Full Home, Happy Home with Sam’s Club {Giveaway!} – Frugal Novice

Full Home, Happy Home with Sam’s Club {Giveaway!}


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We’re pretty excited that Christmas is right around the corner. Well, I’m pretty excited. My kids are absolutely thrilled and are convinced time isn’t moving quickly enough to propel us to December 24.

As a parent, though, I’m thinking about all that needs to be done between now and then. I’m not nearly far enough along with gift shopping, I have cleaning I should really get done for company that’s coming, and of course I need to stay on top of all the essentials we need around the house.

Sam’s Club is a really great solution for us in this most busy time of year; I can get both what we need and what our friends and family want for Christmas.


I took E to Sam’s with me the other night to pick up a few gifts, and before we went I decided to take advantage of their Club Pickup feature to order some things we needed – paper towels & laundry detergent. I love being able to do that, because it means I can have my big, bulky items waiting for me at customer service and I don’t have to lug them around the store (especially a nice thing when it’s just me and my 3-year-old shopping buddy). I just placed my order online and clicked “Pick up in Club” – and didn’t even have to pay until I picked it up.


When we got to customer service, our paper towels & detergent were waiting in a cart for us, and the Sam’s Club employee just wheeled it over to us – so easy.


I mean, look how big these items are – they would’ve been a pain to haul around the store, but they were ready and waiting for us. Love it!


When we buy essentials at Sam’s Club, we also save money, which means that we have that savings to use towards other things. Did you know that members who take advantage of purchasing participating holiday essentials will save about $97?


Nearly $100 can go an awfully long way at Sam’s. Check out all we were able to get:

We got Christmas music and a fun pop-up book to read as a family ($22.22);


I found doodle books for both the boys, since they love to draw. ($16.72);



I managed to sneak something for E right under her nose! She will love this Cinderella LEGO set ($24.97):


I got a set of book lights for the boys – one for each of their stockings:


Pinkalicious box set, also for E (I know, I know, this is definitely the last year I’ll be able to get away with buying her gifts as she’s right there with me! – $19.98):


That brings our total to $93.87. I spent $7.49 on a bag of dark chocolate-coated cranberries, which we were too busy snacking on to take photos of.

I’m really impressed with what all we were able to get for $100, and I’m glad to have Sam’s Club for all our shopping needs. Easy shopping = one happy momma = one full, happy home.

Now here’s your chance to win one of FIVE gift cards to Sam’s Club so you can buy your own everyday essentials – or so you can get a little further ahead on your Christmas shopping!

$100 Sam’s Club Gift Card Giveaway for Everyday Essentials

Note: Vendor calculation based on proprietary methodology comparing average non-promoted retail price per unit from a combination of leading U.S. retail outlets vs. average retail price per unit at Sam’s Club® for 2 months ending September 26, 2015. Pricing and item availability may vary in Alaska, Hawaii, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Wisconsin, and on SamsClub.com.

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  • shelly peterson December 8, 2015 at 6:13 am

    I would buy a new coat.

    • shelly peterson December 8, 2015 at 6:15 am

      #FullHomeHappyHome I would buy a new coat.

  • Beth Hill December 8, 2015 at 7:15 am

    I would buy myself either some earrings or a bracelet. Love the jewelry at Sams Club.

  • Amanda C December 8, 2015 at 8:37 am

    Hmmm…$100 at Sam’s? That would definitely come in handing to by MY little 3 year old a gift or two, and then for myself I’d probably snag a new jacket! :)

  • Sharon December 8, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    I would buy new glasses.

  • Kimberly Flickinger December 8, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    I would put it towards groceries or Christmas presents. Thank you for the chance.

  • crystal mccord December 8, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    I would love to spend it on gifts…love giving to my family.

  • Amanda D December 8, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    I would def buy some new shoes or a purse! Something I never get to buy!

  • Ada Miller December 8, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    If I could save $97 I would buy groceries, household needs and Christmas gifts if I could. It seems like it takes so much when buying things and you really don’t get ,ugh.

  • Stephanie Larison December 8, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    I would get myself some new shirts and office supplies (I’m obsessed with office supplies, lol).

  • Rita M December 9, 2015 at 1:13 am

    You can never have too many earrings!

  • Donna Brown December 9, 2015 at 1:51 am

    Hmmmm, I think I would definitely use it towards groceries for Christmas dinner which is a big pot of gumbo. So I’d buy the seafood, sausage, poultry and spices. Or I’d use it to buy socks, underwear and feminine care items because you can never, ever have enough of those. LOL! Thanks so much for the chance!

  • Sarah L December 9, 2015 at 1:56 am

    I’d buy a new swimsuit since I swim 3 times a week.
    Thanks for the contest.

  • PaulaMS December 9, 2015 at 5:14 am

    I would buy myself a new pair of winter shoes.

  • Isis sample December 9, 2015 at 6:36 am

    I would put it towards cleaning supplies as we are getting ready to purchase our first home and will need homes essentials like clorox, swiffers, paper towwels, toilet paper, windex, and batteries. #FullHomeHappyHome

  • Tara December 9, 2015 at 7:53 am

    I would buy a new camera bag!

  • Jennifer December 9, 2015 at 8:35 am

    I would use it to buy laundry soap, I have a family of 6 here so I go through alot!

  • laurie steiner December 9, 2015 at 9:18 am

    I would stock up on essential groceries.

  • Cheryl Rogers December 9, 2015 at 9:37 am

    I would buy a nice lounging suit ( like velour). I would buy a laminator for school use, and also some great books and movies.

  • Tarissa December 9, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    I’d be able to buy an electric blanket for my grandparents. Thank you!

  • lori December 9, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    would buy Christmas presents for the needy.

  • April Morrison December 11, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    I’d buy lots of blades for shavers, shaving cream, vitamins, and breathe-rites.

  • Janice Cooper December 13, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    I would buy some pants for work. I could use some new ones.

  • Erin Ellis December 13, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    I would stock up on warm weather essential like gloves and hats for my family!

  • Linda Manns Linneman December 19, 2015 at 9:06 am

    I would buy a new desk for the children to do school work on with some drawers for storage of their work. Thank you for sharing

  • Elizabeth Sul-Celline December 19, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    healthy staples for my new years diet!

  • Jan Roberts December 20, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    I always say I’m going to treat myself, but then end up buying treats or other supplies for my foster dogs

  • Paulette Dorland December 20, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    I am in need of shoes right now!

  • Tracie Cooper December 20, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    I would stock up on meat and fresh fruit and veggies! I love their produce!

  • cindy legg December 20, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    id stock up on household items really really good

  • Danette DW December 21, 2015 at 10:47 am

    Food! I like food and they have some yummy bulk stuff I would like.