Sign up for a membership at Sam's Club in person or online. To sign up in person, simply visit a local store and go to the membership desk. One can also sign up online at the Sam's Club website and print out a membership card for immediate use.
In most cases, the membership desk at a Sam's Club is directly adjacent to the main entrance. The greeter at the door can help guide potential customers to the proper location.
Sam's Club offers three levels of membership, as of March 2015. The Sam's Savings card is the basic membership and costs $45 a year. Business customers may sign up for the Sam's Business membership for the same price, and it offers up to eight additional cards for employees and access to early shopping hours starting at 7:00 a.m. The Sam's Plus membership costs $100 per year and offers additional benefits for prescriptions and glasses, as well as cash back on purchases. Business members must supply details about their company for verification purposes during the sign-up process.
If one wants to try out Sam's Club before signing up, one can download and print a one-day pass from the website. This pass entitles customers to shop at Sam's Club without a membership, but a 10 percent surcharge is added to all purchases.