Sam's keeps getting better and better. They recently remodeled and the store is a lot nicer and can compete better with Costco now b/c they have a bakery and fresh meat counter now. You have to know your prices at the store. Some items, bought in bulk, are actually cheaper when on sale at places like Harris Teeter. For example, when HT has buy one get one apple juice, it ends up cheaper than Sam's prices. You cannot beat the prices on a lot of things at Sam's, though. Items like milk, eggs, and yogurt are GREAT buys all the time!