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The best part is that you don't need a Sam's Club membership to start shopping.

Zee Krstic
October 19, 2018

Many shoppers were excited when Costco first partnered with Instacart in 2017 because it created a loophole to shop at the wholesale retailer without needing a membership. The same is now true for Sam's Club, where same-day delivery through Instacart will be rolled out to more than 350 Sam's Club locations across the United States by the end of December.

In some areas, Instacart is already up and running with Sam's Club deliveries, as more than 1,000 new ZIP codes are currently eligible for Instacart's services. Shoppers won't need a Sam's Club membership to shop their private-label groceries or fantastic deals on kitchen appliances.

If you choose to shop online, however, do expect an upcharge on most items you purchase—Instacart normally tacks 15 percent onto store prices, in addition to fees for Instacart non-members. But for those who prefer to shop in bulk every once in a while, this is a great way to stock up on all your favorites—without shelling out annual membership fees at Sam's Club (which can range between $45 and $100).

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You may wonder what home cooks are buying using Instacart's delivery service? According to corporate representatives, the top-selling items on Sam's Club delivery orders include bananas, strawberries, avocados, baby spinach, grapes, bottled water, hot rotisserie chicken (a weeknight savior!), and 2 percent milk.

It sounds like you can get a ton of healthy staples delivered right to your door, but we're sure Sam's Club has something different for everyone. You can check and see if your local club is delivering by using Instacart's online portal right here.

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