Sam's Club® Salutes Military Families with New Membership Offer Clubs honor U.S. Military Veterans with free cane giveaway nationwide

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In appreciation of active and retired U.S. military personnel's service to our country, Sam's Club announces the permanent addition of a new Military Membership* to our portfolio of membership offerings. When joining or renewing as an Advantage Member ($40) or Advantage Plus Member ($100) Sam's Club will provide a $15 Sam's Club gift card per primary membership to military personnel, active or retired, their spouses and civilian military employees.

"From the members of the Greatest Generation who fought in World War II to the service men and women fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan today, Sam's Club has a long-standing tradition of supporting our military," said Todd Harbaugh, executive vice president of operations at Sam's Club. "I'm proud to say I'm both a Sam's Club Associate and, as a former member of U.S. Navy, a veteran. I am grateful to have the opportunity to salute the brave men and women with whom I served, and who serve today."

Sam's Club continues to honor military veterans from November 9 to 11 with an annual cane giveaway. In collaboration with AMG Medical, 36,000 free folding canes will be distributed to Veterans in need of mobility assistance. "Hugo Salutes Our Veterans" will distribute Hugo Folding Canes (retail value: $29.99) at all U.S. Sam's Club locations from Nov. 9 through Veterans Day, Nov. 11.** Though Sam's Club Membership is not required, proof of U.S. military service is required to be eligible. To find a Sam's Club location, visit SamsClub.com.

"We're proud of the opportunity to give back to Veterans since they have given so much to us," said Mike Turner, senior vice president of membership for Sam's Club. "As we strive to simplify the holiday season for members in every community we serve, Sam's Club salutes our military veterans with easier access to quality products and amazing savings."

Whether for a household or a business, a Sam's Club Membership offers exclusive savings on merchandise and outstanding Member Services. Sam's Club offers Advantage, Business and Plus Membership plans. With a Plus Membership even more benefits are available including early shopping hours and eValues. For a list of benefits and more on the value of Sam's Club membership, visit SamsClub.com/membership.

*Proof of military ID required. Offer cannot be combined with any other Membership offers. Gift card may not be used to pay for membership. Walmart and Sam's Club Associates are not eligible for this offer. Offer valid for active and retired military and civilian military employees and their spouses.

**While supplies last. Each U.S. Sam's Club location will have 60 Hugo Folding Canes to distribute on a first-come, first-serve basis. Canes are available at the Sam's Club Pharmacy. Clubs with no pharmacy can find canes at Member Services Desk.

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. Members save an average of 30 percent over traditional retailers. To learn more about Savings Made Simple®, visit SamsClub.com, and look for Sam's Club on Twitter and Facebook.

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