Mami's Favorite Things: BJ's Wholesale Club

BJs Wholesale Yes, you get a BJ’s Wholesale membership and you get a BJ’s Wholesale membership and you get a BJ’s Wholesale membership! Because I might not be Oprah but I can certainly hook you up. I’ll tell you how later on.

Yesterday, I got a chance to visit a local BJ’s Wholesale club for a Holiday Preview Event. For those of you that don’t know what that is, I’m gonna tell ya: it’s a one-stop shopping destination for name brand, high-quality food and merchandise at prices that are significantly lower than supermarkets, supercenters, department stores, drug stores, yo mama’s house…you get the drift.

As with so many places that I’ve talked about recently, I’m ashamed to say I hadn’t been there before. But boy, am I glad I waited til now. Those people are nuts with the Christmas spirit. PS: don’t take the kids because they’ll want everything. And at the prices they have, you just might get it all!

I won’t bore you with my list of things that I’d like to purchase (if you want to get me something though, they had a crazy big inflatable Christmas scene that I’d kill for. Also, the 18-bottle wine cellar had my name all over it. Santa, are you reading this?! If you are, BJ’s also has a great selection of wines so, bring the cellar full, k? Thanks!).

The biggest thing I was surprised by, though? BJ’s takes manufacturers’ coupons! Yes, you read that right. I can tell you that my girl Coupon Mamacita was very excited about that and I can’t wait to see what tips she will share with me on how to best use these coupons (have you followed her yet? You totally should!). BJ’s also has its own coupons available on their website by simply heading over to their “In-Club Coupons” tab on the home page.

Here’s why I wanted to rush to get this info to you: they have some great deals right now that you can take advantage of this weekend as you shop for turkey day (or am I the only one trying to avoid being at the store on Tuesday and fighting road rage that will definitely NOT leave me thankful?). What kind of deals you ask? Check this out:

With a purchase of four qualifying products, you’ll get $15 off a 10-24 lb. Harvestland Purely All-Natural Turkey. Just pick up your coupon at the front of any BJ’s Wholesale Club. Some of the select items available to qualify are:

  • Fresh Express Parisienne Supreme Salad Kit- 16 oz.
  • Wellsley Farms Signature Cheese Tray Sampler- 32 oz.
  • Land O’Lakes Spreadable Butter- 2 or 3 pk.
  • Rubbermaind TakeAlongs Serving Set- 16 piece
  • GoodWives Scallops Wrapped in Bacon Appetizer- 20 piece
  • Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia or Cookie Dough or Starbucks Java Chip Frappuccino Ice Cream- 1 qt.
  • Green Giant Russet Potatoes- 10 lbs.
  • Bounty Napkins- 600 ct. or larger
  • Hefty Turkey Roaster Pans with Reynolds Oven Bags- 2 ct.
  • Artstyle Turkey Tom 13” Napkins- 120 ct. or 10.25” Round Performa Plates- 50 ct.

I don’t know about you, but I see at least 6 things on this list that I am in need of. Not to mention, I need some of these…

I’m currently pretending as if these will make their way to neighbors. Let’s throw in the mailman while I’m pretending.


I have the lawn to handle this. Someone in the group called it the Macy’s Float and I’m totally stealing borrowing the phrase.


Though these shatterproof ornaments would look great on barren trees up north, I think they will be fabu on my palm. Wonder who I can trick talk into putting them up for me? Also, this is the wine cellar!

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Saw this bundle for $116.99! Games, adapters, skin, you name it, it’s in there!


Cakes. From the Cake Boss. ‘Nuff said…


For those of you that hate washing dishes AND have a non-functioning dishwasher when you’re expecting 20+ people at your house for the holidays: this is all disposable. You’re welcome!


Are you ready to get your own membership or what? If you’re not, think of all of the black Friday deals you can take advantage of.

Not convinced yet? From now until December 31, 2012, BJ’s is offering a free 60-day trial membership with FULL member benefits and absolutely no surcharge. Head on over to BJ’s Facebook page and print the coupon to take advantage of the trial membership. Do it now. If you don’t have a BJ’s by you, just go online and do your shopping. You’re here anyway, might as well be productive while you’re hanging on to every one of my words, right?

PS: I walked out of there with a membership of my own.

So, who’s next?

Disclosure: I was fed with fabulous food right from the wholesale club and provided with a swag bag in exchange for this post. All opinions, thoughts, words and Santa requests are my own.