15 Best BJ’S Wholesale Club Buys if You’re on a Tight Budget

Stock up at your local warehouse club to get extra savings when you buy staples in bulk.

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Updated May 28, 2024
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A warehouse membership can help you save money when you’re buying in bulk.

But it can be daunting to buy in bulk when you’re on a tight budget, and some buys may be better than others when you’re stocking up a pantry or freezer.

Check out these options at BJ’s Wholesale Club for savvy shoppers who want to stretch their paychecks even further.

Editor’s note: Prices are subject to change and may vary by location.

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Wellsley Farms Extra Large White Eggs

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Eggs are a great staple to have on hand, but they can be pricey if you buy them every week.

Check out the Wellsley Farms Extra Large White Eggs, which come in a two-pack of 18 eggs. That gives you a total of 36 eggs for $9.49.

Quaker Instant Oatmeal Variety Pack

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Oatmeal can be a filling and healthy option for an easy breakfast or a snack without busting your wallet.

Grab a box of Quaker Instant Oatmeal Variety Pack with 52 packets of oatmeal in cinnamon and spice, maple and brown sugar, or apple and cinnamon flavors for $13.99.

Minute Rice Instant Enriched Long Grain White Rice

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Rice is a great option as a side dish, a mix-in with stir fry, or topped with chicken, so you’ll have lots of options without having to spend lots of money.

Get a box of Minute Rice Instant Enriched Long Grain White Rice to help you stretch your dollars for $6.99 for a 72-ounce box of rice.

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Berkley Jensen Ultra Soft Bath Tissue

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Toilet paper is a great staple to always have on hand, and you can some affordable options.

Try Berkley Jensen Ultra Soft Bath Tissue, which comes in a pack of 32 rolls for $19.99. You can also choose the Ultra Strong version instead for the same price.

Tyson Thin Slice Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts

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Chicken is a good option to have in your freezer for meals, and you can buy a bag of chicken breasts to make sure you have some on hand for plenty of lunch and dinner options.

The Tyson Thin Slice Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts come in a six-pound bag for $23.99, so check your freezer space to store them for your recipes.

Hunt's Diced Tomatoes

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It can be hard to buy produce in bulk as you’ll need to eat a bulk amount of it before it goes bad.

Another option is to stock up on canned fruits and vegetables such as Hunt's Diced Tomatoes. The tomatoes come in an eight-pack of 14.5-ounce cans for $9.79, so you’ll always have some on hand.

Goya Black Beans

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Black beans are also a good choice to have in your pantry for recipes or to eat as a side without spending too much money.

Grab some Goya Black Beans for $7.99 for eight cans 15.5-ounce cans.

Berkley Jensen Ultra Diapers

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Kids can get expensive, but you can keep costs down by picking up baby essentials at BJ’s Wholesale Club.

Get a box of Berkley Jensen Ultra Diapers for your favorite kid and check prices for the diapers you need, as the number of diapers and cost can vary by size.

Tide Simply Liquid Laundry Detergent

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Laundry detergent can get pricey, but you can cut back on costs by picking some up in bulk.

Tide Simply Liquid Laundry Detergent comes in a 200-fluid-ounce container that should cover around 150 loads of laundry for $14.99.

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Tostitos Scoops

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Chips are a great snack but can add up if you enjoy them or have to share them with others who live in your home.

You can get two bags of Tostitos Scoops with more than 16 ounces of chips in each bag for $8.98.

Lean Ground Beef

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Lean ground beef can include more beef than fat, giving you more food, and can be added to recipes or cooked up on its own for things like burgers.

You can get three four-pound packs of 93% Lean Ground Beef for $20.19 at BJ’s, just make sure you have room in the freezer to store it.

Dunkin' Donuts Original Blend Medium Roast Ground Coffee

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Skip the costly coffee shop and make coffee at home to save extra cash.

The Dunkin' Donuts Original Blend Medium Roast Ground Coffee is a great option — it comes in a 45-ounce container for $21.99 and can make up to 150 cups of coffee.

Rubbermaid Easy Find Lids Food Containers

Courtesy of BJ's Rubbermaid Easy Find Lids Food Containers

Don’t waste leftovers — pack them up to save extra money with food storage containers instead.

You can get a 56-piece set of Rubbermaid Easy Find Lids Food Containers in a variety of sizes, so you can find the right size for $34.99.

Berkley Jensen Grain Free Salmon and Sweet Potato Dry Dog Food

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Don’t forget your furry friends and save money by filling their bowls with dog food from BJ’s Wholesale Club.

Grab a 30-pound bag of Berkley Jensen Grain Free Salmon and Sweet Potato Dry Dog Food for $37.99, so you’ll have plenty for your favorite pets.


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Gas can be expensive, but you have ways to save when you shop at BJ’s Wholesale Club.

Some clubs have fuel stations where a gallon of gas may be cheaper than a typical gas station near you. You can also get up to 30 cents off per gallon if you buy qualifying products from a BJ’s store or the retailer’s website.

Bottom line

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It can be daunting to buy bulk items on a tight budget, but wholesale clubs can help you financially in the long run if you’re buying the right things.

Unlike other warehouse retailers, BJ’s also accepts coupons, including manufacturer’s coupons, which can help you save even more money on groceries when you shop there.

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