What does BJ’s offer?
BJ’s offers groceries, household items, furniture, jewelry, electronics and other big-ticket items for a significantly lower price than competitors. However, you have to go through and decide if the membership prices are worth it for you.
Why pay for a BJ’s membership?
Well, many people have different answers for this. For instance, some people go here because it is less crowded than other stores. Others may go because they have to buy some items in bulk for the office or for their home (if they have a few kids). Buying wholesale does pay off if you have a larger household or a business. For a one year personal membership, you would pay $50. However, many BJ’s members say that this is worth it and, according to BJ’s website, customers save up to 30 percent on supermarket prices each day.
Considering a BJ’s membership
If you are considering a BJ’s membership, determine if the membership fee will be worth the savings for you in the end. Are there items you would buy there that would save you more than $50 per year? If so, you may want to buy a BJ’s membership. Also, when you are considering a membership, you should take a look at the regular prices at the places you shop now and compare them to BJ’s. Price comparison is the best way to ensure you are saving money.
Does BJ’s offer a free trial?
BJ’s offers a trial of sorts. The club offers a one-day shopping pass for non-members. This is a free day to shop in BJ’s. Of course, they want you to sign up for a membership after you’ve shopped, but it isn’t required if you do not like the store. However, as a non-member, you will be charged a 15 percent surcharge. If you decide to join the club, the 15 percent surcharge will be deducted from your $50 membership fee.
The company does not offer any other type of trial period regularly. At certain times during the year, you may receive some mail from BJ’s that will offer a free month or a free week. If you don’t think that one day of shopping at BJ’s will be enough for you to decide whether or not you want a membership, you may want to look out for these mailings.
If you’d like to try the one-day free shopping trial, click here for the print out. Of course, if you have any specific questions regarding a BJ’s membership or the fees, you can always contact your local store.
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