(EXPIRED) Profitable Sam’s Club membership with a stack [partially expires 1/31]

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Sam’s Club currently has a promotion to join for $45 and get $45 instant savings back on your membership card within 72 hours of joining (which is then valid for 60 days). You can turn this into a money-maker by stacking with an Amex Offer and a possible Dosh card-linked offer and come out $35 ahead — maybe more.

The Deal

  • Sam’s Club is currently offering $45 in instant savings loaded to your membership card within 72 hours of joining the club for $45.
  • Direct link to this offer
  • Stack this deal further with an Amex Offer good for $25 back when you join for $45
  • Possibly stack this deal further with a Dosh card-linked offer good for $10 back. I don’t see this offer in my app.

Key Details

  • Note that the Amex Offer expires 1/31/20
  • The “instant savings” will be loaded to your Sam’s Club membership within 72 hours and will expire 60 days thereafter

Quick Thoughts

The first part of this deal is easy: simply go to the link under “The Deal” and enter your email address to receive your coupon to open a Sam’s Club membership and get the $45 instant savings automatically loaded to your Sam’s Club card within 72 hours of joining for $45. My coupon arrived in my email 4 minutes after entering my email address. Keep in mind that the instant savings may take up to 72 hours to load to your account and then it expires after 60 days. You’ll want to be sure that you plan to go shopping within the next 60 days. I’ve personally had Sam’s Club memberships on and off for the past few years for gift card deals and reselling opportunities around the holidays, but I don’t live close enough to shop there regularly — so this 60-day expiration would be a factor for me to consider before joining.

Before you sign up, you’ll want to log into Amex and see if you have an offer for Sam’s Club. A look at our current Amex Offers database shows that there is currently an offer for $25 back when you spend $45 or more on a new membership, so you should be able to easily stack that on top of the offer to get $45 in “instant savings”. Assuming you were going to shop at Sam’s Club anyway and value the $45 in “instant savings” close to face value, this Amex Offer is pure profit.

Sam's Club Amex Offer

Doctor of Credit further notes an offer from the Dosh app for $10 back on a new Sam’s Club membership as a card-linked offer. I do not see that offer in my Dosh app at the moment, but if you have a Dosh account it’s worth checking and then making sure that you have linked the Amex with which your Sam’s Club Amex Offer is loaded. Then it would theoretically be possible to stack that further $10 in profit. For more on Dosh and other card-linked programs and additional rewards sources, see: Miles and money you may be missing.

You may be able to qualify for another $10 in cash back plus a $20 gift card and a $10 gift card with some shenanigans found in this reddit thread. I’ve done that dance twice before — once it worked more or less as advertised and the last time I ran into a snag somewhere in the process. I’m not going to re-publish the steps here because it’s not intuitive and is easy to mess up, but if you can follow directions in terms of copying links into the right tabs and whatnot, you can stack to make this $20-$40 more profitable.

We currently have a membership in my household that is scheduled to end in a couple of months, but I may sign up for a second membership (under Player 2 once I figure out which one of us is Player 1) to stack these deals, at least in part because I’ll be near a Sam’s Club this weekend and could easily use the $45 credit. That makes this a small win and extends our time as members by the better part of a year. We’ll see.

H/T: Doctor of Credit

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