Posted by Chuck on April 13, 2019
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Published on April 13th, 2019 | by Chuck

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[Expired] Amex Offers: Save $25 on $45 Sam’s Club Membership, Stack with $20 Dosh, $20 Acorns, $20 Referral and Much More

Deal has expired, view more Sam’s Club deals by clicking here.

Update 4/13/19: Acorns is up to $20, valid through April 14th. Also, now get $20 Sam’s gift card by signing up at this page (better than $10 via referral). Dosh is down to $10 (down from $20).

The Offer

Check your American Express login for the following offer:

The Fine Print

  • Valid through 5/15/19.
  • Offer valid only on a new Sam’s Club Membership purchased online at US website (SamsClub.com/JoinAMEX) and not valid on memberships purchased in-Club, via mobile app or by phone.
  • Excludes membership renewals, upgrades, add-ons or additional membership or any purchase of Sam’s Club Gift of Membership or Prepaid Sam’s Savings Membership.

Stacking the Deal

  • Register your Amex card for this Amex Offer to get $25 back.
  • Link your Amex card with Dosh and get $20 $10 back when you buy a Sam’s membership + 2% back on purchases. (If you are new to Dosh, you can signup with my referral code CHUCKS2 and get $5 when you link a card.) Wait 24 hours from time of linking card to time of making purchase.
  • Link your Amex card with Acorns and get $20 $10 back to your Acorns account when you buy Sam’s membership (new Acorns members can signup with Swagbucks for a $7 bonus or use my referral link and get $5 when you start investing). [Previously, I’d written that Dosh and Acorns can’t stack since they both run on Empyr, but readers in the comments indicate that in this case they’re both able to work.]
  • The Scan and Go deal which gives you $45 value is still working (despite showing a March 7th expiration date on the original landing page – you’ll see the updated date in the email they send) – see also this comment.
  • Signup through a referral link and get a $20 $10 Sam’s gift card – here’s my Sam’s referral link. (It shows $20, but it really only works for $10.) See also this comment.
  • Click through a shopping portal, Topcashback is currently at 7%. It may not track since you’ll be using a special referral link, but it worked for me. Just click through and then go to the referral page and  hopefully the browser cookies will retain the tracking.
  • New Sam’s members can get a slew of freebies by playing their treasure hunt. 

Our Verdict

I believe that buying membership without going through the official Sam’s/Amex link has worked in the past to trigger the offer credit which. If it works this time, that would mean you can signup with any special offer page too, e.g. that Scan & Go deal or any other gift card offer.

All in, you can pay $45 and get back: $25 from Amex + $20 $10 from Dosh + $10 $20 from Acorns + $45 value from Scan & Go + $10 referral $20 signup bonus + some value from the treasure hunt + hopefully portal tracking.

All in, could be a nice moneymaker with free Sam’s membership. Please add whatever stacks we’re missing to the comments below.

Hat tip to reader Feb



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Paris
Paris

Just in time… THX 🙂

Randy
Randy
qmc
qmc

so, basically what’s here, but with your own referral links instead?

Randy
Randy

did you see that they removed offer from Scan and Go page and you can no longer get the $45 off $45 offer email.
Also with referral you only get $10 GC. but there you will get $10 GC+ $20 GC. and $45 off $45 still possible with those steps.

John Doe
John Doe

This can be stacked with DOSH.

Looks like it’s good for the $45 membership as well.

https://imgur.com/a/jWr01y6

Remember to add your AmEx Card to DOSH first. And maybe give it a few hours at least for the system to fully recognize/register your newly-added Card.

aubergine
aubergine

Our local Sams is also on visa local offers too. unf, its not very convenient for me.

Matthew Greer
Matthew Greer

Dosh is showing as $20 pending for me after signing up last week.

Ron
Ron

I am having a strange problem with Dosh and Amex. When I tried adding my Amex card to dosh it won’t let me link it and says your card is already linked to another account which is just BS. The card number was entered correctly I double checked and can see some pending $1 verification charges on my Amex account online. I opened a ticket with Dosh several days ago but haven’t heard back yet and time is running by. 4/21 the $45 credit deal will expire. What to do in this circumstance ? Does Dosh customer support have a phone number ? Any clue why I got that error ?

Ben
Ben

I probably have like 10 membership accounts at sams club. Lol I try to get my membership for free every year.

Stephen

I don’t know if the Scan & Go deal will stack with this. That offer has to have coupon ID 11930 or 11931 attached to it, whereas the coupon ID that’s included in the URL with this Amex Offer is 11659. I’d love to be wrong though as that’d make this a killer deal.

