03
-5.89%
24 rolls
$10.99
Eggs
18 ct. (2)
18 ct. (2)
$3.33
$3.29
$0.09
$0.09
$0.00
1.21%
Costco
$0.12
$0.03
29.82%
12 ct.
$1.49
Tissues
Member's Mark
Kirkland
10 pack
12 pack
$9.48
$13.79
$0.95
$1.15
$0.20
19.18%
Sam's
$1.19
$0.14
12.63%
1 box
$1.19
Milk
Member's Mark
Kirkland
1 gallon
1 gallon
$2.78
$2.39
$2.78
$2.39
$0.39
15.09%
Costco
$2.89
$0.31
11.14%
1 gallon
$2.89
Orange Juice
Tropicana
Tropicana
4 gallons
4 gallons
$5.68
$5.68
$1.42
$1.42
$0.00
0.00%
both
$7.29
$5.87
134.79%
1 gallon
$7.29
Bananas
3 lbs.
3 lbs.
$1.48
$1.47
$0.49
$0.49
$0.00
0.68%
Costco
$0.54
$0.05
9.03%
2.75 lbs.
$1.48
Frozen Veggies
Member's Mark
Kirkland
5 lbs.
5.5 lbs.
$6.28
$5.99
$1.26
$1.09
$0.17
14.23%
Costco
$2.10
$0.92
56.46%
2 lbs.
$4.19
Chicken
Member's Mark
Kirkland
6 lbs.
6 lbs.
$10.98
$16.79
$1.83
$2.80
$0.97
41.84%
Sam's
$2.66
$0.35
14.03%
3 lbs.
$7.99
Paper Plates
Dixie
Dixie
250 plates (8.5 in.)
276 plates (8.5 in.)
$13.68
$14.79
$0.06
$0.05
$0.00
2.09%
Costco
$0.05
-$0.01
-18.71%
45 plates (8.5 in.)
$2.02
Cheerios
Regular
Regular
49 oz. (2)
37 oz. (2)
$7.38
$5.89
$0.08
$0.08
$0.00
5.54%
Sam's
$0.24
$0.17
103.09%
18 oz.
$4.36
Oatmeal
Quaker
Quaker
40 ct. maple brown sugar
52 ct. variety pack
$7.98
$9.49
$0.20
$0.18
$0.02
8.90%
Costco
$0.32
$0.12
49.01%
10 ct.
$3.15
Jelly
Smuckers
Smuckers
30 oz. (2)
32 oz. (2)
$5.42
$6.99
$0.09
$0.11
$0.02
18.93%
Sam's
$0.09
-$0.01
-13.82%
32 oz.
$2.78
Peanut Butter
Jiff
Jiff
40 oz. (2)
48 oz. (2)
$7.98
$7.99
$0.10
$0.08
$0.02
18.06%
Costco
$0.15
$0.05
45.09%
40 oz.
$5.79
Applesauce
Mott's
Mott's
64 oz. (2)
48 oz. (3)
$5.88
$5.99
$0.05
$0.06
$0.02
30.38%
Sam's
$0.09
$0.04
53.21%
32 oz.
$2.99
Spaghetti Sauce
Classico
Classico
32 oz. (3)
32 oz. (3)
$7.38
$6.99
$0.08
$0.07
$0.00
5.43%
Costco
$0.21
$0.13
93.26%
16 oz.
$3.29
Pasta
Member's Mark
No Name
16 oz. (6)
17.6 oz. (8)
$5.22
$7.89
$0.05
$0.06
$0.00
3.01%
Sam's
$0.10
$0.04
55.26%
13.25 oz.
$1.29
Ranch Dressing
Hidden Valley
Hidden Valley
40 oz. (2)
40 oz. (2)
$8.98
$8.99
$0.11
$0.11
$0.00
0.11%
Sam's
$0.18
$0.06
43.98%
16 oz.
