Sam's Club and Costco Price Comparison

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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