Wednesday, December 9, 2009

BJ's Wholesale Club Review and $25 Gift Card Giveaway!

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This giveaway is now CLOSED. Thanks so much to our wonderful sponsors BJ´s Wholesale Club & General Mills via MyBlogSpark, We look forward to working with you again! The winner is 'Tamlynn'. Remember: There are still some great giveaways active on the upper right hand side of the page!

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Stretch your budget without sacrificing quality!

As a single girl in the city, New York City to be precise, the land of apartments so tiny you can sometimes stretch your arms out end-to-end and hit wall, I rarely ever buy in 'bulk'. The cost savings just seemed like it wouldn't be worth it, would there be room to walk around after stockpiling TP?

I have never walked into a Warehouse club type of shopping environment before. Thanks to our friends at MyBlogSpark, I was sent on a very fun assignment! The chance to shop at BJ's!

Off I went with shopping list and recipes/ingredient in hand. I was on a mission, to find bargains, NOT overspend, and find out if it was possible to buy what I needed and not end up with more than I wanted.

I have to admit, I was very pleasantly surprised. I was a bit over-whelmed at first, but I started out at Customer Service to present my temporary membership card and was greeted by a very pleasant representative who patiently answered what had to be somewhere around 200 questions!

I was able to find every single item I was looking for and surprised to see things I didn't expect. It was very difficult restraining myself in the electronics department. I'm a tech and gadget junkie and probably spent way more time there than I should have.

While you are there, Check out some of the newest items from General Mills to hit shelves and I'm sure will prove to be useful during the upcoming months:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Nature Valley Nut Clusters - 100% Natural, bite-sized clusters with granola, nuts and a touch of honey - and a resealable package which makes it great for sharing

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Progresso High-Fiber Soups - This 6-pack of soup is a great way to get your fiber with the great taste you know and love from Progresso

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Green Giant Complete Skillet Meal - A convenient and great tasting solution for a quick and delicious dinner for the family

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Pillsbury "Big Deluxe" Chocolate Chip Tub - Perfect for entertaining or as an everyday treat
 
The only was (and I'm not sure if all warehouse clubs are like this), there were no shopping bags and I didn't bring enough of my own re-usables! So be sure to bring an ample supply of your own bags!
 
Ascending Butterfly wants to send you on your own 'BJ's holiday scavenger hunt' to find your own amazing bargains!
 
WIN IT! - One lucky 'Ascending Butterfly' will have the chance to win a $25 BJ's Gift Card of their own. And EVERYONE can download and print a BJ´s Trial Membership card! This is a free, no strings attached 60-day trial membership! Take the pass to the member service desk at your nearest BJ´s Wholesale Club and shop to your hearts content.

How to Win: (1) You must be a follower of Ascending Butterfly to be eligible for this and all giveaways. Indicate in your entry that you follow (if your 'comment name/user id' differ from your profile id, please let me know what name you follow under) and (2) Answer the following questions: (1) use the BJ's locator and let me know if you have a store near you (which is your nearest store) and (2) What items would you love to stock-up on at BJ´s? (3) You must also leave your email address somewhere in your comment. (You can format it this way for security, example: ascendingbutterfly AT mail host DOT com). Please follow the easy 1, 2, 3 steps to winning! This giveaway is open to USA residents who are 18 years of age or older.

Please follow directions or you will be disqualified! All comments are moderated, they may not appear on the site right away (comments like "I want this or I want to win" will not be entered). You have from Wednesday, December 09, 2009 until Friday, December 18, 2009 at 11:59 PM (EST) to comment and be entered for a chance to win. You will have 48 hours to confirm if we do not hear from you we will be forced to move on to an alternate. (We only notify winners DIRECTLY via email, so if your profile or your comment does not have an email your entry will not be processed)

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BJ´s Wholesale Club and General Mills provided me with the free trial membership, a gift card, coupons and information through MyBlogSpark. This is NOT a paid endorsement, I was only provided with a gift card to shop with. All opinions are expressly my own!

65 comments:

  1. There is one in the next city over. i'd stock up on their baby formula. Thanks for the chance.

    sweetascandy579 at yahoo dot com

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  2. Well hells bells my computer hiccupped and my entry didn't go through.

    Anyway! I'm a follower!! Tamlynn. Our closest BJs in about 10 minutes from us...Wallingford, CT. I would stock up on spices for my dips of course! tamlynn at morfius dot com

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  3. I voted for your Downey Scent... #246

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  4. I am a follower ~ tanya phillips
    There is a BJ's in Tampa Palms, I actually just became a member 2 weeks ago, loving it! I would love to stock up on items for the kids lunch boxes: crackers, juice boxes, cookies, etc. thank you so much! :)
    sunshinestgurl AT gmail DOT com

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  5. I follow on twitter ~ sunshinestgurl

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  6. I'm a proud follower! (rickpeggysmith)
    The BJ's by me is located in Ledgewood, NJ
    I'd really love to stock up on cereal and paper products. Seem's like I can never keep enough of those items in the house.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com
    Thanks so much and Happy Holidays.

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  7. I'm a subscriber.
    Thanks again.

