Big Box Retailers

Chef Central – 45 South Central Avenue; Hartsdale, NY 10530. Excellent coffee in lots of varieties. Also a great place for kitchen supplies, food mixes and spices. Not to mention serving ware, bake ware, knives, and kitchen trinkets.

Costco – 20 Stew Leonard Dr. Yonkers, 10710.  (914) 595-1003 Membership is $40 per year. (Right next to Stew Leonard’s)

Sam’s Club – 333 Sawmill River Rd., Elmsford, NY -(914) 592-0023 Membership is $40 per year. (Take Central Park North to Fort Hill Road, onto which you turn Left. It turns into Jackson Avenue. From Jackson, take the Sprain Brook Parkway north up to the 287-W exit towards Tappan Zee bridge. Then immediately take exit 2 for NY 9A towards Elmsford. Turn right onto 9A for about a mile, then left onto Saw Mill River Road. Sam’s Club will be on your left).

Target – In White Plains across the street from Wal-Mart (parking at Target costs $.75/hr in a garage which has access to recycling) or there’s one in Mount Vernon with free parking (in a complex with TJ Maxx, Bed Bath & Beyond, and PetSmart). To get to the Mount Vernon one, take BRP South to exit 11E for Cross County Parkway East, then exit 9 for Hutchinson River Parkway South. Take exit 8 and turn left off of the ramp. Target will be on your left.

Wal-Mart – In White Plains – take BRP North to Exit 21. Turn Right on Main Street and follow it until you get to Wal-Mart. Just before you get to it, there’s a parking garage on your left where you can park free for 3 hours as long as you get a coupon from your Wal-Mart cashier, which they’ll give you if you make a minimum $5 purchase.

Amazon – With student e-mail address (anything with a .edu suffix), “Prime” membership is free for a year. You can use your husband’s address one year and yours another to sign up for this. It saves us a ton of money on shipping every year and gives free 2 day shipping on all eligible items.  Where else can you buy textbook and your deodorant at the same time? This is really nice for times when it’s hard to get out to get things or for hard-to-find items.

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