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Save Time, Skip the Line with Scan & Go (New Feature Inside the Sam’s Club App)

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We love Scan & Go! Here’s why…

If you don’t like waiting in the checkout line to pay, you’ll definitely want to download the newly updated Sam’s Club app as it now has the awesome Scan and Go feature right inside the app!

With Scan & Go, your smartphone acts as a “magic” wand (ok, not really, but it feels like it! ✨), allowing you to scan items as you shop, pay from your phone, and skip the busy checkout line in club! Pretty awesome, right?! 🙌🏻

Sams Club Scan and Go App

More new features of the Sam’s Club app:

The app now has these tabs at the bottom of the screen so you can easily navigate the app:

  • Home – See your Instant Savings* or shop new limited-time, exclusive daily Shocking Values
  • Scan & Go – Scan, shop, and pay for your in-club purchases from your phone
  • Account – Quickly find your membership card, order history, and account information.
  • More – Easily reorder your essentials, get directions and hours for your nearest club, and more!

*On the Home tab, click on the Instant Savings Book tab at the top to find all of the current Instant Savings deals for easy reference while shopping. You can even search for items you’re needing to buy to see if they’re on sale!

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Scan & Go is SO easy to use, too! Here’s how…

Scan & Go is a useful budgeting tool, so you can easily keep track of what you’re spending while you shop – no more surprises! Plus, the tool is so easy to use that kids can scan items for you (and it will help keep them occupied! 😉). Just follow these easy steps –

  • Download the free Sam’s Club mobile app and click on the Scan & Go tab at the bottom
  • You’ll need to create an account, add a payment method, and enter your Sam’s Club membership number.
  • Head to your local Sam’s Club with your phone, open up the Sam’s Club app, and start shopping.
  • Scan each item’s UPC code as you’re adding it to your shopping cart.
  • When you’re done shopping, click to pay for your items wherever you are in the store – no need to head to the busy checkout lanes!
  • Show the digital payment receipt to the associate as you exit the warehouse.
  • That’s it – easy peasy!

A few tips:

  • Gift cards or cash rewards cannot be accepted as payment on the app.
  • There is a $750 pre-tax limit for the total purchase amount with the app.

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Check out this Scan & Go review from one of my sidekicks..

“I hate to admit it, but I’ve always been a Costco shopper… until today! After hearing about the Sam’s Club Scan & Go App, I decided it was time for me to get a membership and check it out. With less than 25 minutes to run in and out (including signing up for a membership!) before having to pick up my son from school, I was amazed at all that I was able to get done in such a short time-frame!”


The Sam’s Club app ROCKS! Thank YOU Sam’s Club! 💃
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Comments 37

  1. Peaches

    Nice write up for Sam’s Club scan and go. The only problem with it is that not everyone is a Sam’s Club member and not everyone can benefit from joining Sam’s Club so downloading the app won’t do them any good at all. Too bad Walmart can’t get on the same train.

    • Savvysaver

      I’m sure they’re aware it’s for members only.

    • Robyn

      Peaches ~ I saw a Scan and Go sign at the the self checkout area of my local Walmart. I’m not sure if it is everywhere or if we are just part of a test market. About 3 years ago the same Walmart also had something similar, then it disappeared. Maybe it will make it this time!

    • Sarah

      Agreed great write up! Not every post is for every person. I am sure this is targeted to those who have a Sams Club membership and are unaware of the app or for those who will benefit from it in the future.

      • Dealzgurl

        I had forgotten about this app…it will be a real timesaver! Sams is always so crowded.

    • Olgraygirl

      Lots of us are Sams Club members and appreciate the tips. Maybe you could filter your comments since THEY don’t apply to US.

  2. Susan

    it’s made my life so easy while shopping with my little ones

  3. Debbie

    I have used this feature a few times already. It keeps my card on file and just scan as I add it into the cart. It helped me watch what I was spending and I was able to check out and not get in the very busy lines ( Saturday Afternoon my store is crazy). Straight to the exit line. They just scanned the barcode and that is it. Also have done the order on my phone and pick up that is a good one to do also. Love this feature!

  4. Heather

    This is great!!

  5. Amanda

    I have memberships to Sam’s and BJ’s. I shop Sam’s way more often because of this app! Love getting what I need and getting out.

  6. Laura

    I love using scan and go when I go! Such a time saver!!!

  7. Cathy

    I love this feature. Use it often unless my son is with me. He likes the self check out so he can scan everything himself. Side note: if purchasing gift cards you need to use a register to check out. Last time I scanned everything but went through the line for my gift cards.

    • AmyA

      This is the one feature I wish the app had. I purchase gift cards through the school because I get some cash back, but I can’t pay with GC through this app.

