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I am new member at Sams Club. Going this afternoon. What's the oneth thing that you feel is best value? What is so good or so unique that you never leave the store without it ? (Also making a stop at jungle jims in hamilton ohio for you foodies that recognize the store name). Thanks !

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Last updated: Feb. 18, 2013 3:04 pm
Posted: Feb. 18, 2013 5:20 am
Commented by: Molly
Feb. 18, 2013 5:27 am
Good morning, bigcountry. I always buy their feta cheese, 90/10 hamburger (10#'s), rotisserie chicken is a great price - I pick one up when I don't have time to fix the chicken for a meal. I then make stock out of the carcass - they are a nice size chicken for under $5. I also buy butter, cottage cheese and Greek yogurt at Sam's. Sometimes you can get really good deals on clothing. Have fun - we are soon to open a Costco store where I live. Sam's and Costco will less than 2 miles apart.
Feb. 18, 2013 5:30 am
I haven't been since Aldis opened up in my town, but I used to buy coffee, cheese, avocados, beef jerky, shampoo and nuts there.
Feb. 18, 2013 5:31 am
And, I'd usually get some kind of frozen snack for my boys - bagel bites.
Commented by: Thisni Caza
Feb. 18, 2013 5:30 am
If you can use them up in a reasonable amount of time, I like their baby portabella mushrooms and grape tomatoes. At the store I shop, the mushrooms come in a 24 ounce carton for $5 (I think). The tomatoes come in a 2 lb carton for $6. The cartons at my supermarket are typically 10 ounces for $2.50. I also always buy olive oil: Bertolli Extra Virgin, 2L for about $12? Not sure about that price since I don't buy it very often. Probably not gourmet but serves the purpose for a very reasonable price.
Mother Ann
Feb. 18, 2013 5:35 am
I don't belong to Sam's Club - too far for me to drive. But - I LOVE Jungle Jim's! We went there when we were in Cincinnati and I really wish we had one of those near my house! We are planning a trip just so I can go back to that store. My son enjoyed the fresh-made sushi I brought home for him and their Hawaiian sea salt is great for Kalua Pig in a Slow Cooker! Have a great day!
It's A New Day
Feb. 18, 2013 5:37 am
I don't go to Sam's (too many Costcos close by) but be sure to look at their unsalted butter if you use it for baking. Costco had it for less than $2 a pound which is almost a third of what it is in the stores. I bought 8 pounds!
Feb. 18, 2013 5:40 am
Thanks everyone ...these are exactly the kinds of ideas I am looking for. Will be sure to check in again after dr. Appt. Before shopping.
Feb. 18, 2013 5:47 am
We don't have a Sams Club here.Is jungle jims a resturant? if so we have one here.
Mother Ann
Feb. 18, 2013 5:51 am
The Jungle Jim's in Hamilton is a Foodie Paradise! It is a grocery store with everything you could ever imagine! I think if you can buy they have it.
Feb. 18, 2013 5:57 am
I love Sam's! Their romaine lettuce is awesome and lasts forever. I never leave without it. Their shredded mozzarella in the big bag is the one I buy now because it melts perfectly. And their shredded cheddar too. They have the most delicious oranges called Cara Cara. I buy the big tub of sour cream too. Geez there are so many things!
Feb. 18, 2013 5:58 am
OH and their hamburg and boneless chicken.
Feb. 18, 2013 6:02 am
Jungle jims is an international market....a hugr grocery stores with separate areas for each country. Have everything you could dream of feet....whole pig head......every boars head meat and cheese....every spice imaginable. Hawiian sea salt is always on my list (for kalua pork) !! My kids love the is a porta potty...but when you open door you walk into real restroom. Sams and jungle jims about an hour and a half from home but got a cheap one year membership to sams from work and kids doctor specialists are near jungle jims so we go about twice a year.
