Sam’s Club New Members Can Score Some Serious Free Loot in Treasure Hunt

Renee Flowers shops for bulk items at Sam's Club in St. Petersburg, Fla., on August 16, 2017. Sharon Steinmann/The Penny Hoarder

Penny Hoarders love Sam’s Club.

You can find great deals on all the stuff you use the most in your house, like paper towels, produce, laundry detergent and really, really affordable wine.

Did I mention wine?

If you’re not a Sam’s Club member, grab this Groupon to save on your membership. Then, once you’ve joined the club, you can get even more cool deals and even some freebies just for playing a game.

How to Find Sam’s Club Deals in Treasure Hunt

New members can play the Sam’s Club New Member Treasure Hunt game to score cool coupons and freebies.

It’s not only fun for competitive types, but it’s really simple, too. Sign up online with your email, and you’ll be directed to a set of clues. The clues are simple like, “Head to produce,” “Find an organic item” and “What color is the sign?”

Once you’ve found all of the items and given the proper responses, you’ll get an email with coupons for discounts on items like produce or meat and even some freebies like a free slice of pizza and soda. Nice!

What’s in it for Sam?

New members only have one month to play the game, and that makes perfect sense. What Sam’s Club is trying to do is get you to scan every department and learn where products are located.

If you’re going to make use of your membership, you need to learn where things are anyway, right? Why not make a game of it and score some Sam’s Club deals and freebies at the same time?

I started the game and received coupons for $2 off of carrots, strawberries, organic bananas or organic spinach when I answered correctly. I could choose two from that list.

That’s $4 in savings right off the bat.

The next stop was baked goods with similar results. After that, I correctly named the price of Member’s Mark Seasoned Rotisserie Chicken and got a coupon for a free one.

At the end of the scavenger hunt, the game asks you to scan your membership card using your phone app to score the free pizza and soda deal.

If you’re a new Sam’s Club member or thinking about becoming one, log in on your phone and play the game when you first visit the store. You can skip over any coupons you don’t want to use, and you could save a bundle.

Pro tip: All scavenger hunts are more fun when you talk like a pirate. But that could just be me.

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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