Are Diapers Really Cheaper at Sam’s Club? (VS Costco, Amazon, Etc)


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The cost of diapers can really add up, so even small savings on this necessary baby expense are welcome. Not only can you find cheaper diapers by carefully shopping amongst different diaper brands, but different stores can also save you some good money on your diaper budget. Many things are much cheaper at warehouse stores, such as Sam’s Club – are diapers one of them?

For nearly every brand and size, diapers really are cheaper to buy at Sam’s Club. If you already have a club membership then you can save substantially on all baby supplies – diapers, wipes, and even formula. If you don’t have a membership, you’ll need to pay at least $45 for a yearly membership to shop at the store.

Keep reading for a cost breakdown of Sam’s Club diapers, as well as a side-by-side comparison of how Sam’s Club prices compare to those of other stores.

Is it cheaper to buy diapers at Sam’s Club?

Sam’s Club offers nearly every big-brand type of diaper: Huggies, Pampers, Luvs, etc. Sam’s Club also sells their own brand of diapers under the Member’s Mark label.

Member’s Mark diapers are legendarily cheap, and in this case, the legend actually holds up: you can buy nearly every size Member Mark diaper for less than twenty cents per diaper! That’s much cheaper than buying diapers at, say, Target, where big-brand diapers usually cost twenty cents or more apiece.

Even shopping for other diaper brands is cheaper at Sam’s Club: Huggies diapers are 2 cents cheaper per diaper at Sam’s Club than they are at Costco!

So, yes, it actually is cheaper to buy diapers at Sam’s Club.

Cost of a Sam’s Club membership

If you’re considering shopping for diapers at Sam’s Club, it’s important to remember that the store does require an annual membership for any purchases (including ordering online).

A standard club membership is $45/year and lets you into the store and fuel center. A pricier Club Plus membership is $100/year and comes with some added benefits, including pharmacy and optical services, and free online shipping. 

If you’re planning to shop at Sam’s Club often, the membership fee will probably be worth it given the store’s deals on bulk products. If you’re only planning on buying diapers at Sam’s Club, though, you might want to crunch some numbers and see if your yearly savings will outweigh the cost of the membership.

How much do diapers cost at Sam’s Club?

The cost of diapers at Sam’s Club varies depending on the brand and size of diaper you’re purchasing.

Here is the cost of each brand of diaper that you are able to purchase at Sam’s Club:

Huggies

Size 1 – Huggies Size 1 diapers currently cost $34.48 for a box containing 180 diapers. This means that each diaper costs $0.19.

Size 2 – This box costs $34.48, and contains 162 diapers. Each diaper costs $0.21.

Size 3 – This box costs $38.98, and contains 180 diapers. Each diaper costs $0.22.

Size 4 – This box costs $38.98, and contains 160 diapers. Each diaper costs $0.24.

Size 5 – This box costs $38.98, and contains 136 diapers. Each diaper costs $0.29.

Size 6 – This box costs $38.98, and contains 112 diapers. Each diaper costs $0.35.

Pampers

Size 1 – Pampers Size 1 diapers currently cost $37.98 for a box containing 192 diapers. This means that each diaper costs $0.20.

Size 2 – This box costs $37.98, and contains 168 diapers. Each diaper costs $0.23.

Size 3 – This box costs $37.98, and contains 152 diapers. Each diaper costs $0.25.

Size 4 – This box costs $37.98, and contains 132 diapers. Each diaper costs $0.29.

Size 5 – This box costs $37.98, and contains 116 diapers. Each diaper costs $0.33.

Size 6 – This box costs $37.98, and contains 92 diapers. Each diaper costs $0.41.

Luvs

Size 1Luvs Size 1 diapers currently cost $28.92 for a box containing 252 diapers. This means that each diaper costs $0.11.

Size 2 – This box costs $29.98, and contains 228 diapers. Each diaper costs $0.13.

