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Members love the bulk bargains at BJ’s Wholesale Club, Costco and Sam’s Club. But you can also score big on everything from eyeglasses to new cars!
Get cash bonuses.
BJ’s, Costco and Sam’s Club have partnered with home service companies to give members cash bonuses for signing up. For instance, Costco members get a $200 Costco gift card when subscribing to DirecTV and $50 card when subscribing to AT&T Internet (855-847-9606, Costco. com/directv-atttv.html). BJ’s members get a $150 American Express reward card when signing up to AT&T TV (888-355-1680, Offers.ATT.com/bjs) and Sam’s Club members get a $100 Sam’s Club gift card when installing a Vivint home security system (855-393-3876, Vivint.com/sams-club-exclusive-offer). These deals change regularly, so check back to learn about new offers.
Shave $1,000 off car costs.
Love the low price of fill-ups at your club’s gas stations? Great news: Your membership can save you tons on other car expenses too. You’ll get an automatic discount that trims more than $1,000 off the price of new and preowned cars, SUVs and trucks with your Costco card (CostcoAuto.com) and Sam’s Club card (SamsClub.Truecar.com). Buying car insurance? Costco members save more than $600 yearly when switching to their carrier (855-531-9253) and BJ’s cardholders who use Geico get an 8 percent discount, a savings of about $80 per year.
Pay $100s less for windows.
If you’re planning to make home improvements, such as installing new windows or resurfacing cabinets, head to the home improvement website for your warehouse club first. They partner with contractors and manufacturers to get exclusive deals for their members that can cut your bill by hundreds of dollars. For example, you’ll get a 10 percent instant rebate at with your BJ’s membership at BJs.MyHomeProjectCenter.com, a 10 percent to 15 percent discount with your Costco membership at Costco.com/services and 10 percent off with your Sam’s Club membership at HomeInstallExperts.com.
Save 50% on eye-care costs.
Heads-up if you’re among the three in four Americans who need corrective lenses: You’ll spend 50 percent less on eye-care needs at BJ’s, Costco and Sam’s Club. That’s because all have on-site vision centers staffed by licensed optometrists who offer vision exams for about $75, which is about half of what you’d pay elsewhere. Plus, a complete set of frames and lenses costs an average of $200, which is $200 less than the average price at other in-person eyeglass retailers. Also smart: Check for special money-saving bonuses, for example, BJ’s members get a second set of prescription glasses for 50 percent off.
This story originally appeared in our print magazine.