Sam’s Club Membership for $25 + $25 Off! (And Why I Like Sam’s Club Better Than Costco)

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Hoping to join Sam’s Club soon? Here’s a Sam’s Club new member promo to thank you for joining!

Sam’s Club New Member Promo

Right now NEW Sam’s Club members can get their membership basically for FREE after they sign up!

Sam's Club new member promo

New members who join for $25 will get $25 off their next in-club purchase of $25 or more. It’s as easy as that!

Note that you’ll need to present the offer HERE when you sign up. After you do, you’ll receive an Instant Savings offer for $25 off $25 or more of qualifying purchases on one transaction within the first 60 days of membership.

Prefer the Plus membership? There’s a deal for that, too. It’s normally $100, but with this Groupon deal you’ll save 45% and pay just $55!

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: Curbside Pickup

Curbside Pickup is free for Sam’s Club Plus 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.

Just shop, park, and let them load up your car! Easy peasy.

If you have a standard Sam’s Club membership, you can still use Curbside Pickup with a fee of $4 per time. (Trust me, just upgrade to Plus.)

Reason #2: Scan & Go

For the times I don’t plan ahead and place my order via Curbside Pickup, I can still save time by shopping with Scan & Go.

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! 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:

  • 2% Cash Rewards
  • 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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