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Old 01-03-2013, 05:51 PM   #1
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Good Sam - is it worth it?

What are the campground discounts like? The Flying J gas "discount", we don't have many Flying J's or Pilots in Michigan, but we're going to Disney in October, you think that would be worth the price? What are your thoughts on Good Sam?
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:54 PM   #2
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I have been Rving since 2000 and just joined last year. My travelling buddy, who is a member, reccomended me and I got a 3yr membership for $33. I used it twice last year and it more than paid for itself. The campground discount is 10%. On a week long trip it saved me $50 and on a holiday trip it saved $25. The Pilot/Flying J discount is a couple cents per gallon. I only use it when traveling as those service centers are not near my home. If you can get a "good deal" on a membship and can use it for the campground discounts go for it!
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:56 PM   #3
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Thank you for the response, I'm considering a Jellystone weekend this spring, and may seek out Good Sam campgrounds to save if I do join.
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I think it is worth it. The campground discount is 10% which is pretty worth it. I use the flyingJ discount for diesel on trips. I love the ease of pulling into the truck Bays to fill up. Also you get some deals from camping world which is good. You also get a free magazine highways. Not the best but i like any magazine about rving.
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:14 PM   #5
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OMGosh, the campground we go to every July is a Good Sam campground. I'm sold. Thanks!
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Jellystone's do not honor Good Sam's, at least in my experience. They have thier own point system but it takes quite a few stays to make any difference. You don't have a membership fee but they are typically higher than most campgrounds but they do have alot of bells and whistles for the kids.
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:43 PM   #7
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The one I'm looking at says they honor the Good Sam's 10% discount. *shrug*
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Awesome!..Made me wonder if I've been missing out on dicounts but I checked on line and the one's I have been to do not....I see where some do...must be up to the franchise owner to honor Good Sam's or not. Since the campground you frequent does, makes it a no brainer...
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:58 PM   #9
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What are the campground discounts like? The Flying J gas "discount", we don't have many Flying J's or Pilots in Michigan, but we're going to Disney in October, you think that would be worth the price? What are your thoughts on Good Sam?
I did belong to “Good Sam“. I now belong to AAA Of Michigan. AAA discounts Disney, Good Sam does not. AAA RV Plus is a better deal for the money. Also note, Good Sam claims you get free shipping on purchases from Camping World. Read the fine print, “ on orders of $100.00 or more”. I also looked into Good Sam extended warranty. I found a better deal thru another company. The company I went with covered more. The deductible and price was less. Like they say “ compare apples with apples”.
So, if you frequent a Good Sam camp ground, It maybe worth the money to joint, for the camping discount.
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Is the one you go to in Frankenmuth? I noticed on Good Sam's its rated as a top 100 campground!!
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