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Old 10-30-2018, 01:26 PM   #1
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Good sam?? Good riddance!

We just joined Good Sam's Club... HUGE disappoint!!!... First off they say save .08 cents on every gallon of Diesel at Flying J and Pilot stations...first stop fuel was $3.39 gallon..after the .08 ... $3.31.... HOWEVER....100 yds down the Rd it was $3.09 at an EXXON!!!! EVERY exit same story!!! ..then..90% of Campgrounds we contacted on our recent trip claimed to be Good Sam's members... We we asked for our discount, they replied... OH WE DONT GIVE any discount!!!! We just contacted Good Sam and are getting our membership cancelled and $$ refunded... It costs us MORE to be members than it's worth.... SCAM.... I guarantee Sam's gets a kick back from The Gas Stations!!!... Good Sam...GOOD RIDDANCE!!!
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Old 10-30-2018, 02:07 PM   #2
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We just joined Good Sam's Club... HUGE disappoint!!!... First off they say save .08 cents on every gallon of Diesel at Flying J and Pilot stations...first stop fuel was $3.39 gallon..after the .08 ... $3.31.... HOWEVER....100 yds down the Rd it was $3.09 at an EXXON!!!! EVERY exit same story!!! ..then..90% of Campgrounds we contacted on our recent trip claimed to be Good Sam's members... We we asked for our discount, they replied... OH WE DONT GIVE any discount!!!! We just contacted Good Sam and are getting our membership cancelled and $$ refunded... It costs us MORE to be members than it's worth.... SCAM.... I guarantee Sam's gets a kick back from The Gas Stations!!!... Good Sam...GOOD RIDDANCE!!!
I don't use the gas discount as I get a better discount and rebates at other places. But I have never been to a campground that said they were Good Sam and not gotten a discount. Having just renewed for 3 years at $75, and getting 2 $25 coupons to use at Camping world, my net was $25 for three years.. Doesn't take many nights of camping to be ahead of the game. I don't purchase much at Camping world, at least not at regular price, but, sometimes you have no choice and you also get a 10% discount and many times a better price on many items. If you have a different discount at a campground they won't give you two discounts, perhaps that is why they said we don't give that discount, in conjunction with AARP or AAA or whatever..

Sorry you found it not worth while, but, we all have different usage and what Is good for one is not necessarily good for the next guy. I really don't care if they get a fee from a gas station or not, doesn't affect me at all. I actually use my Costco card and get 4% rebate on all gas purchases, anywhere.
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Old 10-30-2018, 02:39 PM   #3
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There are several good apps for finding the price on gas near you while traveling. One I use is GasBuddy. Also on my RAM Uconnect there is a app to find fuel that gives you both the distance to a particular station and the price. Really helps in finding the best prices. We've found as much as a 50 cent difference just within a few miles!
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Old 10-30-2018, 02:57 PM   #4
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I have GoodSam Roadside Assistance. Have never used it so I don't know if it's any good or not. I had the camping card last yr but haven't renewed it. Pilot/FlyingJ are convenient but not the cheapest.
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Old 10-30-2018, 03:11 PM   #5
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Never had their gas card because only time I got a load of bad diesel was at a FJ. Started using Shell as much as possible. Used the CG directory and found many CG that gave the discount. Also the duscount at CW used to be good until they started jacking up all the prices.
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Old 10-30-2018, 03:27 PM   #6
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I have used it many times and always got my discount. I always look for a Good Sam campground first. We went out west for 6 weeks last year and used it most of the time. I also use the pilot discount allot when traveling. They normally have enough space for big rigs to maneuver. I also just signed up for the 3 extra years and received the $50 coupons.
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Old 10-30-2018, 03:37 PM   #7
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Before I canceled my membership because of the CEO, I got my money's worth out of it. Even got a discount from a non GS campground once. Now if we aren't staying at a State Park we stay at KOA's and use there discount. Never been to a KOA that wasn't nice and what I consider first class but I cant say that for every GS member campsites I stayed at.
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Old 10-30-2018, 04:59 PM   #8
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It seems that the truck stops diesel (using the semi pumps) is more expensive. At 39’ I use them for almost all my fuel stops when towing to make sure I don’t have any entry/exit issues but I try to gauge my stops so I arrive at the CG needing fuel which I can buy based on price. I also get fuel the night before departing.
For whatever reason I buy fuel at a flying J very seldom so the discount isn’t a factor. I’ve found RVParkReviews will sometimes show a CG is a GS member when they aren’t but if they are a GS member I’ve had no problems getting my discount.
After spending time in Fort W visiting the Mouse I find the thought of paying $0.10 more per gallon for fuel no big deal.
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Old 10-31-2018, 08:39 AM   #9
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Sorry you were disappointed.
I only use the gas discount at Flying J when I'm hooked to the 5th wheel. I once was at the first pump of a Station, when I was at the cash register paying for snacks I looked out to see that if I pulled threw I would have taken everything off the roof because of the low clearance.
I've never had a problem getting the discount at a GS campground.
With CW only a couple miles away I save a lot of money on all my propane.
They honor the internet sales prices at the store, so some things are cheaper there.
It doesn't work for everyone but it works for me.
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Old 10-31-2018, 10:19 AM   #10
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I save money with my Good Sams card plain and simple and it pays for itself. Also a discount is a discount. I like and look for flying J. Huge lots for my set up and foods usually pretty good. YMMV
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