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Which bulk-buying store is the best in Rochester - Costco, or Sam's Club?  This is a debate that many struggle with as they try to decide where to do their bulk shopping in Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin.  Many people have their favorite and have some very strong opinions on why their pick is #1.

Before the winner is announced, below are a few of the reasons why people in Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin are huge fans of one warehouse store versus the other.

Top reasons why people love Sams Club vs. Costco

Which store is better, Costco or Sam's Club? We did our own poll in Rochester and found out that quite a few people have very specific reasons for their bulk-buying choice.

Do People in Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin Love Costco or Sams Club More?

Costco took the lead in this poll and is the overall choice for people in Minnesota.  As many stated on our Facebook page, Sam's Club "is cheaper" and yet, more people prefer Costco.

I've been going back and forth on deciding if I am ready to start buying in bulk again.  Honestly, I've had a membership at both places before but we've cut back on different things throughout the years and that yearly membership was one that was put on the canceled list.  We aren't in the diaper stage with the kiddos (thank goodness!) but I do have teenage boys that eat me out of house and home, so foods they eat and other essentials might be helpful to have a whole carload of.  Who knows, maybe I'll see you in the aisles at one of these stores again soon.

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