Warehouse Club vs. Grocery Store Prices

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If you can resist the temptation of loading up your cart with non-essential "oh-look-at-thats," buying in bulk at your local warehouse club can indeed save you a bundle.

AOL Money & Finance visited both a Costco and Giant grocery store in Gaithersburg, Md. to see which items make the most sense to buy "big."

Click through our gallery to see which items to buy in bulk.
Next: Orange Juice

The unit cost at ...

Costco: $1.31 per quart
Giant: $2.00 per quart

Difference: $0.69 per quart

Warehouse Savings: 35%




Next: Ritz Crackers

The unit cost at ...

Costco: $1.797 per pound
Giant: $3.29 per pound

Difference: $1.49 per pound

Warehouse Savings: 45%




Next: M&Ms

The unit cost at ...

Costco: $2.254 per pound
Giant: $3.76 per pound

Difference: $1.51 per pound

Warehouse Savings: 40%




Next: Maxwell House

The unit cost at ...

Costco: $2.763 per pound
Giant: $4.30 per pound

Difference: $1.54 per pound

Warehouse Savings: 36%




Next: Log Cabin Syrup

The unit cost at ...

Costco: $1.448 per quart
Giant: $5.32 per quart

Difference: $3.872 per quart

Warehouse Savings: 73%




Next: Sponges

The unit cost at ...

Costco: $0.639 each
Giant: $1.0633 each

Difference: $0.42 each

Warehouse Savings: 39%




Next: Olive Oil

The unit cost at ...

Costco: $5.991 per quart
Giant: $15.92 per quart

Difference: $9.93 per quart

Warehouse Savings: 62%




Next: Hershey's Syrup

The unit cost at ...

Costco: $0.982 per pound
Giant: $1.59 per pound

Difference: $0.92 per pound

Warehouse Savings: 58%




Next: Cheerios

The unit cost at ...

Costco: $2.10 per pound
Giant: $3.72 per pound

Difference: $1.62 per pound

Warehouse Savings: 44%




Next: Mac & Cheese

The unit cost at ...

Costco: $1.323 per pound
Giant: $2.65 per pound

Difference: $1.33 per pound

Warehouse Savings: 50%




Next: Reynolds Wrap

The unit cost at ...

Costco: $3.73 per 100 sq ft
Giant: $6.39 per 100 sq ft

Difference: $2.66 per 100 sq ft

Warehouse Savings: 42%




Next: Tide Detergent

The unit cost at ...

Costco: $1.484 per pound
Giant: $1.94 per pound

Difference: $0.46 per pound

Warehouse Savings: 24%




Next: Charmin

The unit cost at ...

Costco: $0.247/100 count
Giant: $0.436/100 count

Difference: $0.19/100 count

Warehouse Savings: 44%




Next: Heinz Ketchup

The unit cost at ...

Costco: $0.77 per pound
Giant: $1.75 per pound

Difference: $0.98 per pound

Warehouse Savings: 56%




Next: Post-It Notes

The unit cost at ...

Costco: $0.237/1000 sheets
Giant: $0.769/1000 sheets

Difference: $0.53/1000 sheets

Warehouse Savings: 69%




Next: Oreo Cookies

The unit cost at ...

Costco: $1.551 per pound
Giant: $3.10 per pound

Difference: $1.55 per pound

Warehouse Savings: 50%




Next: Beef Franks

The unit cost at ...

Costco: $3.663 per pound
Giant: $6.65 per pound

Difference: $2.99 per pound

Warehouse Savings: 45%




Next: Bounce

The unit cost at ...

Costco: $3.191/100 ct.
Giant: $4.99/100 ct.

Difference: $1.80/100 ct.

Warehouse Savings: 36%




Next: Bumble Bee Tuna
The unit cost at ...

Costco: $2.797 per pound
Giant: $4.44 per pound

Difference: $1.64 per pound

Warehouse Savings: 37%
Wait! There's More!!

We found so many great warehouse club deals, we couldn't fit them all in one gallery!

Click here to continue on to see the next 20 price comparisons, starting with Country Time Lemonade:What to Buy in Bulk -- Part Two
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