The Camping and Caravan Club sites are cheaper both site wise and membership wise and if you are over 60 you receive a 30% discount on the adult price off peak not July and August. And they do a day rate of around £7 if you want to visit and service your motorhome.
The Caravan and Motorhome Club have the more extensive site network and their sites can be cheaper when compared to competitor local commercial sites offering similar services.
Both have apps.
We use pitchup.com to find local sites in the areas we are interested in touring. Very often there is a club site in the area or a cheaper certificated site but not always in as convenient location as non club sites. Club sites can be a bit isolated when compared to other sites nearer centres of population. However we prefer to wild camp if possible when touring and only use sites every 3 or 4 days. We object to paying money for a muddy field with limited facilities which sadly many certicated sites are in out of season months. Club sites are nearly all hard standing.
It’s pretty much down to where you are touring and whether there are suitable club sites in those areas. If there are then it’s worth joining. We are members of both clubs simply because they both have convenient sites in areas we visit a lot and we can get the full out door kit out barbie chairs table gazebo etc for the duration of a week or more on a site when we are visiting and not touring.
PS for readers of this topic who are not full members of wildcamping.co.uk it is well worth becoming fully paid up members here to have full access to the database of POIs!