‘Price drop, mic drop’: Sam’s Club drops its price on its hotdog combo in ongoing price wars with rival Costco

The bulk-buying destinations have some low, low prices as inflation rages, but there’s a war on to get folks in the door

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HOUSTON – “Price drop. Mic drop.”

That’s how Sam’s Club labeled its hot dog and drink combo price decrease on Thursday, saying in a push alert to it customers, “The quarter-pound hot dog and drink combo is now just $1.38! Plus, free refills (as always), at the café.”

The previous price was $1.50. The company’s rival, Costco, offers the same combo for $1.50.

“New lower price. Same great hot dog & drink combo,” Sam’s Club said in an advertisement on its website according to CNN. “Frankly, it can’t be beat.”

Sam’s Club, owned by Walmart, reportedly announced the move Tuesday. The chain pointed to the price reduction as an example of ways it offers bargains to shoppers stretched by inflation heading into the holidays, CNN reported.

Sam’s Club and Costco offer low prices on products like its café items, rotisserie chickens and gas as a perk to its members that pull them into physical stores to see its other goods and potentially buy more than just those items during a visit.

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Amanda Cochran is an Edward R. Murrow award-winning journalist. She specializes in Texas features, consumer and business news and local crime coverage.