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Sam's Club Supports Healthy Resolutions with Free "New Year, New You" Health Screening

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Sam's Club Supports Healthy Resolutions with Free "New Year, New You" Health Screening

10:00 EST Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Free health screenings for members and public offered at Sam's Clubs on Saturday, Jan. 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sam's Club shows support for healthy resolutions by offering the public free "New Year, New You" health screenings, Saturday, January 11, 2014 from 11a.m. to 3p.m. The 2014 "New You" screening is the first of ten free monthly screenings available to the public at all Sam's Club locations with a pharmacy (581), which will take place the second Saturday of each month through October 2014.

Resolutions to live a healthy life, lose weight and stay fit are among the most common 2014 New Year's goals, according to a 2013 University of Scranton study. The January free screening program at Sam's Club encourages Americans to take preventive responsibility for their health by offering five, free preventive health tests. Each of these screenings can be tracked through the year.

The free screenings are available while supplies last, valued at up to $100 and include:

  • Glucose
  • Total cholesterol
  • Blood pressure
  • Body mass index (BMI)
  • Vision screening/testing

"For the fourth consecutive year, Sam's Club pharmacy associates are giving back to our communities with the free health screening program," said Jill Turner-Mitchael, senior vice president, Sam's Club Health and Wellness. "Last year, the program performed more than 896,000 free screenings over 10 monthly events in our clubs. In 2014, our pharmacies continue to offer world-class counsel, amazing savings and easy access to prescriptions, immunizations and vital preventive screenings to keep our communities aware of their health."

Sam's Club offers amazing savings on pharmacist-administered flu shots and nine other immunizations, plus $4/$10 generic prescription prices to the public. Sam's Plus and Sam's Business members receive an additional eight percent on name-brand prescriptions, 40 percent on generics not part of the $4/$10 generic prescription program and access to the Extra Value Drug List, featuring 10 to 30 percent savings on dozens of name-brand and generic prescriptions. Restrictions apply. 

Sam's Club features pharmacy benefits and health tips about wellbeing and the importance of healthy living in the January/February 2014 issue of Healthy Living Made Simple magazine, featuring Trisha Yearwood. With a circulation of 8 million, the highest of any health-focused publication, Healthy Living Made Simple is available at Sam's Club Pharmacy, Member Service counters and online at SamsClub.com/healthyliving.

Editor's Note: Membership not required to participate in health screenings. Screening types and quantities may vary by state and club. Limited quantities available. Glucose testing is not available in Maryland and Pennsylvania locations. Total Cholesterol testing is not available in New Jersey locations. Vision screening/testing is only available in clubs with an Optical Center; Vision screening/testing is not available in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Nevada, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Texas or Virginia.

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 savings and surprises to millions of members in 630 U.S. club locations and at SamsClub.com. Sam's Club members averaged savings of 33 percent versus traditional retailers.1 To learn more about Savings Made Simple®, visit the Sam's Club Newsroom, shop at SamsClub.com, and interact with Sam's Club on Twitter and Facebook.

1 Based on estimated annualized savings on items Members purchased in select categories derived from a survey conducted in 30 U.S. markets between 2/25/2013 and 3/15/2013 comparing our regular unit prices to regular and shelf-visible sale and loyalty discount unit prices of selected non-club competitors, including but not limited to grocery stores and mass retailers but excluding Walmart®. Local savings for individual customers vary. For more information, please send requests to the attention of Sam's Club Member Services, 2101 SE Simple Savings Drive, Bentonville, AR 72716-0745.

SOURCE Sam's Club

For further information: Carrie Foster Moore, Sam's Club, 1.800.331.0085, SamsClub.com/Newsroom

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