Buying a Sam’s Club membership can save you money in the long run. But you can save a lot more by not buying a warehouse club membership at all.
You don’t need a Sam’s Club membership to shop at Sam’s Club — just as you don’t need a Costco membership to shop there.
We’ve rounded up six ways you can shop at Sam’s Club without a membership.
1. Use the pharmacy
Not all Sam’s Club locations have pharmacies. To find out whether a location has a pharmacy, search for a club. Once you select a location, you will see the word “Pharmacy” in the “Services at your club” section if that location has a pharmacy.
2. See the optometrist
Nonmembers cannot purchase optical items, however. So, it might be wise to first check out “4 Steps to Finding Stylish and Cheap Eyeglasses.”
On the Sam’s Club’s website, locations with an optical center will have the words “Optical Center” in the “Services at your club” section.
3. Buy alcohol
On the Sam’s Club’s website, locations that sell alcohol will have the word “Liquor” in the “Services at your club” section.
4. Use a household card
If you live with a Sam’s Club member, you might be able to get a free membership card in the form of what Sam’s Club calls a “household card” or “complimentary card.”
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