American Express hack: get paid to join Sam’s Club and also get lower gas prices

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We’ve found a brilliant Sam’s Club membership hack that will save you loads of money on membership and gas. If you’re not currently a Sam’s Club member, the chain of warehouses has a great offer right now – you will receive a $45 Sam’s Club e-gift card when you pay $45 for a new membership. It’s like getting a free membership to Sam’s Club.

And it’s even better for American Express cardholders. If you use your Amex card to pay for your new Sam’s Club membership, you can get a $25 credit on your statement. It’s like get paid be a member of Sam’s Club. And it all comes with a tasty side of lower gas prices.


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With gas prices soaring across the country, they are up nearly 50% from last year — many Americans are (understandably) looking for new ways to save money at the pump. An increasingly popular way to save on gas is to subscribe to a warehouse store like sam’s club or Costco to access the chain’s discount gas stations.

Sam’s Club is giving new members one hell of a deal: when you sign up for a new $45 annual membership, you’ll receive a $45 e-gift card to spend at Sam’s Club. You’ll have to wait up to four weeks for delivery of your welcome gift, although you can start using your new subscription to save money on gas right away.

And if you are an American Express member, first log into your account and view your offers. Amex is currently offering cardholders a special Sam’s Club offer: Use your Amex card to pay for your new Sam’s Club membership, and you’ll receive a $25 credit through April 30. (Don’t forget to activate the offer before you purchase your membership.)

Sam’s Club Membership (1 year) plus $45 eGift Card, $45

Of course, there’s more to Sam’s Club membership than access to gas stations, which, on average, have lower prices than other local stations. The warehouse giant offers wholesale pricing on many popular home and grocery items, as well as members-only pricing on technology and appliances. Some of our favorite deals at Sam’s Club currently include a $30 Pack of Cold Stone Creamery Gift Cards for just $21this discounted $500 Disney gift card which can be used at Disney resorts, stores, cruise lines and more and that Samsung’s Q6 Series 65″ 4K QLED TV for $798 (offer ends April 10).

Sam’s Club also offers travel deals and a car buying program, as well as pharmacy, tire, optical and photo centers. The chain offers free curbside pickup and, in some locations, same-day delivery.

You can find your local Sam’s Club location (and Sam’s Club Fuel Center) using the club finder on the Sam’s Club website.

Sam’s Club Membership Offer: Get a Free $45 e-Gift Card

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Join Sam’s Club and start saving money on gas right away. Plus, enjoy a $45 Sam’s Club eGift Card when you join an annual membership now. (Allow up to four weeks for eGift Card delivery.)

Sam’s Club Membership (1 year) plus $45 eGift Card, $45


Costco Memberships Are Also On Sale: Save Up To $20

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Consumers pump gas at a Costco gas station in Atlanta, Georgia.

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If there is no Sam’s Club location that suits you, Costco also has an offer for new members. The warehouse chain is offering a $10 Costco Cash card for new Gold Star members and a $20 Costco Cash card for new executive members. Note that you must sign up for auto-renewal to take advantage of this offer.

Costco charges $60 per year for a Gold Star subscription and $120 per year for an Executive subscription. (Executive members earn a 2% annual reward on qualifying purchases, up to $2,000.) Costco’s offer is not a free membership like the Sam’s Club offer is, but a membership in Costco remains a great way to save on gas, bulk grocery purchases, electronics, travel, prescriptions and more.

Costco Gold Star membership (1 year) plus $10 gift card, $60


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