How To Get A Free Sam’s Club Membership

Here’s all the information you need to know about getting a free membership to Sam’s Club; one-day shopping passes, 90-day free trials, free annual membership offers, and more. Explore all the free membership offers below!

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Sam’s Club Free Membership Offers

Sam’s Club has a two annual membership options, Club Membership and Plus Membership:

  • Club Membership: This is the standard membership level and costs $50 per year (the least expensive option).
  • Plus Membership: This is the top-tier membership level and costs $110 per year.

The Plus Membership costs $60 more than Club Membership, but it gets you an additional 2% back on your purchases (up to $500 a year), free shipping when shopping online or in the app, free curbside pickup, pharmacy savings, and optical savings,

While some may think it’s perplexing to pay any fee to shop at a warehouse club, there are legitimate reasons why 47 million people pay for a Sam’s Club membership:

  • Items are 30% to 40% cheaper than most grocery stores and 20% lower than Walmart (Sam’s Club parent company)
  • Fuel savings at Sam’s Club pumps are 10% to 20% lower than the average gas station in the area

And if you’re like me, you like to try things out before you commit to a purchase. So before paying a membership fee, here are all the ways you can get free or discounted access to Sam’s Club!

Sam’s Club 3-Month Free Trial Membership

A Sam’s Club 3-Month Free Trial membership allows you to experience everything a Club Membership gets for 90 days.

This free trial offer is limited to new members only and you can only get one of these trial memberships per household.

The trial membership is set up to auto-renew and will convert you to a Club member at the end of the three month period, so be sure to cancel before the 90 days is up. You can cancel at anytime during the free trial by calling 1-888-746-7726.

Ninja Update: The 3-month free trial offer has expired. I’ll update this post if it becomes available again. Scroll down for other Sam’s Club offers.

50% Off Sam’s Club Membership

Join now as a new Sam’s Club member and save 50% instantly off the standard membership price. You’ll get a year of membership for $25 instead of $50.

The 50% promo is valid for new members. New members are defined as those who haven’t been a member within the past six months. You must join using the link below to qualify for the offer.

The best part about this offer? If you’re not happy with your membership, Sam’s Club will give you a complete refund by visiting a Membership Desk at any club or by calling 1-888-746-7726. You used to be able to cancel your membership online, but that’s no longer possible.

$40 Off Sam’s Club Plus Membership

Get $40 off a Plus Membership for a limited time. It’s normally $110 a year, but with this promo it’ll cost you just $70. Plus Membership provides additional benefits and perks like:

  • Free shipping at
  • Earn 2% Sam’s Cash on in-club purchases
  • Early shopping gets you in before the crowds
  • Free select generic prescriptions (and 600+ for $10 or less)
  • Early curbside pickup
  • 20% off glasses

This offer is valid for new users only. To qualify, you must use the promotion link below.

T-Mobile $19.99 1-Year Sam’s Club Membership

T-Mobile is offering their customers a one year membership to Sam’s Club for just $19.99, plus $10 off the next in-club purchase.

If you’re a T-Mobile customer, then see this T-Mobile Tuesdays post to learn how to get this deal.

Sam’s Club “Free” Annual Membership Offer

Interested in a free annual membership from Sam’s Club? Then here’s an interesting offer.

Purchase a Club Membership using the link below and you’ll receive a $45 Sam’s Club eGift Card. This effectively reduces the net cost of Club Membership to just $5 a year so it’s almost like getting a free year of membership.

And until very recently, it was completely “free” because Club Membership used to cost $45 before Sam’s Club increased the annual fee to $50.

Note that this offer can vary slightly. The promotion usually headlines as “Join for $55, Get a $45 Gift Card”, but you could also see:

  • Get $50 in Freebies at Sam’s Club
  • Sam’s Club Membership for $35 + $30 in Free eGift Cards
  • Get $45 in Instant Savings
  • Join for $45, Get a $5 Gift Card (no longer exists as the price of membership went up $10)

Check the current gift card deal using the following link:

Ninja Note: If you can’t add a gift card to your shopping cart, it means that the deal is not currently available. This promo comes back frequently though so check back often.

Sam’s Club 1-Day Shopping Pass

Sam’s Club used to offer a 1-Day Shopping Pass, which allowed non-member guests to shop at Sam’s Club for 24 hours without a membership. Though it came with a few restrictions:

  • Shoppers using a 1-Day Shopping Pass will be charged a 10% fee on all purchases.
  • A Guest Membership is active for 24 hours starting at the time of purchase.
  • Curbside Pickup and Scan & Go are exclusive to members and not available for guests.

