Best Financial Services at Warehouse Clubs

The last time you visited your favorite warehouse club, you may have picked up a 15-pack of paper towels, 40 pounds of dog food and, no doubt, several items that weren’t on your list.

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The last time you visited your favorite warehouse club, you may have picked up a 15-pack of paper towels, 40 pounds of dog food and, no doubt, several items that weren’t on your list. But while you were pushing an oversize cart down the aisles, you might have overlooked another potential bargain: financial services. You can get discounts or extra benefits on everything from insurance to mortgage lending to identity-theft protection through your warehouse club or through its affinity programs with other companies.

But just as it’s wise to compare your warehouse club’s price on peanut butter with what you’d pay at the local supermarket, it also pays to shop around to see whether your club provides the best deal on financial services. We looked at offerings from BJ’s, Costco and Sam’s Club and picked our favorite in each category.

Lisa Gerstner
Contributing Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Lisa has spent more than15 years with Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and heads up the magazine’s annual rankings of the best banks, best rewards credit cards, and financial-services firms with the best customer service. She reports on a variety of other topics, too, from retirement to health care to money concerns for millennials. She has shared her expertise as a guest on the Today Show, CNN, Fox, NPR, Cheddar and many other media outlets around the nation. Lisa graduated from Ball State University and received the school’s “Graduate of the Last Decade” award in 2014. A military spouse, she has moved around the U.S. and currently lives in the Philadelphia area with her husband and two sons.