Little did I know all the ways my dad was scooping up big savings at BJ’s. Now that I’m a parent with a family to feed and care for, I can appreciate the savings I get as a “second-generation” BJ’s shopper. And there are more ways to save than just the bulk-buying aspect. Here are my top tips for saving at BJ’s.

1. SHOP THE COUPONS FIRST

I always wait for that thick coupon booklet Members receive in the mail. I browse the coupons, clip those that feature my favorite brands and products, and form my shopping list from there. This way, I know that right off the bat that I’m saving twice – buying in bulk and using a coupon.