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Gas price hack: Save money on gas with a free Sam's Club membership

You can save money on gas at Sam's Club -- but only if you're a Sam's Club member. Getty Images

Yes, gas is expensive, but we found a brilliant gas-price hack that will save you a lot of money -- on both a Sam's Club membership, and your next tank of gas. All you need is this Sam's Club deal we're about to explain. Signing up for it is like getting your first year of a Sam's Club membership for free, plus it comes with lower gas prices.

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Sam's Club membership plus $45 e-gift card, $45

Walmart+ membership (1 year), $98

Costco Gold Star membership (1 year) plus $10 gift card (terms apply), $60

With gas prices spiking across the nation -- they're up nearly 50% from last year -- many Americans are seeking new ways to save money at the pump. One popular way to save on gas is to get a membership to a warehouse store, such as Sam's Club or Costco, and gain access to the chain's discount gas stations.

Right now, Sam's Club is offering new members one heck of a deal: When you sign up for a new, $45 annual membership, you get a $45 e-gift card to spend at Sam's Club. That's like getting the membership for free. You'll need to wait up to four weeks for delivery of your welcome gift, but you can start using your new membership to save money on gas right away.

Sam's Club membership (1 year) plus $45 e-gift card, $45

Of course, there's more to a Sam's Club membership than access to its discount gas stations. The warehouse giant offers bulk pricing on many popular household and grocery items, plus members-only pricing on tech and appliances. Some of our favorite deals at Sam's Club right now include a $50 Starbucks e-gift card that you can get $45, this $500 Disney gift card that can be used at Disney resorts, stores, cruise lines and more and this 65" Samsung Q6-Series QLED 4K TV for $798

Sam's Club also offers travel deals, a car-buying program, plus pharmacy, tire, optical and photo centers. The chain offers free curbside pickup, and, in some locations, same-day delivery.

You can find your local Sam's Club location (and Sam's Club Fuel Center) using the club finder tool on the Sam's Club website.

Sam's Club membership deal: Get a $45 e-gift card free

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Sign up for an annual Sam's Club membership today, and start saving money on gas. Plus, receive a $45 Sam's Club e-gift card when you register. (Allow up to four weeks for e-gift card delivery.)

Sam's Club membership (1 year) plus $45 e-gift card, $45

Save money on gas with Walmart+

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Enjoy special member prices on gas with a Walmart+ membership. In April 2022, Walmart doubled Walmart+ members' gas savings, from five cents off every gallon to 10 cents off. The deal is good at participating Walmart, Murphy, Exxon and Mobil stations. Simply scan the QR code that appears on the Walmart gas station pump screen to get started, and save cash. But wait, there's more: Walmart+ members are also eligible to fill up at Sam's Club fuel centers, and enjoy the special prices that are offered there to Sam's Club members.  

Walmart+ membership (1 year), $98

Costco memberships are on sale, too: Save up to $20

Costco gas station
Consumers pump gas at a Costco gasoline station in Atlanta, Georgia. Elijah Nouvelage/AFP via Getty Images

If there's no Sam's Club near to you, then maybe Costco's the answer. See, Costco also has a deal for new members. The warehouse chain is offering a $10 Costco Shop card for a new Gold Star Member sign up, and a $20 Costco Shop card for a new Executive Member registration. (Note: At registration, you need to enroll in auto renewal on a Visa card to snag a Shop card.)

Costco charges $60 annually for a Gold Star membership, and $120 annually for its Executive Member level. (Executive Members, so you know, earn a 2% annual reward on eligible purchases, up to $2,000.) Costco's deal doesn't add up to a free membership like the way the Sam's Club deal does, but a Costco membership is still an excellent way to save on gas, bulk-grocery items, electronics, prescriptions and more. 

Costco Gold Star membership (1 year), plus $10 gift card (terms apply), $60

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