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10 Best-Value Things to Buy at Sam’s Club

Looking for the best Sam's Club deals? You'll need more than a membership card to save. Stock up on insider knowledge about the best things to buy at Sam's Club!

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Rotisserie chickens

The 3-pound rotisserie chicken sell for roughly $4.99 at most Sam’s Club locations. The non-Club chickens range from $6.99 to $8.99, so it’s a good deal. The birds are perfectly seasoned and make it easy to start a family dinner.

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Frozen party food

When I’m hosting a whole crowd, I like to have a few make-ahead side dishes and slow cooker sandwich meat plus some frozen appetizers and desserts. (You won’t have to pay a bundle for the extra convenience, either.)

Pro Tip: The Member’s Mark loaded potato skins and crab rangoon are pretty good!

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Alcohol

What’s a party without a well-stocked bar? Those in-the-know say you can expect to save up to 30% on wine and spirits. Plus, you don’t need a membership card to buy liquor at Sam’s Club. Don’t miss all the ways to shop at Sam’s without a membership.

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Snacks

You can never have too many snacks in the house, and super-size packages of granola bars or snack crackers can be lifesavers.

Psst… Here’s how Sam’s stacks up against other grocery stores.

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Bacon

Do I really need to sell you on buying bacon? A 4-pound package of heaven can be had for under $20 and a 10-pound package for under $40. Use a pound or so for our best bacon recipes and remember—bacon can easily be frozen.

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Baking supplies

It’s always cookie season at our house! Stocking up on economy-sized packages of flour, sugar, chocolate chips, vanilla extract and so on is a great way to keep the pantry ready. We’re all set to bake the best cookies of all time without a trip to the store.

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Dairy case staples

You won’t get far when baking without eggs and butter. These staples—plus a wide variety of cheeses—are nearly always at better prices than standard supermarkets. But they’re more perishable that dry goods, so buy in bulk wisely.

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Seasonings

If you use a lot of seasonings (and the “if” is especially important here), you can get reasonable-sized containers of spices at good prices. Keep in mind that spices lose their flavor in two to three years (herbs sooner), so don’t buy what you won’t use quickly.

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Frozen fruit

If you’re a smoothie lover, you’ll always have blender-ready fruit on hand when you buy it frozen and in bulk. You can get a four-pound bag of frozen berry blend for $7.98. That will help you make all sorts of fruity shakes and smoothies.

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Gift cards

You can’t cook EVERY day, right? Give yourself a night off with gift cards that can be up to 20% off. It’s like free money!

The gift cards are only one steal at Sam’s—here are other secrets the employees want you to know about.

Cathryn Jakicic
Cathy Jakicic has written about everything from business and bacteria to beads and baking in her career —but she greatly prefers the last two. She is a baker and a crafter and loves to try new recipes for both.
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