A Sam’s Club® membership could feel like quite the commitment, especially if you’ve never shopped at the store before. That’s why we’ve got a few hacks to help you make the most of your membership and get the best deals. Read on to know more.
Don’t pay the entire $45 price for the membership: The reason we’re suggesting this is because the store offers many membership deals throughout the year. Of course, you are not likely to find an official schedule, but if you keep an eye out, you should be able to find deals on Sam’s Club® membership every few months. The most common deal is for the store to offer you a $45 gift card when you join, thereby covering the entire cost of the basic membership for the first year. You may also be able to find discounted memberships at Groupon®.
You can shop without a membership: Even if you don’t have a membership, you can still visit the pharmacy, cafe, and optical center at Sam’s Club®. You can also shop on the retailer’s website without a membership, but you will need to pay a 10% markup on prices.
Walmart and Sam’s Club® gift cards are interchangeable: Yes! You can use a Walmart gift card to purchase stuff at Sam’s Club® and vice versa. However, there is a catch - you cannot use either gift card to shop at Sam’s Club® as a non-member.
You cannot use coupons but the Instant Savings offers some pretty great deals: Sam’s Club® does not accept competitor or manufacturer coupons, which is a complete bummer. But you can snag some pretty great deals by shopping “Instant Savings” items - these are limited-time sales that get loaded to your membership card automatically.
Stop by the Freeosk® machine for free samples: All you need to do to get the freebies is scan your membership card at the Freeosk® machine or use the Freeosk® app during your visit.
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