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Old 01-06-2019, 02:27 PM   #61
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Use your Good Sam membership card, and pay with your Costco Card.....
$3.00 a gallon 5 cents off for good sam plus the 4% back on the Costco card makes the price per gallon $2.83 GALLON
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Now if your buying gas at BJs price now using there card is $1.78 a gal which is cheaper than Costco. Later RJD
Yes, I do have a Costco combo card (membership & credit card) but not a BJ's card. That savings w/Good Sam card ... Great! Thank you.

Strange that Costco card if used in their store, you get 2% back and if used in restaurants to pay your bill, you get 3% back. Most cards if used in their store give you the higher percentage is all I am saying.

I appreciate the advice on Good Sam Card at Flying J &/or Pilot for convenience more than savings on gas.
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Old 01-06-2019, 09:27 PM   #62
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I get enough discounts at campgrounds to pay for the membership several times over in a year.
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Old 01-06-2019, 09:30 PM   #63
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My brother has a large motorhome that doesn't fit in many national parks and state campgrounds so he ends up staying in private campgrounds a lot. Definitely pays for him with just a few stays.

We may stay a couple nights in a private park through the year and save $10/night or so. Along with the discount at Camping World makes it kinda worth it for us.
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Old 01-08-2019, 02:58 PM   #64
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NO TO CW

I have only purchased one thing from CW then I saw I paid to much.Recently while looking for a new rv I came across this video and then a lot more. (see depositions)
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Old 02-04-2019, 11:04 PM   #65
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WHAT campground discount?

I’ve made most of my camping reservations for 2019 which is more than 10 campgrounds so far. I have been able to use the Good Sam discount in ONE! That’s right, only ONE! I understand the national, state and county parks not taking Good Sam, but I thought surely expensive places like French Quarter RV, or Liberty Harbor would honor good ole’ Good Sam. But no. In fact, it’s hard to find a Good Sam campgrounds with a simple search not affiliated with the Good Sam website. And when you do find them, they are waaay more expensive then everything else...even after the discount!

I’m left to wonder the point of 10% off something you never buy since 10% of zero is zero. Fortunately, this membership paid for itself already this year, but what about next year?...I’ve got eleven months to squeeze more value out of this “deal”.
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Old 02-08-2019, 12:49 PM   #66
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Hi everyone,

I researched and read the Good Sam threads here, but since they are from way back in 2013-2014 and earlier,I thought I’d create a new one. Those threads seem to have a consensus that Good Sam is worth it, is this still the case?

We just joined because the one year membership paid for itself, but I’m not sure this will always be the case. Although I like the campground discounts, they only seem to work for pricey private parks and not county, state and national parks. Additionally, these private parks also take AAA for the same discount.

We like the discounts at Camping World and free shipping on orders of $49 or more. This alone may pay for future membership fees, but Amazon is stiff competition.

What benefits do you find make Good Sam worthwhile?
None...
We used to be but have since let it lapse...
I too find tha discounts to be limited to the stores, few camppgrounds and very little else
My military discount is available in more places than the GS.
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Old 02-19-2019, 12:18 PM   #67
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Probably because there are hundreds of threads here, asking the same question. So it has been discussed many times, with the same answers.

I don't it know, it was covered before but peoples opinions change, new people come and other people leave. Prices and rewards change.



I have KOA which I do like but it offers only a fraction of the GS savings. Also I try to stay away from plastic however, reading one post I saw a person who figured out what they earn in cash back as opposed to saving with GS. However how much is their interest rate and when does it kick in? There are some cards out there that start charging interest as soon as the charge hits the account so how much are they saving then?
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Old 02-19-2019, 01:46 PM   #68
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I have used the Good Sam credit charge for years. I have never been charged interest before 30 days. I have always paid it off within that time and have never paid interest. I earn points and convert the points into gift cards at either Camping World or Gander Mountain. Each card I get is for $100 and I just received 3 of them by mail. I am sure the interest rate is high if you do not pay the balance
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Old 02-19-2019, 01:57 PM   #69
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I've never had a credit card that charged interest before you make a payment. I believe that is illegal. Never paid interest on a card, but I like the rewards, cash back, exc. By the way, that would be Gander Outdoors.

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Old 02-19-2019, 02:38 PM   #70
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I've never had a credit card that charged interest before you make a payment. I believe that is illegal. Never paid interest on a card, but I like the rewards, cash back, exc. By the way, that would be Gander Outdoors.

