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Relocated Sam's Club Offers Convenience in Corpus Christi

Monday, October 21, 2013

Relocated Sam's Club Offers Convenience in Corpus Christi

11:01 EDT Monday, October 21, 2013

Club celebrates more than two decades in city

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- After serving Corpus Christi for more than two decades, Sam's Club will open its new club in the city at 4833 South Padre Island Dr. following an 8 a.m. Grand Opening ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 24. The membership warehouse club, relocating from its current location, will continue to give residents and small business owners the opportunity to access incredible savings on quality products and will provide additional value with a new fuel station.

"We have been a member of this community for many years and appreciate all of the support we have been provided," said Club Manager Stephanie Calderon. "By relocating to a more convenient location for our members and adding additional services, we feel this is a reinvestment not only into our business, but also for the members we have served for a quarter century."

Grand Opening ceremony features local officials, special eventsThe Grand Opening ceremony will feature presentations by Corpus Christi Mayor Nelda Martinez and Chamber of Commerce President Foster Edwards. The celebration will also include posting of the colors by the Carroll High School ROTC, followed by a performance of the national anthem from the Carroll High School choir.

During the Grand Opening, Sam's Club will showcase a variety of special events inside the club. Young Pecan, owned by nearby King Ranch, will be onsite with a variety of treats for Opening Day. Other attractions will include Bulletproof Energy Drinks and Chef Shamy's Gourmet Butters.

To continue its commitment to provide value to the community, Sam's Club will offer special savings on featured products for the Grand Opening, including savings on a VIZIO 60-inch class LED HDTV, an HP 15.6-inch notebook, and USDA choice beef ribeye steak, among others. These limited-time offers will only be available Opening Day through Sunday, Oct. 27, while supplies last.

New club continues tradition with donations, members-only conveniencesThe Corpus Christi club will present grants to local organizations in the amount of $10,000 and will award sponsorships totaling $15,000 to the community.

"My top priority as manager is to serve the Corpus Christi area, and giving back to organizations that are bettering our community is one of the many ways we're doing that," Calderon said. "We constantly strive to be an intricate thread in the community by providing opportunities to those who will make it a better place to live."

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 café 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.

New club built to minimize environmental impact, support small businessAs 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.

Busy families can rely on fresh produce, quality meats and home meal solutions, while office supplies, vending machine snacks and paper goods prepare small business members for success. Additional benefits for small business owners include early shopping hours, personal shopping through Click 'n' Pull, truckload savings and access to quality items most often used by foodservice businesses, restaurant owners and caterers.

Membership InformationSam's Club membership is an investment that more than pays for itself. Whether buying for a household or a business, a Sam's Club member can access exclusive savings on merchandise and outstanding benefits. With access to additional Instant Savings and early shopping hours, Plus membership offers even more with 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 ClubSam'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 Sam's Club, visit the Sam's Club Newsroom, shop at SamsClub.com, and interact with Sam's Club on Twitter and Facebook.

SOURCE Sam's Club

For further information: Mark Scott, Sam's Club, Mark.Scott@samsclub.com

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