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Is a membership worth it?
Is shopping at Costco worth the long lineups, hefty membership fees and inconvenience of buying peanut butter by the pound?
MoneySense compared the Costco price of various brand name products to the prices at major retailers, and found that you’ll save 30% or more at Costco on most items. The trick is choosing the right membership for your spending level. Small families and single shoppers should stick to the $55 Gold Star Membership, while big families with large grocery expenses may save more with the $100 Executive Membership.