BJ’s (Stock Quote: BJ) wants consumers to take its wholesale club for a two-month test drive. The bulk wholesaler is currently giving away coupons that entitle holders to a free 60-day trial membership.
Interested bulk buyers can print out the coupon here. The coupon will get you “full membership benefits,” meaning you can shop without a 15% surcharge. Just bring the coupon to the Member Services Desk before shopping, along with photo identification, to claim the membership. Purchase recipients will display the trial membership’s expiration date, and the coupon itself expires Dec. 31.
Wholesale clubs will often offer limited-time free memberships to get customers to sign up for a full year of services. In August, Sam’s Club let customers shop for free over a three-day period.
We’ll admit BJ’s two-month deal is a sweet opportunity. A basic annual membership typically cost $45. And BJ’s also offers a rewards membership that entitles shoppers to a 2% payback on purchases that costs $90 or more. Of course, you are buying in bulk so you just may want to stock up and call it a day.
On the other hand, according to the club’s website, a membership can save customers more than 30% off supermarket prices, which could mean big savings for a family of big eaters.
BJ’s has 180 locations in more than 15 states, including Connecticut, New Jersey, Florida, New York, Georgia, North Carolina, Maine, Ohio, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Virginia. Check here to find a store near you.
What would you purchase during your trial BJ’s membership? Check out MainStreet’s article about the best stuff to buy in bulk, and learn what to leave on the shelves in our list of the best stuff NOT to buy.
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