This year Sam's Club is giving new members who sign up for at least the $45 year-long membership a free $10 eGift Card and an "Instant Savings" package. The package is good for $28 off the Tailgate Meal Package, which brings the total cost of the Tailgate Meal Package down to $21.88.

This deal is only supposed to be good for new members, although existing members have been getting lucky with it. (Some have suggested switching the primary and secondary account holders as well as changing email addresses.)

The Tailgate Meal Package includes: 15 Cheddar Cheese & Bacon Angus Beef Patties, 24 Member's Mark Hamburger Buns, a four-pound Gourmet Veggie Tray, Frito-Lay Flavor Mix Chips & Snacks Variety Pack, 18 Daily Chef Cookies, and a 40 or 45 Pack of Member's Mark Bottled Water. This is a completely optional bonus you don't have to pay for, but you'll be getting it at less than half the normal cost, and you can apply the $10 eGift card to the remaining total if you want. That's a lot of food for $11.

Sam's Club membership is good for a lot more than tailgate food. Other benefits include: Cash rewards with highest-level membership, free generic prescriptions program at locations with pharmacies, business printing, optical/hearing aid centers, floral centers and bulk wedding flowers, 24/7 phone tech support for products purchased in-store, and discounts on legal services.

Read about the rest of the benefits of being a Sam's Club member in our article breaking it down.

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