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Is SC worth the membership anymore?

We just got our renewal notice for SC. It is $43 for the year. Just a basic membership. We have to drive 40 miles to SC. We don't think we are going to renew.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:26 AM

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My mom pays our SC memberships as part of our Christmas each year as she has a business and we're all on the account. I definitely get the value out of it because it's close enough for me to get most of my gas there as well as many of the food items. I love having the membership, but I'm not sure if I would pay for it if mom didn't.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:28 PM

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We just signed up at the beginning of the month. I'm sure I got my money's worth my first trip. We have a lot if food allergies in our family and their prices on almonds, dried fruit, and almond milk were awesome. Plus, I highly doubt ill ever have to buy ketchup or mayo again
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:37 PM

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Try to go half with someone else. My MIL and I split it. Lets be honest neither one of our hubbies are ever going there.
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:18 AM

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I don't have a local SC, but I do shop at BJ's and I agree with everyone else.
1) I would not pay for the membership if I had to myself. My dad pays and I am his 'additional person' (I think ours is $60 tho)
2) I could only WISH BJs had Gas Station!
3) We would pay if we went halfisies! Great Idea!!!
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years ago, I said buying membership to any of the discount clubs/stores was not worth because of the great coupon values/sale prices/rewards/etc

but now, I have to reconsider after all the changes I've seen in the past 2 years in the coupon world. With all the store restrictions, low coupon values plus restrictions, luckluster deals, etc it has gotten difficult to shop for basic items we use in our HH. with this in mind, I've checked SC to see what bulk items are good to buy there and I find some to justify a year's membership. I might buy a membership if time comes that I have used up our stockpile and the retailers sale prices have become unbearable with or without using coupons.

These days, time is now more valuable to me and I don't need the stress that goes with coupons and coupon deals.
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Why is ur membership $47..I thought I paid under $30 for mine???
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Try to go half with someone else. My MIL and I split it. Lets be honest neither one of our hubbies are ever going there.
We tried this and the 2 clubs that are near us (both 45min-1hr away)would not let us go half with someone they said you have to live in the same house or if you live at a different address it has to be because you are a collage student that lives away at school and at the same address when schools not in?
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We tried this and the 2 clubs that are near us (both 45min-1hr away)would not let us go half with someone they said you have to live in the same house or if you live at a different address it has to be because you are a collage student that lives away at school and at the same address when schools not in?
Yes, forgot about that part. My dad uses my address to sign up the membership so that I get all the coupon books/offers. He doesn't live here, but they don't have to know that.

AND, at BJs, if you are related, you can use the same card. So, my husband and my in-laws can all use my picture membership card to shop because we're "related". No one has ever been questioned. I think it's because our last names are the same.
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Why is ur membership $47..I thought I paid under $30 for mine???
It is $43. I don't know why. I looked online and a business membership is $35. DH is going to call and find out.
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I've never shopped at Sam's club, but we have a Costco membership and it is worth every penny. We even have the executive membership and the AMEX card b/c we get $$$ back that more than pays for the membership (carrying a balance defeats the purpose of the reward, so you have to pay it every month.) I get everything there that I can't get with coupons (organic milk, eggs, produce, good cheese, natural jelly, almond milk for DD and a lot of her snacks since she has allergies.) Alcohol is cheaper there, and gas is too. $43 for the year is less than $4 a month, so even if you made a monthly trip and stocked up on things like milk at discounted prices, I would say it is worth it.
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I would say it is worth it because I am so close to SC.It is about a 10 min drive.Gas & contacts is a good price for me.I split the membership price with my dd dad.Payed 40.00 for yr. membership in Feb. 20 dollars each well worth it.
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DH called, they said it is $43 and thats that. So we decided not to renew. They are suppose to build a new SC sometime this year 15 miles from us. If they do then we might rejoin. The 45 minute drive is too far for us.
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DH called, they said it is $43 and thats that. So we decided not to renew. They are suppose to build a new SC sometime this year 15 miles from us. If they do then we might rejoin. The 45 minute drive is too far for us.
I think you made the right decision for your your situation, time and gas money, plus wear and tear to your vehicle are all high priority these days..
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We've had a costco or sam's membership for the past 15 years. We didn't renew this year. It got to where we were only using it for pet food, milk, and sometimes spices and gas if the vehicles needed gas when we were there. If we still lived in town, we might have kept it up for the gas savings cause they're worth it if you live close by. I found that with everything else, we could get it cheaper with coupons or at Aldi.
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