Sometimes I hate when I see an auto-renewal charge on my card. It’s another phone call i have to do.
But, sometimes, auto-renewals are extremely convenient. I know I won’t be parting with my Sam’s Club membership anytime soon, so it makes sense to have it auto-renew if that’s an option.
So, does Sam’s Club membership auto-renew? This is what we know…
Does Sam’s Club Membership Auto Renew?
If you’re looking to renew your Sam’s Club membership, you can do this any number of ways, and one of them is the auto renewal option. This means you enroll in an ongoing automatic renewal of your membership using a preselected card from your account.
This article takes a look at Sam’s Club membership renewal options: what they are, where to find them, how to use them, and how to edit your preferences.
How Do I Cancel Auto Renewal On My Sam’s Club Membership?
Membership autorenewal is not for everyone. For one thing, it’s easy to forget that you enrolled in it in the first place. This means you may be being charged annually for a service you may not be using anymore.
The trouble is that when you join Sam’s Club, you are automatically enrolled in the Auto Renewal option. You are given notice about this – it isn’t a hidden or disguised feature. It’s just that many members simply forget that the Auto Renewal feature is a part of their membership signup.
You can cancel out of (or disable) the Auto Renew Feature from your account information page. Simply:
- Sign into your Sam’s Club account and view the account information page
- Locate the Auto Renewal settings link under the membership header
- Uncheck the Auto Renewal box
- Sign out of your account
If, however, you want to enable the Auto Renew feature on your account:
- Sign into your account and check the auto renewal option box to update your preference
- A link to the Auto Renew Terms and Conditions will also be available here
- Select a default payment method (or add one) to your account using the Payment Methods tab
How Do You Renew Your Sam’s Club Membership Without Signing Up For Auto Renewal?
When you sign up for a Sam’s Club membership (either club or plus), the automatic renew feature is applied to your membership immediately. However, you are notified of this when you sign up.
You can, at any time, (including just after the time of signing up) cancel auto renewal through your membership account. You can do this online, by phone, or at any service desk instore. In this case, your membership will last for one calendar year and then finish. You can check your renewal date in your member account or find it on any of your order receipts.
You will then need to manually renew your membership.
Members with the auto renewal activated will receive an emailed reminder, which will include the date of expiration and the fee that will be charged to the member.
Members can renew membership by phone, in person at any service desk, online through a member account, or by mail (this option takes the longest to finalize). Members can also continue to long in and cancel the auto renewal feature on their account at any time.
If you are upgrading your account type or renewing your yearly membership, the auto renewal feature will be triggered each time. Therefore, you’ll need to uncheck this option each time you change your account status.
How Do I Cancel My Sam’s Club Membership?
You can cancel a Sam’s Club Membership at any time. Sam’s Club recommend visiting one of their Help Desks or completing the process over the phone.
Depending on how long you’ve been a member, you’ll be entitled to a refund on your membership fees. If you’re within three months of joining up, you may receive the full fee back.
If you visit a membership desk, your membership cancellation and refund will be processed immediately.
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Both of the Sam’s Club memberships have auto renewal functions applied automatically when they are set up. Although you will be notified of the auto renewal feature when you sign up, it’s an easy thing to forget.
Some members prefer this kind of convenience, but others don’t want to commit to a lifetime of automatically renewing membership fees.
However, it’s easy to disable the auto renew feature in your account. You just need to remember that you’ll have to do this each time you renew your membership – even if you are renewing your membership manually (or upgrading to the Plus membership).