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Sams Club Free Weekend

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alabubba

Sams Club Free Weekend

Sams Club is doing a Free Weekend. If there is a Sams in your area and your not a member now is your chance to run in and get a couple pounds of yeast, or even a new mixer.


http://www.samsclub.com/sams/pagedetails/content.jsp?pageName=openHouse2010&iid=073110_Creative|NP|Homepage|MainPOV|OpenHouse

Barbara Krauss's picture
Barbara Krauss

Thanks for the heads up.

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Postal Grunt

I went to a free weekend at a Sam's Club in KC last year and was so dissapointed I left without going in. First of all, I was told I'd have to pay an additional 10% fee over the price for any items. Then I was told that I couldn't use my debit or credit cards there. They only accepted a Sam's Club credit card. Checks weren't accepted either and I didn't have adequate cash to pay for much.


The CostCo located across the highway has always been a lot more friendly and takes the time to make sure they have a way to seperate me from my money. I hope that other Sam's Club stores are more hospitable but for me, the unsatisfactory experience will keep me out of their stores.

Barbara Krauss's picture
Barbara Krauss

The 10% fee is waived for this weekend (at least at our location) and most methods of payment are accepted, such as debit and credit cards.  No personal checks, though.   

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BettyR

would be a very generous thing for them to do seeing as how those of us who are members have to pay a $40.00 membership fee every year.

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Barbara Krauss

I think it's more to do with getting people to join.  The only reason I can think of for a person to pay a $40 membership fee for the priviledge of shopping in a store is if the yearly savings justified the annual fee.  For some, it does.  For others like me, it never would.  I live less than a half mile away from a Sam's Club and have been inside about 4 times.  There isn't enough there to make it worth my while, but for an occasional purchase.  

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BettyR

but for folks like me who live out where there are only 2 small mom and pop grocery stores/gas station/restaurants... a monthly trip into the city to go to Sam's club is well worth the $40.00 membership fee. I save that much in one month.

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Barbara Krauss

I would probably do the same thing.  Fortunately I have more choices with regard to shopping, and that is key.  Sometimes I wish I could justify a membership (I did for one year) because I love their cheeses. 

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alabubba

I know some people love Sams, others don't. I live an hour away and make the trip once a month.


For me, It is worth the $40. Many people save more than that on a single purchase (TV's, Computers, Tires, Toolboxes, ect...)


This weekend is an opportunity for those who don't want to pay the membership fee to pop in and get a couple pounds of yeast, ect...


Don't go if you don't want. But if you do.



  1. It will be crowded

  2. there will be free eats.

  3. Parking will suck.

  4. The Nathans Hot Dogs (<$2.00 at the snack bar with a drink) are delicious!