I heard an interesting radio advertisement today for Sam’s Club. According to the ad beginning this Friday, October 17th, you can sign up for a 10-week membership to Sam’s Club for only $10, which should last through the end of the year. It could be a good opportunity to save a little money on Christmas shopping, stockpile paper products, and even save a little on gasoline (Sam’s Clubs usually offer cheaper gas than other stations).
As always, do your homework before signing up for a membership. If you doubt you will ever shop at Sam’s Club, or won’t buy enough to realize $10 worth of savings, you would do better to pass on the offer. And keep in mind that bulk packaging is not always cheaper. Sometimes you do better to buy smaller packaging, but more of it–always compare unit prices.
One note: I wasn’t able to confirm this deal at the Sam’s Club website, but I have heard some buzz about the deal from forum participants in other markets, so I’m hoping it is something that is available nationally. Watch the comments for updates, and please share a comment if you hear about this deal in your area.