Shop for wacky goods at BJ's with free trial

From Crisco to caskets, the wholesale club offers lot of ways to save.

Who knew? BJ's Wholesale Club sells caskets.

Who knew? BJ's Wholesale Club sells caskets. (Courtesy)

One of my favorite offers just popped up: A free 60-day trial membership at BJ's Wholesale Club.

The deal, usually offered twice a year, gives new members a chance to stock up and save on brand-name goods at warehouse prices.

A 12-month membership costs $50.

Besides terrific produce, meats and the best gas prices, BJ's has the cheapest beer and wine around, which is the real reason I shop there. There are 11 South Florida locations.


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You can get bulk savings on everything under the sun, from Crest to Coke to caskets.

No joke.

I nearly died (laughing) after discovering BJs.com's vast selection of caskets and urns for people and pets. Prices start at $799, which includes overnight shipping.

All sales are final.

Also found on BJs.com, be prepared for the next doomsday and save $300 on a year's supply of emergency food for two. Clearly, these did not sell out during the last Mayan Prophecy.

The Augason Farms Emergency Food Storage Kit is on sale for $1,600 through March 30. It includes 29 cases of 174 canned goods with a 30-year shelf life.

Shipping is included, which is a real deal sweetener, because the survival kit weighs 731 pounds.

Besides every grain and freeze-dried food known to man, the survival kit has other gastronomic delights, including 93 servings of Morning Moo's Low Fat Milk Alternative, 40 servings of Vegetarian Meat Substitute Beef and, my favorite item, a pack of vegetable seeds.

So grab a garden spade and fire up Bear Grylls' "Man vs. Wild" on the DVR while you're waiting for the coming apocalypse.

Seriously, the best thing about BJ's is that it takes manufacturer coupons and also allows you to combine them with store coupons to save twice as much. It even honors buy-one-get-one free coupons.

Stores will accept one manufacturer coupon per item, so if you buy a two-pack of Keebler crackers, you can use two coupons combined with one BJ's store coupon.

Try it. You'll like it.

Go to SunSentinel.com/FreeTrial to get the coupon. The offer ends July 6.

What's your deal? Email dchristensen@sunsentinel.com or on Facebook.com/DoreensDeals.

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