Size 3 – This box costs $29.98, and contains 198 diapers. Each diaper costs $0.15.

Size 4 – This box costs $29.98, and contains 172 diapers. Each diaper costs $0.17.

Size 5 – This box costs $29.98, and contains 148 diapers. Each diaper costs $0.20.

Size 6 – This box costs $29.98, and contains 124 diapers. Each diaper costs $0.24.

Member’s Mark

Size 1 – Member’s Mark Size 1 diapers currently cost $21.48 for a box containing 176 diapers. This means that each diaper costs $0.12.

Size 2 – This box costs $26.98, and contains 196 diapers. Each diaper costs $0.14.

Size 3 – This box costs $34.98, and contains 234 diapers. Each diaper costs $0.15.

Size 4 – This box costs $34.98, and contains 210 diapers. Each diaper costs $0.17.

Size 5 – This box costs $34.98, and contains 168 diapers. Each diaper costs $0.21.

Size 6 – This box costs $34.98, and contains 150 diapers. Each diaper costs $0.23.

Are diapers really cheaper at Sam’s Club?

Yes, diapers are almost always cheaper at Sam’s Club!

Check out some side-by-side comparisons below.

Is it cheaper to buy diapers at Sam’s Club than at Costco?

Huggies

Sam’s Club sells Huggies brand diapers for about 2 cents cheaper per diaper than Costco. The Costco packages are a bit bigger, though, so if you’re trying to minimize trips to the store, it might be worth the extra cost.

SizeSam's ClubCostco
1$0.19
(pack of 180)
$0.21
(pack of 192)
2$0.21
(pack of 162)
$0.23
(pack of 198)
3$0.22
(pack of 180)
$0.23
(pack of 198)
4$0.24
(pack of 160)
$0.26
(pack of 180)
5$0.29
(pack of 136)
$0.31
(pack of 150)
6$0.35
(pack of 112)
$0.38
(pack of 120)

Pampers

Costco doesn’t sell Pampers diapers due to an exclusive agreement the store has with Huggies. Sam’s Club, however, does sell Pampers, so if you love the brand, Sam’s Club is the way to go.

Luvs

Just like with Pampers, Costco doesn’t sell Luvs diapers due to their exclusive agreement with Huggies. If you’re looking specifically for Luvs brand diapers, they are available at Sam’s Club!

Member’s Mark vs. Kirkland Signature

Member’s Mark diapers at Sam’s Club are consistently cheaper than the Kirkland Signature diapers available at Costco. You can save 3-4 cents per diaper by shopping at Sam’s Club, which can really add up over time. Sam’s Club diapers usually come in larger packages as well, which means fewer trips to the store!

SizeSam's Club
(Member's Mark)
Costco
(Kirkland Signature)
1$0.12
(pack of 176)
$0.16
(pack of 192)
2$0.14
(pack of 196)
$0.17
(pack of 174)
3$0.15
(pack of 234)
$0.18
(pack of 198)
4$0.17
(pack of 210)
$0.20
(pack of 180)
5$0.21
(pack of 168)
$0.24
(pack of 150)
6$0.23
(pack of 150)
$0.30
(pack of 120)

Is it cheaper to buy diapers at Sam’s Club than on Amazon?

If you already have a Sam’s Club membership, you will definitely save money buying your diapers at Sam’s Club instead of on Amazon.

Huggies

It’s cheaper to buy Huggies at Sam’s Club (by about 4-5 cents per diaper!) than it is to purchase them on Amazon.

SizeSam's ClubAmazon
1$0.19
(pack of 180)
$0.24
(pack of 198)
2$0.21
(pack of 162)
$0.26
(pack of 180)
3$0.22
(pack of 180)
$0.29
(pack of 156)
4$0.24
(pack of 160)
$0.33
(pack of 140)
5$0.29
(pack of 136)
$0.38
(pack of 120)
6$0.35
(pack of 112)
$0.49
(pack of 96)

Pampers

Pampers have different varieties available for purchase on Amazon, but their Swaddlers style is the most comparable to other brands of diapers available for purchase. Buying Pampers at Sam’s Club will save you around 4 cents per diaper, or almost $6 for every package of diapers you buy.

