Monday, January 11, 2010

GIVEAWAY: BJ's $25 Gift Card



I'm going to be participating in Once-A-Month-Cooking (#oamc hashtag on twitter) towards the end of the week and I'm going to try to pick up some last minute things from BJ's Wholesale Club.  I can't wait to see what kinds of things I'll be able to pick up while there. Thankfully MyBlogSpark and BJ's sent me a $25 Gift Card to try them out.  I'm not typically a "warehouse food" shopper.  But I figured I'd give it a try and see if I like it.  BJ's offers a 60-Day Free Membership.  And they also accept manufacturer's coupons!

If you'd like to win a FREE BJ's $25 Gift Card leave a comment -- it's that simple! If you are reading this from the email update, please click the title and head over to the blog to leave a comment.  Please make sure you are leaving a comment on the correct post. And include your email address. 

This giveaway is open for US Residents ONLY.  Giveaway ends Monday, January 11, 2010 at 9 p.m. EST.  One (1) winner will be chosen by random.org.  The winner must respond to email notification within 72 hours or a new winner will be chosen.  MyBlogSpark will ship the prize pack to the winner.
 
You can find a BJ's near you HERE.

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So I got back from BJ's this afternoon.  They are so nice and the store was very clean and they had lots to choose from.  I was surprised to find the many organic options they offered.  However, I have to tell you a was a little let down.  I don't know if it's because I have become so price conscious or what, but I thought their prices were so high.  I had originally planned to pick up some chocolate chips, flour tortillas, all purpose flour, hamburger meat and some fruit.  The flour was $7.49 for two bags.  I could not pay that price since I had picked up some at Walgreens (same brand "Gold Medal") a few weeks ago for $1.50.  The fruit was beautiful and looked delicious, but it was very pricey.  I almost purchased an 8 lb bag of Florida Navel Oranges for $7.99 but decided against it.  I had just got some at Aldi last week for $1.99 for a 4 lb bag (and they have all been eaten they were so good!)  This is what I decided to buy:





48 oz Honey $6.99
1.80 lbs Hamburger Meat $4.54
(3) Bags Flour Tortillas 20 each bag $3.39 each
4-1/4 lb bag Chocolate Chips $7.99


I probably could have gotten the flour tortillas cheaper at Walmart, but I wanted to use my gift card for items I'll be making on my freezer/baking day Friday.  (I'm planning to make some Breakfast Burritos for my husband's breakfasts.

Their milk prices were $1.79 a gallon which was very good.  If I didn't already have two whole gallons in the refrigerator, I might have purchased one more.

All in all it was a good trip.  The kids were well-behaved and the employees were very knowledgeable and friendly.  I was pleased with the cleanliness of the store and the wide selection available.  I don't think the membership would be worth it for our family at this point.

Thanks!

93 comments:

Coupon Teacher said...

I would love to win the BJ's gift card!

demmi said...

I would love to win the gift card
con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I would love to win. Thank you for the giveaway.

denise_22315 at yahoo dot com

Genny said...

Great giveaway! Cheers!

nipperest said...

BJs Gift Cards are always good to have

sibabe64 said...

Wow, I would love to have this. Good luck to everyone and have a Happy New Year.

sibabe64 at ptd dot net

mverno said...

i want to win mverno@raodrunner.com

Kirsten said...

I would love to win and use it to buy diapers and granola bars.

kirstennicholas AT gmail DOT com

Anonymous said...

I have never been to this store before, would love to try it out!

Email: wecan112@gmail.com

Sara said...

I would like to be entered please.

Mary said...

I would love a gift certificate. My husband just retired this week so simplify is the name of the game now.

Heather said...

A gift cert to BJs would be wonderful for our family! It would be great to be put towards lunch items! Thanks so much for the chance to win such a great prize!

Heather Ransom
THRansom@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

This is a great giveaway because every little bit helps! I love BJ's and will continue to shop for bulk items as long as they exist...or as long as I exist! This would help out a lot. Thanks for the giveaway.

heidibokor @ yahoo . com

panda367 said...

I would love to win!
eponine367@yahoo.com

Talena Pierce said...

I would love to enter to try and win this!

mami2two@zoominternet.net

Doreen said...

I would stock up on Smuckers Uncrustables, Water, String Cheese & Cheez Its, yum~yum!! purposedrivenlife4you at gmail dot com

Jennifer H said...

Would love the win the gc, thanx so much!! :)
Jenprincess88 at aol dot com

Sandra K321 said...

