Kansas City, Mo. – Shopping at the wholesale club can help shoppers save a lot of money, depending on their needs.
So, why not save on an actual membership to Sam’s Club or Costco to help you put more money in your pocket?
Sam’s Club has a deal through September 11 that will basically get you a 1 year membership is free.
This club offers 1 year membership for $45. With the deal, you’ll get $45 in instant savings when you spend $45 or more on qualifying purchases in one transaction within the first 60 days of membership.
Subtle fingerprints say you should show the offer on your phone when you buy a membership to get a deal.
If $45 is too much for a current membership, Sam’s Club has another offer.
The club offers a 1-year membership for $14.99, which is a deal in itself. The same membership normally costs $55 a year.
If you buy the deal before August 31st, you’ll also get a $10 Sam’s Club e-gift card. After factoring in the gift card, a Sam’s Club membership will cost $4.99.
What to consider before buying
This deal is really kind of a no-brainer, but there are some things to consider before buying.
- If you buy this deal, you will be enrolled in Sam’s Club Auto-Renewal and will be charged the normal price when it’s time to renew your membership, unless you cancel before then.
- Membership is not available to existing members.
- A $10 e-gift card will be sent by email instead of being loaded onto your membership card. Make sure you get it. Contact Sam’s Club, or the membership desk at the store location if not.
Sam’s Club offers discounts on more than just groceries, clothing, and home goods.
Club locations also offer free health screenings and hearing tests. You will also be able to fill up at Sam’s Gas Station with a lower price, and take advantage of the Sam’s Club vacation discount.
Costco doesn’t offer free memberships, but there are ways you can still save in the club.
COSTCO STORE CARD
If you have a friend with a Costco membership, ask that person to buy you a Costco Store Card. The card will be sent to you with a zero balance, but it can be reloaded.
While you must be a member to purchase a Costco Ship Card, You don’t have to have a membership to use it in store or online.
You can also use your Costco Store Card at Costco gas station locations.
Nonmembers can technically shop online at Costco.com.
Some items are priced higher than in the store, and some items are marked as members only.
Nonmembers will also pay for delivery, unless a certain amount is ordered.
If you’ve decided you want to buy your own Costco membership, take note Groupon. Once or twice a year a Costco deal will be offered.
It’s usually like a $60 1-year membership that comes with a $40 Costco Store Card and a $40 off $250 coupon. If you use both bonuses, you’ll technically get $20 off this deal.
Costco last offered a deal in Julyso it may be several months before it is offered again.
BJ’s Wholesale Club
If you live in an area with BJ’s wholesale Clubs, you can also get a free membership.
The company is ending the 3 Month Free Trial membership.
Now offer a 1-Day Online Pass is freebut can only be used in BJs “Ship It” service.
The company also offers Inner Circle Membership piece in some, but not all locations.
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