A BJ’s Wholesale Club Membership Center opened on August 25 at 85 North Mt. Juliet Road, Suite 100. Those wishing to become members previous to the grand opening later this year can come to the Center and pre-register for membership in the club while taking advantage of special Founding Membership specials.
Those interested in joining the brand-new club in Mount Juliet, Tennessee can sign up for The Club Card Membership for one year at only $55, with a $40 welcome reward plus $40 in coupons. The Club+ Card Membership is also available to local shoppers for $110 for one year, with an $80 welcome reward and $40 in coupons. Additionally, The Club+ Card Membership shoppers will receive five cents off per gallon at BJ’s Gas and earn 2% back in rewards on most BJ’s purchases. These special membership deals will be valid through December 7, 2023.
BJ’s is similar to Sam’s and COSTCO, but with a slightly different focus. Bill Werner, Executive Vice President of Strategy and Development, says the two major differences are that BJs offers more choice and smaller pack size, while offering the same great value. By offering smaller pack sizes, their customers don’t have to buy monthly, but can shop once a weekly instead. That cuts down on waste caused by food rotting before it can be eaten.
“I hear from people at home that everything is just too big for us, we do not need to shop at a club store,” said Werner. “That is where we fit a niche. You can find things in much smaller pack sizes here, but still get club values. If you go to COSTO, say, you will only be able to get a big size of mayonnaise. They may only have the giant tubs. We’ll have the two squeeze bottles. You’ll see that throughout the store.”
They also have a big national brand presence. And they do not just have one option in the national brand, they will have multiple choices. But right next to those national brands will be their own at 20 to 25% less than the branded version.
“We have 7,000 items in our stores,” explained Werner, “while a Sam’s will have something like 4,000 and COSTCO about 3,500.”
Wellsley Farms is their house brand name for all consumable items and Berkley-Jensen is the name for all of their other products, like paper towels. While these are store brands, they are top quality.
Over the last couple of years, BJs has been expanding east from their home in Medford, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston. The original store is still there today. As a matter of fact, 2024 will be the company’s 40th anniversary.
The new club in Mt. Juliet will have a BJ’s Gas location on-site, offering members everyday low fuel prices, with the opportunity to earn extra savings through BJ’s Fuel Saver Program.
Local shoppers interested in becoming a BJ’s member can head over to the membership center Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Or they can visit BJs.com/MtJuliet for more information.