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Show Of Hands January 12th, 2013 12:00am

Do you pay any annual membership fee to a shopping club, e.g. Sam's Club, Costco, Amazon Prime, etc.?

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EarlyBird Portland
01/18/13 6:26 pm

I like to troll in these old polls!

jmw7477 Indiana
01/17/13 3:30 pm

I have a Sam's Club membership. It's just hubby & me, so we usually just get non-perishable stuff - laundry soap, trash bags, toilet paper, pens, electronics, etc.

jess1cas Tallahassee, FL
01/15/13 6:58 pm

I save my membership fees in savings at the gas pump at Costco plus some. Then with the groceries, etc... It's a big savings.

susanr Colorado
01/14/13 1:43 pm

You've reminded me that I intended to join the food coop in my town. (I haven't been here a long time; just haven't gotten around to it.) I was a member & board member of one of the early ("modern") food coops in the US. Besides good shopping, it was a valuable experience.

01/14/13 7:47 am

It's a huge money saver. Buying in bulk saves tons of money. Plus, the membership I have at Costco gives you a percentage of what you spend back at the end of the year. The amount I get back pays for my membership fee.

equery Wisconsin
01/14/13 7:22 am

I pay a membership fee to be an owner of a grocery cooperative. I avoid shopping for the sake of sales/deals/bargain. You end up buying stuff you don't actually need.

MrChris80 California
01/14/13 1:15 am

Most people recoup the membership money in savings. I know I do at Costco.

mac007 Mars
01/14/13 12:11 am

Why should I pay money just so I can shop? That's just plain stupid! ????

susanr Colorado
01/13/13 10:03 pm

Do you get free Amazon Prime with grad school?

lawstudent Western NC foothills
01/13/13 9:52 pm

Amazon Prime. Need the free two-day shipping for all my graduate books.

01/13/13 9:50 pm

Omg Sams club! them little breakfast sandwich they sell are so good

Rio76 Wild West
01/13/13 6:59 pm

Love Costco. Great bargains for feeding and clothing my family.

01/13/13 3:03 pm

I had a Sam's membership when I owned my business. If a Costco was closer I would join that, but I don't shop at Wal Mart any more and that includes Sam's.

01/13/13 7:55 am

There is at least one Costco in NHL that I know of

01/13/13 5:38 am

Harbor Freight membership for discounts offered. Didn't use Sam's enough to renew and Costco not in area.

KAnne Atlantic City, NJ
01/13/13 4:47 am

Does Netflix count as a shopping club? Because then I'd have to change my answer...

KAnne Atlantic City, NJ
01/13/13 4:46 am

Tons of free ones, but I don't buy enough for prime accounts. And I just shop at a local grocery store. No nearby Costcos or Sam's or anything. I don't even know if there are any Costcos in NJ...

01/13/13 12:18 am

Costco biz membership. Well make up the cost with overall savings on products and 2% cash back. Actually pays me back for the amount I buy every year.

Goldiemol dry side of WA
01/12/13 11:00 pm

Never understood till we had kids. My dad used to pay for the membership. Now we have our own. It more than pays for itself and they carry good quality stuff if buy anyway at a better price than anywhere else in town.

01/12/13 8:46 pm

Only Costco. The membership fee more than pays for itself.

01/12/13 8:40 pm

Just BJ's (just like Costco and Sam's club). Prob won't renew since we never go.

sweetnes34 Outta Phucks
01/12/13 8:13 pm

tried hulu didn't see the benefits of paying and having all the commercials, especially on an old series

01/12/13 7:48 pm

Could you be swayed by 100 rolls of toilet paper!

cutiepi86 Bodybuilder in the making
01/12/13 7:47 pm

I meant "where else" as in place you DON'T pay a membership fee (ex. Kroger's, Publix, etc.)

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Texas
01/12/13 7:34 pm

Costco & Amazon Prime
I have a gold star membership with Costco & you get a percentage of you purchases back each year, plus some other special offers. If the money back isn't more than your membership costs, then they refund your membership costs.
Amazon Prime - free two day shipping & lots more!

01/12/13 7:20 pm

Costco and Amazon Prime. I love Prime! Costco is da bomb! I have Amex w / Costco, pay my bill every month, and am getting almost $300 cash back next month. Plus gas is cheaper using the card @ Costco.

jinger New York City
01/12/13 6:54 pm

Wow the easy west results are surprising.

munineye Ecotopia
01/12/13 5:45 pm

Just Costco, but my partner helped pay for it.

BabyBat TN, USA
01/12/13 5:30 pm

Kirkland brand is actually pretty good. I get my mum to pick me up some of their stuff when she goes to Costco since there isn't one closer than 2 hours from my house.

BabyBat TN, USA
01/12/13 5:27 pm

Only prime but my fiancé and I split the charge and it usually pays for itself in 3 months.

gonzoboy Northern AZ
01/12/13 4:40 pm

Ya know, I've made precious few online purchases, but one could get addicted to that sense o' fun 'n' excitement, at least that I get, comin' home to a box (boxes?!) on my front porch!

01/12/13 4:07 pm

We have a membership to Sam's, but my husband's company pays for it. :)

01/12/13 3:37 pm

Prime. I love to shop online.

hapiotter2 Utah
01/12/13 3:28 pm

Amazon Prime & Netflix. If I didn't have to go to work I would hardly ever have to leave the house!

01/12/13 3:15 pm

I used to have a sam's membership but I never used it.

01/12/13 3:05 pm

I am current a Sam's membership since over a decade. I paid the fee once and now active without pay annually.

xplayman New York City
01/12/13 2:11 pm

Costco and Prime

gonzoboy Northern AZ
01/12/13 1:42 pm

Yes, Costco. I kind o' like Kirkland Signature brand! Other than this, it's the monthly member fee to Netflix. That's it!

01/12/13 1:32 pm

What sorcery is this? I just signed up with amazon prime last night, and suddenly this question appears.

susanr Colorado
01/12/13 1:12 pm

Amazon Prime. I've been using it since the beginning. When I ordered a lot of stuff from Amazon because my local shopping opportunities were few, it was exceedingly useful. Now I have better shopping access but don't want to give it up. Besides: streaming movies & TV shows.