Never Buy These 15 Items Anywhere But BJ's

Skip other stores to buy in bulk and save money at BJ’s.

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Updated July 18, 2024
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A BJ’s membership can help you save on groceries, household items, and more.

In fact, there are some items you should only buy at BJ’s to keep some extra cash in your wallet instead of tracking them down at other stores.

The next time you go to BJ's, remember to include these things on your list that you shouldn’t buy anywhere else.

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Berkley Jensen products

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Like other stores, BJ’s has its own store brand with products under its Berkely Jensen label.

These products can be just as good as the name-brand versions but cost less, so try them out and see if any of them can work for you.

Toilet paper

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Toilet paper is a staple in any household, and you can stock up at BJ's without breaking the bank.

The retailer has name-brand options as well as its store brand Berkley Jensen so you have different choices depending on your needs and budget.

Party supplies

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If you’re hosting a big gathering, summer barbecue, or a holiday family dinner you’ll need plenty of party supplies on hand for everyone.

Grab plates, cutlery, cups, and more at BJ’s. The store has bulk options at affordable prices, so you’ll be sure to have enough when you have many guests visiting.

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Seasonal items

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BJ’s rotates in and out a selection of seasonal items that you’ll want to grab throughout the year.

You can pick up holiday specials, such as decorations for Christmas and Halloween, or grab summer essentials for your trips to the pool or beach.

Pre-made meals

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It can be hard to get a meal on the table when you’re busy with work or balancing after-school schedules, so stock up on pre-made meals to make your life a little easier.

You can choose from options like chicken wraps, macaroni and cheese, or large salads that can feed a family or just you with some leftovers.

Diapers

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Babies are small, but caring for them can be expensive, so it’s a good idea to find ways to save money in their early years.

Try BJ’s for your diaper needs. They carry a variety of name brands as well as store-brand Berkley Jensen.

Remember to compare the per-unit cost at a bulk store like BJ’s and other retailers. Diapers may cost more per box at BJ’s, but you’re also getting a much bigger supply.

Patio furniture

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Warmer weather means you can head out and enjoy the sun on your patio.

BJ’s has patio furniture in a variety of styles and price levels, from small bistro sets with two chairs and a table to large sets that can accommodate plenty of seating for guests and a fire pit to keep them warm when the sun goes down.

Eggs

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Eggs are a staple in most homes, and at BJ’s, you can get a good deal, especially if you have a big family that loves scrambled or fried eggs.

You can choose from a variety of options — from typical white eggs to organic or free-range eggs, depending on your preferences — while still saving money.

Meat

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Meat can get expensive, but you do have affordable options if you shop at BJ’s.

You can pick up steaks for a special occasion, bacon for a big family brunch, ground beef for burgers, or add to recipes for a hearty dinner.

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Gas

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Gas can be expensive, but BJ’s has a gas station that can help you cut costs at the pump.

The retailer has 175 gas station locations in 20 states, so see if there’s one near you that can boost your bank account by keeping cash in your wallet.

Tires

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Another way BJ’s can help you save money on your vehicle is with its tire selection.

Check out BJ’s Tire Center — there are affordable options for name-brand tires and installation. You may be surprised how cheap BJ’s is compared to more traditional tire retailers.

TVs

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Go to BJ’s if you’re in the market for a new television or you want to upgrade your existing screen.

The retailer carries different brands in a variety of sizes with plenty of features, so you’ll likely find something that fits your needs.

Toothbrushes

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BJ’s is stocked with bathroom essentials that you can grab, and it has plenty of personal care items on its shelves.

Grab some toothbrushes, for example, so you and your family always have a new one in a variety of colors and options.

Frozen berries

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Smoothies can be a great way to start your day or get extra nutrients in the afternoon, but smoothies from a local store can get expensive.

Instead, stock up on bags of frozen berries, which are easy to toss in a blender and get you moving on the day.

Pet food

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Don’t forget about your favorite four-legged friends.

Pet food can get expensive, but you can save money by picking up some food at bulk prices from BJ’s. This way, you’ll always have some on hand without busting your budget.

Bottom line

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BJ’s is a great way to help you boost your bank account by saving you money on everyday items.

It’s important to remember that you’ll need to factor in per-unit costs, as bulk purchases could be more expensive upfront compared to buying groceries at your local store. 

But those costs will pay off, as you’ll be getting more bang for your buck with your BJ’s membership.

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