Friday, September 19, 2014

Friday Five: My favorite 5 things about Sam's Club

Favorite 5 things about Sam's Club

Talk about a random topic?  Well, when the awesome ladies of the link up give us a blank to fill, "My favorite thing about ____________" ... I just go with the first thing that comes to mind.  I want to go back & pick up some things so Sam's club was on my mind... so if you have a Sam's Club or Costco near you, you'll relate why its so awesome ... here's my list

1. Bananas are virtually free

It always blows my mind when you see the pile of bananas wrapped together & its $1.47 for the bundle.  & they're never ripe & ready to last for 20 minutes.  They actually start to go bad at my house because we never get through them quick enough - but perfect to chop up & add to the freezer for smoothies or healthy ice cream.  Who can ever get enough bananas when you're working out?

I'll add onto this - all their fresh fruit & veggies are a great price.  When I was juicing, this was the place I would go.  Where else can you get a 10 pound bag full of carrots for like $5.00?

2. Time to go NUTS!

Being a vegetarian, I'm all about nuts for added protein - especially on salads.  So cue the cashews & walnuts.  I can also eat handful of raw almonds like there's no tomorrow.  The price of nuts are ridiculous.  So when you can get a huge bag for $10.00 when a little bag in a store is like $5.99, its a bargain.  I've now taken beautiful mason jars & put the nuts in them when I get home.  A beautiful way to keep snacks at hand.


Well, not the MOST... but you get the idea... plus, its Belle

I never get out of Sam's club without some sort of book.  Whether it be a novel, or a kid's book, or a devotion.  I get sucked into the book aisle every time like its a black hole. 

4. Give me my MOJO

I am slightly addicted to Clif Mojo Bars.  I've since passed on the addiction to my husband.  Those bars are usually on sale at my grocery for $1.00 a piece, but you can buy a box of like 25 bars for $19.99 ... it works for us because I eat one for breakfast usually every morning & my husband takes them & warms up the ones with chocolate in them for a dessert.  We go through these boxes like candy.

5. Coffee Syrup

Since I've become a iced coffee addict this past year (I blame McDonalds iced coffee for this) I love the flavor syrups you put in your drink.  They are about $5.00 in a store for a little bottle & in Sam's Club, they are the same price for a bottle the size of a Jack Daniel bottle.  Ricky always holds it & asks if I want to get drunk. (Side note - I've been drunk once in my life as a 20 something & hated the feeling - never have - never will do it again.. so its funny when he asks me that)... I can go through these huge bottles in like 2-3 weeks.  That's probably not good.   I read the labels on everything but try to just block out the labels on this because I figure how is 1 teaspoon a day going to hurt me.  If I ever come out with some sort of weird disease, someone point this out to me & tell me how 1 teaspoon a day of horribly processed things can hurt me.

What do you love at Sam's Club or Costco?


  1. Surprisingly I've never been to Sam's Club! I really want to check it out!
    xo Krissy @ Sneakers and Sequins

  2. I had to laugh reading a lot of these things because they are the same things we talk about when we go to our club (we go to BJs which is the same as Sam's club) We LOVE being about to not only grocery shop, but find books for Ashton and we always leave with boxes of Mojo and clif bars and a whole lot of other things we didn't plan on buying!

  3. What a great Friday 5 topic! I Love the book section too!

  4. I have never been to Sam's Club but I do like to go to Costco lol. I wish our bananas were that cheap though!

  5. I haven't been to a Sam's Club or Costco in forever! I kind of want a membership now lol!

  6. COSTCO grapes are AMAZING and such a great deal!


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