Sam's Club has removed one of the main pain points in the path to purchase fuel at warehouse clubs: the membership card.
The retailer plans to roll out its contactless Scan & Go Fuel feature to clubs (and 518 fuel stations) across the country by the end of the year. Scan & Go Fuel allows members to finally stop shuffling around for their membership card, credit cards or cash at the fuel pump. Members just download the app, scan the QR code at the Sam’s Club fuel station pump, and begin fueling. That's it.
The new feature will certainly serve as a major point of differentiation for Sam's Club, as neither Costco Wholesale nor BJ's Wholesale Club offer a contactless fueling option such as Scan & Go.
The new feature will also come in handy for new Walmart+ members who seek to take advantage of discounts as part of their membership: Walmart+ members save up to 5 cents a gallon at Sam’s Club fuel stations.