Smart Clubbing

  • Posted on February 22, 2012 at 7:29 AM

Coupons aren’t the only way to save. 🙂 Here is some information about a few clubs that I belong too and why.

For reading fiends:

Barnes & Noble  $25/year.

I love to read and have a rather huge book collection. I also love magazines. When I visit Barnes & Noble I usually walk up to the cashier with an arm load of both and leave with an empty wallet. I would always consider the membership, but would choke at the $25 price so I’d never signed up. I finally did and it is seriously worth it. First of all I want to point out that your membership applies to more than books and magazines. Getting Starbucks AND a discount. *angels singing* YAY!

$50 in bonus coupons upon sign up.
40% off hardcover(crazy expensive) best sellers. 10% off of almost everything else.
Exclusive offers snail or emailed to you. (Not constantly spammed either.)
FREE express shipping (1 – 3 days) on Barnes &
$25 off a Nook Color or Nook Table.

For travelers:

AAA  $48-124/year

Not just about cars. The things I use my membership the most for is zoos/theme parks & hotel rooms. They also offer instant savings at THOUSANDS of online shops, restaurants, travel and insurances.

  • Free towing, battery jump-start and flat tire service
  • Free car locksmith service and fuel delivery.
  • Discounts on prescriptions not covered by government programs.
  • Member rewards credit cards. (must apply)

Costco $55+/year (depends on level you prefer)

  • In-store coupons
  • Fuel discounts
  • Members only pricing on cars, event tickets & auto insurance.
  • Free 2 year warranty on TVs, Computers.
  • Samples (non food found on their website) and yummy cake! 🙂

Online Shoppers: 

Shoprunner $79/year*

  • Free two-day shipping and returns from an ever growing list of online shops.
  • Downloadable toolbar “DealRunner”, that alerts you to coupons and members-only perks while on a retailer’s website.
  • Up to a $10 bonus every time a friend signs up.

*Like them on Facebook. They randomly offer free 1 year memberships for new subscribers.

Amazon Prime $79/year*

  • Free 30 day membership trial.
  • Free 2 day shipping on millions of items. (NO minimum order size)
  • Instant access to streamed movies and TV shows.
  • A Kindle book to borrow for free each month from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library

*If you set up for automatic delivery membership is free via the Amazon Mom Program.





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