For $30, you can get a one-year Sam’s Club membership package along with a $10 eGift Card. Normally priced at $55, this represents a 45 percent savings.
Another option is to get the $45 one-year membership package with a $10 eGift Card, a $25 Vudu Movie Credit and additional freebies. Valued at $211.94, this represents 79 percent savings.
Both options come with a complimentary membership card for a spouse or other household member. The gift card can be used in-store or online at Sam’s Club. With the Vudu Movie credit, you can buy or rent movies online.
With the $45 option, you will also get some free food items, including a rotisserie chicken ($4.98 value), yeast rolls ($5.98 value) and a 18-count chocolate chunk cookies ($5.98 value).
You’ll also get $115 dollars in Instant Savings. This entitles you to discounts on a number of items throughout the store such as $2 off avocados, $5 off ribeye steaks or strip steaks and free tire installation with the purchase for four tires ($60 value). The Instant Savings expire 30 days after membership is activated.
The offer is valid for new Sam’s Club members only and expires on June 26, 2018, so don’t delay!
How To Get The Most Out Of Your Membership
Wholesale clubs, such as Sam’s Club and Costco, attract customers because of the promised savings they offer. However, shoppers must pay a membership fee to shop at these locations. Wholesale club membership fees can start at $40 to $50 per year.
Yet, shoppers who know what to look for in these huge stores can make that money back easily. Want to make your wholesale club membership pay for itself? Here’s a helpful list to start racking up the savings.
1. Forget Delivery! Buy Wholesale Pizza
Have pizza lovers in your home? A typical 16-inch pizza at a wholesale club will cost between $9 and $10. Compare that to pizza shop prices, which can range from $12 to $18. If you buy a pizza or two a month at the lower price, then you can definitely earn back your membership fee. Even a $5 a month savings can get you $60 in discounts.
2. Fill Up Your Tank At Your Wholesale Club
Wholesale clubs often have cheaper gas than typical stations. In fact, warehouse club gas prices can be up to 20 cents cheaper per gallon at some locations. If you have a 15-gallon tank, this means you can save $3 per fill up. Therefore, if you fill your car up every other week, that gives you $78 in savings over the year. You’ll actually make a little money over the membership fees.
3. Movie Theater Gift Card Savings
Sam’s Club and other warehouse clubs offer some sweet deals on movie tickets. These retailers sell theater gift card bundles at a discount. For example, Goodrich Theaters have a $50 gift card available for only $39.98 at Sam’s Club. At an almost $10 savings, five to six of these gift cards can offset your membership fees. National chains such as AMC, Cinemark and Regal also offer similar deals. So, if you’re a movie lover (or know one), grab these cards!
4. Don’t Forget Dinner With The Movie
Use the warehouse gift card strategy with restaurants, too! Every wholesale club offers discount multi-packs of restaurant gift cards. Favorite restaurants such as Applebees, P.F. Chang’s and Outback Steakhouse have deals such as two $50 gift cards for only $79.99. That’s a $20 savings per purchase! Before you go out to your next meal or give a gift card to a friend, consider purchasing them at your wholesale club.
5. Picture-Perfect Savings
Buying photo cards and announcements at a wholesale club can save you significant money. Retailers such as Walgreens and Shutterfly can charge from $45 to $60 for a set of 60 prints. However, wholesale club prices start at only $21 for the same quantity. Many of the warehouse clubs also offer free, same-day service.
6. Health Screenings At Costco and Sam’s Club? Yes, Really!
Costco and Sam’s Club members have access to free health screening clinics throughout the year. A screening schedule is updated monthly on Costco’s website for all its locations and Sam’s Club regularly posts screening events on its website. What do these screenings cover? Heart health, diabetes clinics and even osteoporosis screenings are among the services provided. Of course, these checks should never fully replace a doctor visit. However, they can save you some money by helping you be proactive with your health. Or, they can detect a problem and help you get treatment before a condition gets serious.
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