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A warehouse club membership can help you score some of the best deals on all your household essentials. From groceries and gas to Valentine’s Day gifts and more, Sam’s Club has savings on your entire shopping list. Right now, you can even save on a Sam’s Club membership to start 2023 with more money in your pocket.
Sam’s Club offers shoppers multiple discounts on tons of essentials, home items and groceries when they sign up for an annual fee of $25 right now—a whopping 50% discount from the typical price of $50. To scoop the savings, just be sure to sign up before Tuesday, January 31.
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A Sam’s Club membership has exclusive members-only offers including access to Sam’s Club fuel stations with discounted gas and free tire repair—both must-haves if you’re planning on hitting the roads this year. Members can also sign up for Sam’s Cash, the club’s reward program that’s totally free to join and earns you cash back with purchases outside of the Sam’s Club selection.
To save on all your shopping this year all you have to do is link an eligible MasterCard, Visa or American Express card to your Sam’s Club account and peruse the collection of available services that offer Sam’s Club rewards with purchases. For instance, you’ll get 30% Sam’s Cash back when you sign up for a subscription to Peacock, NBC’s streaming service that gets you access to everything from reruns of The Office to Sunday Night Football games so you’re prepped for the Super Bowl .
If this is your first time joining a warehouse club or if you are already a member but want more details on Sam’s Cash, we’ve got all the answers you need.
What is Sam’s Club?
Sam’s Club offers members great bulk savings on a variety of items at the warehouse club including pantry staples, prepared food, household goods, electronics, tires and prescriptions. You can either find these discounts in-person at Sam’s Club locations, or you can shop for them online and pick them up at the nearest Sam’s Club location.
Is a Sam’s Club membership worth it?
In a word, yes. You can score thousands of top-rated items from food to home essentials to prescriptions and more for prices better than the usual visit to the grocery store. If you’re shopping in person, a Sam’s Club membership lets you scan and pay for items through your phone so you can skip the agony of checkout lines. The perks don’t stop there. Members also get instant savings on already-low member prices (limited-time promotions loaded onto each member’s active card), free shipping on select items, free curbside pick-up and free tire repair. Yes, regardless of where you purchased your tires, as long as they meet USTMA (U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association) guidelines, they can be repaired at any Sam’s Club.
You can even get discounts on gas, which is a no-brainer if you’re heading out of town this winter. Most Sam’s Club fuel stations are restricted to Sam’s Club members and you must present your membership card to purchase fuel at a discounted rate. The select locations that are open to the public offer a $0.05 discount for members—so either way you’ll scoop some neat savings on high-quality regular, premium and diesel fuel. Keep in mind the discount depends on your city and Sam’s Club location.
How do I sign up for a Sam’s Club membership?
Visit the Sam’s Club website and choose between the standard membership or the Plus membership. Standard membership will run you $25 a year—a 50% discount—while the Plus membership costs $110 annually. With the Plus membership, you’ll get free shipping for orders and exclusive pharmacy and optical savings, but the standard membership will still get you to save big on all your household essentials.
What is Sam’s Cash?
Sam’s Cash is a rewards program available to all Sam’s Club members that earns you cash back on future Sam’s Club purchases when you complete qualifying activities at third-party merchants. If you’re a current Sam’s Club member, all you have to do is link your eligible credit or debit card and find third-party merchants participating in the Sam’s Cash Bonus Offers program to make qualifying purchases. Making yourself eligible for Sam’s Cash is totally free and once you earn rewards, you can use them on most direct purchases from Sam’s Club online, in-person or on the Sam’s Club app. The cherry on top? Sam’s Cash never expires—so you can cash in rewards points at any point this year.
What if I’m not happy with my Sam’s Club purchase?
One of the best Sam’s Club perks alleviates any fear of buyer’s remorse. If you’re not totally happy with your purchase, you can return most items for a replacement or a refund under the retailer’s 100% merchandise satisfaction guarantee. (Plus, if you’re a credit card points junkie, Sam’s may be your best bet: Sam’s Club accepts Amex, Visa, Discover and MasterCard—Costco infamously only accepts Visa.)
If you decide a Sam’s Club membership isn’t for you, don’t worry—you can cancel at any time before your yearly membership renews by contacting a member service representative via phone, through live chat online or by visiting any in-club Member Services Desk.
You’ve got little to lose and a whole lot to get back with Sam’s Club and extra Sam’s Cash in your digital pocket. Stock up on the best deals at Sam’s Club today and start saving in bulk.
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.