As you might expect, the Sam’s Club Black Friday sale isn’t limited to just one day. While their official Black Friday sale lasts for four total days (Nov. 23 – 26), the early Black Friday deals started rolling out online at Sam’s Club as early as Nov. 3 this year.
Additional deals arrive in mini events until the actual Black Friday sale starts online on Thanksgiving Day. But with so many Sam’s Club Black Friday deals flying around in November (in addition to all the other Black Friday sales going on), it’s important to shop with a game plan in mind.
We’ll help you identify the biggest savings — this year it’s deals like 50% off JBL earbuds, 38% off Ninja specialty coffee makers, and 37% off a 50-piece Rubbermaid food storage set. Taking advantage of deals like these will help you get the most out of your Sam’s Club membership cost.
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1. When is the Sam’s Club Black Friday sale?
We’ve confirmed that this year’s official Sam’s Club Black Friday sale will happen Nov. 23 – 26, 2023.
The sale always starts at 12:01 a.m. ET on Thanksgiving Day, but since Sam’s Club is closed on Thanksgiving, the deals will be online only. They reopen on Black Friday for in-store shopping, with deals continuing until Sunday, Nov. 26 — the day before their two-day Cyber Monday sale kicks off.
This is similar to last year’s schedule, when Sam’s Club started their main Black Friday event (aka the “Thanks-Savings” sale) on Thursday, Nov. 24, with deals running through Sunday, Nov. 27.
Do Plus members get to shop early?
Yes, they do! If you have a Sam’s Club Plus membership, your deals will go live two hours before everyone else — at 10:01 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Nov. 22.
2. Is Sam’s Club open on Black Friday?
Sam’s Club typically opens for regular shopping hours on Black Friday itself. Plus members get to shop two hours early, which can make paying extra for a Plus membership totally worth it.
Here are their normal opening and closing times on Friday:
- All members: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
- Plus members: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Is Sam’s Club open on Thanksgiving?
Sam’s Club is always closed on Thanksgiving (and on Easter and Christmas), but you can still shop the Black Friday deals online on Thanksgiving Day starting at 12:01 a.m. ET.
Plus members get to shop two hours earlier online, starting at 10:01 a.m. ET on Nov. 22.
3. When does the Sam’s Club Black Friday ad drop?
Based on what we’ve seen in years past, we originally predicted the Sam’s Club Black Friday ad would drop on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023. But we didn’t receive a copy of the Black Friday ad (called the Black Friday “Thanks-Savings” book) until Nov. 16 this year.
TIP: We usually see a two-page Black Friday Sneak Peak ad come out in mid-October, with a brief list of about 10 – 15 items that will be included in the sale.
4. When do the Sam’s Club early Black Friday deals begin?
The early Black Friday sales at Sam’s Club always happen in waves. Each event brings new sales ranging from grocery deals to discounts on big-ticket items like TVs.
Sam’s Club kicked off the holiday season with their November Weekend Doorbusters event on Friday, Nov. 3 – Sunday, Nov. 5. These doorbuster deals were only available online, and they included a mix of items like ride-on toys, gift cards, and vacuums.
The next event will be a Taste of Sam’s Club in-store event (with free samples of holiday foods) on Nov. 10 – 11, plus another Doorbuster event at the start of December.
Sam’s Club Black Friday Sales Schedule for 2023:
- November Instant Savings Event: Nov. 1 – 22
- November Online Doorbusters Event: Nov. 3 – 5 (Friday through Sunday)
- Taste of Sam’s Club Event: Nov. 10 – 11 (Friday & Saturday)
- Black Friday “Thanks-Savings” Sale: Nov. 23 – 26 (Thursday through Sunday)
- Cyber Savings Event: Nov. 27 – 28 (Monday & Tuesday)
- December Instant Savings Event: Nov. 29 – Dec. 26
- December Online Doorbusters Event: Dec. 1 – 3 (Friday through Sunday)
Related: About 1 in 12 Sam’s Club locations are participating in another holiday-themed event this year — called Sam’s Club Merry Express. Check to see if your store is on the list!
5. When is the Sam’s Club Cyber Monday sale?
The Cyber Monday sale at Sam’s Club will happen Monday, Nov. 27 – Tuesday, Nov. 28.
Last year, the Cyber Monday sale lasted three days (Nov. 28 – 30), but in 2023, we’ve confirmed that this year’s sale is only two days.
6. What are the best deals from this year’s Black Friday sale?
The best things to buy during Sam’s Club Black Friday sales are typically electronics, e-gift cards (for up to 20% off brands like Gap and Disney), kitchen appliances, and kids’ toys.
Many prices are even cheaper than Amazon, like we saw with the Ninja Creami Ice Cream Maker deal last year which was 23% less than Amazon’s price.
7. All of their Black Friday deals will also be available online.
All the same Black Friday deals you see in stores are also available online at SamsClub.com — for the exact same prices. You’ll score free shipping on most items except for a few, like TVs and artificial Christmas trees.
But if you’re a Sam’s Club Plus member, you’ll get free shipping on everything, or free curbside pickup.
Will Sam’s Club price match or price adjust during Black Friday?
8. Nonmembers can still shop at Sam’s Club on Black Friday — but with a 10% markup.
Since all of the deals are available online, go ahead and shop on SamsClub.com on Black Friday even if you’re not a member. But just know that you’ll be charged a 10% markup for the convenience. So factor that into your total before you get too excited about a hot deal. If the final price is still lower than competitors, I’d say go for it.
Just keep in mind that if you’re not a Sam’s Club member and you need to return something, you can only get your refund in cash according to their return policy.
Related: New to Sam’s Club? You’ll want to study these tips every Sam’s Club shopper needs to know.
9. Go ahead and use Sam’s curbside pickup during their Black Friday sales.
If you don’t want to pay for shipping or go into the warehouse, Sam’s Club curbside pickup is a great option.
Sam’s Club Plus members automatically get free curbside pickup (and free shipping, too), but if you’re a standard Club member, you’ll pay a $4 fee per pickup order for that convenience.
10. Or use Scan & Go to avoid crowds in the warehouse.
Scan & Go helps you avoid lines at Sam’s Club all year round, but during Black Friday, using the service is how you enter sweepstakes to win vacations, a mega-home theater makeover, or a lifetime Sam’s Club membership with a $20,000 club shopping spree. Here’s how it works:
- Download the Scan & Go app.
- Scan each item’s barcode as you put it into your shopping cart at the warehouse.
- A Sam’s Club employee will scan your phone for instant and contactless payment.
11. We’re already seeing an early Black Friday deal on a new Sam’s Club membership — 60% off.
Last year, Sam’s Club offered membership deals during Black Friday and Cyber Monday if you weren’t a member yet. You could join for 60% off, making your first year just $19.99 (reg. $50).
Only new memberships qualify for deals like these, and you can start using your digital membership immediately after purchase.
TIP: The lowest we’ve ever seen a basic Sam’s Club membership go is $15 (70% off) during their Flash Sale in October. But that offer ended Oct. 22, 2023.