I belong to BJ's and have found that you have to be careful what you buy. The prices on a lot of stuff are the same as the sale prices at other stores in our area. As you mentioned, the fruits are not cheaper here. They have a better selection of frozen products than most of our regular grocery stores at better prices and the dog treats/accessories are definitely better priced. Milk is a big money saver. And I always get gas here since they are almost always cheaper.
seknobloch(at)gmail(dot)com

Missybeez said...

I have aBjs right down the street from me! I love that they accept coupons.
honeybeez80@yahoo.com

Mysharona said...

Love their meat selection.

Reagan said...

I'm a BJ's shopper and you can get some really good deals with coupons!!!! tigansayre@charter.net

valleyohgirl said...

I have a membership to BJ's and could use this since I spend $200 easily everytime I go. Got two growning boys so shopping there and stocking up helps out to save. Thanks.

mommietj said...

I would love to stock up on diapers!

mommietj at yahoo dot com

buzzd said...

I would get cereal and cereal bars

Michelle said...

Last night I bought a Vizio 42 inch flat screen TV from BJ's Wholesale for $749.00. It's a beautiful TV. Boyfriend loves it and does not want to leave the house now! We are regular BJs Wholesale shoppers and would love to win a GC. Thank you!!!

mpelosi at partners dot org

mogrill said...

I would stock up on meats, that is my fave thing to get at warehouse stores. Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

Nancy said...

I have heard such great things about BJ's! I'd love to stock up on meat and seafood for the freezer. Milk priced at $1.79 a gallon is amazing!

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

elkaye said...

I love shopping at BJs


elkaye[at]gmail[dot]com

clc408 said...

You must try the Perdue roasted chickens at BJ's deli department. They are simply the best.

Anonymous said...

We're a one income homeschooling family with kids. This gift card would be a blessing!

L.

camelliavintage (at) yahoo . com

sweepmom said...

I shop at BJ's. I save quite a bit on Carnation Instant Breakfast, yogurt and cottage cheese among other things.

mindy said...

i would love to win this thanks minsthins at optonline dot net

Liz G. said...

I love BJs! I've been a member for about 10 years and I usually shop for cat food/litter and their prepared meals in the refrigerated section. The pizza is awesome!

lizames2003 (at) yahoo dot com

taxchyk said...

I absolutely love being a member and shopping there!

Nancy said...

I like that BJ's accepts coupons - it is the only warehouse store that I know of that does.

Janna @ Feed Your Pig said...

Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

Janna Johnson
janna@FeedYourPigBlog.com
jannajanna@hotmail.com
www.FeedYourPigBlog.com

tomato said...

We'd love to win this. BJ's is one of my favorite places to shop.

hanovertomato at yahoo dot com

Erica C. said...

I have saved so much money at BJ's. It's great for necessities especially. Thanks.

Melissa said...

I frequent BJ's and would love to have a little extra to spend for my family of 10! Thanks for entering me. melannrn@hotmail.com

Charity said...

I would love to be entered in this giveaway:) This would come in real handy for grocery shopping as we have 6 children. Thanks!!

esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

momznite said...

I served a three dollar BJ's pineapple yesterday and it was a big hit. I would be excited to win the gift card.

Nikki57 said...

Ohh I'd love to win this

Erica G said...

I love BJ's. As a new mom, buying in bulk is great!
egreca (at) hotmail {dot} com

Christine said...

I would love to win the BJ's gift card. Great Giveaway !!!
raceracegirl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Great giveaway!!!

Debbie said...

We don't have a BJ's around here but that is nice of you to offer the giveaway for those who do. I just wanted to stop by and wish you a Happy New Year and invite you to participate in Crock Pot Wednesday. I hope you can join me for that this week.

jenny said...

I would love to check out BJ's. There is one down the road but I've never been so a gift card would be awesome! Thanks for this blog, it is my number one favorite!

jenny
jennymiddlebrooks@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

would love to experience BJ's! Thanks for sharing!

~eunice b
rsmile2u @dejazzd .com

Marie said...

I would love to win this. Thanks for the chance.
mccataquet(at)comcast(dot)net

Rachel said...

You can score some decent deals combining the store and the manufacturer's coupons. rachelhorlacher@gmail.com

smdrm said...

I love to shop at BJ's, and they take coupons, both their own and manufacturers'.



kg4rmt at arrl dot net

kimberlylegg@aol.com said...

BJ's are in major cities here in FL but I'd be willing to go there to spend this giftcard on meats (or maybe some bulk Kim&Scott pretzels if they carry those).

Miriam said...

