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While the Costco food court promises that their hot dog combo will stay $1.50 forever, Sam’s Club has one-upped them — dropping their hot dog combo price to $1.38. Is this the start of a Costco food court vs. Sam’s Club food court price war? Here’s hoping.
We’ve taken a look at the food court prices at both warehouse giants and talk about how Sam’s Club stacks up. Plus, we’ll tell you more about the can’t-miss deals in their food court. That’s a great complement to all the Sam’s Club coupons we’ve collected.
Here are some more ways to save at Sam’s Club.
What inflation? The Sam’s Club food court hot dog has dropped to $1.38.
The Sam’s Club hot dog combo used to be the same price as the Costco hot dog combo: $1.50. Just like Costco, Sam’s Club hasn’t changed their hot dog prices since the 1980s, but starting on Nov. 16, 2022, Sam’s Club has dropped their hot dog combo to $1.38. While we’re used to costs going up on everything — like most of the Costco Food Court prices — even the 8% reduction feels like a win.
At both warehouse clubs’ food courts, the combos come with a quarter-pound hot dog with a drink. It’s easily one of the cheapest dining deals that you can get.
Sam’s Club has a similar food court menu to Costco’s — here’s how they compare.
The hot dog combo isn’t the only food court item that’s cheaper at Sam’s Club. If you’re looking for dessert after your meal, Sam’s Club will be cheaper than Costco. Here’s how the two food courts’ similar items compare:
Sam’s Club Pizza vs. Costco Pizza
- Sam’s Club: $2.50/slice
- Costco: $1.99/slice
Sam’s Club Churro vs. Costco Churro
- Sam’s Club: $1
- Costco: $1.49
Sam’s Club Berry Sundae vs. Costco Berry Sundae
- Sam’s Club: $1.58
- Costco: $2.49
If you want to unlock all the secrets at Costco, make sure to look at our ways to save at the Costco bakery.
You don’t need a Sam’s Club membership to eat at the food court.
Unlike the Costco food court, you can eat at the Sam’s Club food court without having a membership. Same goes for their optical center and pharmacy. All of Costco’s departments are members-only (but you can get an eye exam at Costco Optical without being a member.)
You can even shop SamsClub.com without a membership (but you’ll have to pay a 10% upcharge on your purchases).
Get an even cheaper Sam’s Club hot dog by buying various items separately.
Looking for even more ways to save on your hot dogs? Here’s what you have to buy in the Sam’s Club warehouse to save 28.2% on your next hot dog:
- National Hebrew Hot Dogs (36-count): $8.23 or $0.23/hot dog
- Hot Dog Buns (12-count): $2.66 or $0.17/hot dog bun
- Yellow Mustard (2-pack): $6.48 or $0.11/ounce
- Soda (35-pack): $6.88 or $0.48/can
With these ingredients, you can get the hot dog/soda combo for only $0.99 each — a $0.39 difference. It’s not a huge discount, but it’ll have you saving on all your hot dog purchases.