Is Sam’s Club a Good Deal for Walt Disney World Tickets?

There’s been lots of buzz around Sam’s Club selling Walt Disney World tickets as a new way to save on your trip. Is Sam’s Club a good deal for Walt Disney World Tickets? Let’s take a look.

First, I wanted to compare ticket prices against another reputable ticket broker, Undercover Tourist. Sam’s Club does not include taxes in the prices they list. Undercover Tourist does. Make sure you’re comparing your total price.

Adult Base Ticket Price Comparison

A July 7th start date for the ticket comparison was picked at random between Sam’s Club and Undercover Tourist.

  Sam’s Club Undercover Tourist
1 Day $121.41 $127.10
2 Days $223.40 $247.59
3 Days $342.35 $329.43
4 Days $395.79 $411.02
5 Days $444.94 $423.86
6 Days $460.49 $437.84
7 Days $474.17 $446.96
8 Days $489.19 $463.87
9 Days $501.43 $475.85
10 Days $512.75 $492.86

In this sample, Sam’s Club does well at the tickets with fewer days, but Undercover Tourist has the lower prices for 7 out of the 10 tickets.

Youth Base Ticket Price Comparison

An April 10th start date for the ticket comparison was picked at random between Sam’s Club and Undercover Tourist.

  Sam’s Club Undercover Tourist
1 Day $116.09 $130.36
2 Days $224.87 $261.33
3 Days $349.70 $353.64
4 Days $444.80 $449.64
5 Days $464.99 $467.73
6 Days $479.66 $472.51
7 Days $492.64 $486.51
8 Days $506.27 $503.91
9 Days $518.17 $516.25
10 Days $529.25 $534.94

In this youth ticket sample, Sam’s Club is cheaper on the tickets with fewer days and cheaper for 6 out of 10 options overall.

Is Sam’s Club Actually Selling These Tickets?

No. It looks and feels like a Sam’s Club purchase, but it’s a partnership with Tickets at Work. That’s very important for a few reasons.

You can’t use Sam’s Club Gift Cards

Because Sam’s Club isn’t actually selling you these tickets, you can’t use Sam’s Club gift cards. That unfortunate because there are some good ways of getting discounted Sam’s Club gift cards that could further lower the cost.

No Rewards Card Category Bonuses

Because the purchase is actually made with Tickets at Work, your purchase won’t code as a wholesale club. This matters because the Discover it Cash, Chase Freedom and other category bonus cards often give some great incentives for purchases from Sam’s Club.

Can’t Redeem Your Travel Rewards

This one is not fully verified. However, we have read reports of people saying that Tickets at Work does not code as a travel purchase on your credit card. This matters for people who have cards like Barclaycard Arrival Plus or Capital One Venture who want to make the purchase and then cash in their miles. It doesn’t look like that will work.

Is Sam’s Club a Good Deal for Walt Disney World Tickets?

It definitely can be. Of the 20 ticket options we priced against Undercover Tourist, Sam’s Club was a better deal in 9 of them. It’s always a good idea to shop around for your Walt Disney World tickets. And, we would definitely recommend you consider Sam’s Club when you’re comparing prices.