10 Things Sam’s Club Employees Want You to Know
Every secret you’ve ever wanted to know about Sam’s Club, including where you’ll find the most surprising deals!
Member’s Mark food is pretty darn good
Member’s Mark, the Sam’s house brand, spends up to a year developing new items. Before it gets put on the shelf for shoppers, each product has to pass several blind taste tests. Is that how they get the famous Snack Mix so savory, crunchy and perfect? (Here are our favorites if you can’t make it to a Sam’s.)
The gift cards are a steal
You can buy a $50 gift card for Fuddruckers, Build-A-Bear or other spots for only $39. In other words, you’re automatically saving 20%! It’s a pretty sweet deal, like this unicorn layer cake.
You can actually request products
If you want a specific product that’s not in stock at your local Club, you can email Sam’s to request that item. There’s no guarantee they’ll start carrying, say, your preferred brand of chicken tenders, but they do promise to look into it.
Everyone can eat at the Sam’s Club café
You can use the Sam’s Club café even if you’re not a member! That means you can get a Sam’s Club hot dog and a soda for $1.50 whenever you want. You’ll always have access to the tasty churros, too.
The Sam’s pharmacy will help you out
You can bring a list of your medications to a Sam’s Club pharmacy to look over with a pharmacist. It saved one couple $9,000 a year on their prescriptions. $9,000!
Plus members get extra perks
From 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. during the week and 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Saturday, Plus members have access to early shopping hours. You have the floor to yourself while you look for that 9-lb. tub of cookies ‘n’ cream frosting.
You can buy wedding flowers
Let’s pick up chicken, chips and…flowers? You can order flowers like roses plus greenery in bulk and DIY your own bouquets and arrangements, or order pre-made bouquets. Either way, you’ll save a neat 20-40%.
The paper plates are cheap—and durable
More affordable than even Amazon’s house brand, the Member’s Mark paper plates won’t bend or leak, and are cut-resistant. They stand up to any barbecue or party—and we may never buy other paper plates again.
The appliances are a cool deal
If you’re remodeling your kitchen, it might be worth shopping at Sam’s. When you save close to $150 on your new refrigerator, it will more than pay for a Plus membership! You’d even have enough savings left over to make a grocery run.
You should check the unit price
More isn’t always better. To make sure you get the best deal, check the unit price on each product. You may be better off buying some items in a smaller quantity at budget grocery stores like Aldi or Trader Joe’s.