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How to get a FREE 1 Year SAMS Club Membership for the rest of your lifeHow To Get a FREE 1 Year SAMS Club Membership for the rest of your life? (Updated for 2013)

If you are like me you like to save money and sure you can get a lot of great deals at SAMS Clubs across the nation.  The problem is you have to pay for the privilege.  After taking a good hard look at their policy regarding memberships I came up with away around this several years ago and it has worked to get me a Free 1 Year SAMS Club Membership ever since. (You can also check out the How to Get a Free Costco Membership article too)

So the first thing you do when you go to SAMS Club is head over to the customer service counter.  After all you actually NEED a membership to get into the store.

Steps to take to get the FREE 1 Year SAMS Club Membership for the rest of your Life:

 

They will ask you for your ID and credentials, etc… just get the account you want, fill out the paperwork and pay for your membership.

Now go about your business and buy what you want for about 50 weeks (almost an entire year). (Click Page 2 at the bottom to continue reading)

The Secret to the FREE 1 Year SAMS Club Membership:

Free 1 Year Sams Club Membership 2013

The SAMS Club membership agreement states that you can return your membership card for a full refund at any time for any reason.

Now I know what you are thinking… this is shady.  I disagree.  You see the one problem that I have with the membership is that I have to pay to spend my money in their store.  With this policy, they address that issue.  (Method #1)I can return my membership on week 50, get a full refund, and purchase another one.  I’ve done this three times to get a FREE 1 Year SAMS Club Membership.  A manager was called over the second time I did it and I explained that I was very satisfied with the product line, just not with the idea that I had to pay for the right to shop there, and noted that their return policy addressed this issue nicely.  He agreed, gave the cashier the nod, and said good one. I got my Free 1 year Sams Club membership. If this method will cause you to feel uncomfortable you can employ method #2. Method #2 is simply to return the membership at the SAMS club you are at for your full refund. Go home, and get your Free 1 year Sams Club membership online.  I also wrote another Get a Free 1 Year Membership How-To Here and for another magazine here.

Free 1 Year Sams Club Membership 2013If you doubt my methods for the Free 1 year Sams Club Membership you can see for yourself, read the first paragraph of their policy.

When a company gives a satisfaction guarantee they do it because they want you to be fully satisfied.  If you can become satisfied by utilizing the membership, and the guarantee then they have fulfilled their mission, and so have you.  It is ethical, you are the customer, and the money back guarantee is their offer that you will be satisfied.

 

2013 FREE 1 Year SAMS Club Membership:

free-sams-club-membershipSo when you notice your membership expire date is approaching, don’t be afraid to go up to the customer service desk and get your refund/renewal. Now take the money you just saved and go get a FREE COSTCO membership the process is a little different and we show you how to get TWO memberships! We talked to a SAMS Club PR and they told us the reason they have the return policy wide open is to make sure their customers are satisfied with the membership. They realize there is a certain portion of their membership base that does not like the idea of supporting the club through a paid for membership and this return policy is an effective way to remedy that issue and make those customers happy.  I wrote another article about this for another magazine here.

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10 Comments

  1. Sasha Mitchell says:

    Thank you so much! Great idea! I am going to buy you a cup of coffee with your link this is awesome.

  2. Jed Meyers says:

    A lot of anonymous opinions around here. I’ll tell you this, I don’t have a problem with this return thing because when I went to the desk to get a membership the sales lady pointed it out to me. They use it as a sales tool. “And hey if you don’t like the membership we will refund you anytime”. If you are going to pitch your membership at me and then talk about your liberal return policy as a value add then it is absolutely ethical for the customer to in fact avail themselves of it. Perhaps some of these people throwing around the “Unethical Term” should go back to ethics class.

    • LOL you rock! I appreciate the defense. The fact is this is the kind of thing people either love or hate. I really just ignore the negative comments, they are folks that have been programmed to think that it’s ok to pay a huge corporation money for the priv of shopping. What they aren’t considering is you can go up to the SAMS counter, purchase your membership and before you sign the paperwork look at the clerk and tell them you are only signing this with the intent to return it in 51 weeks and they will tell you that is fine. That is not unethical. It is also quite ethical to skip that part because they offered the return to begin with. Regardless it is silly to call names or feel harshly about it. If SAMS had an issue with it they would change their policy and pro-rate it like other clubs (BJ’s Wholesale Club for instance) does. The fact is they are accommodating people who do not like to pay for a membership. That is OK. It’s OK not to want to pay for a membership, and it is OK for SAMS to accommodate those people in the interest of making more money (which they do).

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