Sam's Club Hosts Free Healthy Weight, Healthy Skin Screenings Event

     Sam's Club Hosts Free Healthy Weight, Healthy Skin Screenings Event

In-club health screenings available to members and non-members Saturday, May
11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

PR Newswire

BENTONVILLE, Ark., May 6, 2013

BENTONVILLE, Ark., May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --With Memorial Day marking the
unofficial start of summer and outdoor fun, healthy skin and healthy weight
maintenance are on many Americans' minds. To lift awareness for healthy weight
and skin issues, including the effects of stress on both, Sam's Club will host
a series of preventive health screenings Saturday, May 11 from 11 a.m. to 3
p.m. The screenings are free and available to the public at all Sam's Club
locations with a pharmacy (565).

The free health screening^1 event features tests valued at up to $150,
including:

  oBody mass index (BMI) –BMI provides an indicator of body fat and is used
    to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems.
  oCortisol – This is the primary stress hormone, which has an effect on many
    different body systems. This blood test measures cortisol levels produced
    by the adrenal or pituitary glands and shows how well these glands are
    working.
  oWeight
  oHeight
  oBlood pressure
  oVision
  oUpon completion of the health screenings, participants will receive a
    certificate to pick up a free sample of Align® probiotic supplements at
    the Sam's Club Pharmacy.

"As summer arrives, Americans are more focused on getting in shape and
spending more time in the sun," said Jill Turner-Mitchael, senior vice
president, Sam's Club Health and Wellness. "Sam's Club is hosting preventive
weight maintenance, stress and skin health screenings to help people prevent
potential skin damage from the sun and understand the effects that stress and
cortisol levels may have on weight and skin maintenance."

Hosting free monthly health screenings is only one way Sam's Club Pharmacy
provides savings and preventive care to each community it serves. Sam's Club
offers $4/$10 generic prescription prices to the public on many of the most
frequently prescribed drugs, and Sam's Club Plus Members can save even more on
the Extra Value Drug Program, featuring 10 to 30 percent savings on select
name-brand and generic prescriptions.^2 In 2012, Sam's Club Pharmacy program
was ranked highest in customer satisfaction among mass merchandiser pharmacies
in the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 U.S. Pharmacy Study.^3

Sam's Club features pharmacy benefits, plus skin, stress and weight
maintenance tips in the May/June 2013 issue of Healthy Living Made Simple
magazine, including skin protection counsel for all ages from nationally
acclaimed dermatologists. With the highest circulation of any health-focused
publication at 8 million, Healthy Living Made Simple is available at Sam's
Club Pharmacy, Member Service counters and online at
SamsClub.com/healthyliving. Interested consumers can visit this website or
text SCREEN to 72671 to receive monthly reminders about health screenings at
neighboring Sam's Club locations.^4

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 saved an average of
33 percent over traditional retailers.* To learn more about Savings Made
Simple^®, visit SamsClub.com, and look for Sam's Club on Twitter and Facebook.

^1 Limited quantities available. Screening types and quantities may vary by
state and club. Screenings are available only at clubs with a pharmacy (564
locations). Membership not required. All tests are performed by licensed
professionals. Vision tests are not available in all Sam's Club locations.

^2 Discounts available only for cash purchases by Plus Members, and do not
apply to purchases by non-Plus Members or to purchases submitted to any health
benefit program, pharmacy benefit program, insurer or state/federal government
health care program. Prices on Extra Value Drug List include discounts based
on the specified quantity. Higher quantities cost more. Discount savings are
based on the dispensing Sam's Club Pharmacy's regular retail cash price.
Discounts available only at retail Sam's Club Pharmacies and do not apply to
SamsClub.com purchases. Discounts do not apply to prescriptions covered under
$4/$10 prescription program. Discounts cannot be combined with any other
discount card or discount arrangement, or any other promotion. Discounts do
not apply when listed prescriptions are dispensed as part of a compound.
Discounts may be limited to covered prescription drugs of select manufacturers
that are in stock at the dispensing pharmacy. Restrictions apply. Terms
subject to change.

^3 Sam's Club received the highest numerical score among mass merchandiser
pharmacies in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2012 U.S. Pharmacy
Study^SM. Study is based on 12,764 total responses and measures 11 mass
merchandiser pharmacies. Proprietary study results are based on experiences
and perceptions of consumers surveyed July-August 2012. Experiences may vary.
Visit jdpower.com.

^4 Standard message/data rates may apply. Reply STOP to end or HELP for
assistance. Visit m.SamsClub.com/termsofuse  for mobile terms and conditions.

*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

Website: http://www.samsclub.com
Contact: Carrie Foster, Sam's Club, Carrie.Foster@samsclub.com,
SamsClub.com/newsroom
 
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