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  8. I'm a facebook fan (Margaret E. SMith)

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  9. daily tweet
    http://twitter.com/sunshinestgurl/status/6555598517

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  10. I follow on Google Friend Connect. My nearest BJ's is in Canton OH. I would stock up on Mega Red Krill Oil Gel Caps and Calcium Supplements. Thank you!

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  11. I follow-The closest BJ to me is in Mays Landing, NJ and I go there all the time. I need to stock up on diapers because I'm having a baby soon

    timmiedeluca@comcast.net

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  12. timmiedeluca@comcast.net

    http://twitter.com/GabbyLowe/status/6570788671

    tweeted

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  13. timmiedeluca@comcast.net

    got your button

    http://newagemama.blogspot.com

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  14. timmiedeluca@comcast.net

    follow on twitter (GabbyLowe)

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  15. timmiedeluca@comcast.net

    email subscriber

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  16. timmiedeluca@comcast.net

    voted #266

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  17. daily tweet
    http://twitter.com/sunshinestgurl/status/6584386509

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  18. I'm a blog follower.

    I actually have two BJ's in my town. The nearest one is about a 20 minute drive away near the Milennia Mall in Orlando, FL.

    I think I would stock up on HP 56 printer ink.


    elkaye[at]gmail[dot]com

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  19. I follow on twitter as Elkaye.


    elkaye[at]gmail[dot]com

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  20. I tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/Elkaye/status/6588847304

    elkaye[at]gmail[dot]com

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  21. I dugg on digg as Elkaye.


    elkaye[at]gmail[dot]com

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  22. Technorati currently isn't showing favorites, but I did fave you as Elkaye.


    elkaye[at]gmail[dot]com

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  23. daily tweet
    http://twitter.com/sunshinestgurl/status/6615763669

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  24. I'm a follower on google, sphinx63. My nearest store is in Middleburg Hts, OH. I would like to stock up on batteries! Thanks!

    sphinxcw at aol dot com

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  25. There is a BJ's on 4201 Wholeasale club drive in Baltimore about 5 miles from me. I would love to stock up on kitty food in a can and toilet paper. I am a follower on face book under Johnica Dingus and my e-mail is johnnieblaze08@yahoo.com

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  26. daily tweet
    http://twitter.com/sunshinestgurl/status/6651815502

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  27. New tweet: http://twitter.com/Elkaye/status/6657818022

    elkaye[at]gmail[dot]com

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  28. my daily tweet
    http://twitter.com/sunshinestgurl/status/6684629695

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  29. my daily tweet
    http://twitter.com/sunshinestgurl/status/6714300346

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  30. http://twitter.com/madreblair/status/6728857250

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  31. The nearest BJ's is 20 miles away in Geneva, NY.
    I would stock up on edible gifts!
    madreblair at aol dot com

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  32. New tweet: http://twitter.com/Elkaye/status/6726207747

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  33. My daily tweet, thanks so much this would be so cool!
    http://twitter.com/sunshinestgurl/status/6747949277

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  34. My daily tweet, thanks again!
    http://twitter.com/sunshinestgurl/status/6770315295

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  35. I'm a follower
    I do not have a store within 100 miles..
    I would love to stock up on diapers and wipes from BJ's!

    clctaube @ yahoo.com

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  36. I do have a local store about 20 miles from us. I like to get staples like trash bags and toliet paper at BJ's. Thank you!

    crystalfaulkner2000 at yahoo dot com

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  37. New tweet: http://twitter.com/Elkaye/status/6792181671


    elkaye[at]gmail[dot]com

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  38. I'm a follower.
    I am about 5 minutes from the Springfield, PA BJ's.
    I would like to stock up on paper products and cleaning supplies, and some food like canned goods.

    wowknk@gmail.com

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  39. I follow on Twitter @kristinnw.

    wowknk@gmail.com

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  40. I follow you through Networked Blogs (Kristin Kaufmann).

    wowknk(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. I follow as Nancy.
    I have three locations within 12 miles of me.
    I would stock up on snacks.

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  42. I am following you on Twitter as njhhb.

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  43. My tweet: http://twitter.com/njhhb/status/6809634715

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  44. I follow on google friend connect. The closest BJs to me in in East Syracuse NY, about 20 minutes away and if I win I will stock up on batteries.

    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

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  45. I follow you on twitter, lunaj1456

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  46. I am a facebook fan (Anne Jolly)

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  47. I follow on networked blogs (Anne Jolly)

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  48. my daily tweet, thank u!
    http://twitter.com/sunshinestgurl/status/6817065996

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  49. the one closest to me is in the one in Jersey City! I follow - I would stock up on cereal and toilet paper and water!

    dreamzz12{at}aol{dot}com

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  50. I follow you on networked blogs as Dee Gee
    dreamzz12{at}aol{dot}com

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  51. follow you on twitter @deegee13

    dreamzz12{at}aol{dot}com

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  52. dreamzz12{at}aol{dot}com

    fanned you on facebook as Dee Gee

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  53. tweeted

    http://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/6818770132

    dreamzz12{at}aol{dot}com

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  54. dug this -Dreamer08

    dreamzz12{at}aol{dot}com

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  55. tech faved - DG09

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  56. dreamzz12{at}aol{dot}com

    downy vote #302

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