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Here's how to get a Sam's Club membership for $20 right now

The retailer is offering 60% off memberships and savings events for holiday shopping season.
Sam's Club; Kara Birnbaum / TODAY

December has arrived, and the holidays (and all the shopping that comes with them) are on our minds. We're not alone: So many retailers rolled out special Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals to entice folks to get their holiday shopping done for less. At Sam's Club, one of the best discounts still running is actually on the membership itself.

Sam's Club Membership

Right now, you can score the first year of a classic Sam's Club membership for 60% off the sticker price. That means that for $20, you can shop the retailer's selection of products in stores and online and gain access to Sam's Club membership perks such as exclusive sale events, fuel discounts and cash back — just in time for the busy (and expensive) holiday season.

Below, we break down Sam's Club's membership benefits.

Sam's Club membership benefits

Wondering if a Sam's Club membership is worth it? Here's a closer look at some of the perks you can take advantage of by joining.

  • Access to members-only sale events: Sam's Club regularly runs "instant savings" events with exclusive discounts for members, and the retailer has several planned for the holiday season. Members also get access to Sam's Club's Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales: The retailer hosted its Black Friday Thanks-Savings event from Nov. 24 to Nov. 27 and Cyber Savings from Nov. 27 to Nov. 30.
  • Fuel discounts: High gas prices have nothing on you! Save when you fill up your car at select locations.
  • Complimentary membership: Once you join, a household member can sign up for free.

Sam's Club Plus membership benefits

Sam's Club also offers its premium Plus membership for $110 per year. While this membership isn't currently discounted, it does offer several perks in addition to those listed above.

  • Free shipping and curbside pickup: Plus members don't have to pay for shipping for most purchases made online or in the Sam's Club app. They can also take advantage of free curbside pickup, which has a $4 fee for Club members.
  • Cash back: Plus members can earn 2 percent cash back on qualifying purchases (with a cap at $500 per year).
  • Pharmacy and optical savings: Looking to save on prescriptions? Sam's Club says it offers Plus members more than 600 generic brands starting at $4. Plus members can also score free shipping on contact lenses and save 20% on a new pair of eyeglasses.

Sam's Club deals to shop now

The retailer's December Instant Savings Event runs through Dec. 23.

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Sharpie Permanent Fine Tip Markers

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