7 Stores You Should Shop At If You Like Costco

7 Stores You Should Shop At If You Like Costco

One cannot live on Costco alone, no matter
how much you love them. If you’ve had your fill of massive cheesy
pizza slices and $1.50 hot dog-soda combos for now, consider branching out to these other
stores you should shop at if you like Costco. Like the all-mighty Costco, Aldi has developed
its own cult community of fanatic shoppers, but without the pricey membership fee. Aldi doesn’t have quite the same range of
products as Costco, but their prices on food and alcohol are comparable, and the store’s
smaller size allows for a quicker and more focused shopping experience. Like Aldi, Target isn’t a warehouse club,
but it boasts a much larger range of products at costs comparable to Costco. Of course, if you need to get bulk items,
like a 400 gallon drum of oatmeal, Costco is still the place to go. But Target has its own perks, such as exclusive
designer apparel. Plus, many Target locations also boast their
own Starbucks, and if you’re having a really rough day, they also have really big parking
lots for your convenience. “Target’s parking lot is the perfect place
to just stare out, bang your head on your steering wheel, or text a friend ‘I honestly
can’t with them today’.” We would be remiss if we didn’t mention Walmart
in our roundup of Costco-like stores. Walmart has a couple things going for it over
Costco: not only do they have a broader selection of items, they also have roughly ten times
as many locations in the U.S. alone. Not everyone has access to a Costco, but you
can’t turn around with tripping over a Walmart, which is really convenient if you need one. Speaking of Walmart, we would be also remiss
if we didn’t mention Costco’s biggest competitor, Sam’s Club. Like Costco, Sam’s Club carries bulk items
and requires a membership fee. However, as a branch of Walmart, Inc. it also
has all the benefits of Walmart’s massive inventory and distribution systems, making
Sam’s Club the best of both worlds. Hey, if you love Walmart, then you’ll really
love an even bigger Walmart, right? Like Costco and Sam’s Club, BJ’s Wholesale
Club charges an annual membership fee in order to access its bounty of Earthly delights. And like Costco, it offers all sorts of perks
beyond beyond boxes of diapers taller than a giraffe. For instance, you can take advantage of their
travel services, or get tires or gas for your car. And they also boast Dunkin Donuts kiosks,
for when you really need to indulge your inner Dunks fan. “The best part of my day is when I’m at Dunkin,
you think that’s sad?” “Yes, very.” “Real customers know the holidays run on Dunkin!” BJ’s also has some other advantages over Costco. If you want to shop online only, their virtual
membership fee is only ten bucks. And they also offer self checkout at their
brick and mortar locations, which can result in shorter lines and faster shopping. The largest internet marketplace in the known
universe, Amazon boasts an even bigger base of loyal members than Costco. And membership doesn’t come cheap. At $119 per year, an Amazon Prime membership
is nearly double the cost of a Costco membership. Although you can shop at Amazon without Prime,
a Prime membership unlocks a host of benefits including free two-day shipping, free two-hour
delivery on groceries and food in select locations, a free monthly e-book, a free streaming channel,
and a whole lot more. And Amazon also provides access to a virtually
endless array of products and brands, such as their popular virtual assistant Alexa,
far outdoing Costco in terms of inventory variety. Just… don’t go there if you want to buy
something funny. “Alexa, tell me a joke.” “Potato!” Amazon isn’t the only online retailer giving
Costco a run for its money. The Costco for millenials, online retailer
Boxed also empowers customers to purchase goods in bulk at warehouse prices. In addition to ultra-low bulk prices and online
shopping, Boxed tempts customers with perks like no annual membership fees, free shipping
on orders over $49, and free samples with every order. Though they don’t have quite the same selection
of goods as Costco, Boxed does offer an express delivery system for perishable items like
fresh produce, dairy, and special occasion items, which are picked up from local stores
and delivered promptly at a time of your choosing.

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  1. I love Aldi. I get enough that would cost me $70 at the place across the street, but I only spend $30. That gives me freedom to "splurge" on something I wouldn't usually get, but have a craving for or something.

  2. What kind of a fucking list is this? Next on the playlist is. Other dairy products you should buy if you like cheese. Number one. Milk

  3. Lazy research and story development. I stopped watching and gave a thumbs down after the commentator started comparing Target to Costco. No, sorry, not even close.

  4. Wal-Mart, Target, Aldi do not belong on this list. Costco is wholesale bulk shopping such as BJs Wholesale, Sam's Club, Amazon and Boxed. There, I fixed it for you 🙂

  5. Costco has a better and cheaper exclusive book sets and book selections better than WalMarts and Targets put together. Also they don't need a Starbucks because they already have a food court you can get a hotdog and soda for a 1.50 a pizza by the slice low fat frozen yogurt and frozen mocha coffee or a fruit smoothie and much more. Costco's food court kills Targets with low prices and variety.

  6. The grocery store Aldi doesn't have any locations in Arizona. There is however, a store similar to Costco called WinCo which is actually pretty much like Costco, but smaller. However Target can't even be compared to Costco. There are too many flaws in this list.

  7. Yeah you would be remiss, Sam's Club and Walmart are a much better deal then Costco and more suited to the average family even with Sam's membership. Bj's website broken..

  8. Mashed videos: When you need to point out the blatantly obvious things in life…..


    Number 5 will shock you!!!

  9. I'd like to contribute "Smart & Final" which also has warehouse sizes and prices w/o the annual fee. And "Smart Food Service" as well which isn't as big a chain as the other Smart store but it's great if you have them in your city.

  10. Maybe it’s because I’m in Canada but I’ve never heard of sam’s club in my life until now

  11. Don't have a BJ's. I don't shop Target or Aldis. Sam's Club & Costco are in another city. I go to Walmart only when I have to. I won't make the owner of Amazon even richer. I also refuse to pay extra to shop at a store whether it's brick and mortar or online. I find great deals shopping everywhere, but where this regurgitated video says. Those stores are listed all the time.

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