SizeSam's ClubAmazon
1$0.20
(pack of 192)
$0.24
(pack of 164)
2$0.23
(pack of 168)
$0.27
(pack of 148)
3$0.25
(pack of 152)
$0.27
(pack of 136)
4$0.29
(pack of 132)
$0.33
(pack of 120)
5$0.33
(pack of 116)
$0.38
(pack of 104)
6$0.41
(pack of 92)
$0.46
(pack of 84)

Luvs

Luvs diapers are available on both Amazon and at Sam’s Club, and also happen to be priced the same at both locations.

SizeSam's ClubAmazon
1$0.11
(packs of 252)
$0.11
(packs of 252)
2$0.13
(pack of 228)
$0.13
(pack of 228)
3$0.15
(pack of 198)
$0.15
(pack of 198)
4$0.17
(pack of 172)
$0.17
(pack of 172)
5$0.20
(pack of 148)
$0.20
(pack of 148)
6$0.24
(pack of 124)
$0.24
(pack of 124)

Member’s Mark vs. Mama Bear

Member’s Mark diapers at Sam’s Club are about the same price as the Mama Bear diapers available on Amazon. While Amazon does deliver, Sam’s Club diapers come in much larger packages, which means they’ll last longer.

SizeSam's Club
(Member's Mark)
Amazon
(Mama Bear)
1$0.12
(pack of 176)
$0.12
(pack of 49)
2$0.14
(pack of 196)
$0.13
(pack of 46)
3$0.15
(pack of 234)
$0.15
(pack of 42)
4$0.17
(pack of 210)
$0.17
(pack of 37)
5$0.21
(pack of 168)
$0.20
(pack of 33)
6$0.23
(pack of 150)
$0.24
(pack of 27)

Is it cheaper to buy diapers at Sam’s Club than Walmart?

For the most part, you’re better off buying your diapers at Sam’s Club than Walmart. The biggest exception is if you prefer to buy the store brand, Walmart’s Parent’s Choice brand is a better deal than Sam’s Club Maker’s Mark.

Huggies

Walmart charges nearly 10 cents more per Huggies diaper than Sam’s Club, so Sam’s Club is definitely the cheaper option. You’ll be saving around $10 with each purchase, and snagging bigger packages of diapers as well.

SizeSam's ClubWalmart
1$0.19
(pack of 180)
$0.24
(pack of 168)
2$0.21
(pack of 162)
$0.26
(pack of 180)
3$0.22
(pack of 180)
$0.29
(pack of 136)
4$0.24
(pack of 160)
$0.33
(pack of 140)
5$0.29
(pack of 136)
$0.38
(pack of 120)
6$0.35
(pack of 112)
$0.48
(pack of 50)

Pampers

Pampers sold at Walmart are consistently 4-5 cents more expensive than Pampers purchased at Sam’s Club.

SizeSam's ClubWalmart
1$0.20
(pack of 192)
$0.24
(pack of 164)
2$0.23
(pack of 168)
$0.27
(pack of 186)
3$0.25
(pack of 152)
$0.29
(pack of 136)
4$0.29
(pack of 132)
$0.33
pack of 120)
5$0.33
(pack of 116)
$0.38
(pack of 132)
6$0.41
(pack of 92)
$0.46
(pack of 108)

Luvs

Luvs diapers are available at both Walmart, and at Sam’s Club, and several of the sizes actually cost the same at both locations. For size 1 and size 4, you’ll save a penny per diaper at Sam’s Club.

