Wholesale Club Secrets
Special Report: Wholesale Club Secrets
Well, think again, there are deals out there for everyone you may not know about.
"This is one of the best kept secrets in the world," said Edgar Dworsky, of Consumer World.
We're spilling the secret savings scoop. You don't need to shell out big bucks for a membership card to get great deals at stores like BJís, Samís club and Costco.
"The best thing you can get at one of the wholesale clubs is be able to buy prescription drugs at really deep discount prices," said Dworsky.
For starters, pharmacies fill prescriptions for non-members, and that can mean huge savings.
"For brand name drugs it can be anywhere from $4.00 to $5.00 up to $20 to $30. It depends upon the drug. But for generics it can be dramatic. It can be anywhere from $40, $80. We've seen all sorts of differences. It depends on who you are comparing us to as well," explained Tom Drougas of Costco.
Not every wholesale club has a pharmacy, but Marjorie Waxman, a shopper from Lexington says it's worth the search.
"I know we save a good amount because we have checked the prices with other places," said Marjorie.
You don't need to be a member to see savings, the eye doctor is in for everyone.
And at some wholesale stores like BJís and Samís club, non-members can buy glasses or contact lenses.
Plus no carding when it comes to wine, liquor or beer.
State regulations say you don't have to be a member, but of course, you do have to be of age.
Jerry Coxen from Boxboro has been stocking up his wine rack long before joining Costco.
"Saving exactly about $3 a bottle which is about 20 percent. That's substantial," said Jerry.
Not every state has the same card-free rules when it comes to alcohol, so it's important to check before you shop.
And you should always compare prices to make sure you're getting the best deal.
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