ELGIN, Ill., Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- An expanded selection of everyday essentials and new conveniences awaits shoppers throughout Kane County when the new Sam's Club opens its doors in Elgin this week. Community leaders will join 190 Sam's Club associates to celebrate the official grand opening on Wednesday, Aug. 29 at 8:30 a.m.
Conveniently located at 1000 S. Randall Road, the Elgin Sam's Club offers members extraordinary savings on quality merchandise, members-only services and benefits. The new Elgin location will be the 29th Sam's Club location in Illinois, including more than 20 in the greater Chicago area and the first in the "City in the Suburbs." Approximately 190 new jobs were created in Elgin with the opening of the new Sam's Club.
New Club Brings Convenience, More Merchandise, Fuel Station The new 140,000-square-foot Sam's Club debuts a pharmacy, open to members and the public, featuring $4 and $10 generic prescriptions and savings on branded prescriptions. The Sam's Club pharmacy will also offer free monthly health screenings and Healthy Living Made Simplemagazines to help members take charge of their health through preventive measures.
"Family gatherings, weekday dinners and fall tailgating just got easier for members with our club's expanded deli and produce departments." said Sam's Club manager Shoaib Iqbal. "Our club offers choice meats, gourmet cheeses, hors d'oeuvres trays, Take-N-Bake Pizzas, rotisserie chickens and ribs, as well as all the essentials for weekend get-togethers, including freshly prepared meals for members on-the-go. And members can shop with confidence because we offer a 200 percent guarantee on all our fresh produce and meats.
The Elgin Sam's Club offers a new digital one-hour photo center which can produce poster size prints, greeting cards and personalized photo gifts. The 12-pump fuel station, specifically for Sam's Club members, also offers the convenience of diesel fuel. Members will also appreciate the connection center for cellular phones, tire and battery installation services, as well as 24-hour technical expert support for the latest technology for home and office, name-brand apparel, and designer handbags and jewelry.
Sam's Club Supports Community Organizations As part of our commitment to give back to the communities we serve, Sam's Club associates from the Elgin club will be presenting grants totaling $25,000 to a number of community organizations, including:
Sam's Club will also fight hunger in the Elgin area by making regular product donations to the Northern Illinois Food Bank, which serves approximately 36,000 people in Kane County. The program is part of a partnership between Sam's Club and Feeding America. Sam's Club locations across the country regularly donate perishable food items to area hunger relief agencies, helping fight hunger in their communities and reducing food waste.
In celebration of the opening, Sam's Club will sponsor the community-focused International Festival on Labor Day.
"We look forward to the opening of the new Sam's Club on Randall Road in Elgin," said Elgin mayor David Kaptain. "Sam's Club will not only bring employment opportunities to our residents, but they have also already shown a desire to take an active role in the community by becoming a sponsor of the Labor Day iFest. I am proud to welcome them to Elgin."
Added Savings with Instant Savings A membership benefit program called Instant Savings for Sam's Club Plus members ($100 per year membership) provides customized savings on hundreds of items throughout the club, including fresh foods, health and beauty products, and office supplies. With no coupons to clip and no rebate forms to complete and mail, Sam's Club Plus members receive personalized Instant Savings tailored to them. To keep savings simple, Instant Savings are automatically taken at the register with a simple swipe of a membership card.
From Aug. 29 to Sept. 3, Sam's Club welcomes all members to experience more than $900 worth of Instant Savings on a variety of products throughout the Elgin club.
Sam's Club Membership 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 savings with our premium service options. Advantage memberships for families and individuals start at $40 annually, Plus memberships are $100, Business members pay $35 annually and Business Plus members pay $100. Special savings for college students and military families are also available. Visit SamsClub.com/Membership for more information.
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 34 percent over traditional retailers. 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.