Sam's Club Opens its Doors to the Public for a Weekend of Savings and Samples

Sam's Club Opens its Doors to the Public for a Weekend of Savings and Samples

Open House Weekend from April 26 to 28 Features Flavors of the Spring Season

PR Newswire

BENTONVILLE, Ark., April 23, 2013

BENTONVILLE, Ark., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sam's Club welcomes the
public to a three-day spring Open House to show more than 600 U.S. communities
why life is better in the Club. From Friday, April 26 to Sunday, April 28,
members and non-members [1] can access extraordinary savings on the newest
items for spring and summer entertaining.

The Sam's Club three-day spring Open House allows shoppers to taste dozens of
complimentary warm weather food and beverage items before they buy, while
browsing luxurious patio sets with weatherproof Sunbrella upholstery, hybrid
grills for the multi-medium BBQ chef and accessories for outdoor living from
gazebos and pop-up gardens to pool floats and play sets.

"One of the most popular benefits of a Sam's Club membership is indulging in
complimentary samples at our Tastes 'n' Tips demo booths," said Shawn Baldwin,
senior vice president of fresh/freezer/cooler and demos at Sam's Club. "As
spring and summer weather finally arrive, the clubs will be bustling with
flavorful samples of warm weather recipes, refreshing drinks, amazing seasonal
produce and premium quality meats for grilling."

Sam's Club presents a festival of summer-inspired food and beverage samples
from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day of the Open House weekend, including but not
limited to:

  oPatriotic Pound Cake with assorted fresh berries
  oAssorted gourmet cheeses including smoked gouda, gruyere and Jarlsburg
  oFresh Enchilada Bake with Brisket and Salsa
  oGrilled Steak Salad with Wish-bone® Dressing
  oApplewood Smoked Pork Chops
  oGarlic and Herb Chicken with Just Add Juice™ Seasoning
  oArtichoke Spinach Dip with Pita Chips
  oItalian Deli Pasta Salad with Daily Chef Rotini and Castle Wood® Sliced
  oPre-marinated Honey BBQ Pork Tenderloin
  oOlive Garden Steak with Olive Garden® Italian Dressing
  oFruity Lemonade Cooler with Country Time® Lemonade and fresh watermelon

Several food pairings are sourced from recipes in Fresh, Fast & Fabulous
(Version Three), an exclusive Sam's Club cookbook provided to Open House
guests while supplies last. A digital version of the cookbook with inspiring
recipes, cooking tips and brilliant photography is also available for
complimentary download at

Tastes 'n' Tips samples have inspired loyal members' cooking ideas for several
years. Kim Wallace, a Canton, OH Sam's Club member for 25 years and Field
Editor for Taste of Home magazine, says the samples introduce new meal ideas
into her weekly rotation: "Feeding a family of five, I'm constantly
experimenting and looking for new recipes the family will enjoy," said
Wallace. "I love sampling fresh meat items at Sam's Club including all of the
chicken dishes. In turn I've made new meals I hadn't tried before like Chicken
Cordon Bleu, Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo and Chicken Chimichangas. It's
fabulous to create new meals the family loves and...saving by purchasing the
items in bulk."

"One in three members purchases a grocery product on the same day they've
tasted it," added Baldwin. "We are excited to welcome the communities we serve
to indulge in Tastes 'n' Tips and see firsthand how Sam's Club prepares
members for outdoor fun and entertaining."

RECIPE: Montreal Salmon Rub
Looking to infuse flavor with a new marinade? Try this quick, simply delicious
Montreal Salmon Rub recipe:

Total time: 15 minutes
Serves: 8


  o2 tsp. McCormick Grill Mates Montreal Steak Seasoning
  o2 tsp. grated lemon peel
  o1 ½ tsp dill weed
  o2 lbs fresh salmon fillets


  oMix steak seasoning, lemon peel and dill weed in small bowl. Rub mixture
    over salmon. Let stand 5 minutes.
  oGrill salmon over medium heat 10-12 minutes or until fish flakes easily
    with a fork. Do not turn salmon.

For information about Sam's Club U.S. locations, 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. Sam's Club members save an
average of 34 percent versus shopping traditional retailers.[2] To learn more
about Savings Made Simple(SM), visit, and look for Sam's Club on
Twitter, Facebook and on our mobile and iPad® applications.

[1] Non-members will be directed to the Member Services desk upon entrance to
receive a temporary membership pass that allows them to shop with no fees
during this three-day event.

[2] Based on estimated annualized savings on items Members purchased in select
categories derived from a survey conducted in 30 U.S. markets between 1/2/2012
and 1/27/2012 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®.

SOURCE Sam’s Club

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