Here in Northern VA, Costco has USDA Prime NY strips, Ribeyes and Tenderloin. Most of the time, we buy the packer NY strip and slice at home. They are really good. Costco also has St. Louis ribs (Farmland brand) and they are pretty good as well. I am just purchased their chicken thighs in the freezer packs. We did some thighs a few weeks ago, and they all seemed very good as far as skin color and consistent size. They also seem to keep their refrigerator items cooler than SAMs.
I also buy all our ties from Costco. They seem to have better prices and better follow-up service.
SAMs has cheaper cigs (bad habits are hard to let go of), better selection of restaurant supplies, better prices on Soy Sauce, and a few other items.
Neither of them are out of the way for us, so, we hit both about once a month.
Overall, Costco is cleaner and has better customer service all around. SAMs, well it has a few items that are worth stopping there.
For the membership price, I would think it would be worth it to try them for a while.
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