DH got a free membership card from his boss... but has yet to go pick it up! I keep bugging him to, b/c their lean hburger in bulk is cheaper than my store marks down full fat! I would love to win the gift card - I know what I would use it on: MEAT!!
mirigard at yahoo dot com

crystalf said...

I love BJ's! thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I'd like to win a BJ's gift card!

Hotsnotty2 said...

I would love to win the BJ's gift card, thanks for the chance!

Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

Daniel M said...

we go to bj's every 2 weeks to stock up, this would sure help! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

mom2anutball said...

It would be nice to stock up on some diapers!
Thanks for the chance!

hawkgirl_16{at}hotmail{dot}com

Meet the Browns said...

I would love to win--thanks!

Katie
showbizkp[at]gmail[dot]com

sunnymum said...

We like BJ's for certain things like diapers, especially since they also take coupons. I just bought a package of beechnut baby food stage 3 jars at about $.30 each, which are regularly $1+ each in my market. Good luck making the breakfast burritos!

Heather said...

BJ's is the only store I do not have to argue to get my autistic son to go into. He LOVES all the free food samples they have out every time we go in. I of course love the great prices so its a win win

Anonymous said...

You do have to be careful about checking prices... but there are some good deals to be had if you are diligent. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jennifer
jhayes0611 (at) yahoo.com

Steph said...

I love that BJ's accepts manufacturer's coupons! Thanks for the giveaway!

ms0812(at)zoominternet(dot)net

Anonymous said...

It has been a long time since i have been to BJ's. I would stock up on can food.
sweetmagic@roadrunner.com

... said...

I love shopping at BJ's. This would be great!

wowknk at gmail dot com

Sharon said...

I would love to win the BJ's card!

I read your update about the sticker shock at BJ's and I totally understand... one extra tip (if you decide to go back) is that you can use more than one Manu Coupon AND you can stack them with their BJ's coupons. I wrote about it here:

http://www.goodtrueandbeautiful.com/search/label/BJ%27s

Having said that, I still prefer Aldi's! They are my favorite!

Tricia316 said...

I'd love to win this. We shop at BJ's for our groceries as well as for gasoline at the pumps outside!

hockeygalnc@hotmailDOTcom

Melodic Mom said...

I'd like to win this because I always buy diapers at BJ's.

Jeanine said...

i love bj's! it's the only place i buy diapers and wipes.

Nikki said...

I would love to win. I shop at BJ's fairly often and this would really help out!

SheilaBee said...

I usually shop at that other one because BJs is about 40 min form me but I would love to go check it out with a gift card to spend.

Suz said...

Extra money to spend at a store in the form of a gift card is always welcome in my home!


txhottie_86 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I want to win!

rolapip@yahoo.com

Kristianna said...

I would love a BJ's GC! Thanks for doing this give-away! Love your blog.

K

lezanac said...

Thank you for the giveaway Please include me lezanac at yahoo.com

denyse said...

I love BJ's and hope I win! Thanks for teh chance.

denyse_g@hotmail.com

DePro said...

Would love this prize! Count me in.

Jinxy and Me said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Nicole D. said...

Please enter me! I'm a BJ's member, and I love shopping there. They have great deals on food, plus some great gift items, and half price greeting cards! Love it!

liliesrnice said...

pick me i need diapers!

amyd said...

I am a member their&have gotten anything from napkins to tv's their!great prices

ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

Ali J said...

That card looks money lemme get that

ajameeel@gmail.com

barbara said...

Thanks for the great contest!
bahjeep@aol.com

Kelly K. said...

I love Bjs for post things except papertowel or toilet paper not a great deal. B/c they take coupons and send out great ones. I have saved over $98 on a 150 dollar order there. I would love to win this. use the coupons off their website too. It can really stretch your dollar. Great for PB, Jelly & bread.

skytoucher said...

that card looks like money to me! would love to win since i will be moving to the east.

Gianna said...

Please enter me :)

Miranda said...

we have a Bjs near me :)

Heather said...

I love BJs and the big packs of turkey bacon. Thanks!

Donna said...

I would love it.
donna444444@yahoo.com

lilyk said...

Please enter me into the contest. Thanks!

lilyk@mail2world.com

Donna M. Clark said...

I would love to be entered to win this gift card. Thank you for having this giveaway.
litefoot873 (@) hotmail.com

seagoing308 said...

BJ is a wonderful store! I love the selection of meats available and the price of the books! Love it!

Swtlilchick said...

I love shopping at BJ's we have one
right down the street from where
we live and it saves me so much money
Thanks for the giveaway

CharlieGurl57@aol.com

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