Sam’s Club Plus Membership Hours & Best Hours To Shop (COVID-19 Update)

Sam’s Club Plus Membership hours have changed!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sam’s Club has been forced to update its hours of operations. Sam’s Club used to offer to its consumer Plus members access to early-shopping hours from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m (weekdays), and 7 a.m. to 9 a.m (Saturdays), in all of its U.S. locations.

That is not the case anymore!

All Sam’s Club locations will open at 9 a.m and close at 8 p.m. Early Shopping is temporarily unavailable for Sam’s Club Plus membership holders!


  • Regular club hours and specialty departments may vary by location
  • Please check your specific Club hours
  • All times are local

Sam’S Club Plus hours for all members

If you are a Sam’s Club Advantage Plus members, for the time being, early shopping hours are not available.

Sam’s Club’s operational hours have changed due to the current pandemic situation.

The table below is the new Sam’s Club hours for all members.

Club Hours: 9 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (All members)Club Hours: 9 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
(All members)
All members: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Cafe Hours: Temporarily closed (All members)Cafe Hours: Temporarily closed
(All members)
Cafe Hours: Temporarily closed
(All members)

Other Important Hour Changes For Sam’s Club Members

  • The Tire and Battery Center hours will move to 10 am – 6 pm, Monday – Saturday until further notice. If a member has an existing appointment, that appointment time stands.
  • Sunday hours will remain the same.
  • Optical, Pharmacy and Fuel hours remain the same.

Contact Center Hours of Operation:

Mon-Sat 7 am—11 pm CST
Sunday 10 am—8 pm CST

Club Pickup

Prescheduled Club Pickup orders will still be available for pickup starting at 7 am.

Why The Change in SAM’S CLUB HOURS?

Sam’s Club wants to ensure their associates have ample time to restock, clean, and sanitize each club, and to provide you the best possible experience.

You may also periodically limit the quantity on certain items per member as Sam’s wants to ensure more people have access to the basic products they need.


You can work around Sam’s Club new member hours by simply ordering online. They will have everything ready when you arrive. Free Shipping with no minimum purchase for Plus Members.

TIP: Get in your computer early and the morning before opening hours, then choose your desired pick up time. The earliest you can pick up your order is at 7:00 am. However, pickup times may be limited due to high demand.

If you are at the store and don’t want to wait in line you can use the Scan & Go feature in the Sam’s Club app. Download it and start scanning your items with your phone, add them to your cart, and skip the checkout line altogether.

Before The Pandemic

Before that, only Business Members could avail the ‘Golden Key Hours.’ The initiative allowed families to save time. Before implementing, Sam’s Club tested the early hours and received a great response from Plus Members.

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Best Hours to Shop at Sam’s Club

The best hours to shop at Sam’s Club are during the morning time from 9:00 a.m to 10:00 a.m.

Sam’s Club Plus membership hours have changed. The exclusive benefit of early shopping hours (Weekdays: 7 am to 10 am On Saturday: 7 am to 9 am) for Advantage Plus members is no longer active due to the Pandemic.

Best Hours to Get Samples

At Sam’s Club, the best hours to get samples are 11 am to 5 pm on weekends. These may be rush hours for shopping but are great for getting tons of samples.

While early shopping hours for Sam’s Club Plus Membership holders are not available at the moment, you can save time and shop conveniently online. That’s the most viable option at the moment.