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    What memberships do you have?

    This morning I was going through and making a list of all the different memberships we have to try and make sure we are getting a good value out of them. Here's my list:

    AAA
    Sam's Club
    Local Organic food co-op
    Gym

    What memberships do you belong to and how would you rate them on saving you money?

    #2
    We have AAA as well.

    Other than that, I can't think of any paid memberships like that. No warehouse stores. No gyms.

    We do belong to a Disney fan club if that counts. We were founding members of the club in 1991.
    Steve

    * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
    * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
    * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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      #3
      AAA & Gym

      I don't know that either of them particularly saves us money but both are bought for the convenience factor.

      When our kids were little we always had 2 or 3 museum or zoo type memberships. We used so much it was extremely frugal entertainment. & we would often get in free or discounted to other zoos and museums. Right now, just plenty of other stuff to keep us entertained and occupied so we don't have any other memberships at the moment.

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        #4
        Current: AAA & Costco & golf club (DH)

        Past, personal: CSA & groups joined to qualify for credit union membership

        Past, professional: cultural and professional organizations

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          #5
          I do belong to a couple of professional organizations but that's kind of required to maintain my certification.
          Steve

          * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
          * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
          * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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            #6
            I knew I was probably forgetting something.

            Joining professional memberships gets me substantial discounts on insurance. Employers have always paid for the memberships, so win-win.

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              #7
              GM Motor Club
              Gym

              The motor club saves me tons of money. I am always that person with a flat tire, dead battery, or locking the keys in the car so it isn't uncommon if I call roadside assistance every month (sometimes more). Paying out of pocket is outrageous and adding it as a feature on my car insurance only allows me to use it 3 times a year. The motor club has unlimited uses and is the cheapest of my options. In fact I just used them today lol.

              The gym says me money, but largely because it takes up time I would otherwise use on more costly sources of entertainment. I suppose in the long run it'll also save me money on health related needs.

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                #8
                AAA
                Amazon Prime (I got discount by being a student)
                Gym (used to, we just cancelled, we are planning to move to an apartment with gym)
                AmEx Membership

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                  #9
                  Netflix..

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                    #10
                    Oh, I have Netflix too...forgot about that one.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by buildingmore View Post
                      This morning I was going through and making a list of all the different memberships we have
                      Originally posted by buildingmore View Post
                      Oh, I have Netflix too...forgot about that one.
                      I guess I'm not defining "membership" the same way that you are. I don't consider Netflix to be a membershp. It isn't a club or an organization. It's a service that I pay for, just like cable TV, Internet access, the Sunday paper, or the guy who mows our lawn. We have a subscription to TIME and Money magazines. Heck, we have a subscription to a local theater company. But I don't consider any of those things to be "memberships".

                      I did forget to include AARP though.
                      Steve

                      * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
                      * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
                      * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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                        #12
                        1) Switched from AAA ($100 per year) to Autovantage ($70)
                        2) cancelled my 24 Hour Fitness ($35 a month), I go jogging around my neighborhood and lift weights at home.
                        3) Service Employees International Union (SEIU), $45 a month. I used to belong to the Plumbers Union prior.
                        4) No Costco/Sams, no Amazon, etc.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by QuarterMillionMan View Post
                          no Amazon, etc.
                          Add Amazon Prime to my list. We got it last year when we started ordering DD's textbooks and she got a student discount on the membership fee.
                          Steve

                          * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
                          * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
                          * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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                            #14
                            Um, so Amazon Prime is a "membership" but Netflix isnt? Splitting hairs are we?

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Green43 View Post
                              Um, so Amazon Prime is a "membership" but Netflix isnt? Splitting hairs are we?
                              I think we can put both in one category. Membership/Subscription. It's the same business model anyway.

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