You know how you're not supposed to shop hungry? You probably shouldn't shop when you're having cravings for all things wheaty either, but now that I'm eating gluten-free, that happens a lot.
BJ's Wholesale Club sent me and my kids a gift card to sample their new baked goods like the Wellsley Farms imported pastries, European-inspired artisan breads and signature muffins. The artisan breads were beautiful, and like the muffins and croissants, have no trans fat and no high fructose corn syrup. They even had multigrain croissants! Check out that photo–can you tell I shopped with the kids? They loved the mini cinnamon rolls.
I'm new to warehouse shopping, so it was interesting to stroll through the aisles at BJ's. I love that they accept manufacturer's coupons (including internet printables), and you can combine them with BJ's coupons for extra savings. They have a great video on Facebook showing how to best use coupons at BJ's. While shopping, I found lots of fresh produce and looked for gluten-free products that have been expensive at regular grocery stores. I got a great deal on Chex cereal by combining my coupons with theirs, and I found a big pack of Kind Bars at a great price. My kids loved the super-sized packages of everything, but my favorite deals were the milk for $2.21 and the gas for only a little more per gallon!
You can get a Free Trial Membership to BJ's Wholesale Club between now and December 31st with this printable coupon. Just take it in to your local BJ's and you'll be able to shop with no fees or surcharge. Once you activate this FREE membership, it will last for 60 days. Make sure you receive the monthly coupon book when you sign up, and look for additional coupon fliers as you enter the store. Try a membership yourself and see what you think.
*Disclosure: BJ's Wholesale Club provided me with a $25 Gift Card to shop their bakery items. The opinions expressed in this post are my own.