Warehouse stores like BJ's began adding organics in response to customer requests.
Springfield Store Manager Cindy Newmaster explains, "It's been a little over a year ago that people have been asking a lot more about organics and then we started to expand our line through that."
Most of BJ's organic selections are in produce, baby items and dairy. But they're adding more choices all the time.
And Sam's Club stores also have an extensive selection of organic beef items, which are available for order online, along with organic baby products and produce.
The prices on organics at warehouse stores are about 30% to 40% lower those at specialty organic markets. That makes them comparable to traditional items at supermarkets.
Newmaster says, "What we also tell everybody is to bring a calculator, figure out what it is per ounce and when you go in to one of these other stores, figure out what they are per ounce and you can see a really big savings."
And here are a few more savings tips. Bj's accepts manufacturer's coupons.
And no matter when you buy organic produce, it pays to shop in season and freeze!
"The best way to do it is to stock up, you save during that time, and then you'll be able to freeze it to use at a later date," Newmaster says.
BJ's is offering a free 60-day membership. To sign up, click here. This offer ends July 4, 2012.