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Here is the correct answer. https://wallethub.com/edu/how-does-c...st-work/25789/
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Old 02-19-2019, 04:39 PM   #71
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I have used the Good Sam credit charge for years. I have never been charged interest before 30 days. I have always paid it off within that time and have never paid interest. I earn points and convert the points into gift cards at either Camping World or Gander Mountain. Each card I get is for $100 and I just received 3 of them by mail. I am sure the interest rate is high if you do not pay the balance


The best way to use any card. Only buy what there is cash to pay for. Always pay it off within a week or two. Never pay interest. Only get cash back and rewards.
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Old 02-19-2019, 05:18 PM   #72
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I don't it know, it was covered before but peoples opinions change, new people come and other people leave. Prices and rewards change.



I have KOA which I do like but it offers only a fraction of the GS savings. Also I try to stay away from plastic however, reading one post I saw a person who figured out what they earn in cash back as opposed to saving with GS. However how much is their interest rate and when does it kick in? There are some cards out there that start charging interest as soon as the charge hits the account so how much are they saving then?
I misunderstood your comment about interest as soon as the charge hits. I've haven't had a balance on a credit card since 1996 (that's when I found out how the 1st wife of 18 years was handling the finances but that's another story). With that said my 2nd wife of 20 years and I have never failed to pay off the bill when it comes and we enjoy the different reward programs. We just received $286 credit on our Sam's Club account. Good Sam's account stands at 9805 points. Most of those purchases were at Gander Outdoors. Getting rewarded for buying something we were going to buy anyway seems right to me.

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Old 03-26-2019, 09:41 PM   #73
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There have been more saving opportunities than just on campgrounds, and being a good sam member opens lots of doors I didn’t know were there. We have been getting extra discounts on RV stuff that makes Amazon and Walmart look expensive. And free two day shipping. So, at this point, it has more than paid for itself.

I’m still not impressed with the campground discounts though. Not a lot of choices, and many that give good sam also offer AAA. And none of the government parks, which is where the “real” camping is IMHO. Of course the government parks are already less than half the price, so way better deal without a discount even. That said, the campgrounds we’ve experienced so far treated us very well when we presented Good Sam. I put it on par with a Costco, AAA and they way American Express members are treated.
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Old 03-27-2019, 10:05 AM   #74
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Here's a current post on the kind of games played by "Good Sam".

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...ms+-+Emails%29
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Old 03-27-2019, 10:17 AM   #75
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I believe the above mentioned thread link is talking about the Good Sam Roadside Assistant Ins. and not regular Good Sam membership or am I mistaken? That is how I took that thread from the start. I was reading these two threads as totally different subjects, Good Sam Roadside and Good Sam Club membership. Maybe I just missed something in the interpretation, I have been mistaken before but don't tell my DW!
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Here's a current post on the kind of games played by "Good Sam".

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...ms+-+Emails%29
X2 this thread is not about roadside assistance offered by Good Sam
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Old 03-27-2019, 08:46 PM   #77
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It's all part of the program isn't it? If they suck in one department, can you assume they'll be great in the other. Not for me thanks. I'll spend my bucks elsewhere.
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It's all part of the program isn't it? If they suck in one department, can you assume they'll be great in the other. Not for me thanks. I'll spend my bucks elsewhere.
Actually no, not the same program. You are referring to purchasing roadside assistance like AAA, but with good sam branding. We are referring to being a good sam member which is a separate purchase and package of benefits.

BTW, your grievances are not really about good sam, all roadside assistance programs would have sent the same letter under the same circumstances. Your story falls into the “user error “ category.
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There have been more saving opportunities than just on campgrounds, and being a good sam member opens lots of doors I didn’t know were there. We have been getting extra discounts on RV stuff that makes Amazon and Walmart look expensive. And free two day shipping. So, at this point, it has more than paid for itself.

I’m still not impressed with the campground discounts though. Not a lot of choices, and many that give good sam also offer AAA. And none of the government parks, which is where the “real” camping is IMHO. Of course the government parks are already less than half the price, so way better deal without a discount even. That said, the campgrounds we’ve experienced so far treated us very well when we presented Good Sam. I put it on par with a Costco, AAA and they way American Express members are treated.
X2 on the discounts and savings Beachbourbon. Just ordered 3 items thru CW and saved enough on that one order (compared to Amazon and ebay) to pay for this years membership.
I also am planning on staying at two GS member parks later this summer that will pay for my next two years worth of dues. And those cgs are not the highest priced ones nearby. So I am very pleased to be a Good Sam member. I know there are a lot that are unhappy with CW and I can understand their frustration. I personally haven't dealt with their service depts. and probably never will because my dealer has always taken very good care of all our issues.
But just speaking of the CW discounts and campground discounts, I think it's a good deal.
Oh, the Flying J fuel discount is a bonus. All of this is of course is only my humble opinion.
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Just saying, they are all Lemonis owned corporations, and you can search these pages and find hundreds of complaints, many unresolved. I have seen enough over the years to steer away from doing business with them. That being said, I hope you have good experiences with them and find their products useful. These pages are about sharing those experiences, and that was my point. I elect to stay away.

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