Beat inflation with half off a Sam's Club membership
Since 2012 the price of groceries has risen 26.8%, outpacing the 21.9% inflation rate over the same period. The federal minimum wage has remained at $7.25 since 2009. How can we deal with this imbalance? A Sam’s Club membership can help.
Sam’s Club’s mission statement is “To be the membership you love the most. Since 1983, we've worked to provide our members quality products at incredible value.” To that end, they carefully research which items to stock, buy them in bulk, and then pass the savings on to you. Plus they’ve forgone the fancy displays, and sell their wares—from meat to electronics, from flowers to tires—in bulk and off pallets in an effort to keep their costs lower so you, in return, can enjoy a lower bill at the checkout counter.
In order to enjoy all the benefits that Sam’s Club has to offer, you will need to join the club. Normally valued at $50, you can now get a yearly membership for half that price, or $24.99, with auto-renew. Given all the perks and savings that are offered, including a plethora of free services such as health and hearing tests, tire rotation and repair, wiper blade installation, and more, plus the reduced prices on prescriptions, we’d be surprised if you didn’t recoup the membership cost in the first visit.
And if you want our two cents—make sure you go in hungry. There are yummy free samples to try and savor, and while you’re smacking your lips you can cruise the aisles and appreciate just how wide a variety of top-name brands and products line the shelves, including their exclusive Member’s Mark brand.
With almost 600 stores across the United States and Puerto Rico, there is sure to be one near you. If you’re still on the fence, we suggest that you pop by one of their warehouses, and see what the fuss is about. Then rush back and sign up for your half-price membership!
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