Joseph
Joseph

In Chrome, I opened the Scan and Go Deal in Incognito. I then opened the Amex offer deal as a new tab in Incognito. The Amex offer shows the “Get a one time $25 statement credit from American Express when you join online now using your enrolled card.” banner at the top.

I then went back to the scan and go deal tab – refreshed the page – and I have the AMEX offer banner at the top as well! I don’t know if both will work. Before trying this, I also played around with the URL and combined both codes into: https://www.samsclub.com/sams/checkout/membership/purchaseMembership.jsp?membershipType=Advantage&tab=information&couponId=11930&couponId=11659?xid=vanity:joinamex

Stephen

That certainly seems like it might be possible then – I’d assumed you could only attach one coupon ID per membership.

ChickB
ChickB

I followed this trick and also got the ‘save $25’ banner, but as of now (2 days later), I’ve not received the AMEX Offer credit. Gonna guess it didn’t work. But I did get the $45 Scan and Go deal, which is better if I can only get one. I’ll update this if the Offer credit shows up in the future but I’m not holding my breath.

ChickB
ChickB

And, it actually posted the night of the 20th. So, DP: joined on 18 Mar, got the $45 Scan and Go credit immediately that day and the $25 AMEX Offer posted late in the day 2 days later. I used Joseph’s trick above this comment. Still nothing on Dosh or the referral, will update if those come through.

K.M.
K.M.

hello. i assume that the incognito method that you mentioned and the link that you created didn’t work for me. I tried the incognito method multiple times (on a windows 10 pc if it makes a difference) and could not get the banner to show. therefore 2 days ago I signed up using the scan and go link (without the $25 statement credit banner) and paid for my membership with the amex card that has the sam’s club offer. my charge is still in pending status so if I do get the $25 offer then I will report it here.

K.M.
K.M.

the charge posted to my amex bill on 3/31 at night after I typed the previous comment and 4/1 the amex offer was processed. however, I am having trouble getting the $45 scan and go offer to work (I had an $80+ transaction in-store but didn’t get a discount) so I’m currently in correspondence by e-mail with customer service.

PJM
PJM

There is also the get $10 give $20 for referrals which should stack with the Amex offer.
https://www.doctorofcredit.com/sams-club-referrals/

stvr
stvr

What if your membership lapsed and you’re not brand new?

Duke I.

Create a new account using a different email.

VDESH
VDESH

Anyone able to use Scan and Go code successfully after 7th March? I had the code but did not use it but now it seems a killer deal with Amex and other offers on top of it.

Justin Keith
Justin Keith

If anyone has triggered the AMEX offer when signing up through the $45 coupon link, I’d love to have a DP. thank you!

John Doe
John Doe

Signed up and no email/notification from AmEx yet.

Justin
Justin

Bummer, hope it comes through for you, please keep us posted.

ND
ND

I also haven’t received any notification from Amex, but I did see a confirmation of “Your $25 statement credit will be applied to your Amex account by Jun 30, 2019” on top of the landing page (confirmation page) after signing up.

HarryTheFirstHarry
HarryTheFirstHarry

I also have a 10 off 50 at Sams on my Amex. Hoping the two might stack, but I guess I will still be short of $50 after taxes and may as well buy a $50 GC.

John Doe
John Doe

The $10 off $50 is for actual item purchases at Sam’s Club and not for the Membership. $25 off $45 is for a Membership purchase.

Jack
Jack

Membership purchases are coded differently.

HarryTheFirstHarry
HarryTheFirstHarry

William Charles Chuck how do I enter referral code in Dosh? Clicking on your referral takes me to dosh home page now. I just signed up and there is an option to enter referral code. What do I enter there? Has the format for referrals changed?

Pro
Pro

I used the code CHUCKS2 from another one of chuck’s posts in the app.

HarryTheFirstHarry
HarryTheFirstHarry

Thanks that worked.

John Doe
John Doe

I pulled the trigger yesterday, trying to combine:
– $45 Scan & Go Offer
– $10 + $20 Referral Bonus
– $20 Dosh (added an AmEx Card yesterday)
– $10 Acorns (created a new Account yesterday)
– $25 Back AmEx Offer

So far, these have been successfully received:
– $45 Discount at Check-out from Scan & Go Offer
– $10 Referral Bonus + $10 Bonus for being referred (idk why I didn’t get $20 instead. Sam’s Club clearly states that those who sign-up using a referral link would get $20 but I got only $10. But not gonna complain. Don’t wanna risk them finding out and clawing back all of these).

Still waiting/no pending notifications yet:
– $10 Acorns (I paid with the Card I had linked with/added to Acorns but this account is brand new so I don’t even know if I’ll get this bonus)
– $20 Dosh (same issue like last time – newly-added card and it’s AmEx. Dosh always has issues with a newly-added card and AmEx cards. Opened a ticket with Dosh. Last time I got a manual credit from them)
– $25 AmEx Offer Cash Back (no email or anything from them yet but once the transaction gets posted, I’m quite confident that it will redeem the offer).

