HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sam's Club will open its new Harker Heights location at 600 W. Central Texas Expressway following an 8 a.m. Grand Opening Ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 26. The membership warehouse club will give residents and small business owners the opportunity to access incredible savings on quality products.
"We do the research before putting any item inside the club," said Club Manager Joe Tovi. "By selecting only the best products, we're able to purchase them in much larger quantities and pass on the savings directly to our members. And because we've already done the homework for them, our members can be confident that any item they see at Sam's Club is an exceptional value."
Beginning with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, the Grand Opening will feature a number of special events and limited-time offers on select merchandise.
Grand Opening ceremony features local officials, special events
Before the club opens for business, Tovi will officiate a Grand Opening ceremony at 8 a.m. The event will feature presentations by Harker Heights mayor Mike Aycock and Chamber of Commerce president Bill Kozlik.
"Sam's Club will be a tremendous boost to our economy and will provide products our community would have to shop elsewhere to find," Aycock said. "The club has already provided support to our local fire departments and military families, and we look forward to a great future together."
During the Grand Opening, Sam's Club will showcase a variety of special events inside the club. A pumpkin carver will be onsite with a truckload of pumpkins for Opening Day. Other attractions will include Bulletproof Energy Drinks through Sunday, Sept. 29, and Chef Shamy's Gourmet Butters through Saturday, Oct. 26.
Opening Day visitors will also have an opportunity to meet retired NFL player Ed "Too Tall" Jones from 3 to 5 p.m., and former Dallas Cowboy Charles Haley will sign autographs from 3-5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27.
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 cholesterol, blood pressure, vision, hearing and a variety of other wellness areas.
Special deals will be offered for a limited time only
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. Quantities are limited on discounted electronics.
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 $228.88
- A 24-pack of Bulletproof energy drinks for $22.98
- A Fuji XP60 digital camera bundle with 8GB SD card and case for $149.88
- USDA choice beef ribeye steak for $7.98 per pound
- A Dell 15.6-inch notebook for $299
New club brings 175 new jobs to community, Local giving
To staff the new Harker Heights Sam's Club, will require 175 associates.
"Everyone who's joined this team so far has made an excellent decision by choosing Sam's Club," Tovi said. "I started with the company 13 years ago as a cashier, and now I am managing this entire club. There are many opportunities that could be waiting for our new Harker Heights associates, too."
Grants to local organizations will be provided to celebrate the opening of the new club.
"My top priority in running this club is to serve the Harker Heights area, and giving back to organizations that are benefitting our community is one of the ways we're doing that," Tovi said. "We want our members to know we're a club of the community."
New club to feature array of members-only conveniences, health services
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.
New club built to minimize environmental impact, Support Small Business
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.
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 qualified purchases. See the Club for details. 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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