16 Things to Always Buy at Sam’s Club
From household staples to holiday-worthy splurges, the savings are plentiful at Sam's.
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Yes, you can stretch your coffee budget without sacrificing the caffeinated taste you crave. A Sam’s Club member favorite, Member’s Mark Donut Shop Coffee, a 100 percent Arabica roast, is a medium blend variety, slightly sweet and nutty, making it perfect for your everyday grab-and-go cup of java. Brew, sip, and savor in the fact that you’re supporting Fair Trade standards (promoting the economic and income stability of the farmers and producers who helped make that coffee for you to enjoy). And at $28.98 for 100 single-serve cups, you can affordably stockpile your Keurig stash.
Fewer expenses can torpedo a household budget like baby supplies. But what if instead of spending an average 26¢ per diaper, you could score them for as little as 15¢ each without sacrificing quality? Member’s Mark Diapers are well worth a try, the diapers hit upon every parent’s “must” list—including a soft, breathable outer layer, up to 12 hours of leakage protection, flexible leg gathers, and tabs that stay put. If you aren’t satisfied with them for any reason, Sam’s will take them back, no questions asked. Find out the 14 stores with the best return policy.
Another frequent purchase that can be a major budget buster? Paper towels! Buy a cheap set once and you’ll not make the mistake twice. Or you can save yourself the aggravation and just start with Member’s Mark Super Premium Paper Towels. The 15-roll set is $18.24 with 150 sheets per roll that’ll last you longer than smaller rolls with larger price tags.
Who likes spending double digits on a bath sheet only to find it coming unraveled after only a few uses? Yeah—we don’t either, which is why this Hotel Premier Collection 100% Cotton Luxury Bath Towel by Member’s Mark caught our attention. For less than $7, members get an oversized, luxurious, super-soft towel made from thick 100 percent cotton with “Air rich” pile technology for added absorbency. And let’s be real—when it comes to what one expects in a towel, isn’t drying you off what matters most? Don’t miss these other savvy shopping tricks you’ll wish you knew all along.
How many recipes have you considered making and then not followed through on because,—oops!—you forgot to take the chicken breasts out of the freezer to thaw. Rotisserie chicken was made for people like you! At Sam’s Club, a three-pound rotisserie chicken is less than $5—saving you not only serious bucks on the food budget but also a ton of prep time in the kitchen. With nothing to bread, sauté, or boil, all those comforting casseroles, soups, and other seasonal recipes you’ve been eyeing are a lot closer to becoming your dinner tonight.
Meal plan as you might, even the best-laid plans can sometimes fall apart (late night at the office, kid’s extracurriculars, unexpectedly long commute, or even a serious case of not-craving-what-you’d-so-dutifully-planned-to-serve on insert-any-weeknight-here). Yes, you could order in and wait for lukewarm, over-priced delivery.
At Sam’s, you won’t feel guilty for going with your gut when you can feed a family of four for under $15. You can get a 16-inch freshly baked pizza, 2-liter soft drink, 12 cheesy breadsticks, and 6 chocolate chunk cookies for about the same price as a movie ticket! Insider tip: You don’t need a membership to eat or pick up from the Sam’s Club Café or these other Sam’s Club options that are open to all.
Giving gift cards this year for the holidays? Instead of grabbing a few random ones near the pharmacy or grocery store register, peruse the selection of Sam’s Club extreme value gift cards. With food and retail brands including Steak & Shake, Papa John’s, Build-A-Bear Workshop, and even AMC Theater movie tickets, all at 20 percent off, you can strategize your savings in a major way. Sam’s Club offers discounts on many national brand gift cards that you won’t find at other large retailers including Disney, Apple, Google, Starbucks, Outback, AMC, Nintendo, Fandango, Taco Bell, and more!
Fancy a spray of fresh flowers to spruce up your holiday tablescape? SamsClub.com offers more than 1,600 different floral options ranging from classic roses in all colors to unique tropical varieties and seasonal favorites like peonies. Better yet, the store stands behind its quality with a 7-day fresh guarantee on fresh cut flowers—if your arrangement doesn’t last seven days, you receive a full refund. When you consider that the prices are already 20 to 40 percent off what you’d find elsewhere, buying flowers turns out to be a blooming good deal!
One of our favorite holiday gift ideas is to give the gift of time spent together. Get creative with a “date night out” gift, including tickets to a sporting event, a concert, or even a theme park—and you can tap into major savings on event tickets when you visit SamsClubTix.com. The site is a collaboration between Sam’s and Ticket Monster, giving you access to the best entertainment events in your area, at ticket prices that’ll help make this date night out a regular thing.
It doesn’t get much better than USDA Prime boneless Ribeye and Strip steaks, which won’t take up the bulk of your weekly food budget, if you buy them at Sam’s, that is. Its top-rated ribeye and strip steaks will have you savoring a hearty supper with enough leftover dough for dessert.
What would you expect to pay for a three-tiered cake for someone’s birthday? At many bakeries, such a confection could easily set you back well over $100. At Sam’s Club, this towering showstopper of a cake is less than $70. That averages out to be $1 per slice!
If you take any prescription medication, it’s worth checking out Sam’s Club for potential savings on select name-brand prescriptions; they’ve also got access to more than 600 generic prescriptions for $10 or less. Learn more by checking out their Extra Value Drug List. And if your peepers require glasses, listen up. Sam’s Club Plus members get 20 percent off glasses and can even get a complete pair of glasses starting at $59.
All too often when you need new wheels, you’re at the mercy of where the tow truck dropped you off, or where you had your oil changed and the tech is giving you a hard sell. Don’t fall for it. If your tires are safe to drive on, take the time to do your research and conduct a little cost comparison. Sam’s Club offers tires from top brands like Goodyear, Pirelli, and BFGoodrich all at $80 off when you by a set of four with the everyday value program.
Grapes (Cotton Candy and Moon Drop Grapes)
The cult-favorite cotton candy grapes (courtesy of the California-based Grapery), are in the produce section of your neighborhood Sam’s, and if you haven’t tried them yet, take note—these babies are indeed worthy of your fruit crisper. As the name implies, Cotton Candy grapes taste exactly like the blue and pink sugar-spun treat you craved as a kid, but without that granulated sugar load (and all the sticky mess). And while you’re in the fruit section, do not miss the Moon Drop Grapes (also from Grapery). With the delicate sweetness of a table grape, these gravity-defying shaped little orbs of goodness are in stores through the end of October. Find out more money-saving grocery secrets from supermarket insiders.
Stock up on Member’s Mark bottles, with new varietals including this Moscato d’Asti. Sourced from Piedmont, Italy, the texture is lightly creamy, delivering aromas and flavors of flower, honey, acacia flower, and stone fruit. It goes for a modest $11.98 a bottle. Other new private label wines at Sam’s Club that are worth a try include this Member’s Mark Champagne, sourced from Montagne de Reims, France, and Member’s Mark Prosecco.
This is no joke, and it’s not a buyer beware situation either. Sam’s Club sells a variety of diamonds, many that come with a certified diamond report and appraisal from the International Gemological Institute, attesting to the jewel’s cut, color, clarity, and carat weight. Sam’s has countless classic cut options, including these beautiful choices all of which retail at Sam’s club for thousands less than IGI appraises them at. Or if you’re in the market for ear candy, check out these Round Diamond Stud Earrings (1.95-carat weight). At Sam’s Club, these sparkling studs are less than $6,000 and have an IGI appraisal value of $9,970. Next, read on to find out what must-have items you should always buy at Costco.