BJ's Wholesale Club to Accept Child Tax Credit Checks as Payment

Members May Use Checks as Currency Towards a BJ's Purchase

Jul 24, 2003, 01:00 ET from BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc.

    NATICK, Mass., July 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BJ's Wholesale Club
 (NYSE:   BJ) will provide Members with the convenience of using their
 government-issued child tax credit checks at BJ's as payment for purchases
 beginning July 25th.
     Starting July 25th, BJ's Members may bring the checks to any of BJ's 144
 locations in the eastern United States.  Members can choose to:
     -- Use them at the register as currency for purchases
     -- Cash the checks at the Membership Services Desk free of charge -- no
       purchase necessary
     "BJ's recognizes our success is due to loyal Members, so we would like to
 extend this convenience to show our appreciation for their continued
 patronage," says Michael T. Wedge, president and CEO of BJ's Wholesale Club,
 Inc.  "Members who have been counting on this check to make a special, one-
 time purchase like a television, vacation, or computer know that they'll get
 even more for their money at BJ's."
     To find the nearest BJ's, Members may log on to or call toll-free at (800) BJS-CLUB.
     The Internal Revenue Service will mail the first checks July 25th, with
 most of the mailings to be completed by August 8th.  For more information, log
 on to
     Headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts, BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc. is a
 leading operator of warehouse clubs in the eastern United States, with 144
 clubs in the chain.  In 2002, net sales rose to $5.7 billion and comparable
 club sales increased by 2.0%.  BJ's common stock is listed on the New York
 Exchange under the symbol "BJ".  For more information on BJ's, log on to

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