On Tuesday, I had the opportunity to visit BJ’s and meet with some of their representatives. I had a really great time hanging out with some other bloggers and learning more about BJ’s. I must say that the reps did a really good job selling me on BJ’s. I have been before with my in laws but since I don’t have one very close by, I don’t get to go that often. However, after heading out there, I am thinking that it will be worth a weekly trip to head out to BJ’s!
BJ’s is the one big warehouse store that accepts manufacturer coupons! Plus, they will allow you to use store coupons. On products that coule be sold individually you can actually use multiple manufacturer coupons in addition to store coupons. So, for instance, you could buy a 3 pack of mouth wash and use 3 manufacturer coupons PLUS a store coupon. Here is a video from BJ’s about their coupon policy. I actually got to meet with one of the girl’s in the video, and she was so nice!
When you first walk into BJ’s, there is a big rack of coupons that you can find. I love that they provide the coupons for you there. This way you don’t have to worry about forgetting your store coupons! You can just check them out when you first go into the store!
They carry over 80 organic items and over 100 All Natural items. Any company can pretty much say that they have an all natural product, but at BJ’s they have standards for whether or not an item can be considered all natural. And, I really love that!! You can see that they display their standards in the store and it includes no antibiotics, hormones etc.
We got to sample quite a few goodies! I think that I gained two pounds while I was there, but the food was really good! They even had these chocolate chip cookies with a chocolately melty center. Yum! Plus we had risotto bites, these spinach things, cookies, cakes and so much more. I love how you can buy one cake with 4 different flavors! You can do the same with cheesecakes there and one of their cheesecakes even has 14 different flavors!
They have these 3 packs of giant gingerbread men for only $9.99. That is a great deal since they come with all of the decorations as well! I only have 3 kids this year that can decorate these, so that is the perfect number for me. I love that I won’t have to buy tons of candy for them to use to decorate, and then we would have a lot of leftovers that they would want to eat. And, these gingerbread men are huge! They sent me home with some to try! We are going to decorate them tomorrow. (-:
Check out the table that they set up for us! Those are disposable plates and flatware that they sell, but don’t they look nice! They also had a box of chocolate caramel candy with salt on top. Yummy!!
We really enjoyed sampling all of their food. I can honestly say that they did not serve anything that I did not enjoy. It was all really good. As they talked about their buyers and products, you could tell that they took a lot of pride in the items that they sell, and really think about the items that are in their stores.
These HUGE Wholly Guacamole’s were on sale for only $3.49! I bought 3 of them and stuck them in the freezer since they freeze great! BJ’s gave us a gift card that we could use for purchases, and this is what I bought.
Here is a picture of Charlotte from Stretching Your Budget and I being a little silly with our crowns that they gave us at the food tasting time.
They had quite a few cheeses for us to try. My favorites were the goat cheese and the cranberry cheddar!
And, here is a picture of us with the reps from BJ’s. We had a great time, and I am so glad that I got the opportunity to go!
They have these Baby Cake makers that are so cute! They actually gave us a mini donut maker. I made some last night for my husband’s birthday, and we really enjoyed them!! I love that you can make them without frying, and they are small. You can make just a few and not have leftover cake, which is great since I like to eat it one time, and then get the calories out of the house!
They have really great gifts as well! I liked these mugs stuffed with Ghirardelli chocolates for only $5 a piece. You can’t even get the candy for that price! This would make great presents for teachers.
Overall, I was really impressed with the store. I told them I wish that there was one in Winston Salem. I am actually going to head back with my shopping list next week and see what kind of deals I can snag when I have more time to shop. I am looking forward to going back again!
I was given a gift bag and gift card when I visited BJ’s. I was not required to write this post for compensation, but chose to write it since I was really impressed with their store as well as their employees and I wanted to talk about their coupon policy. All opinions are my own and were not reviewed by anyone else.
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