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Nugget Couch vs. Sam’s Club Member’s Mark Kids’ Explorer Sofa

Considering a Nugget couch or a Sam’s Club Member’s Mark Kids’ Explorer Sofa for your kids? Let’s compare them side by side to see which is best for your family.

Everyone is always looking for a Nugget knock off! Most of them are more expensive, and many aren’t even readily available, but Sams Club actually recently released a cheaper option! Let’s take a look at it.

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Note: I own a Nugget but not an Explorer, but I have nothing against the Explorer! Click here for my full Nugget review.

Nugget vs Sam's Club Member’s Mark Kids' Explorer Sofa comparison

What are the differences between a Nugget and a Sam’s Club Member’s Mark Kids’ Explorer Sofa?

The Sam’s Club Explore kid’s sofa looks like a pretty straight knock off to the Nugget. If you have a Sam’s membership, it’s actually cheaper than a Nugget. You just have to catch it when it’s in stock!

The biggest difference that I have seen is that people say that the Sam’s club cushions are softer and more for sitting on and not as stable for building.

I will say, Sam’s Club has a very nice return policy, so I’d think its low risk to buy one!

Cover Material

Nugget

The Nugget is made of microsuede that is soft and comfortable.

Sam’s Club Member’s Mark Kids’ Explorer Sofa

It is said that the Explorer has fabric very similar to the Nugget double brushed microsuede.

Washability

Nugget

Nugget covers are machine washable, hang to dry.

Sam’s Club Member’s Mark Kids’ Explorer Sofa

Explorer also has zipper covers that are machine washable.

Colors

Nugget

Nugget comes in 3 permanent colors – black, gray, and navy – and a rotating slate of seasonal colors. There are currently 15 limited edition colors!

Sam’s Club Member’s Mark Kids’ Explorer Sofa

The explorer comes in 6 colors: sidewalk (gray), flamingo (pink), denim (blue), emerald (green), meteorite (dark gray), ocean (royal blue).

Size

Nugget

Rectangular cushions are 33″ x 66″.

Sam’s Club Member’s Mark Kids’ Explorer Sofa

  • Base Layer: 66″ x 33″ x 5.75″ 
  • Comfort Layer: 66″ x 33″ x 3″ 
  • Triangles: 16″W x 13.85″H x 22″L

Ease of purchase & delivery time

Nugget

Nuggets currently have a 2-3 week lead time on delivery.

Sam’s Club Member’s Mark Kids’ Explorer Sofa

The Explorer sofa is currently available online AND in store at Sam’s Clubs.

Price

Nugget

Nugget sells for $229 with free shipping in the USA.

Sam’s Club Member’s Mark Kids’ Explorer Sofa

The explorer runs $180 – but you have to be a Sam’s Club member to get it.

Summary of differences

Here are all of the differences summarized in a handy table!

NuggetSam’s Club Member’s Mark Kids’ Explorer Sofa
Cover MaterialMicro suedeMicro suede
WashabilityMachine washableMachine washable
Colors18 colors6 colors
Size33″ x 66″33″ x 66″
Delivery Time2-3 weeksimmediate
Price$229$180

See my comparison of all of the Nugget knock offs here!

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Terra

Saturday 9th of October 2021

Shipping IS available on the Sam's club explorer sofa. It's included for plus members and takes less than a week

celebratingwithkids

Saturday 9th of October 2021

Thanks for pinging me on this! It was sold out when I originally wrote the post but I've updated it to reflect that it's available!!