BJ's Wholesale Club Launches Online Store with 41.21 ct. t.w. $250,000 Diamond Necklace

BJ's First E-Commerce Site Provides Consumers Nationwide with Access to

BJ's Legendary Values Just In Time for the Holidays

Dec 05, 2006, 00:00 ET from BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc.

    NATICK, Mass., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Where can a stunning,
 41 ct. t.w. diamond necklace and the words "great value" co-exist? The
 answer is only at, where online shopping is available for the first
 time and where a one-of a-kind diamond necklace featuring 68 exquisite
 diamonds is offered for only $249,999.99. BJ's Wholesale Club's first
 online store sparkles with the incredible values, premium merchandise and
 special offerings that loyal BJ's Members enjoy every day at their local
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     From brand-name MP3 players to high-definition plasma TVs, diamonds to
 blenders and much more, has great prices for time-pressed holiday
 shoppers. The cyber doors at have opened with general merchandise
 categories that BJ's Members said they want to purchase online --
 computers, electronics, entertainment, home, jewelry and gifts -- including
 new and different items that are not available in BJ's Clubs. And the site
 is growing fast, with entirely new categories, products and big surprises
 coming online all the time.
     "We are proud to be delivering an online shopping solution that clearly
 complements our in-Club shopping experience and enhances the value of BJ's
 Membership," said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BJ's Wholesale
 Club, Inc. Herb Zarkin. "Through the launch of, consumers across
 the country can now take advantage of the exceptional BJ's prices and
 values previously only available to BJ's Members located on the East
 Coast." provides a simple, convenient, 24/7 shopping experience with
 many of the features that loyal BJ's Club Members know and love. Purchases
 can be charged to MasterCard(R), American Express(R), Discover(R) Network
 and Visa(R) credit cards. All BJ's Wholesale Club Members can shop at For a limited time only, non-members can shop the site without
 having to pay a surcharge, with full access to the site's offerings and
 membership prices.
     "Holiday shoppers who log on to check out that exquisite diamond
 necklace are in for a pleasant surprise," says Assistant Vice President of
 E-Commerce for BJ's Wholesale Club Jennifer Avey. "Our online store offers
 an excellent selection of amazingly priced jewelry and other holiday gift
 items for shoppers on virtually any budget."
     Avey says the inaugural 41.21 ct. t.w. diamond necklace is just the
 first hint at the one-of-a-kind surprises to come. "Visit us regularly
 because we plan to have more unique and exciting items in the future."
     About BJ's Wholesale Club
     Headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts, BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc.
 (NYSE:   BJ) is a leading operator of warehouse clubs in the eastern United
 States. In addition to, the Company currently operates 169 Clubs
 and 94 gas stations in 16 states. For more information about BJ's, visit
     CONTACT: Teleia Farrell
              BJ's Wholesale Club
              Rob Bratskeir
              Middleberg Communications
              (646) 498-0049

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