I did not mention free membership with BJ's. I past user of it and paid $25 for one year membership with them which was ended in November this year. I was considering getting Sam's. Searched for benefits of having it. While I was considering to get it one MSC offered to me mystery shop with full reimbursement for one year membership. I took such offer.
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In my area, the discount last week was only $0.01/gallon off. Walmart was cheaper by 2 cents, even with the discount. But....because I'm not crazy about Walmart, I bought the gas at Ingles with Upside. But if it had been up to a nickel cheaper at Walmart, I would have gone with Walmart. I think Upside ought to offer discounts for "old" users, not just new users, periodically, but I haven't seen any. Gets kind of discouraging after starting off with a bang with all these discounts for a new user. Now....nothing.
I said that had BJ's membership that ended at November 30. I just get Sam's yesterday while doing mystery shop.
The company that offered BJ's in the past did just trials or canceled shops after you got them. It was BC. I opened account with BJ's in my own with out mystery shops. Comparing with Sam's it was the best choice for me since Pandemic they have curbside pick up with out any fees. I paid just $25 for first year. Comparing with $45 Sam's and $60 Costco that is like a steal. But getting now free Sam's (for a year) not bad at all. I just need to figure out the best time to shop there to avoid crowd. It is likely on Tuesday. They have window from 7:00AM till 9:00 AM for seniors. I did not tested gas station yesterday (my tank was full) just checked the price. The same as BJ's. There is no wonder: they are located across from each other.
Sam's Club is/was offering an opportunity to make all/most/more purchases eligible for a discount, or 5% points, or something. I need to see what it is all about and whether this upgrade is still available. Sam's is the closest club to me, and they provide free shipping. I am not averse to joining other clubs and signing up for other deals.
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they provide free shipping for $100.00 membership fee. I am not going to such level. and per my scenario I shall sign for Club membership only. But they also have free of charge for side walk pick up orders.
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I pumped my gas while shop at BJ's. Now I will do it across from it at Sam's. The same company who offer sign for free membership has another mystery shops at Sam's. So in my next visit (likely next week) I will do it. There are some apps shops there as well.
Thanks for the insight gene. I was a member of BJ's on my own dime, off and on for a long time. I like the fact that their bulk items were smaller than Costco's. They were also convenient as far as location. I haven't checked Upside to see if they are participants. It's good to know Sam's is.
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Before last week I had to drive past Sam's Club to get to Costco, where I have a membership. However, thanks to a shop I now have a card at Sam's too. Now for the next year I can pick and choose which club to shop at.
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I picked my groceries from Sam's today. It appeared that they loaded my order to the trunk of my car. I parked sent them my parking spot from the app and associate come over (without asking for my membership) and loaded them. Prior to that I got gas. There was a big line waiting to get it because few pumps were closed. The price was $3.13 comparing with $3.26 at the BJ's across from Sam's and Costco that was far away with $3.35.
Slickdeals.net regularly has notifications for sam's club memberships with an equivalent gift card for the cost of the membership. Dunno if it's for new members only. Prices are pretty much the same as Walmart just larger quantities and lots of places that have loss leaders/sales are way cheaper. I dropped get upside after my first cash out. The regular gas gift cards and cents off at the grocery stores are close to the same.
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