You can basically join Sam’s Club for free right now with this deal

AP Photo/Danny Johnston

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.

Have you been considering signing up for a Sam’s Club membership, but haven’t yet made the leap? This might be the perfect time to give a Sam’s Club membership a try, because new members can pick up a good deal right now.

For a limited time, anyone who signs up for a new Sam’s Club membership will get a $45 gift card to spend on their next shopping trip. Since the membership fee costs $45 for the year, this deal essentially makes joining free. Sam’s doesn’t say when the deal will end, so it might be best to join soon.

AP Photo/Susan Walsh

If you’re on the verge of renewing your membership, sorry, but this deal is only available to those who are signing up for a brand-new membership.

There are two ways you can get this deal. The first is by going to the Sam’s Club special offer website. Once there, simply enter your email address and the company will send you the promo code to secure your gift. From there, you will be directed to the membership signup page. Your membership will still cost you $45, but you will receive a $45 Sam’s Club gift card in the mail within seven days of your registration.

If you want your gift card right away, you can always opt to head to your nearest Sam’s Club location and join in person instead. Once at the club, you fill out the paperwork, pay your membership fee and your $45 gift card will be given to you immediately. You’ll be ready to shop on the spot!

What do you get with a Sam’s Club membership? The retailer offers services in addition to access to member pricing their stores.

AP Photo/Danny Johnston

For example, Sam’s Club members can skip the checkout line. Their Scan & Go smartphone app customers to scan their purchases as they shop and then pay directly in the app when they are ready to leave.

Don’t want to go into the store at all? Sam’s Club is also offering curbside pick-up right now, though it’s only free for a limited time for regular club members. Plus members — a higher membership level that costs $100 — can schedule a time for their pick-up, but regular club members get a 10 a.m. pick-up.

AP Photo/Dale Sparks

Sam’s Club offers a lot of other perks with their memberships, too, such as discounts on gas and travel deals.

What do you think? Is it time to sign up for a membership? Or is Costco more your style?

About the Author

Marie Rossiter

Marie is a freelance writer and content creator with more than 20 years of experience in journalism. She lives in southwest Ohio with her husband and is almost a full-fledged empty nest mom of two daughters. She loves music, reading, word games, and Walt Disney World. You can find her writing about her personal health journey at and connect with her at More.

More to explore