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Old 04-01-2020, 03:22 PM
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Has anyone been to Sam's in the past few days. Just wondering how busy it is there. Is there a better time to go?
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Old 04-01-2020, 03:23 PM
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Has anyone been to Sam's in the past few days. Just wondering how busy it is there. Is there a better time to go?
Just left there 5 minutes ago. I'd say it was close to a normal afternoon.
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Old 04-01-2020, 04:29 PM
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I would not suggest going when it opens. The line to get in is so long that they only allow a certain number of people to go in at a time. I left and came back in an hour and had no problems.
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Old 04-01-2020, 04:51 PM
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I tend to go about 30 minutes before closing and it's been comparatively quiet.

Meats are restocked throughout the day so those aren't completely wiped out if you go late. Breads and pastries can be picked over.
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Old 04-01-2020, 05:13 PM
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Get their app on your phone. Scan items as you go and skip the checkout lines
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Old 04-01-2020, 05:46 PM
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I would not suggest going when it opens. The line to get in is so long that they only allow a certain number of people to go in at a time. I left and came back in an hour and had no problems.
This is true even when life here is running normally.
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Get their app on your phone. Scan items as you go and skip the checkout lines

Best time and congestion saver for shopping there!
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I went about 1 o'clock today. I'd say the numbers were about 1/2 of what I normally see. I person in the check out line ahead of me.
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Old 04-02-2020, 05:10 AM
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Mondays are very quiet. I love the SamsClub App. I scan and pay with it myself and pass the checkout lines. Show the code on my phone to the door checker and I'm all done.


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Old 04-02-2020, 05:12 AM
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The last two times we needed things from Sam's (the last time was 3 days ago, we ordered online. When the order is ready, they texted me to come pick it up. When you get to Sam's to pick up the item, you text them that you have arrived. I drove through the customer pick up lane to the left of the entrance. An employee comes out to verify who you are, goes back in to get the items and rolls the cart of goods out to the car. I popped the back of my SUV open and they loaded the goods. I avoided all but one employee, who was wearing a mask and gloves. Co nsider that option.
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Old 04-02-2020, 05:19 AM
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We were there Wednesday around 10 AM. No paper products but plenty of everything else. All customers were courteous. We used the Scan and Go app so did not have to go through the check out line. No limits on items. Several customers with masks and gloves. Gas was $1.659 a gallon.
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They have delivery through Instacart, that's what I did .
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Old 04-02-2020, 06:43 AM
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We drove past Sam's yesterday on 441/27 around 1:30pm....the parking lot looked about 2/3rd's full

totally agree with the comments to avoid 1st thing in the morning, when people are stacked up waiting to get in

We've also had good success going to WD & Publix 1/2 hour before they close...not a lot of people (albeit they are out of a lot)
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Old 04-02-2020, 06:55 AM
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Get “Scan & Go” on your smart phone and you won’t have to stand in the check out line. Just scan and go to the exit and save lots of time.
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Old 04-02-2020, 07:20 AM
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Has anyone been to Sam's in the past few days. Just wondering how busy it is there. Is there a better time to go?
Yes have been there once a week and each time about 2:00 on a Mon and a Tues. if you download the Scan and Go App you don’t have to wait in the check out lanes which is usually the worst part. It not only saves time, but less chance of being near others in the check out lanes along with not having to touch things to check out. Each time we have been there they received pallets of toilet paper and Scott towels and this last time they just got in 3 can packages of Lysol. They have had each time one gallon containers of Sanitizer in the cleaning section (Pink) which helps with all our sanitizing. Check back in those areas multiple times when shopping because the pallets appear quickly and products go fast especially paper products. Meat department always has some meats but sometimes mainly pork and sometimes mainly chicken etc. Hamburger hard to come by. Plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables along with eggs, milk etc. With their one item limits on many things there is a lot more to go around now. They announced yesterday they are doing curbside pickup if you order online in addition to in store pickup.
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