Sam’s Club loyalty members can join new Mastercard rewards program

Dan Berthiaume
Senior Editor, Technology
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Sam’s Club, Mastercard, and Synchrony are all teaming up to expand the benefits available to Sam’s Club Plus participants.

The leading warehouse club retailer, a subsidiary of Walmart, is introducing a new Sam's Club Mastercard rewards program that provides additional value for cardholders, including expanded rewards and digital enhancements. Members of the Sam’s Club Plus loyalty program using their Sam's Club Mastercard earn 3% back on purchases in-club; they earn an additional 2% back from their Plus membership, for a total of up to 5%.

For everyday eligible purchases, the credit card offers 5% cash back on fuel anywhere (up to $6,000), 3% cash back on dining and takeout, and 1% cash back on all other eligible purchases. In addition, Sam’s Club is implementing contact-free Synchrony payment technology, including the integration of payments capabilities into its mobile “scan-and-go” offering, both in-store and at the pump.

Sam's Club cardholders can also make purchases, track spending, check and pay balances, and securely manage and freeze accounts via the Sam's Club mobile app enabled by the Synchrony SyPi plug-in. Rewards are automatically loaded onto membership cards and can be used for future purchases made both online and in club, or exchanged for cash back.

Members can apply for the Sam's Club Mastercard in-store and via digital channels including the member service desk, at the POS (including scan-and-go), the Sam's Club mobile app and e-commerce site, via text message, self-checkout enabled with Synchrony dApply technology, APIs, and the Synchrony SyPi plug-in.

Cardholders can access rewards digitally each February. The rewards can be received as cash back and can be used in any Sam's Club in the U.S or online. New cardholder benefits go into effect Jan. 27, 2021. The new credit card design will become available in March 2021.

"We are always looking for ways to give our members a better experience, including ways to help them save money and earn rewards,” said Tony Rogers, senior VP and chief member officer, Sam's Club. “This new Sam's Club Mastercard rewards program builds upon Sam's Club as an essential business during the pandemic where we saw sales increasing by millions of transactions per week. Now more than ever, our members need savings. They now have a new tool in their toolkit to make their money go further.”