BJ’s Wholesale Club is Giving Away Free 3-Month Memberships to New Shoppers

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Shoppers at a BJ's Wholesale in Dedham, Mass., make their way down a dairy aisle on Monday, March 1, 2010. Steven Senne/Associated Press

Update: BJ’s Wholesale Club is no longer offering the trial membership discussed in this post. We’ve noticed these free membership trials pop up from time to time, so we’ll update this post again if we hear the offer is back in action.

Curious about wholesale club memberships, but haven’t had time to to do the research or take the plunge?

BJ’s Wholesale Club is offering a free three-month membership.

Visit to register for your free 90-day trial membership. You don’t even need to visit a store to get started; just set up an online account with your contact information and you’re in!

You can sign up for your 90-day trial membership any time between now and Aug. 31, 2017, making it a perfect opportunity to stock up for all your summer celebrations (another hot dog, anyone?). Or, if you hold off before registering, maybe you can use those savings for back-to-school shopping?

BJ’s Trial Membership Offer is Really Free — No Strings Attached!

The offer works for new members only; one per household, please. After you register online, you’ll have to show photo ID at the member services desk to get your member card the first time you visit the store.

BJ’s customer-service line confirmed that no payment method is required when you sign up for your trial, and the wholesale club will not automatically renew your membership when it expires.

Yearlong memberships at BJ’s start at $50 per year.

BJ’s claims its grocery prices are 25% lower than grocery stories, and the club also accepts manufacturer coupons to help you save more. BJ’s also offers low gas prices at its clubs’ pumps, although BJ’s Perks Elite credit-card holders save the most on gas — an additional 10 cents per gallon.

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Lisa Rowan is a writer and producer at The Penny Hoarder.