OWASSO, Okla., Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Oklahoma's newest Sam's Club will open in Owasso on Thursday, Oct. 24, providing members with numerous services and incredible savings on quality merchandise. The new club will open following an 8 a.m. ceremony involving numerous local dignitaries and Sam's Club officials.
The new club, located at 12905 E. 96th St. N., will be the 11th Sam's Club in Oklahoma. Sam's Club currently employs more than 1,000 Oklahomans, and the new club will add an additional 140 jobs to the Owasso community. The new Owasso Sam's Club comes 30 years after company founder Sam Walton opened the first Sam's Club in Midwest City, Okla.
"Sam's Club has a long history in this state, and we're thrilled to be opening this club in Owasso three decades after Mr. Sam opened the first Sam's Club right here in Oklahoma," said Club Manager Brad Yokley. "The community has been very welcoming, and we are looking forward to building long-term relationships in Owasso."
Layout, bright atmosphere, expansive selections await members
The new Sam's Club features a shopper-friendly interior layout and measures approximately 136,000 square feet. The new Owasso Sam's Club benefits a wide range of shoppers seeking quality, selection and value.
Oklahoma sports fans will immediately notice the vast electronics department featuring the latest high-definition televisions. Busy parents and those who love to cook will find an expansive array of everyday needs including fresh produce, quality meats and home meal solutions, while office supplies, vending machine snacks and paper goods prepare small business members for success. Additional benefits for small business owners include early shopping hours, Click 'n' Pull®, truckload savings and access to quality items most often used by foodservice businesses,restaurant owners and caterers.
As an innovative steward of the communities it serves, Sam's Club utilizes a variety of environmentally friendly materials and energy-efficient fixtures. For instance, numerous daylight-harvesting skylights reduce the amount of energy required to light the store by up to 75 percent daily. LED lighting throughout the club, including in the cooler and freezer box doors and jewelry counter, operates 70 percent more efficiently than traditional fluorescent lighting.
Pharmacy and hearing aid center among amenities
The Owasso club will have a full-service pharmacy where members and non-members can take advantage of great savings on medications they use every day. The Sam's Club pharmacy will feature $4 and $10 generic prescriptions and extraordinary savings on branded prescriptions. Sam's Club also offers an optical department, free monthly health screenings July through Oct. and Healthy Living Made Simple magazine to help members take charge of their health through preventative measures.
The new club will also debut a Sam's Club Hearing Aid Center, offering premium technology in hearing aid and personal listening devices alongside the care of a certified audiologist.
Sam's Club to support Owasso charities, offer special deals
Sam's Club has a longstanding commitment to give back to the communities it serves, and the new Owasso club is no different. Associates from the new club have selected several local organizations to receive grants from the Walmart Foundation.
As a part of the Grand Opening, Sam's Club will offer special savings on a number of outstanding items Thursday, Oct. 24, including*:
- A VIZIO® 60-inch class LED HDTV for $888.
- $80 off a Dell 15.6-inch Notebook.
- $10 off an Apple iTunes $100 multipack.
- $50 off a Fujifilm S8200 bundle that includes an SD card and camera case.
- Fresh beef ribeye steak for $7.98 per pound.
- Up to $50 off any in-stock smartphone.
- Local art by Becky Way.
Sam's Club membership is an investment that more than pays for itself. Whether buying for a household or a business, a Sam's Club member can access exclusive savings on merchandise and outstanding benefits. With access to Instant Savings and early shopping hours, Plus membership offers even more with premium service options. Sam's Savings memberships and Sam's Business memberships are $45 annually, and Sam's Plus memberships are $100. Special savings for college students and military families are also available. For more information, visit SamsClub.com/membership.
About Sam's Club
Sam's Club®, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), is the nation's eighth largest retailer and a leading membership warehouse club offering superior products and services to more than 47 million members in clubs across the U.S., as well as in Brazil, China and Mexico. To learn more about Sam's Club visit the Sam's Club Newsroom, shop at SamsClub.com or through Sam's Club apps, and interact with Sam's Club on Twitter and Facebook.
*Sam's Club Advertised Merchandise Policy – It is our firm intention to have every advertised item in stock. Occasionally, however, an advertised item may not be available for purchase due to unforeseen difficulties. We reserve the right to limit quantities to normal retail purchases or one-per-member or household, and to exclude resellers. Items and prices are good only at your Owasso Sam's Club location. We have done our best to ensure all information in this piece is accurate and up-to-date. Errors and omissions occasionally occur and are subject to correction. Pricing and Item availability may vary in Alaska, Hawaii, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Wisconsin, and on Samsclub.com. Pricing good October 24-27, 2013.
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