BENTONVILLE, Ark., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Sam's Club, the nation's eighth largest retailer and a leading membership warehouse club, today previewed some of its Day After Thanksgiving Shopping Event deals including half carat weight diamond stud earrings for $299, and a 42 inch Hitachi 1080p LCD High Definition TV for $498.
The members-only exclusive shopping event is 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 26 at all Sam's Club locations nationwide and features the most sought-after gifts for the holidays. Sam's Club also will serve a complimentary breakfast including hot egg sandwiches, fruit, yogurt and coffee. Members eager to get an even greater head start may also shop online at samsclub.com Thanksgiving Day to research items or make purchases.
"To kick-off the holiday shopping season, we're opening bright and early to make sure our members have access to amazing savings for everything on their list," said Marybeth Cornwell, senior vice president of Home and Apparel at Sam's Club. "Our buyers worked all year to be sure we have the highest quality gifts of choice, at the best value."
Holiday Shopping and Savings Made Simple
In a recent survey of more than 350 consumers, nearly 40% of Sam's Club members reported they plan to do their holiday shopping on the day after Thanksgiving this year. Additionally 41 percent optimistically indicated they have intentions of completing their holiday shopping on this day as well. More than 50 percent of those surveyed indicated they also plan to shop for themselves while choosing gifts for others.
In an effort to better serve members, Sam's Club has selected dozens of products for special pricing in the clubs and online. Since personal and home electronics as well as apparel are among the top rated gift items members say they plan to purchase this year, Day After Thanksgiving Event deals will include:
Half carat weight diamond stud earrings for $299
42 inch Hitachi LCD HDTV for $498
Samsung Fascinate Smart Phone for under $1.00*
Sony Blu-ray Player $94.88
HP 10.1 Netbook for $228
Nintendo Wii Mario Bundle $299
Cuisinart Classic Nonstick Hard-Anodized 11 piece Cookware Set $99.98
Holiday Taste of Sam's Club Sneak Peek
During the eighth annual Holiday Taste of Sam's Club Nov. 19 through 21 in all Sam's Club locations nationwide, attendees will get a sneak peek at other Day After Thanksgiving Event deals. During the sampling event, members and guests can taste a variety of holiday foods from appetizers to desserts.
To locate a Day After Thanksgiving Event, visit samsclub.com. For Sam's Club's Special Buy of the Day and to get ideas and tips on holiday recipes and decorations, visit the Holidays Made Simple website at samsclub.com/holidays or download the Sam's Club mobile application to your iPhone, Android or BlackBerry.
Savings Made Simple
Those who wish to renew their membership or purchase a $100 Plus Membership on Nov. 26 will receive a $25 gift card, which can be used that day or at another time. Sam's Club is also offering no interest if paid in full within 24 months on a single purchase of $250 or more made with a Sam's Club credit account.**
Join the Conversation Online
Sam's Club now offers unique ways for members to engage with one another and receive information. Twitter and Facebook users can get the latest news and hot items of the day by following or becoming a fan of Sam's Club. To find Sam's Club on Facebook, visit www.facebook.com/samsclub. Tweeters can follow @samsclub and @samsclubdeals to stay up-to-date.
*Carrier and phone selection vary by club. Requires qualifying two year agreement.
**Interest will be charged to members' accounts from the purchase date if the promotional balance is not paid in full within 24 months. Minimum monthly payments required. Offer valid in Sam's Club, November 26 – December 31, 2010.
About Sam's Club
Sam's Club is a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT). The first Sam's Club opened its doors in Midwest City, Okla., in 1983. Today, Sam's Club serves more than 47 million U.S. Members with locations nationwide, as well in Brazil, China and Mexico. Sam's Club saves its members on average 30.4 percent over grocery and specialty retailers by offering superior values on quality merchandise and services for home or work. Saving is made simple at Sam's Club. Visit samsclub.com for more information.