Heads Up, Sam’s Club Perks Changing For Plus Members!

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Have you heard about the Sam’s Club Perks changes for Plus members? Here’s what you need to know!

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Sam’s Club Perks are getting a makeover and Plus members may not be too happy about the changes. 😬 We’re curious to hear what you think!

Starting August 19th, 2024, only Plus members who spend a minimum of $50 can receive FREE Same-Day Delivery or FREE shipping. A standard $8 fee applies to any orders under $50. Fortunately, Curbside pickup will remain FREE for Plus members, and no minimum is required.

Sam’s Club members who are not Plus members may also now do curbside pickup for FREE with a minimum $50 order. A standard $4 flat fee applies to orders under the $50 minimum.

Though the perks have been updated, the cost of a Plus membership, which is $110 per year, has not changed. Even with the changes, the membership can still pay for itself if you purchase a $50+ delivery at least 13 times per year.

These Sam’s Club Plus perks will stay the same in 2024.

Plus members can continue to enjoy these existing perks:

  • Free Curbside Pickup on eligible orders
  • 2% Sam’s Cash on eligible in-club and curbside orders up to $500 annually
  • Early shopping at select locations starting at 8 am on Monday – Friday
  • Shop 2 hours early on big events thanks to Plus Early Access
  • Rx savings on 10 free generic medications + 600 generic prescriptions for $10 or less
  • Savings on Optical

Want to upgrade your membership to Plus? Apply here!


How do you feel about the changes to the Sam’s Club Perks program? Let us know!


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  1. Kelly

    Also, Same Day Free Delivery is not available in my area so this was literally a breach in my Membership perks.

  2. Tana Oropeza

    Sucks. First Sam’s eliminates a bakery bread (soft french), I have been purchasing for over 20 years, and now this. I have used the free shipping for gifts; it may not have been overnight, but it was good enough. Not much sense being a member anymore. I hope you share this information with Sam’s management. Greed can backfire.

  3. Alexis

    Ridiculous. Might as well go back to Amazon.

  4. Severina

    Won’t renew my Sams Plus card for $110.00.
    Reason that I paid the extra money is for the free shipping.
    Buy Sams after 32 years.😢

  5. Jerry Gearheart

    Renewed my Plus membership in May/2024. Now Sams wants to change our agreement. We deserve to be onlinepensated for this change since it is a bad business practice, hope someone sues the heck out of them. If there is a change in the agreement, the member should be notified before renewing not afterwards.

    • Jane Mooers

      I’ve been a plus member for years and never received a letter of the changes, I just renewed in June, I would not have renew as a plus member. 10 1/2 months to decide, they just might lose a lot of members.

  6. DJ

    Switching back to Costco

  7. Sonomura Ruby

    Will not renew plus membership next year. Free shipping was the main incentive; without it, it’s not worth it for me. Please reconsider and restore free shipping without $50 minimum purchase.

  8. Art Joles

    I’ve been a member for 35yrs and don’t know if I’ll renew my plus membership! Sad that Sam’s club is doing this! Not honoring our agreement!!!!

  9. Pat

    Do not like the change. I will not renew my Plus membership. Will probably just go to basic membership. I order a significant amount of stuff from Sam’s, but I don’t usually order $50 at a time. It is no problem to just go into the store as it would just usually be less than 3-4 items at most. I can use my credit card they give me 2%back instead of the lost 2% back from Sam’s. If I need it sooner than my once a week trip to the Sam’s Club area, as it’s 49 miles away, I’ll just use Amazon for my 1-2 day delivery. But I am done with Plus.

  10. Melanie S Prins

    As a senior citizen, free shipping is important!! Free shipping was the main incentive; without it, it’s not worth it for me. Please reconsider and restore free shipping without $50 minimum purchase.

  11. STK

    DON’T LIKE IT!! Free shipping without $50 minimum is why I’ve stayed with Sams all these years. The post card Sams sent out announcing the changes stated “…we are evolving our perks…..” What a load of crap!! More like “…..we are screwing you….” I’m switching to Costco.

    • Alexander

      Don’t forget about the higher prices online versus in store for many items. I imagine that if Sams gets rid of the $50 minimum for free delivery, Sams will just raise prices online. They could make even more money potentially. Take advantage of free shipping until new terms begin by ordering cheap items online daily until August 19th. 42 orders here I onlinee.

  12. Nancy

    Not fair to change the terms in the middle of a subscription cycle; It should have been effective upon next renewal. There’s a good chance I won’t do Sams+ next year; free shipping, regardless of order size was my main incentive.

  13. Dave

    Still better than Costco where you have to spend $75 for free shipping

  14. E Sanders

    Wow! Samsclub is not honoring it’s contract with us! They went up on plus membership about 2 years ago. Now you’re going to charge for shipping if we don’t get it up to $50! Is it even worth it anymore? Looks like Amazon will be in line for more business from our family of 5. I’m a senior or fixed inonlinee, soon has a serious car accident and isn’t able to work, DIL is stay at home mom taking care of two kids. I guess when the greed hits the fan, you get sprayed… We really can’t afford the price hike!

  15. Jeanne Harper

    Did anyone else love the letter they sent saying the benefits were evolving and then said it was paying for shipping! How stupid do they think we are? So to summarize: $60.00 extra for plus, higher prices to order then in the store, and the fact that they say that the shipping is free but do not give back the 2%. Fabulous.

  16. Jane Mooers

    The only reason I’m a plus member is the free shipping as our store doesn’t always have the product in store. Its doesn’t have a Pharmacy, or eye glasses. I just renew in June, I’ll have to decide if I renew just as a regular member. Sales haven’t been that great lately. Hardly any groceries. I got 10 months to decide.

  17. Jane Mooers

    I’ve been a plus member for years and never received a letter of the changes, I just renewed in June, I would not have renew as a plus member. 10 1/2 months to decide, they just might lose a lot of members.

  18. Jane Mooers

    I’ve been a plus member for years and never received a letter of the changes, I just renewed in June, I would not have renew as a plus member. 10 1/2 months to decide, they just might lose a lot of members. They should have notified all plus members, I never would have renewed. They be the next one to go out of business, at least in Augusta, Maine, no eye glasses, no Pharmacy, so what’s the incentive,

  19. Mia

    I’m a Sam’Club plus member & have been for many years! I did get an email on June 19th, 2024, regarding Sam’s club changes to membership perks. However, my membership doesn’t renew till November 2024, so before renewing, I’ll be checking to see if it’s worth it to keep my plus membership. However, unless something changes as of August 19th, 2024, free shipping goes away for all plus members! I agree with others here who said it should change when your membership renews & not before.

    For each person, I’m sure that certain perks are used more than others. The top 3 perks for me to keep my plus membership would be FREE SHIPPING (that’s gone). I occasionally use early hours shopping & curbside pickup. However, I can do without either or choose to pay $4 fee for curbside pickup.

    Ok, so for those that already renewed without knowing they were taking away free shipping! It might be worth it to go to the membership desk in club & inquire about downgrading to a club membership. You can mention what’s important to you, such as the free shipping perk & because that’s going away it’s no longer worth it to have the plus membership. I’m not sure if they would do this or credit you for the difference, but maybe if enough people inquire, they will rethink taking away the free shipping perk! Just a thought!

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