Feb. 18, 2013 6:43 am
I second the sour cream! It's cheaper to buy the big tub of it there than buy the smaller ones in the store (we go through a lot of sour cream!) Also, if you can use it quickly, I find the fresh veggies are cheaper and better quality.
Feb. 18, 2013 8:03 am
I 2nd the oil - extra virgin olive oil and classico - they have great prices on these. Pretty sure vegetable oils are well priced too.
Commented by: Janmarie1964
Feb. 18, 2013 5:55 am
Don't walk out of Sam's without a rotisserie chicken. You can't beat the price and they are very large. I can get 2 meals out of the meat usually and then I make stock out of the carcass for use in a delicious soup, etc. They are a great value in my opinion.
Feb. 18, 2013 5:57 am
I also buy clothing there.
Feb. 18, 2013 5:57 am
They also have pretty good prices on whole chickens there. You buy a two pack. But, I agree the rotisserie' are great.
Feb. 18, 2013 6:22 am
I don't buy a lot of bulk bot two things that are consistently lcheaper that I use a lot of are there whole bean coffee( I try to use fair trade,organic or rainforest alliance brands and they are always more expensive elsewhere) and Milk is usually at least 50ยข less per gallon and Vinegar, I use it for so many things that I go through it pretty quick and it's either 3.69 or 3.89 for two gallons
Feb. 18, 2013 6:23 am
I guess that's three :)
Feb. 18, 2013 6:31 am
I love the rotisserie chickens there, too. We will have half for dinner, and I ofter make chicken salad from the remainder, or freeze for quick chick add-ins. Sometimes we are lucky enough to be there when they have the rotisserie-cooked ribs, also. They are larger and better priced than the oven ready, shrink-wrapped ribs they sell. Our Sam's also sells the diet Arizona Green Tea with Honey and Ginseng 12 oz. bottles by the case. It's kind of expensive, but it's great for grab and go.
Baking Nana
Feb. 18, 2013 6:39 am
Milk, sour cream, cream, cottage cheese, yogurt, cheese, butter, eggs are all a lot cheaper there. I always get tomatoes, romaine, mushrooms, celery. If you buy bread, check out their prices on bread, rolls etc... If I need any basic spices I get them their, cinnamon, pepper, chives, parsely. Vanilla, AP flour, corn starch, are all well priced. Have fun.
Feb. 18, 2013 6:45 am
As baking nana said, almost all of their dairy is a great price! I get their eggs too. I usually get carrots and celery and their rolls are a great price.
Feb. 18, 2013 6:52 am
Boneless skinless chicken breast $1.79lb. Ground beef, colored bell peppers, avocados, coffee beans, fresh mushrooms, we buy the big hunk of cheddar cheese. They have big sandwich rolls for hamburgers. Canned tomatoes, black olives, tuna, tomato sauce. Some spices and peppercorns. I agree you can't beat picking up a rotisserie chicken, they have the best. Oh and our beer.
Feb. 18, 2013 10:48 am
Love their rotisserie chicken, flank steaks are great, butter, eggs and milk, Hawaiian sweet rolls and hot dog rolls, bottled water, evaporated milk, canned veggies, and on and on goes my list:)
Commented by: Sheryl
Feb. 18, 2013 6:48 am
We always buy fresh fruit and vegetables there. Also milk and eggs are a good buy too!
Feb. 18, 2013 7:14 am
Grape tomatoes and Campari tomatoes are also better-priced than the grocery.
Kristen B.
Feb. 18, 2013 8:30 am
We always buy toilet paper and paper towels at Sam's - much cheaper than at Target or Walmart. We get ground beef, chicken breasts, olive oil, a lot of our spices, and tons of other things there.
Feb. 18, 2013 3:04 pm
If Sam's is like Costo, it is best if you know your unit prices. Costo tends to sell things in HUGE containers, but the unit prices may not be much better then a grocery store. Also, there isn't any savings in buying things like spices by the pound if they go stale before you use them up.
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