There is always debate around the benefits of belonging to and shopping at the big warehouse stores. We have discussed and compared prices within my family on numerous occasions and found times when our membership saved us money and times we could have done better elsewhere. The key is checking prices and making valid comparisons. For instance, coffee for our single cup machine is less expensive at the warehouse when you compare specific brands. Warehouse exclusive brands are less expensive than the name brands. Most of the time you can buy chicken drumsticks and thighs much cheaper on sale at local grocery stores. If you’re willing to shop around, you can meet or beat warehouse prices. If speed and convenience are important to you, one trip to the warehouse can equal multiple trips to the local market. But it you want to save money, limit your compulsive purchases and stick to a list. To get the most out of your dollar, nothing beats taking the time to research for the best prices.