Trying Out BJ’s Warehouse Club for Free

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I recently went through the mail and noticed a trial membership offer from BJ’s for 60 days. For people debating whether or not a warehouse club membership is a good deal, using a trial membership can be a great test run.

With the trial period open now, I wanted to share some highlights of a BJ’s Wholesale Club membership. Hopefully, it’ll help decide if it’s the right move for you.

Membership Costs and Benefits

Like other warehouse clubs, there are different tiers of membership, each with their own benefits.

Inner Circle ($45/year)

Here are some of the benefits:

  • Household and 1st Supplemental Card — No Additional Charge
  • Up to 3 Supplemental Cards ($20 each)

Business ($45/year)

Here are some of the benefits:

  • Household and 1st Supplemental Card — No Additional Charge
  • Up to 8 Supplemental Cards ($20 each)
  • Resale Privileges

BJ’s Rewards ($90/year)

Here are some of the benefits:

  • Household and 1st Supplemental Card — No Additional Charge
  • Up to 3 Supplemental Cards ($20 each)
  • 2% Payback (up to $500/12 mo.)
  • Dedicated Member Care Representatives
  • $20 off a complete pair of eyeglasses from BJ’s Optical

All memberships also include online shopping options and a 100% money back guarantee. BJ’s also lets you use manufacturer coupons for additional savings, something that I can’t do at Costco. I also notice that they take all major credit cards, which makes it more convenient for many shoppers.

Please check their site for details on all their benefits.

Additional Benefits

Besides the in-store savings, BJ’s has some deals on various services that many people use.

  • Auto & Home Insurance
  • Car Rentals
  • Cell Phone Deals with Verizon Wireless
  • Extended Warranties
  • Flights
  • Health Insurance
  • Optical
  • Tire Center

Depending on your needs, this can be a fantastic deal for a family.

Trial Membership Details

The membership gives you an Inner Circle membership privileges (with the exception of online shopping). you’ll need a photo ID to sign up. Check your receipts to see the expiration date of your trial. Only one membership per household is allowed.

Thoughts on BJ Wholesale Club

Don’t just assume that a warehouse club membership can save you money. Double check and use a trial to see for yourself if membership is a good idea for you.

I’d like to get some firsthand reviews of current and former members of BJ’s. How would you rate the saving you get on average? What’s the best feature of your membership? What’s the worst?

Photo Credit: MattHurst

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