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Old 07-14-2012, 12:38 PM   #11
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I bought the Good Sam membership too, but found that most of the campgrounds that gave a discount for Good Sam members would give us the same discount with our AAA card. So I don't think I will renew next year. Only saved $7 so far using the Good Sam card.

But the KOA membership I bought in May has already paid for itself. Most of the KOA parks we stayed at were top notch and I am very pleased with the customer service. So I will be renewing that one next year.

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Old 07-14-2012, 12:45 PM   #12
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Good Sam membership with camping world coupons and discounts is very very dangerous to the wallet.

On a positive note, saved so much this year alone that even if I renew my membership for the next 10 years and never buy another thing, I will have still come out ahead.

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Old 07-14-2012, 12:52 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by whj77372 View Post
I would like to know more about the Flying J fuel discount. I have a Flying J within a few miles of my ranch, but the price of diesel is always 10 to 12 cents more there then other local diesel prices.
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Old 07-14-2012, 03:05 PM   #14
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In order to get the fuel discount you have to use their Pilot/flying J card.
Not sure how Good Sam membership helps here?

Just a heads up FYI, there is a discussion about the Pilot Flying J cards over
on Some folks claim they didn't get the discount. Some claim improper
billing and some said they were happy.
Those that were unhappy were very unhappy.
Just something to consider......
I had a clerk at a Flying J tell me the diesel discount was 5 and there
was no gas discount. The Good Sam site says otherwise but you gotta
get the Flying J card to get it.
Apparently there is a lot of miss-information out there from station to station.
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Old 07-14-2012, 09:13 PM   #15
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For what its worth, the program has always worked for me just as advertised, 6 cents per gallon off of the cash diesel price. You have to watch pricing though, Pilot/Flying J are sometimes higher that other stations even with the discount.
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Old 07-14-2012, 11:41 PM   #16
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i became a member in 93 or 94. after 1st yr, went for the life membership.
enjoy the hiway mag.
have found that (most of the time) you can usually go to a comparable campground other than the good sams for abt the same or less than the one that takes good sams after the discount. i still look for the good sams parks first.

the discount on fuel once was offered with Loves. Now its Flying J. i have never taken advantage of it. usually to get it, u have to go in first and present ur card then pump. i usually leave out that walk in first part.

you will get lots of opportunities to get insurance. in my case, i did check into the rv insurance and it didn't save me anything. actually i was paying less for insurance than they were claiming i would save. that may be a different story with a motor home.

I haven't regreted joining it and would recommend it.
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:13 AM   #17
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The Pilot/Flying J discount for Good Sam members requires getting their card. The card works at the pump. After swiping card and entering pin number the price on the pump resets to the discounted amount. Also discounts on propane and use of their dump station. If you stop at a station where there are other stations nearby, their price is the same as others, so the discount is truly a savings.
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:28 AM   #18
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Even if I never use the Good Sam membership for a campground discount, I've already paid for years of membership savings when I moved my RV and automobile insurance over to Good Sam (GMAC). I'm saving close to $1,000 a year on my combined policies and actually getting better coverage.

And, the discounts (plus free shipping if you order online) at Camping World are great (though as previously stated "dangerous to the wallet").

I'm currently considering going the "Life" membership route now.

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Old 07-15-2012, 07:50 AM   #19
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It's a good deal but they should rename it Camping World Club as it's become an advertising magazine for Camping World. Every page now promotes the company.
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Old 07-20-2012, 04:50 PM   #20
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I belong to Passport America, it's a pretty good deal if you do a lot of trips. I also belong to Good Sams and KOA. If you stay more than 3 nights at any of these places it pays for itself. I also get an insurance discount with my Good Sams Membership.

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