These were also known as Sam’s Club Guest Membership or Invitation to Shop.

Sadly, 1-Day Shopping Passes are long gone and haven’t been offered in ages. If the guest memberships do come back, I’ll update this section with the relevant details.

80% Off Sam’s Club Membership [Expired]

Now through April 19th, Sam’s Club is celebrating its 40th birthday with the best membership deal available.

Get 80% off the annual fee of a Sam’s Club Membership. Normally $50, you can buy it for just $10. That’s $40 off the standard price!

Dosh App $35 Cashback on Sam’s Club Membership [Expired]

Dosh is a cashback app that gives you automatic cashback at thousands of places when you shop, dine, or book hotels.

Right now, Dosh is offering $35 cashback for select users when they purchase a Sam’s Club membership in-store or online. New Dosh users will also receive a $5 sign-up bonus when using the link below to create an account.

Ninja Update 3/10/24: It looks like Dosh pulled the Sam’s Club offer. We’ll update this section if it comes back. Thanks to our readers for letting us know.

The Bottom Line

I used to tag along with my parents when they shopped at BJ’s – it was close to our home while the closest Sam’s Club was half an hour away. I remember being so fascinated by warehouse stores because my parents would end up with mountains of paper towels and hordes of Tide laundry detergent 🙂

Warehouse stores are a great way to save money, but just be sure you’re not losing money by “saving” on bulk items that may expire before you get a chance to use them.

If you’re interested in other warehouse membership deals, check out the current offers for BJ’s Warehouse Club and Costco.

Other free membership deals you may be interested in are Amazon Prime and Walmart+.

About John Pham

John Pham is a personal finance expert, serial entrepreneur, and founder of The Money Ninja. He has also been fortunate enough to have appeared in the New York Times, Boston Globe, and U.S. News & World Report. John has a B.S. in Entrepreneurship and a Masters in Business Administration, both from the University of New Hampshire.

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10 months ago

The “free annual membership deal (was a month old just takes you to the club page. I have been looking for such a deal for about a year and a half now; when my membership expired I ended up getting one for $20, but was disappointed. Haven’t seen eGift card offers in that time.

Maybe your site will flag when they have it again. My membership just expired. (I alternate between 2 email addresses).

William Bachmann
William Bachmann
1 year ago

Can’t add the $45 Sam’s Club gift card to basket

Emily Bahr
Emily Bahr
1 year ago

There is no Dosh offer for Sam’s Club at this time. I just now downloaded the Dosh app and searched for Sam’s Club offers, and there were None.

Emily Bahr
Emily Bahr
1 year ago
Reply to  Emily Bahr

I also added a credit card in the Dosh app, and still, no Sam’s Club offers.

1 year ago

Groupon has memberships for new members for $20 and $60. That’s 60% off the club membership. The Dosh app deal you mentioned offers the best discount. I checked the Sam’s Club $45 off offer on 12/5 and it grayed out on their website which I assume the offer is “temporarily” unavailable.

1 year ago
Reply to  David

Thank you so much for sharing that info!

6 months ago
Reply to  David

Groupon often has $20 memberships. Much of the time they have two regular memberships and one plus membership. The two always have on that you would fall for their trick if you get it, and the other being the sensible choice. One has a $5 credit when you spend… I think $5 in club at the register OR scan N go.

Sometimes the one with the $5 is $5 more… now why would you pay $5 more to jump through hoops and be lucky if you get that extra $5 back (OK, maybe if you have a cashback offer but I wouldn’t do that.) Other times there is a “sale” on the one with the $5 and it’s the same price. In that case the obvious choice is pay the same and get the $5 credit.

I did that a few weeks ago; called Sam’s and asked them to confirm I had it because I recall when I had deals like this it did NOT show up. First they said there was no such deal, then they said yes it was there. I made sure to save the chat because I didn’t trust them.

Scanned some items; there was an unexplained $5 credit which was obviously this (AFTER I had the items).

So I’m disappointed I couldn’t get it for free after the credit/gift card but I effectively got it for $15.

(Mostly I get Ruby Tuesday’s gift cards at 25% off face. You can get them in the club with 3x$25; the club is about 1/2 hour from me and I prefer the denomination and get 5x$15, both face value $75 and costs $56.25. I get 4 or 6 at a time; free shipping (comes FedEx in a large box with air packs; I laugh at how carefully they pack those apparently fragile gift cards.) 1-3x a year I go to the club. And I don’t worry about getting a card; I use the app and bring up the card; hold up my phone at the door.