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What Not to Buy at Warehouse Clubs

Cameron Huddleston, Online Editor, Kiplinger.com
What Not to Buy at Warehouse Clubs

Shopping at warehouse clubs, such as Costco, Sam's Club and BJ's Wholesale Club, is a great way to save money. In general, it's best to avoid bulk purchases of perishable items at warehouse clubs, no matter how good the price, if there aren't enough people in your household to consume them quickly. Plus, you should always shop with a list to avoid impulse purchases, which can be whoppers at warehouse clubs. It's tempting to pick up books to read on vacation or DVDs for the kids while you're shopping at the warehouse club.