$2.81
Mustard
French's
French's
30 oz. (2)
30 oz. (2)
$3.57
$4.59
$0.06
$0.08
$0.02
25.00%
Sam's
$0.16
$0.10
82.54%
14 oz.
$2.29
Ketchup
Heinz
Heinz
44 oz. (3)
44 oz. (3)
$6.88
$6.89
$0.05
$0.05
$0.00
0.15%
Sam's
$0.07
$0.02
31.58%
64 oz.
$4.59
Trash Bags
Member's Mark
Kirkland
150 bags (13 gallon)
200 bags (13 gallon)
$9.98
$13.79
$0.07
$0.07
$0.00
3.57%
Sam's
$0.10
$0.03
38.27%
50 bags (13 gallon)
$4.99
Disinfectant Wipes
Clorox
Clorox
78 ct. (4)
78 ct. (4)
$11.98
$11.15
$0.04
$0.04
$0.00
7.18%
Costco
$0.10
$0.06
89.29%
35 ct.
$3.39
Laundry Detergent
All
All
120 loads
120 loads
$10.98
$11.79
$0.09
$0.10
$0.01
7.11%
Sam's
$0.14
$0.05
40.29%
84 loads
$11.99
Dryer Sheets
Bounce
Bounce
250 sheets
250 sheets
$7.98
$7.99
$0.03
$0.03
$0.00
0.13%
Sam's
$0.04
$0.01
26.43%
120 sheets
$5.00
Baby Formula
Similac Advanced
Similac Advanced
34 oz.
34 oz.
$27.98
$27.89
$0.82
$0.82
$0.00
0.32%
Costco
$0.88
$0.05
6.39%
23.2 oz.
$21.02
Diapers
Pampers
Huggies only
204 ct. (2)
258 ct.
$42.98
$39.99
$0.11
$0.16
$0.05
37.20%
Sam's
$0.26
$0.13
66.80%
84 ct.
$21.99
Baby Wipes
Member's Mark
Kirkland
720 ct.
900 ct.
$13.48
$19.99
$0.02
$0.02
$0.00
17.05%
Sam's
$0.02
$0.00
1.58%
240 ct.
$4.99
Toothpaste
Crest
Crest
8 oz. (4)
7.6 oz. (5)
$8.98
$11.99
$0.28
$0.32
$0.04
11.71%
Sam's
$0.50
$0.20
50.29%
6 oz.
$2.99
Total
$215.65
$227.08
$34.74
$33.52
$1.23
3.60%
Costco
$52.92
$18.79
43.16%
$194.90

OTHER ITEMS
Sam's Brand
Costco Brand
Sam's Amount
Costco Amount
Sam's Price
Costco Price
Price Diff.
% Diff.
WINNER
Luggage
Samsonite
Samsonite
3-Piece Set
2-Piece Set
$188
$199
$11.00
5.68%
Sam's
Photo Printing
N/A
N/A
1 4x6 print
1 4x6 print
$0.17
$0.13
$0.04
26.67%
Costco
Gas
N/A
N/A
1 gallon
1 gallon
$3.75
$3.84
$0.09
2.37%
Sam's
32-inch 720p LCD HDTV
Samsung
Samsung
1
1
$338
$340
$1.99
0.59%
Sam's
1080p LED HDTV (240Hz)
Sharp Aquos Quattron
Sharp Aquos Quattron
1
1
$1,897
$1,900
$2.99
0.16%
Sam's
Digital Camera
Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS 10MP
Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS 10MP
1
1
$260
$270
$10.11
3.82%
Sam's
Coffee Maker
Cuisinart Single Serve Brewing System
Cuisinart Single Serve + 54 Cups & 6 Water Filters
1
1
$170
$175
$5.01
2.90%
Sam's
High-Back Office Chair
Alera Strada Series
Alera Strada Series
1
1
$176
$176
$0.11
0.06%
Sam's

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