Have your children returned to school yet? I know in some areas of the country kids have already started back to school. My kids have a little longer. My daughter starts college in little over a week and my son starts back at high school in just about two weeks.
We’re in the “home stretch” when it comes to stocking up on back to school supplies, as well as other necessities like after school snacks and things my kids could take for lunch with them. My daughter will most likely eat lunch at home, but I’m sure she’ll take a snack or two with her to hold her over until she gets home.
When it comes to buying the things we need in bulk we head on over to our neighborhood BJ’s Wholesale Club. They have plenty of back to school supplies as well as other things you’ll need to start the new school year off right.
BJ’s Wholesale Club is your one-stop shopping destination for brand name high-quality food and general merchandise at everyday low prices including fresh produce and USDA choice meats, all-natural and organic foods, consumer electronics and appliances.
BJ’s carries all the essentials like backpack, lunch boxes and binders – as well as items you’ll need but might not think about such as sandwich bags and disinfecting wipes. I use the wipes to clean off my kids and my husband’s lunch bags. They can’t be washed in the washing machine so I use the wipes to clean them and remove germs and bacteria.
We got a great deal on a four-pack of binders. We got four what what we would have paid for two at other stores. It was a great bargain. In hindsight we should have picked up another four pack.
If you are like my family you might also have a child heading off to college this fall. You can find plenty of college dorm essentials at BJ’s too including bedding and pillows.
I found a wonderful fuzzy body pillow that I really wanted to get but my husband and I sleep in a full size sofa sleeper and there isn’t much room for us let alone a huge pillow. I was so disappointed. It was so soft and snugly!
What I love about BJ’s is that sometimes we go there with a “game plan” on what we want to get but we almost always find other things not on our shopping list that we would really love to have. I found a really nice rug I wanted to get for under my desk and my husband found a fan that he wanted for our living room.
Check out these other fun finds – a Star Wars educational workbook and a silly book about farts that us grown ups thing is gross and unnecessary but little kids think is the funniest thing ever.
I wish my kids were younger. I would have bought these books for them.
As we were strolling up and down the aisles we also kept breakfast, lunch and dinner in mind. We are a family of four with one bathroom. Getting ready in the morning (my kids for school, my husband and I for work) can get very chaotic and crazy. I like to keep plenty of easy breakfast ideas on hand. My kids and I love waffles so I made sure to stock up on them.
I also picked up some Ragu which I use in many dinner (and even lunch) recipes. Ragu is a pantry staple in my home.
As you can see in one of the photos (Ragu) I also picked up Skinny Pop Popcorn and flavored seltzer water for my kids to snack on.
BJ’s Wholesale Clubs will feature General Mills items that include more Box Tops on specific items than other grocery stores. For example, BJ’s two pack Honey Nut Cheerios has a total of 13 Box Tops points. Each box has one Box Top located on the top of the box, plus 3 extra Box Top points, and the ability to get 5 more e-Box Tops by entering the code listed on the box on BJ’s microsite (the 5 points covers both boxes).
Now through September 17 all BJ’s clubs will include the following General Mills items:.
- Nature Valley Oats N Honey Bars, 49 ct.
- Nature Valley Chewy Trail Mix Bars, 48 ct.
- Cascadian Farms Granola Bars, 20 ct.
- Fruit Roll Ups, 56 ct.
- Gushers, 36 ct.
- Cascadian Farms Granola Cereal, 48 oz.
- Big Tub Deluxe, 74 oz.
- Honey Nut Cheerios, 55 oz.
- Cinnamon Toast Crunch, 49 oz.
- Minions Yogurt, 24 ct.
- GoGurt, 32 ct.
- Mini Pancakes, 18 ct.
- Totino’s Cheese, 150 ct.
- Totino’s Pepperoni, 150 ct.
We found several items with multiple Box Tops and a few of them we purchased too.
My son is in high school and they don’t collect the Box Tops anymore, however I will be starting work next month in an elementary school that I know still collects them so I plan on giving them all my Box Tops. It’s a great program. If you do a search on my site you’ll find out that I’ve been participating in the program for many years.
Did you know that BJ’s is the only warehouse club to accept manufacturers’ coupons for even greater savings and provide their own coupons as well.
We pick up a lot of essentials and we didn’t have to bounce from store to store. We were able to get a lot of what we need in just one store – BJ’s Wholesale Club.
If you would like to find a location near you visit www.BJs.com. You can also find the brand on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. The links are found at the bottom of their website.
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Do you shop at BJ’s? Do you find that you can find a lot of the things you need in just one store? Feel free to share your thoughts.
*I received a gift card in exchange for my participation. There was no other compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.