Will update with screenshots (I’m on mobile right now but will post screenshots later when I get home) and if/when I get notifications for the other offers that I’m still waiting for and hoping to get.

Justin
Justin

Hope these come through for you! How do you sign up for both referral and $45 discount from scan and go?I got the link for the scan and go offer, but not sure how to combine with referral? Thank you!

John Doe
John Doe

Hi, the concept is very similar to what I’ve explained before:
https://www.doctorofcredit.com/sams-club-become-a-member-for-45-get-45-off-your-first-scan-go-order/#comment-706405

If you have an existing Sam’s Club membership, go here: https://www.samsclub.com/sams/account/referal/generateReferralURL.jsp and enter your email address (for the existing membership). It’d generate a referral link. Use that to sign up for a new membership (using a different email address). It’s self-referral basically.

Then use the Incognito Mode/Multiple Tabs-trick similar to what’s explained in the post I shared above.

There’s always a risk involved in doing this – it may not get tracked properly etc. so please do it at your own peril.

Justin
Justin

Thank you! Did the $25 from AMEX ever post for you? Did you use any incognito tricks with the AMEX coupon code?

John Doe
John Doe

Not yet. The AmEx offer is still under my “Added to Card” list on the AmEx website.

I used the AmEx Card to sign up for the new membership.

John Doe
John Doe

My $25 AmEx Offer Cash Back just posted today.

Justin Keith HarryTheFirstHarry ND

Justin
Justin

Nice! Mine shows as redeemed in AmEx app, but hasn’t posted yet. My biggest issue right now is getting the dang $45 coupon to work!

John Doe
John Doe

My friend chatted with Sam’s Club yesterday and was given a $45 GC. It’s even better than the $45 Instant Savings as you could use the GC to pay for even discounted items. Try reaching out to Sam’s Club I guess?

Justin
Justin

That would be awesome; I tried chatting yesterday and they told me the coupon takes 72 hours to become available (which isn’t consistent with the DPs here), so I’ll probably wait until tomorrow and then give it another go.

John Doe
John Doe

Here’s screenshots showing the referral bonus ($10 + $10): https://imgur.com/a/pwlBcpF

Ryan
Ryan

Same question as Justin. I’d love to know how you combined the Scan and Go and referral.

John Doe
John Doe

1) Open the Referral Link first. Somewhere near the top-left area of the page, you’d see a string of code (that may not really make a lot of sense, but it’s basically confirming your referral link)
2) Then on a new tab, open the Scan & Go Link. You should see the same string of code.
3) Finish signing up on the #2 page above.

You should get both the $45 Instant Savings and referral bonuses.

Again, do this at your own peril. There’s always a risk that it may not get tracked properly.

Justin
Justin

Thank you, do you do this in incognito mode or regular? Also, is there any place where referral links can be posted, I would like to use one for the $20 (or $10?) offer. Thank you!

John Doe
John Doe

I did it in Incognito Mode.

DoC has this dedicated page: https://www.doctorofcredit.com/sams-club-referrals/ though there are so many who’ve shared their referral links there so not really sure about the chance of getting picked.

Justin
Justin

Thank you!

Ryan
Ryan

Yes, thank you!

john Doe is great
john Doe is great

John Doe : You had posted this trick on the earlier $45 scan&go offer too. Are you able to open multiple accounts using these offers for the same person with a different emails?

John Doe
John Doe

Since last time, I only signed up for one more account (a different email address, same mailing/billing address), to take advantage of the offers I mentioned above (Comment #735796).

Some of the cash back deals/offers have posted/been received, and am still waiting for the other ones to post.

I have 2 active Sam’s Club Membership accounts now and I think I’m good for now. Probably won’t sign up again anytime soon.

VDESH
VDESH

I signed up 4-5 days back and got $45 immediately but still no referral… any idea? Did anyone else got both here?

John Doe
John Doe

Here’s screenshots showing the referral bonus ($10 + $10): https://imgur.com/a/pwlBcpF

Justin
Justin

Nice! Did the AMEX post yet?

John Doe
John Doe

Nope not yet. The charge is still pending too. I think once the transaction charge gets posted, that will trigger the Offer.

HarryTheFirstHarry
HarryTheFirstHarry

I did pull the trigger yesterday as well with similar discounts, but not sure how to verify the scan & go and referral bonus. Where are you seeing these ? (Unless you already stopped in to a store to cash them)

John Doe
John Doe

There’s no way to verify online but you should get an email the next day. I got an email to both my referrer and the referee email addresses ($10 eGC each).

