Sam’s Wholesale Club is a place I have shopped with my Dad since I was a kid. We would go there and pile up the cart full of a week’s worth of food and it was always exciting to me! My Dad uses his Sam’s Credit Card for all of his purchases. He swears by it as it gives him 2% cash back on his purchases but that card is no longer available and their current card offering is a 1% back card for purchases at Sam’s Club.
Normally Warehouse clubs do not earn your category 5% cash back or higher cash back. They are normally in the fine print to not earn anything and most clubs would not take all of the credit cards as they were exclusive. So warehouse clubs used to be where I would go to meet minimum spending requirements for a sign-up bonus and not really expect big cash back on a card but that has changed. This past year there has been a huge marketing ploy to get cardholders to switch over to Chase and Discover after the American Express shakeup at Costco. This is when Costco decided to partner with Citi Cards instead. Discover and Chase have been giving huge 5% back incentives for warehouse shoppers.
Sam’s Club is also offering a generous Cash Back Program on top of the cash back you can earn using a credit card. Sam’s Plus Members earn $10 in Cash Rewards for every $500 in qualifying pre-tax purchases during a membership year with a maximum reward of $500 per 12-month period. Cash Rewards are loaded onto the Sam’s Plus Member account about two months before the end of the membership year (award date).
If you are not yet a member of Sam’s Club you can join using this link and get a $20 e-gift card.
1. Discover it
Go Here: Discover it
Wholesale clubs are included in the 5X categories through June 30, 2017. It’s been this way for several months now so this has been our top card used at Sam’s Club. You can also get cash at the register up to $60 interest free. Yes, it works just like an ATM Machine but no fees.
With the 5X bonus categories, you can earn $75 cash back on up to $1,500 in purchases each quarter after you activate the bonus.
For new cardmembers Discover will match the cash back you’ve earned at the end of your first 12 billing cycles. So any purchases you made in the 5% bonus categories will get you 10% cash back!
2. Bank of America Cash Rewards
There are 2 no annual fee Bank of America cash back cards which include wholesale clubs as a bonus category. With the BankAmericard Cash Rewards Visa and MLB BankAmericard Cash Rewards card, you can earn 2% cash back at wholesale clubs on up to $2,500 in spending each quarter. You’ll also get a 10% bonus if you deposit your cash back into a Bank of America checking or savings account. If you redeem $50 cash back, you’ll get $55 in your bank account.
3. AMEX Starwood Cards
With the AMEX Starwood card, you’ll earn 1 point per $1 spent at Sam’s Club. But for every 20,000 Starwood points you transfer to airline partners (with a 1:1 transfer ratio), you’ll earn 5,000 bonus miles. That means every $1 spent on the AMEX Starwood cards is worth up to 1.25 airline miles!
4. Citi Double Cash
You can earn up to 2% cash back at Sam’s Club with the no annual fee Citi Double Cash card. You’ll earn 1% cash back on every purchase, and another 1% cash back when you make payments, as long you meet the minimum payment on your monthly statement. You can redeem cash back rewards for a mailed check, a statement credit, or for gift cards, when you reach $25 in rewards.
5. Chase Freedom Unlimited and Chase Freedom Card
Go Here: Chase Freedom
With the Chase Freedom Unlimited, you’ll earn 1.5X Chase Ultimate Rewards points (1.5% cash back) per $1 you spend on all purchases with NO limit. Chase Freedom Visa also ran a 5% back category for warehouse clubs during the Holiday season and we bet they will again soon because Discover Card is continuing their promotion of this.