Do This ASAP to Get $155 of Free Stuff With a $45 Sam’s Club Membership

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Renee Flowers of St. Petersburg shops for bulk items at Sam's Club in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Wednesday August 16, 2017.
Renee Flowers of St. Petersburg, Fla., shops for bulk items at Sam's Club on Aug.16, 2017. LivingSocial and Groupon are offering deals on Sam’s Club memberships. Sharon Steinmann/The Penny Hoarder

There are some things you know you’ll need — and need a lot of. Why buy your toilet paper in a four-pack? Cheerios? You go through them like an angry horde of toddlers with the munchies. We won’t even mention the wine.

It just makes sense to buy certain things in bulk.

The downside is to shop at places like Sam’s Club, you have to pay a membership fee. That cuts into your savings and makes you wonder if it’s really worth it. It definitely can be, and it can be even better if you find a great deal on a membership.

Thankfully, right now both LivingSocial and Groupon have deals on Sam’s Club memberships.

How the Sam’s Club Membership Deals Work

Both deals are identical and have two options.

Option 1 (valued at $55)

  • Pay $30 for a new one-year Sam’s Club Savings membership.
  • Get a second card for a spouse or household member.
  • Get a $10 electronic Sam’s Club gift card.

Option 2 (valued at $202.30)

  • Pay $45 for a one-year Sam’s Club Savings membership.
  • Get a second card for a spouse or household member.
  • Get a $20 electronic Sam’s Club gift card.
  • Get $135 in instant savings offers loaded onto your membership card within 24 hours of activating your membership.

What’s the Catch?

No offer is perfect, but overall, there’s no major pitfall here.

These LivingSocial and Groupon offers end Friday, Oct. 6, so you’ll want to act fast.

Unfortunately, these offers are only good for new members, so that means if you’ve been a Sam’s Club member in the last six months, you will not be eligible. But if you let your membership lapse and it’s been over six months, this could be the perfect opportunity to get that membership going again before the holiday season kicks into full gear.

The electronic gift card could take five to seven days to get to you, but the instant savings offers load onto your membership card within 24 hours.

What are the instant savings offers? We’re not sure. But considering you’ll only pay an extra $15 to get another $10 on your gift card and $135 worth of offers, it’s a pretty safe bet you can come out ahead with that deal.

If you don’t want to mess with the instant savings offers, the first option is a simple $25 savings off the normal membership price with a $10 electronic gift card tossed in. You still win.

Grab your LivingSocial or Groupon deal, and get ready to stock up. There’s an 80-ounce jar of peanut butter with your name on it.

Tyler Omoth is a senior writer at The Penny Hoarder who loves soaking up the sun and finding creative ways to help others. Catch him on Twitter at @Tyomoth. 

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