For those who have never shopped at Sam’s Club, now is a good time to start (read on for a special deal!) Part of Walmart, Sam’s Club is a membership warehouse club. Not only do you save on everyday items, but warehouse stores like Sam’s Club offer some of the lowest prices on gasoline. We just came across a Groupon deal for a Sam’s Club membership! Pay $20 for a year’s membership, a savings of 60%!
For families or those with the space to buy in large quantity, a warehouse store membership makes sense — dollars and cents — when you want to stock up on necessities so as to make fewer shopping trips.
Two Deals for Sam’s Club Membership
Option 1: Sam’s Club Membership for $20
This is a deal for a Sam’s Club membership. Pay $20 for a year’s membership.
The regular price for membership is $50.
Option 2: Sam’s Club Plus Membership for $60
This is a deal for Sam’s Club Plus membership. Pay $60, a savings of 45% over the regular price of $110.
Plus members get extra benefits including 2% back in Sam’s Cash on qualifying purchases in-club (up to $500/year).
The Fine Print On The Sam’s Club Deals
Super Important! This membership deal is ONLY available to NEW Sam’s Club members in the USA. It is not valid for membership renewals, for those with a current membership, or those who were Sam’s Club members less than 6 months prior to the current date.
Also, if you get this deal you agree to an automatic annual renewal (they will use the credit card on file) of your Sam’s Club membership every year until you cancel. Current rates are $45 for Club level.
MHOTC Tip: Be sure to read, read, READ the fine print under the FAQ with either offer as you do need to carefully follow the directions on how to activate your membership.
Why Join Sam’s Club?
Instead of stocking every item in every available brand, the warehouse model picks and chooses the products that consumers need most in large quantities and then passes the savings along to members.
The brands they do carry are always very good quality, including the Members Mark store brand. You’ll also find more well-known brands such as Clorox, BirdsEye, Coca Cola, Tide, Fabuloso, Pampers, KitchenAid, Cuisinart, etc. They consistently have the best prices on cleaning supplies, bottled water and paper products.
Of course, not everything at Sam’s is cheaper than at grocery stores or big box stores, so you do have to comparison shop. But warehouse stores are usually so well priced that most of us are willing to have loads of it sitting around the house for a while or we shop with a buddy and split the goods.
There’s also an optical department and tire and battery center, where members can save even more. Their pharmacy also offers huge savings (though it is open to all, no membership required) — but, hey, you can pick up a prescription and then do some shopping in one trip.
Sam’s Club also provides other member benefits including special sales, bulk quantities (for example, instead of a 6-roll pack of toilet paper, you can buy a 24-roll pack) and members-only savings on gasoline. That last one is a biggie!