Shop at Sam's Club, membership free

Shop at Sam's Club, membership free
Shop at Sam's Club, membership free

If you've always wanted to try shopping at a membership club, but don't want to pay the fee take note: Sam's Club is letting non-members shop the store for three days in early August.

The program hasn't been announced to the public yet, but Sam's Club spokeswoman Susan Koehler tells WalletPop that stores will host an open house August 6,7 and 8 and "basically try us for free."

Of course membership is guaranteed, so anyone could essentially buy a membership, shop and then request a refund. But for those shoppers less interested in subterfuge, the open house provides an opportunity to stock up on small business supplies, household staples, electronics, food items, and school supplies. "The last time we did that was for Sam's 25th anniversary in 2008," Koehler says.

Memberships start at $35, but free is even better. If only for a few days.