This weekend (8/2 through 8/4), Sam’s Club is having an Open House, where you can visit the warehouse store without a membership. Normally, if you make a purchase with a trial membership, you have to pay a 10% service fee. However, it is waived during this Open House Event. This is a great opportunity to stock up on items where Sam’s Club may be cheaper than another store, even with coupons.
We actually have a Costco membership (they have great gas prices), so I’m not very familiar with Sam’s Club. However, Costco has many items that are a good deal (like organic foods). Just stay far away from the toiletries section…why pay $20 for toothpaste, when you can get it free from the drugstores :-).