10 Discount Sam’s Club Buys That Make the Membership Worth It

You can save more with Member’s Mark items at Sam’s Club than if you bought them somewhere else.
Updated May 2, 2024
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The next time you head to Sam's Club, pay attention to the warehouse giant's store brand, Member’s Mark.

Sam’s Club carries plenty of options under its Member’s Mark label that are less expensive than the name brand but just as good in quality and taste. Save money on essentials and get good quality? Sign us up!

Check out these Sam’s Club options that could help you save money the next time you take advantage of your membership.

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Member's Mark Decorative Handwoven Storage Baskets

Courtesy of Sam's Club decorative handwoven storage baskets

Price: $39.98

These Member's Mark Decorative Handwoven Storage Baskets come in a pack of four in either black or grey depending on what you need for your home.

You can get similar woven storage baskets at Target, but they’ll cost you $15 for one, making a four-pack cost $60.

Member's Mark White and Chocolate Cupcakes

Courtesy of Sam's Club white and chocolate cupcakes

Price: $15.98

No party is complete without cupcakes, and you can get enough to feed the whole crowd at Sam’s Club with a 30-count Member’s Mark package of chocolate and vanilla cupcakes

At just over fifty cents per cupcake, you’ll save a bundle compared to the 12 mini cupcakes for $4.79 at Target. You’ll end up with 36 mini cupcakes for the same price as 30 regular-sized at Sam’s Club.

Member's Mark Italian Style Beef Meatballs

Courtesy of Sam's Club italian style beef meatballs

Price: $17.98

Meatballs are a great appetizer for a party or an easy meal with some spaghetti, and they cost around 19 cents per ounce at Sam’s Club.

Target also has Italian-style meatballs under its Good and Gather label for $5.99 or 23 cents per ounce, so you may want to let those meatballs roll on by.

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Member’s Mark Cotton Gauze Pillows

Courtesy of Sam's Club cotton gauze pillows

Price: $19.98

Member's Mark Cotton Gauze 2-Pack Pillows come in a variety of colors with each one measuring 22 inches by 22 inches.

Target carries similar-sized pillows, but a two-pack will cost you more than $70 for the pair.

Member's Mark Milk Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels

Courtesy of Sam's Club milk chocolate sea salt caramels

Price: $10.48

Enjoy delicious caramels encased in milk chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt in a 36-ounce container from your local Sam’s Club.

Walmart, which also owns Sam’s Club, has the same exact caramels for sale at Walmart.com, but they’ll run you $30.30.

Member's Mark Blueberry Muffins

Courtesy of Sam's Club blueberry muffins

Price: $4.98

Start your morning off right with a blueberry muffin from Sam’s Club that features plenty of blueberries and is sure to keep you going all day.

Blueberry muffins are also on the shelves at Walmart and for a dollar less too, but the $3.98 muffins come in a pack of four and not six muffins. That makes them more expensive per muffin than the Sam’s Club version.

Member's Mark Wild-Caught Alaskan Sockeye Salmon

Courtesy of Sam's Club wild caught alaskan sockeye salmon

Price: $23.98

Salmon is a healthy fish option that you can cook with different toppings or toss on your grill in the summer. It’s also easy to grab when you have a two-pound bag from Sam’s Club.

You can also get Alaskan Sockeye Salmon at Target for $12.99 for one pound, making it $2 cheaper at Sam’s Club than at Target.

Member’s Mark Beach Towels

Courtesy of Sam's Club beach towels

Price: $13.98

It’s time for the pool and the beach, and Sam’s Club has you covered with a two-pack of Member’s Mark towels for kids in a variety of prints. You’re bound to find something they like.

Compare that to a Licensed Character Beach Towel, which you can also get at Sam’s Club for $11.98 — but that’s only for one towel.

Member's Mark Clear Plastic Cups

Courtesy of Sam's Club clear plastic cups

Price: $11.98

It’s time to party, and you’ll know your guests have plenty to drink when you buy 264 clear plastic 9-ounce cups at Sam’s Club for 4.5 cents per cup.

Walmart also has the 9-ounce cups but in a pack of 100, which costs you 4.7 cents per cup or $4.68 for the pack.

It may be a better idea to get the bigger pack and make sure your friends and family are well-hydrated at your next party.

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Member's Mark Apple Lattice Pie

Courtesy of Sam's Club apple lattice pie

Price: $10.98

There’s nothing quite like an apple pie, and you can get a big 72-ounce version at Sam’s Club.

You could try an apple pie at Walmart, but the Freshness Guaranteed Apple Pie comes in a 24-ounce version for $5.87.

You would have to spend $17.61 to get the same amount of pie at Walmart as you would at Sam’s Club for almost $7 less.

Bottom line

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Check out the Sam’s Club versions of products the next time you head to the retailer to help you save money.

Don’t forget to make a list before you start shopping to help you stick to your budget and save money on groceries and other items when you shop.

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