Considering becoming a Sam’s Club member? Right now Groupon is offering a couple of options for new members on Sam’s Club memberships. You can choose between two different membership offers depending on your needs.
Option #1:Ã‚ Select a one-year Sam’s Club Savings Membership and $5 e-gift card for $30, plus you’ll receive a free rotisserie chicken (total $54.98 value).
Option #2:Ã‚ Or, you can select a one-year Sam’s Club Savings Membership, $5 e-gift card and an instant savings package for $45 (total $169.98 value). This membership includes $100 in instant savings offers loaded directly to your membership card including free rotisserie chicken and free dinner rolls.
So you’re paying $15 more for the instant savings offers, including the free items. Your call on this one. Both options include a complimentary membership card for a spouse or other household member.
What I Buy at Sam’s Club
A few years ago when we put together our h-u-g-e Costco vs. Sam’s Club price comparison chart we surveyed our staff to find out what they purchased there. Here’s the list:
gum, Jif peanut butter, Skippy organic peanut butter, vinegar, taco seasoning, baking soda, minced garlic, salt, frozen french fries, spicy frozen corn, Crystal Light (seasonal), gas, Greek yogurt,Ã‚ sheet cakes,Ã‚ shredded cheese, block cheese, butter,Ã‚ milk,Ã‚ ground beef,Ã‚ eggs,Ã‚ whole wheat tortilla, edamame, raw almonds and pecans, cereal, meat
My unsolicited opinion: Sam’s and Costco are virtually one and the same where price is concerned. As someone who’s been a member of both clubs I picked the brand that was more conveniently located as there wasn’t enough material difference between them for me to judge any other way. Well, that’s not totally true, I also took into account which store had the least obnoxious parking lot and shopping experience on a Saturday afternoon. But that’s just me.
The Fine Print
This offer is valid for new Sam’s Club members only, meaning you can’t have a current membership (duh) or have had a membership less than 6 months prior to 6/1/17. If you need to check your renewal date, call 1.888.746.7226 and choose option #2, then option #1 (have your membership card or statement on hand).
Once you’ve purchased your Groupon, you’ll need to redeem it by 9/30/17.
Plus, shop through Pocket Your Dollars RewardsÃ‚ to earn 3% cash back.