SizeSam's ClubWalmart
1$0.11
(pack of 252)
$0.12
(pack of 252)
2$0.13
(pack of 384)
$0.13
(pack of 384)
3$0.15
(pack of 198)
$0.15
(pack of 198)
4$0.17
(pack of 172)
$0.18
(pack of 172)
5$0.20
(pack of 148)
$0.20
(pack of 148)
6$0.24
(pack of 124)
$0.24
(pack of 124)

Member’s Mark vs. Parent’s Choice

Member’s Mark diapers at Sam’s Club are actually more expensive than the Parent’s Choice brand of diapers available at Walmart. In this case, shopping at Sam’s Club can end up costing you around 4-5 cents per diaper.

SizeSam's Club
(Member's Mark)
Walmart
(Parent's Choice)
1$0.12
(pack of 176)
$0.09
(pack of 416)
2$0.14
(pack of 196)
$0.10
(pack of 228)
3$0.15
(pack of 234)
$0.11
(pack of 210)
4$0.17
(pack of 210)
$0.13
(pack of 180)
5$0.21
(pack of 168)
$0.16
(pack of 108)
6$0.23
(pack of 150)
$0.19
(pack of 92)

Is it cheaper to buy diapers at Sam’s Club than Target?

If you have a Sam’s Club membership and you don’t have a Target RedCard, it is definitely cheaper to buy diapers at Sam’s Club. If you regularly shop at Target instead of Sam’s Club, it may be worth looking into whether or not a Target subscription would be worth it for you.

Huggies

Huggies at Target are extremely pricey when compared to the same product bought at Sam’s Club. Shopping at Sam’s Club can save you up to 10 cents per diaper, or over $10 on each box of diapers you buy!

SizeSam's ClubTarget
1$0.19
(pack of 180)
$0.24
(pack of 168)
2$0.21
(pack of 162)
$0.27
(pack of 148)
3$0.22
(pack of 180)
$0.29
(pack of 136)
4$0.24
(pack of 160)
$0.33
(pack of 120)
5$0.29
(pack of 136)
$0.38
(pack of 104)
6$0.35
(pack of 112)
$0.45
(pack of 88)

Pampers

Buying Pampers at Sam’s Club instead of Target will save you around 6-7 cents per diaper.

SizeSam's ClubTarget
1$0.20
(pack of 192)
$0.24
(pack of 164)
2$0.23
(pack of 168)
$0.27
(pack of 148)
3$0.25
(pack of 152)
$0.29
(pack of 136)
4$0.29
(pack of 132)
$0.33
(pack of 120)
5$0.33
(pack of 116)
$0.38
(pack of 104)
6$0.41
(pack of 92)
$0.48
(pack of 84)

Luvs

Luvs diapers are available at both Target and Sam’s Club. They’re a little more expensive at Target and are only available in smaller packages, which may mean more trips to the store.

SizeSam's ClubTarget
1$0.11
(pack of 252)
$0.14
(pack of 116)
2$0.13
(pack of 228)
$0.15
(pack of 108)
3$0.15
(pack of 198)
$0.15
(pack of 168)
4$0.17
(pack of 172)
$0.17
(pack of 144)
5$0.20
(pack of 148)
$0.20
(pack of 124)
6$0.24
(pack of 124)
$0.24
(pack of 104)

Member’s Mark vs. Up & Up

Member’s Mark diapers at Sam’s Club are a few cents more expensive than Target’s Up & Up brand of diaper. The savings are more pronounced as you get into the bigger-sized diapers, where you can save around $5 off every package of Up & Up diapers you buy.

SizeSam's Club
(Member's Mark)
Target
(Up & Up)
1$0.12
(pack of 176)
$0.11
(pack of 192)
2$0.14
(pack of 196)
$0.12
(pack of 184)
3$0.15
(pack of 234)
$0.13
(pack of 228)
4$0.17
(pack of 210)
$0.15
(pack of 204)
5$0.21
(pack of 168)
$0.16
(pack of 186)
6$0.23
(pack of 150)
$0.18
(pack of 164)

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