I, as Master Grocery Buyer in our home (hubby only buys them when I am on my deathbed etc as he has a tendency to come home with unnecessary items plus doesn't look at prices) have decided to let the C*stco membership go. For the past few years I avoided it as really don't like shopping there. Always busy, always the lineups. This year I went twice. Once to buy pork-chops and once to buy some flowers. Hubby went a couple times to buy vitamins. A big waste of our money! I don't want to buy 18 green peppers because that is the size of bag they come in. They used to be such a great deal but slowly over time their prices have been creeping up and up.
Through careful shopping and using the occasional coupon I have found much better deals to be had in our regular grocery stores, primarily by scouring the flyers each week and stocking up on loss leaders. I also don't have to buy an eight year supply of something I only want a one year supply of.
This decision is not as easy for every family but for the $61.60 it costs us to keep the basic membership ($55 plus 12% tax in British Columbia) per year I can stock up on lots of groceries elsewhere. So goodbye C*stco, its been nice knowing you but I have moved on to greener pastures.
Do you still maintain your wholesale club membership? If so do you use it enough to warrant it?