I hate that they completely took out the early shopping hours for plus members but still let me explain why this is a good deal over the regular membership:
1) plus membership gives you back 2% back for almost everything they sell with a slightly long list of exclusions:
2) The instant savings on the listed products are significant so some products are free or close to free, if you are able to take advantage of it. I was able to get paper plates($0.48), tissue ($4.98), detergent (free), trash bags ( $0.68 for some reason I got $15 off the trash bags instead of $10 off) for $6.58 tax included. They are currently out of stock of the paper towels unfortunately.
3) their gas prices are usually $0.10 or more cheaper per gallon at my location
4) free shipping for a lot of stuff in samsclub.com - I once shipped organic chicken stock for the same price if I was going to pick it up in the store.
5) $25 samsclub egiftcards - need to wait + some effort required as well.
Here's the math for me
$90 - cost in groupon
-$25 - egiftcards ($5 will come automatically within 10 days and $20 eGiftCard comes 3 weeks after purchasing $20 or more online )
-$58.98 - my savings so far from the instant savings for stuff I usually buy anyway
-~$5 - free chicken/brownies ( still have to pick these up)
=$1.02 how much I felt I spent for the plus membership, now just need to wait for the paper towels to be in stock
I would suggest redeeming this using the the link provided in the redemption instructions. In-store reps have screwed up these promos for me before.
And here's a copy paste of what comes with the plus membership offer:
$90 for a New 12-Month Sam's Club Plus Membership with $25 in eGift Cards and Two Free Items ($204.96 Value)
This membership package includes:
One-year Sam's Club Plus membership
2% cash back on in-club purchases (see terms)
Free shipping on most items with no minimum purchase at SamsClub.com
Complimentary household card
Access to Sam's Club's Scan & Go mobile app service
$20 eGiftCard when purchasing $20 or more online
$79.96 in Special Instant Savings* on merchandise:
$15 off Member's Mark Ultra Paper Plates
$15 off Member's Mark Bath Tissue
$15 off Member's Mark Paper Towels
$15 off Member's Mark Laundry Detergent
$10 off Member's Mark Kitchen Trash bags
Free Member's Mark 6 count Iced Brownies
Free Member's Mark Rotisserie Chicken
Also I saw the post for the $35 option but had to create this post because the plus package just is so much better to me than the regular one.