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Why I Like Sam’s Club Better Than Costco
So…why Sam’s Club? You’ll see Costco content elsewhere on this blog, and while I do have a Costco in my town, having a Sam’s Club membership is more convenient for me. Here’s why:
Reason #1: Club Pickup
Club Pickup is free for all Sam’s Club members and allows me to shop online and pick up my order the next day. I h-a-t-e shopping, especially at huge stores, so this is a great way for me to still get all the deals and save boatloads of time. They even allow you to order fresh/frozen items; you’ll just need to wait a little bit while they get your cart that has those items reserved.
Reason #2: Scan & Go App
For the times I don’t plan ahead and place my order via Club Pickup, I can still save time by shopping with the Scan & Go app. It works just like it sounds: as you’re shopping in the store and adding items to your cart, you scan the barcode of each item and the app keeps a running total for you. When you’re done you pay via the app, then present a barcode to the checker on your way out so they can see that you did indeed pay for the items in your cart. So. Much. Time. Saved. I love it!
Reason #3: Better Parking (At Least At My Store)
I have had a Costco membership twice. Both times I canceled my membership because I didn’t use it enough to justify the cost. The reason? The PARKING LOT. Ugh. I have heart palpitations just thinking about it.
At my local Costco, there is never a good time to go. It is always busy. The parking lot is always a nightmare. I don’t know how to fix this problem. I just know that the Sam’s Club locations I have been to have been much easier to get in and out of.
Reason #4: Extended Hours
OK, so the regular hours at my Costco and Sam’s Club are pretty similar. The Sam’s Club near me is open until 8 pm on Saturday and Costco is only open until 6 pm on Saturday…that’s about it for regular hour differences.
But if you upgrade your Sam’s Club membership ($45/year) to a Plus membership ($100/year), you get early entry of 7 am on weekdays! It is so nice to beat the crowd and make a quick stop before heading to work or school, if need be.
A Plus membership offers other perks including:
- Cash Rewards ($10 back for every $500 spent)
- Free shipping on online purchases
- Free select prescriptions
- 20% discount on eyeglasses
But, But, But…
Yes, I know that you loyal Costco shoppers may be protesting these reasons and offering up some of your own as to why Costco is better. And I have NOTHING against Costco. I’m just saying that for me personally, Sam’s Club is a better fit at this time in my life. To each his own, right?
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