I'm looking at joining either Sam's Club or Costco, for their bargains and especially for their travel discounts. I only want to join one. What has been your experiences--which club gives the better travel bargains? Costco offers a sampling of their travel discounts without joining the club, however, I can't find any examples of travel discounts at Sam's Club without actually joining the club first. So, I'd like to hear opinions about experiences using the two clubs. BTW, I thought the Costco prices were quite high until I realized that the price quoted, while per person, does NOT include children under 12. I was multiplying the price x 4, when it should have been times 2. Just in looking at some of their deals to Hawaii it seems like I could get some bargains. However, how are they to deal with? Do they give exactly as promised, or "bait and switch"? We booked a package through a travel agent to Mexico several years ago, and learned the meaning of "or equilivant". We were promised a certain hotel, or equilivant. Well, when we got there, they put us up at a different hotel which was by no stretch of the imagination an equilivant. It was so awful we checked out and checked into another hotel at our own expense. When we came back, we disputed the charge for the first hotel on our American Express bill. We took pictures of the hotel, sent in the broucheres the travel agent had sent us, and a general description as to how we felt we didn't get what we were promised. Much to our delight, AMEX agreed we did not get as promised and took the first charge off our bill! However, since then, I've always been my own travel agent. I book the airline, hotel, rent car, etc. myself. I've read that packages can save you money, however, I always come out ahead by booking myself and I'm assured I get exactly what I want. We just came back from a trip to Hawaii (fantastic!), I booked the whole trip myself. I ran it by a few travel agents, and their price was much higher than mine, in one case almost double what I paid! So, would appreciate experience/opinions, delaing with Costco and Sam's Club. Thanks!