A Sam’s Club membership is the ticket to a lot of savings and convenience. (And often products that come in lifetime-supply quantities!) But to really get the most out of your membership, it helps to be strategic about your shopping and to know about and take advantage of all the available perks. Here are some strategies to help you maximize the benefits of your Sam’s Club membership.

1. Take advantage of bulk buying

One of the primary advantages of Sam’s Club is the opportunity to buy in bulk. Products like non-perishable goods, cleaning supplies, and personal care items often come in larger quantities, resulting in lower per-unit costs. Be sure to evaluate your usage and storage space before making bulk purchases to ensure you’re truly saving money in the long run.

2. Use the scan & go app

Sam’s Club’s Scan & Go app lets you skip the checkout lines by scanning items with your smartphone as you shop. You can pay within the app and simply show your digital receipt as you exit the store. This not only saves time but also provides a contactless shopping experience, which can be particularly useful during busy times or health-related concerns.

3. Explore the instant savings

Sam’s Club regularly offers instant savings on a variety of products, indicated by the “Instant Savings” label. These discounts are automatically applied at checkout, allowing you to enjoy immediate savings without needing to clip or print coupons.

4. Keep an eye on the member’s mark brand

Member’s Mark, Sam’s Club’s private label brand, offers high-quality products at a lower cost than name-brand alternatives. From groceries to household items, consider trying out Member’s Mark products to save money without compromising on quality. (For more information, check out our article on brand-name vs. generic products.)

5. Leverage fuel discounts

Some Sam’s Club memberships come with fuel discounts at the club’s fuel stations. These discounts can add up over time, especially if you frequently commute or travel. Be sure to refuel at Sam’s Club when possible to enjoy the savings on gasoline.

6. Explore online exclusive deals

Sam’s Club’s online platform often features exclusive deals and offers that might not be available in-store. Take advantage of these online promotions to diversify your savings and access a broader range of products.

7. Embrace Sam’s Club credit cards

Sam’s Club offers two credit card options: the Sam’s Club Mastercard and their own store card. These cards provide additional cashback rewards and discounts on eligible purchases, both within and outside the store. Evaluate the terms and benefits to determine if these cards align with your spending habits.

8. Plan your shopping trips

To make the most of your membership, plan your shopping trips strategically. Consider creating a shopping list based on your needs and preferences, and take advantage of the bulk buying opportunities for items you regularly use.

9. Keep track of renewal dates

Stay on top of your Sam’s Club membership renewal date to avoid any disruptions to your savings and shopping routine.

The bottom line: get the most from your Sam’s Club membership

A Sam’s Club membership offers a range of benefits that can enhance your shopping experience and save you money. With these strategies, you can make the most of your membership, accessing quality products at competitive prices while enjoying the convenience of bulk buying and exclusive deals. And speaking of discounts, you can also find some special deals in the Brigit app’s Earn & Save section!