EASLEY, S.C., June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- When the new Sam's Club at 309 Rolling Hills Circle in Easley Town Center opens on Thursday, June 27, residents and business owners will now have savings and convenience in their own back yard.
"No doubt about it, Sam's Club is going to be a tremendous boost to our economy and keep our locals inside the county and community. We are very fortunate to have Sam's Club here in Easley," Mayor Larry Bagwell said.
The grand opening ceremony and ribbon cutting will take place at 8 a.m., Thursday, June 27. Local dignitaries, including Mayor Bagwell and Chamber President Cindy Hopkins, will be in attendance. In addition, legendary University of South Carolina running back George Rogers will meet with fans and sign autographs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Saturday, June 29.
Club to Employ 175 New Associates, Special Grand Opening Prices
The Easley Sam's Club brings new jobs with career opportunities to the community, and surrounding communities, employing approximately 175 associates.
"We're thrilled to hire so many individuals from the area and to begin serving and positively impacting Easley and Pickens County," said club manager Brandon Cox.
As a part of the Grand Opening, Sam's Club will offer special savings* on a number of outstanding items Thursday, June 27, through Sunday, June 30, including:
- A Vizio® 60-inch Class LED HDTV for $888.
- $100 off the Dell 15.6" Notebook
- A Magnavox 32" Class LED HDTV for $229.88
- $30 off the Fujifilm S8200 Bundle that includes the SD card and camera case.
- Fresh beef Ribeye steak for $7.99 a pound.
- Member's Mark Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts for $1.88 per pound.
- Mother Shucker's Original Cocktail Sauce– a locally-made product – 2 pack for $8.88.
Bright, Environmentally Friendly Atmosphere
The new club features a shopper-friendly interior layout and measures approximately 138,000 square feet. That's big enough to fit two Easley Green Wave High School football fields inside, with enough products to have a celebration for the whole school.
As an innovative steward of the communities they serve, Sam's Club utilizes a variety of environmentally-friendly materials and energy-efficient fixtures, including several 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.
Hearing, Optical Centers Among Amenities
The new club will also include a Sam's Club Hearing Aid Center, offering premium technology in hearing aid and personal listening devices alongside the care of a certified audiologist, in addition to an Optical Center.
Other health and wellness benefits include the Sam's Club pharmacy, open to members and the public, featuring $4 and $10 on many generic prescriptions and extraordinary savings on branded prescriptions (see qualifying medications here). Sam's Club will host free health screenings as a part of the Grand Opening, and will also host free monthly health screenings to help members take charge of their health through preventative measures.
Quality Products, Expansive Selections
Busy families can rely on fresh produce, quality meats and home meal solutions from Sam's Club. Local business owners have convenient access to friendly 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®, truck load savings, and access to quality items most often used by foodservice businesses, restaurant owners and caterers.
"As owner of O.J.'s Diner here in Easley, I've spent an hour almost every day driving to and from the nearest Sam's Club for ingredients and other supplies I need," said Gregory Johnson, a Sam's Club member since 2005. "Now, it's going to be just five minutes away and I'm so thankful."
Sam's Club to Support Easley, Local Charities
Sam's Club has a longstanding commitment to give back to the communities it serves, and in that giving spirit, associates at the Easley Sam's Club selected several local organizations to receive a combined total of $13,000 in grants from the Sam's Club Giving Program. Grants being presented during the grand opening ceremony include: Easley Fire Department, Mary's House, Pickens County Sheriff's Office, Pickens County Senior Center, School District of Pickens County Student Nutrition Service Program, Shine Soup Kitchen, Butterfly Ministry for Girls and Parenting Place.
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 quality merchandise and outstanding member benefits. With access to instant savings and early shopping hours, Plus membership offers even more with our 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 Savings Made Simple®, visit SamsClub.com, and look for Sam's Club on Twitter, Facebook and on mobile and iPad® apps.
*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 Easley 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 on June 27 through June 30 only at your new Easley Sam's Club.
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