Spirit's $9 Fare Club: Does membership cancel out any savings?

Q. I notice that you regularly list those $9 sales from Spirit Airlines, but to actually book one of those deals, I have to join their $9 Fare Club and pay a membership fee. Seems like a lot of hassle. Doesn't the membership fee negate any savings?

A. Not quite. At $39.95 for a year's membership and a 60-day trial at just $9, you could easily make it worthwhile in just one trip, especially if booking for yourself and your family. Our friends at SmarterTravel break down the costs for you here.