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Relocated Sam's Club Adds Value, Convenience in Houston Local Organizations to receive support through Grants

HOUSTON, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sam's Club will open its relocated Houston club at 13331 Westheimer Road following a Grand Opening Ceremony at 8 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 26. The membership warehouse club will give residents and small business owners the opportunity to access incredible savings on quality products.

"Whether you're running a family or running a business, you can count on finding the quality products you need at Sam's Club," said Club Manager Robert Williams. "And in addition to simple shopping, a membership at Sam's Club also gives you access to a wide selection of benefits, such as Instant Savings loaded automatically on your account."

Grand Opening ceremony to feature local officials
Beginning with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, the Grand Opening Ceremony will feature a number of special events and limited-time offers on select merchandise. The ceremony will feature a presentation by Jeannie Bollinger, president and CEO of the Houston West Chamber of Commerce.

"The Houston West Chamber is proud to be a part of the Grand Opening of the new Houston Sam's Club," Bollinger said. "We are excited to introduce our business members to the more than 4,500 instant offers available to club members. The new Hearing Center offers state-of-the-art free screening services with qualified professionals plus the latest technology in hearing aids and accessories. I can't wait for my fellow West Houstonians to see the innovative new design, skylights and convertible registers. All I can say is welcome to West Houston. We are excited to have Sam's Club as our neighbor."

During the Grand Opening event, Sam's Club will showcase a variety of special events inside the club. Attractions will include Kountry Boy Sausage and Sadler's Smokehouse BBQ through Sunday, Sept. 29, and Bamboo Bedding through Sunday, Oct. 6. In addition, free health screenings will be offered Opening Day from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. as well as Friday, Sept. 27, and Saturday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Screenings will be given for assessing total cholesterol (risk ratio), HDL (good cholesterol), glucose, blood pressure, Body Mass Index, bone density, and vision and hearing testing.

Limited-time offers to be available during Grand Re-Opening
As part of the Grand Opening celebration, Sam's Club will offer special savings on featured products. These limited-time offers will only be available Opening Day through Sunday, Sept. 29.

Special deals for Grand Opening weekend include:

  • $80 off a VIZIO 60-inch class LED HDTV
  • SIMPLY RIGHT triple-strength fish oil, 150 count, for $13.98
  • A Magnavox 32-inch class LED HDTV for $229.88
  • A 15-pack of Vitaminwater beverages for $10.48
  • A Samsung WB800 camera bundle with 8GB SD card for $229.88
  • USDA choice beef ribeye steak for $7.98 per pound
  • A Dell 15.6-inch notebook for $299

More than 70 jobs, other community support through new Club
To staff the new Houston Sam's Club, Williams has hired more than 70 new associates.

"Sam's Club is recognized for providing superior customer service to our members, and it all starts with the talent we are able to recruit from the communities we serve," Williams said.

To show its support for the Houston community, Sam's Club will present grants to the following local organizations:

  • Citizens for Animal Protection
  • Texas Children's Hospital
  • Texas Sentinels Foundation
  • Alzheimer's Association – Houston and Southeast Texas
  • Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas
  • National Association of Women Business Owners Houston

"Since first coming to Houston, we've witnessed the impact these organizations have made on our community, and we're honored to provide them the support they need to continue their missions," Williams said. "Our promise is to be a club of the community, and giving back to our local organizations is one of the ways we deliver on that promise."

Broad range of members-only conveniences, health services will be available at new club
Measuring approximately 136,000 square feet, the new club will feature a variety of members-only amenities, including a fresh bakery, a tire and battery center, a cafe and a fuel station.

A number of health and wellness services are also available. The Sam's Club pharmacy, open to both members and the public, features many $4 and $10 generic prescriptions, as well as extraordinary savings on branded prescriptions. The optical center offers $40 off each additional pair of regularly priced prescription eyeglasses with the purchase of a complete pair of eyeglasses at regular price. Lastly, at the hearing aid center, premium technology in hearing aids and personal listening devices is available from a certified audiologist.

To further simplify their shopping trips, members can download the Sam's Club smartphone app, which allows them to create shopping lists, check their Instant Savings offers and learn about upcoming events at the club. The app is available for Apple, Android and BlackBerry devices.

Array of environmentally-friendly features, Small Business benefits
As a steward of the communities it serves, Sam's Club utilizes a variety of environmentally friendly materials and energy-efficient fixtures, including daylight-harvesting skylights that 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.

Local business owners have convenient access to low prices on office supplies, vending machine snacks and paper goods to ensure their long-term success. Additional benefits for small business owners include early shopping hours, quick shopping through Click 'n' Pull®, an online ordering service where members can order online by 5 p.m. and pick up their order the next day, truckload savings, and access to quality items most often used by foodservice businesses, restaurant owners and caterers.

Membership Information
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 Membership offers exclusive savings on merchandise and outstanding member benefits. With access to instant savings and early shopping hours, Plus membership offers even more with our premium service options, including Cash Rewards on qualifying purchases. 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 Savings Made Simple®, visit the Sam's Club Newsroom, purchase or renew memberships at SamsClub.com or through Sam's Club apps, and interact with Sam's Club on Twitter and Facebook.

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