  8. Judy Trac (Lipscomb Pharmacy)

    Can I accidentally forget to scan and walk out without paying lol

    • missy

      No. They have to scan your receipt on your phone at the door before you exit

  9. abigail

    I do love the Scan & Go feature at Sam’s Club. It makes shopping in wholesale store so much easier and convenient. And my daughter loves scanning everything in our cant. Keep in mind if you want to buy alcohol, you can’t use Scan and Go either for alcohol purchases. You’ll need to check out with a cashier.

  10. Gina G.

    I’ve been using this app since the beginning of the year and I LOVE IT! It’s really great to have on Black Friday and this time of year, with the exception of the pharmacy, I haven’t used a register since!

  11. Regina

    I used to use all these express check outs (self service) from different stores. I stopped doing it because I read an article that it can hurt people’s jobs. I know it is convenient to most of us but I just don’t want to be a reason a person loses their job. But that’s just me 😀

    • emily

      There will always be jobs that go and new ones will come. People will be needed to maintain automated systems that eliminated cashier jobs. The door may need extra people. I never get my milk delivered by a milk man, shoes made by a cobbler, ice delivered for my ice box. I send text messages rather than telegrams. I don’t feel guilty about that, so why should i feel guilty for using scan and go?

  12. Lisa E.

    I have this app and love it! It puts a smile on my face when I walk past the long lines right up to exit to get my QR Code scanned.
    Using the receipt from the app when returning an item was easier than keeping up with a paper receipt.

    Also, I haven’t posted about this, but I was told my local Sam’s had Member’s Mark Sensitivity Infant Formula
    48 oz. marked down to $10.91. This formula still had the retail price posted when I went in store.Rather than trying to find an associate to scan formula, I scanned it on the app. It was $10.91!! So fast and convenient!!

  13. Freedom

    I’ve used the app since it became available probably a year ago.
    Before it used to be a pain to go and wait in the long lines. Now I can get in and get out. So convenient.

  14. hirawn83

    have been using it since it first began . The best thing that ever happened. Plus sams opens way before Costco so I can shop in peace and quiet. Love sams!

  15. Laurie

    Loooooove this!! I downloaded the app when you first posted it. It is such a joy to shop now. No lines and super easy to use. I often take my elderly father who has very limited mobility to do his shopping . This has been wonderful for him knowing that he doesn’t have to wait in long lines! Thank you for posting:)

  16. Jacky

    Is the picture of an actual receipt or something done up for the write up? Our Sams Club does not offer a paper receipt with scan and go. I found out the hard way when I needed one for a rebate offer.

    • GaGa

      You can go into your app, download a receipt and print out.

  17. Lo

    I’ve had the price change to higher at checkout with the app. It was a clearance item. Only problem I’ve ever had. Scanned lower price and jumped to another when I went to pay.

  18. GaGa

    I have used this app since the first of the year. Really came in handy with the Premier Protein Class Action suit. I was able to prove I had bought 12 cases of shakes. Hopefully I will get a big check soon!

  19. Paula Mason

    I’ve been using this feature for almost two years. It’s the greatest thing ever!

  20. Maggie C

    Thank you for posting this! I am going to sams today and dreading it, I just downloaded the app and hopefully this will make it a little easier! Thanks!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re very welcome!

  21. Wendi Phillips

    We love this app.
    Great time saver.
    I go with my mom who is on oxygen and can’t spend a long time shopping.
    I load the items and she scans them.
    Only had one problem.
    Added a bread item too many times.
    Had to go to customer service to get a refund.
    That took the longest time of the whole shopping trip.
    Great that you can send yourself a receipt to your email

  22. T

    I love the scan and go app. If you have signed up for Dosh, you can get cash back when you use the scan and go too. 👍

  23. Em

    Can you scan to price check something and then easily delete it? Sometimes the price signs are hard to find or missing at my store.

    • Chelsey (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yes, you can! It will also show if there are an Instant Savings discounts on items too!

    • jodialdrichdunkin

      One of my features is checking prices and also it helps you stay on budget (if that is possible at Sam’s lol) it keeps a running total for you! 😊

  24. Dawn Puhalsky

    Just saw this post. Must have been asleep that day. Anyhow. This app is incredible. I see many people in line that “ARE” members and they don’t use the app. I’m always baffled at this. There have been a few times when the app didn’t work in the beginning, or the scanner at the door was wonky in the beginning. Now-a-days…perfect. I grab boxes when I enter, and scan and pack as I shop. What a time saver. Our club has taken out about half of the Cashier lanes and replaced with self checkout….dear Lord what a nightmare. Give me this App any day

  25. Denise

    I LOVE this app!! You can put multiple credit cards as payment options. Works great when I have to get supplies for work. I have the company card stored in there. Just have to remember to switch back to my personal card lol. (I had to reimburse my company for 3-$.89 drinks).
    It really saves time if you shop on Saturday. That’s when lines seem to be longest.

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