Sam's Club Is Offering 80 Percent Off Membership—But Only Through Wednesday
If you've been debating a membership, now's the time to take the leap.
Wholesale shopping certainly has its perks, allowing you to stock up on necessities and buy in bulk without breaking the bank. Still, some of us have put off investing in a membership, favoring our local grocery stores instead. But now may be the time to take the plunge if you've ever considered joining a warehouse club. Sam's Club, a subsidiary of Walmart, is offering a major discount on its rates this month, saving you a whopping 80 percent. Read on to find out more about this exclusive offer, which you'll need to take advantage of in the next couple days.
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Sam's Club is celebrating 40 years in business.
On April 7, 1983, residents of Midwest City, Oklahoma, were introduced to Sam's Club, which has since grown to include 600 warehouses in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
In honor of its 40th birthday, the warehouse club has several celebratory events and offers up its sleeves—including an unbeatable membership deal. According to a new press release, first-time members can sign-up for just $10, but the offer expires this Wednesday, April 19. A standard membership typically goes for $50, with the $40 discount in honor of the 40th anniversary.
If you spring for the Plus membership, which gets you free shipping on most items, early shopping hours, and 2 percent Sam's Cash (the club's loyalty rewards) on most purchases, it'll run you just $70 as opposed to $110.
Sound enticing? You can take advantage of this offer by visiting your local Sam's Club or by signing up online.
Current members can cash in on deals and exclusive offers, too.
On top of the membership deals, Sam's Club has a slew of other birthday-related perks for existing members. A birthday cake sundae is being served at the Sam's Club Café through the end of April. The frozen treat has layers of frozen yogurt, birthday cake, icing, and sprinkles—and it'll only cost you $1.58 to try.
Through May 1, members can also shop exclusive birthday offers and take part in celebratory events at Sam's Club locations nationwide. Events kick off this Wednesday, with several more slated through mid-June.
If you feel compelled to celebrate Sam's Club's landmark birthday with some commemorative merchandise, take a look at the '80s-inspired shirts, koozies, hats, socks, and more available online.
"Forty years in and yet we're just getting started," Ciara Anfield, chief member and marketing officer for Sam's Club, said in the press release. "Our momentum is fueling our focus on keeping our members at the center of all we do. We're excited to celebrate this milestone with them."
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Sam's Club previously announced expansion plans.
While the club opened 40 years ago, over the past three years, Sam's Club "recorded historic growth in sales and membership," according to the new press release, reaching record membership numbers in February. Speaking to this growth, Sam's Club previously announced plans to open 30 new warehouses over the next few years, as well as new fulfillment and distribution centers.
New clubs will be larger and feature different layouts, according to a Jan. 26 press release.
"Most new clubs will feature a seafood/sushi island, full-service floral, and walk-in dairy and fresh coolers," Sam's Club explained in the release. "Additionally, members will benefit from a larger healthcare space inclusive of a patient waiting area, health services suites, private consultation rooms, and dedicated hearing and optical centers. Many of the new locations will also include fuel stations and liquor offerings."
A Sam's Club location is also on the chopping block.
While Sam's Club is actively expanding its store footprint, it just confirmed that one location will be shut down for good. The location in Grapevine, Texas, has been closed since Dec. 13, 2022, after two tornadoes wreaked havoc in the area
"After careful consideration and a thorough damage assessment, we have made the difficult business decision to close our Grapevine, Texas location that incurred extensive damage during the storm last December," a spokesperson for Sam's Club previously told Best Life. "This decision aligns with the long-term growth strategy for our company."