La Marque Sam's Club Makes Savings Simple at New Location

          La Marque Sam's Club Makes Savings Simple at New Location

Community giving, special savings, new jobs part of celebration

PR Newswire

LA MARQUE, Texas, March 18, 2013

LA MARQUE, Texas, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Sam's Club will open a new
club in La Marque on Thursday, March 21, providing members with several
expanded features and incredible savings on quality merchandise. Sam's Club
has served the Galveston County community since 1991, and opens at the
intersection of I-45 and FM1764 on March 21, adjacent to the La Marque Walmart
– moving from its Texas City location.

"We look forward to serving our members in a more modern, efficient building,"
said Club Manager Matt Resnick. "Our Associates have worked hard to prepare
the Club for the grand opening week and for the opportunity to serve our
current and new members."

The grand opening ceremony will take place at 8 a.m., Thursday, March 21.
Local dignitaries, including Mayor Bobby Hocking and Chamber President Jimmy
Hayley will be in attendance. The celebration will include a ribbon-cutting
ceremony by Chamber members, joined by 12 Sam's Club associates who have been
with the Club for more than 20 years.

The new building is environmentally friendly. As an innovative steward of the
communities they serve, Sam's Club utilizes a variety of
environmentally-friendly materials and energy-efficient fixtures, including
several daylight-harvesting skylights 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.

Club to Employ 40 New Associates, Special Grand Opening Prices

The newly relocated La Marque Sam's Club brings new jobs with career
opportunities to La Marque, Texas City, and surrounding communities, employing
approximately 175 associates. The relocation adds 40 new jobs to the area.

"Sam's Club offers great jobs with career potential. We have 12 associates who
have been with Sam's Club for more than two decades," Resnick said. "I am
humbled by the team work of all our Associates, both those who have grown up
here, and those new to the area."

As a part of the Grand Opening, Sam's Club will offer special savings* on a
number of outstanding items Thursday, March 21, through Sunday, March 24,

  oA Vizio® 60-inch Class LED HDTV for $888.
  o$89 off an HP 15.6-inch laptop computer.
  oFresh beef Ribeye steak for $7.99 a pound.
  oLt. Blender's Cocktails in a Bag – a locally-made product – pick and
    choose three bags for $19.97.

Bright Atmosphere and Hearing Center among Added Amenities

The new Sam's Club features a shopper-friendly interior layout and measures
approximately 136,000 square feet. That's big enough to fit the La Marque High
School football field inside, with enough products to have a celebration for
the whole school.

The new club will also debut a Sam's Club Hearing Aid Center, offering premium
technology in hearing aid and personal listening devices alongside the care of
a certified audiologist. The club will also provide an Optical Center with
numerous eye care services.

Other health and wellness benefits include the Sam's Club pharmacy, open to
members and the public, featuring $4 and $10 on many generic prescriptions and
extraordinary savings on branded prescriptions (see qualifying medications
here). Sam's Club will offer free health screenings through Saturday, March 23
as a part of the Grand Opening, and also offers free monthly health screenings
to help members take charge of their health through preventative measures.

Name Brands, Expansive Selections Await Members

Busy families can rely on fresh produce, quality meats and home meal solutions
from Sam's Club. Local business owners have convenient access to friendly
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®, truck load
savings, and access to quality items most often used by foodservice
businesses, restaurant owners and caterers.

Members can also save on name-brand items, including men's and women's Nike
running shoes, Nike basketball shorts and mesh shirts, Miss Me jeans, Life is
Good t-shirts, Under Armour tech t-shirts, and a number of name-brand
fragrances and accessories including Tag Heuer, Vera Bradley, Giorgio Armani,
Calvin Klein, and Ralph Lauren. 

Sam's Club to Support La Marque, Local Charities

Sam's Club has a longstanding commitment to give back to the communities it
serves, and in that giving spirit, Associates at the newly relocated La Marque
Sam's Club selected several local organizations to receive a combined total of
$10,000 in grants from the Sam's Club Giving Program. Grants being presented
during the grand opening ceremony include both La Marque and Texas City
Rotary, Dickinson High School Band's Pearl Harbor Education Trip, and Texas
City High School Special Needs Program. Additionally, the La Marque Club will
recognize Galveston Senior Share by awarding them a grant, Texas City/La
Marque Chamber and the La Marque ROTC Program will also receive checks during
the opening event on March 21.

Membership Information

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 quality merchandise and outstanding member benefits. With access to
instant savings and early shopping hours, Plus membership offers even more
with our premium service options. 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

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, and look for Sam's Club on Twitter,
Facebook and on mobile and iPad® apps.

*Sam's Club Advertised Merchandise Policy – It is our firm intention to have
every advertised item in stock. Occasionally, however, an advertised item may
not be available for purchase due to unforeseen difficulties. We reserve the
right to limit quantities to normal retail purchases or one-per-Member or
household, and to exclude resellers. Items and prices are good only at your La
Marque location. We have done our best to ensure all information in this
piece is accurate and up-to-date. Errors and omissions occasionally occur and
are subject to correction. Pricing and item availability may vary in Alaska,
Hawaii, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Wisconsin, and on Pricing good
March 20 through March 24 unless otherwise stated.

SOURCE Sam’s Club

Contact: Mark Scott, Sam's Club, 1-800-331-0085; or Kelly Jo Hinrichs,
Mitchell Communications Group, +1-479-263-2078
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