Sam’s Club to Offer Cash Back for EV Charging

Club members who use the retailers’ branded credit card can earn 5% in Sam’s Cash when they charge their EVs.

April 27, 2022

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BENTONVILLE, Ark. and STAMFORD, Conn.—Sam’s Club members will be eligible to earn 5% back in Sam’s Cash if they charge their electric vehicles (EV) at eligible charging stations using their Sam’s Card Mastercard, according to a news release.

The program begins on May 1, and members will receive an additional 5% Sam’s Cash back for a total of 10% back for the month of May.

"Earlier this year we launched Sam's Cash—a new loyalty rewards program that simplified the way members earn and spend rewards. The addition of a way for members with a Sam's Club Mastercard to earn more Sam's Cash when they charge their EV, on top of our existing program, is yet another way we are working hard to offer an incredible value every day,” said Ciara Anfield, senior vice president, chief member and marketing officer, Sam's Club.

Sam’s Club has partnered with Synchrony, a financial services company, on the new program.

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