Abilene Sam's Club Makes Savings Simple at New Location
New jobs, dignitaries and celebrities all part of Thursday grand opening
ABILENE, Texas, July 9, 2013
ABILENE, Texas, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sam's Club will open a new club
at 5550 South Clack St. in Abilene on Thursday, July 11, providing members
with several expanded benefits and incredible savings on quality merchandise.
Sam's Club has served the Abilene community since 1988, moving from its former
location at 5301 S. 1st St.
"Sam's Club is committed to growing with the Abilene community, so this is a
very special day," said club manager Nate Hobart. "We're going to be able to
offer local businesses and families more products, services, savings and
convenience than ever before."
The grand opening ceremony will take place at 8 a.m., Thursday, July 11. Local
dignitaries, including Mayor Norm Archibald and the Abilene Chamber of
Commerce Redcoat Committee, will be in attendance. The celebration will
include a ribbon-cutting ceremony by Chamber members, joined by 16 Sam's Club
associates who have been with the club for more than 20 years. In addition,
former NFL linebacker and defensive end Charles Haley, who helped lead the
Dallas Cowboys to Super Bowl championships in 1992, 1993 and 1995, will be at
the club to sign autographs from 2-4:30 p.m. on Thursday.
Club to Employ 35 New Associates
The newly relocated Abilene Sam's Club brings new jobs with career
opportunities to Abilene, and surrounding communities, employing more than 200
associates. The relocation adds 30 new jobs to the area.
"In addition to bringing convenience and savings to the area, Sam's Club makes
job creation a priority," Hobart said. "Our entire team of associates – new
and old – played an instrumental role in getting us to opening day."
Special Grand Opening Prices
As a part of the Grand Opening, Sam's Club will offer special savings* on a
number of outstanding items Thursday, July 11, through Sunday, July 14,
oA Vizio® 60-inch Class LED HDTV for $888.
oMagnavox® 32-inch Class LED HDTV for $239.88.
oFujifilm® S8200 Bundle for $249.88.
oFresh beef Ribeye steak for $7.98 per pound.
oSIMPLY RIGHT™ 150-count Triple Strength Fish Oil for $13.98.
oAbsolutely World Class barbecue sauce – a local product – 26.5-ounce
bottle for $3.46.
Environmentally Friendly Building and Features
As 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.
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 Abilene 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
associated services and supply in-club Wi-Fi to members. Also, both members
and non-members can download the Sam's Club application to their Apple,
Android or BlackBerry. When you visit SamsClub.com on your phone, it
automatically simplifies the site to make it easier for you to shop, check
eValues, browse recipes, make shopping lists and learn about the latest events
in the Abilene club.
Free Health Screenings During Grand Opening
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. Sam's Club will offer free
health screenings as a part of the grand opening, and also offers free monthly
health screenings to help members take charge of their health through
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®, an online
ordering service where members can order by 5pm online and pick up their order
the next day, 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.
Support for Abilene, Local Charities
Sam's Club has a longstanding commitment to give back to the communities it
serves. In that spirit, associates at the newly relocated Abilene Sam's Club
selected several local organizations to receive a combined $10,000 in grants
through the Sam's Club Giving Program. Grants being presented during the grand
opening ceremony include American Cancer Society, Noah Project, Wylie Bulldog
Education Foundation, Abilene's Boys and Girls Club, West TX Rehab, Habitat
for Humanity and Abilene ISD Education Foundation.
Celebrity Appearance on Saturday
As part of the continuing grand opening celebration, former Dallas Cowboys
wide receiver Drew "Mr. Clutch" Pearson will be signing autographs at 3 p.m.
Saturday, July 13, at the Abilene Sam's Club. Pearson played for the Cowboys
from 1973 to 1983, and helped the team to three Super Bowls, including a
championship in 1978. He's best remembered for his "Hail Mary" touchdown
reception from Roger Staubach in a playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings
on Dec. 28, 1975.
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 Sam's
Club, visit SamsClub.com, 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
Abilene 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 SamsClub.com. Pricing good
on Thursday, July 11, through Sunday, July 14 only at your new Abilene Sam's
SOURCE Sam's Club
Contact: Mark Scott, Sam's Club, Mark.Scott@samsclub.com
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