Should You Join Membership Groups?

We at Investercon really, truly believe that you can never have too many membership cards! Although, yes, they’re bulky and you never have enough card slots for all of them, but there’s way around that! All you have to do is invest in a cardholder (eBay have some cool ones) to keep in your car or handbag, and every time you go into each shop you have a membership to, whip out the card and pop it in your wallet and once you’re done, pop it back in its spot in the holder!

 

Membership cards are the key to saving at your favorite, most frequently visited stores – given that they have one – and have proven to us that it really is worth having that extra piece of plastic in your pocket! Not only do you save your precious coin, but you’re on the email distribution list to be the first informed of the exclusive sales that the company is going to have, as well as offers that only members receive and competition options to win great prizes.
For example, recently I realized that I needed to update some of our gear to go camping and Anaconda had the best quality and prices, so I signed up to become an ‘Adventure Club Member’ and my gosh, I almost fall off my chair when I saw how much of a discount I would receive just for being a member! If I had of chosen the seat that I really wanted (that was $209.99), I could have got it for $119.00, and I scored an air pump for $15 down from $25! Being a member of things rocks! However, on the alternate, what about that gym membership you told yourself you’d use more often… for the last three years? Or that magazine subscription, the monthly ‘surprise box’ a subscription that you treated yourself to ages ago and just didn’t discontinue it… even your Lite‘n’Easy subscription you started, surely you can make all those meals by now, and you could
most likely do it a lot cheaper than what you’re currently paying.

So, in a way, memberships are great if they’re not costing you anything… But you have to be harsh on yourself when it comes to your weekly/monthly/yearly subscription(s). Do you really need it, are you using it as much as you could be, are you really benefitting from it, or are you just getting it because you can, because you’re too lazy to cancel it?

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