The Chronic Consumer

I buy things — all the time!

Shopping Clubs and Special Memberships

One of the best ways to save money while shopping is to join a “members only” type of club. Two common ones that everyone knows about are Sam’s Club and Costco, where a yearly membership fee allows you to save big money on bulk items at various warehouse locations around the country.

There are many more shopping clubs like these, and I encourage you to look around to find one that fits your needs — particularly if you’re planning on spending a lot of money soon.

For example, now is the time when people start thinking about home improvement projects that they’d like to undertake during the year. These projects can be anything from painting to buying new furniture to installing new tiles in the bathroom or kitchen, all of which can cost a bundle.

That’s where a directbuy membership can come in handy. This would give you access to members-only showrooms where you can enjoy deep discounts on a huge selection of home-related products from top manufacturers. Considering the fact that most retailers significantly inflate the prices on these products, buying a membership is a smart move.

So be sure to check out clubs and memberships the next time you’re planning to make a major purchase. You could end up saving a bunch of money by joining!