“Honey, let’s stop by Sam’s Club. I need to pick up some toilet paper and milk.” Two hours later, you leave Sam’s Club with a buggy (grocery cart for you non-country folk) full of stuff that you didn’t need and wasn’t on your list. Am, I right? If you’re laughing right now, I’m talking to YOU. 😉
Today, I am speaking to you guys who cannot pass the free samples without buying what they are offering. If you’re laughing right now, I’m talking to you.
Today, I am speaking to those of you who buy something that’s on display, even though it’s not on your list, because the price was too good to pass up. If you’re laughing right now, I’m talking to you.
Today, I am speaking to those of you who are tighter than Dick’s hat band and never go over budget. If you’re not grinning right now, I’m totally not talking to you. You don’t need this post. Pass “Go” and collect $200.
I’ve always been pretty tight – I don’t like to spend money very often…but even I fall prey to the free samples sometimes. Would I like a free processed dino shaped chicken nugget?! ABSOLUTELY! SIGN ME UP! And I almost always leave Sam’s with something that wasn’t on my list. Oh! This is a new product! I must try it! GET THOU IN MY BUGGY!
I wish someone had told me about Sam’s Club Click-and-Pull a loooooooooooooooong time ago. It’s actually now known as “Club Pickup” but if you’re like me, once you hear something called one thing, you’ll always call it that thing. Creature of habit —-> me.
Here’s the gist of it: you order online after you create an account. You specify a time to pick it up. You go to Sam’s and tell them you’re here for pick-up. They bring it to you. You pay. THE END! How awesome is that?! Let me hear a woot! Woot!
-You only buy what’s on your list so you are so much more likely to stick to your budget.
-You save time because you’re not running around the store. We usually go right after church and I’m able to avoid the crazy lines because I just go right to the service desk.
-You don’t pay online, so you can make sure your order is correct before committing to pay.
-You can even get cold and frozen items! They keep your order in the cooler until you arrive.
-Only someone with a card can pick up your order.
-You can’t get certain items, like meat. They will do produce for you, but if you’re OCD like I am, you have to pick your own produce…so I just save those items for times when I do have the ability to shop.
-You miss the free samples…aka the Sam’s Free Buffet.
So really, this is a great way to save your budget if you’re always going over in a big-box store. I’m sure other stores offer this same service, so make sure to check around.
I’m usually out within 5-10 minutes which is so nice! Barry just drives around the parking lot, slowly, while waiting for me. Otherwise, people get testy if he just waits in the pick-up line. Don’t mess with people after church on Sunday, y’all. It can get serious. 😉
Now, I just need Sam’s to deliver everything for free right to my door – kinda like Vitacost. We can hope.