When I lived in San Francisco, after 26 years in New Jersey, I missed so many comforts of home from living in the northeast. When we moved back together to start a family two years later, and settled in Massachusetts, one of the first places I visited was BJ’s Wholesale Club. I had missed my favorite store! Now we live sandwiched between two great locations – one way out in the country and one in a city. I love going to both locations, and being a satisfied member of BJ’s Wholesale Club.
1 – Convenience. They have EVERYTHING I want for my favorite recipes. I love the variety of products and how you walk from aisle to aisle, station to station – having food samples, checking out the bakery, deli, freezer, produce sections, etc. BJ’s biggest advantage is fresh food, and they have everything my family needs for our weekly shopping trip. They’re also the only major wholesale club to offer a full-service deli! I can go on! Members can have fresh meats cut to their specifications at the deli, and butchers will recut and repackage at no additional charge. BJ’s accepts all forms of payment, including EBT, and members can research, shop and install electronics with help from BJ’s Tech AdvisorsTM.
BJ’s has a Pick Up & Pay® program that allows shoppers to stock up by reserving items online and then picking up in-club. BJ’s gas prices are among the lowest around, and members can save time and money by filling up their tanks at BJ’s Gas®. Lastly, BJ’s members approved for a My BJ’s Perks® MasterCard® can earn up to 5 percent cash back every time they shop and earn 10 cents off per gallon at BJ’s Gas®. Check out their website for more info.
2 – Family. I love to do my weekly shopping with my kids. There are so many wonderful kid products, and I love to stock up on food for their school lunches. Being a BJ’s Wholesale Club Member affords our family so many benefits.
3 – Value. Did you know that BJ’s beats supermarket prices on national brands every day – saving families up to 25 percent off grocery store prices every day? And it’s the only major wholesale club to accept all manufacturers’ coupons, offering families another great way to save.
4 – Variety. So much variety! BJ’s has exclusive brands – Berkley Jensen and Wellsley Farms. BJ’s offers excellent value for seasonal needs, and has a great range of party ready items, like the tapas section in the photo above!
5 – One-stop shopping. Whether you’re looking for a grill or patio set, to garden and pool supplies, BJ’s Wholesale Club has it. Are you looking for gifts for the dad or grad in your life? Are you looking for toys or electronics? Find everything you need in one place for your summer cookout! Look at all these ingredients I found for my Tex-Mex Guacamole:
- 4 ripe Avocados, pitted
- ¼ cup of frozen or canned Golden Corn
- ¼ cup of Black Beans
- Juice of 1 large lime
- ¼ cup chopped Red Onion
- 1 Roma Tomato, seeded and chopped finely
- 1 Jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
- 2 cloves of Garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon of Taco Seasoning
- ¼ cup of chopped Cilantro + more for serving
- Salt to taste
- 1. In a large bowl, mash avocados with a fork or potato masher until smooth, but a little chunky
- 2. Add the lime juice, taco seasoning, minced garlic and salt and mix well
- 3. Add the corn, black beans, chopped red onion, jalapeno, tomato and cilantro
- 4. Mix well
- 5. Taste and add more salt or lime juice if needed
- 6. Serve immediately with tortilla chips
- 7. Enjoy