HarryTheFirstHarry
HarryTheFirstHarry

Thanks John Doe. I got that email today with the $10 egc as well and I have to go in store for checking on the scan and go credit. I did not self refer but used one of the referral links from Docs referral comments page. I also tried placing an online order for store pickup of $47+ non-instant savings items and no $45 credit showed up as someone else had mentioned here. So appears that one is closed at least to most people.

John Doe
John Doe

Make sure that your Auto-renew is still turned on. And it may take up to 72 hours for the $45 Instant Savings to show up.

They seem to have fixed the bug in their system from last time.

If you have turned off your Auto-renew, turn it on and then it may take up to 72 hours from that moment until the $45 savings show up.

If after 72 hours it still doesn’t show up, try chatting with or calling them first.

Also, make sure that you only have qualifying items in your cart. Refer to your email on what counts as qualifying items. Discounted items and a few categories are excluded.

Ryan
Ryan

Are there any data points of the $45 Scan and Go savings appearing after having turned off auto-renewal? (Oops!) I turned auto-renewal back on an hour ago – after initially signing up several days ago – and am wondering if I have permanently messed up the free $45.

John Doe
John Doe

My friend’s in the same boat. It’s been 2-3 days and he still hasn’t seen the $45 savings back. Probably will need to contact Sam’s Club in the end.

HarryTheFirstHarry
HarryTheFirstHarry

ok, so today I saw the $45 instant savings when I added some items to cart. I hit the checkout button but then before hitting the final button to place the order, I realized that I wanted to change my cart contents. Went back deleted some stuff and added more stuff to the cart and the $45 instant discount disappeared never to be seen again. (Tried several things like close browser, delete all cart, signout, clear cookies, etc.
When fixing the previous double credit issue they actually introduced this one where if you hit checking the credit is gone forever. Now I have to contact CS chat or instore.

John Doe
John Doe

Yeah try that. My friend was given a $45 GC yesterday. Even better than the $45 Instant Savings. GC’s good for/on even discounted items.

Alex
Alex

I have the same issue. I have the $45 saving in cart, then it disappeared after I switched one item before check out and it didn’t come back again no matter what I did.

HarryTheFirstHarry
HarryTheFirstHarry

I chatted with Sams CS today and they are probably aware of this issue and said to place order and email them the receipt and they will credit back the $45 or go instore and show them the chat log which they emailed me immediately on conclusion of the chat.

Ryan
Ryan

I’ll post back if the Scan and Go savings miraculously appears but it doesn’t look promising for your friend and I. I may try to call Sam’s tomorrow.

John Doe
John Doe

Here’s screenshots showing the referral bonus ($10 + $10): https://imgur.com/a/pwlBcpF

Mark
Mark

I placed a in store pickup order and got $45 of a $50ish order.. Have not picked it up yet, will do so tomorrow. When adding $45+ worth of stuff to my cart, the promo is still taking $45 off. Why is this? Does this mean the glitch still works?

Have a feeling that if I place another order the previous one might be cancelled or something?

John Doe
John Doe

Not sure. But if you don’t mind, you could be a DP. Worst case, you could return the 2nd order and keep the 1st order.

Mark
Mark

Went to the store today and picked up both orders successfully.

My first order was in store “only” products (discount wasn’t applying another other way), the second time the discount showed it worked on everything including ship-able items. Used that on more in store pickup grocery items. The first discount was for $44.99, the second for exactly $45. So yes, worked for me.

ND
ND

I don’t see a way of availing $45 x 2 scan and go for it (online and in-store pick up) like it used to work in the beginning of the year. Is that no longer available or am I missing something?

Kris
Kris

If you have the american express app, under offers and then under added to card, it has a redeemed offers section and under mine it shoes the offer redeemed. No email and no credit applied yet.

John Doe
John Doe

Thanks. I do see this. My offer’s been marked as redeemed. Funny why they don’t show it on their website. And what’s crazier, I logged in today and my offer’s completely gone from under “Added to Card”, on their website. It’s like AmEx secretly removed the offer.

Haven’t received the credit nor an email confirming that the offer has been redeemed, but the $45 charge has posted today.

Justin
Justin

I signed up yesterday trying to do the AMEX + $45 + referral + DOSH. My membership confirmation page said the $25 AMEX credit would be applied to my account, so I am confident that will post. Nothing on DOSH yet, but the AMEX charge still shows as pending in my AMEX account online, so hopefully that will resolve itself soon. No email about referral or $45 coupon yet. I chatted with a rep on samsclub.com who said the $45 Scan and Go takes 72 hours to show up, so hopefully that comes through soon. Will report back with DPs as I get them.

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