WICHITA, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sam’s Club will open a new club at 3084 N. Maize Road in Wichita on Thursday, July 17. The grand opening ceremony will begin at 8 a.m. with a ribbon cutting celebration with Mayor Carl Brewer and District Five Councilman Jeff Longwell. Community grants to local nonprofit organizations will also be awarded.
“We are excited to welcome members into this new club, built with the community in mind,” said Club Manager Caleb Shannon. “The Wichita community has been extremely supportive of Sam’s Club over the years and we look forward to continuing that tradition.”
To staff the new Wichita club, Sam’s Club has hired more than 180 new associates. Sam’s Club, and parent company Walmart, gave more than $8 million to non-profits in the state of Kansas in 2013. In that giving spirit, Wichita associates selected several local organizations to receive more than $18,000 in grants, including:
- Alzheimer’s Association, Central and Western Kansas
- American Legion Post #73
- Camp Quality USA Incorporated
- Kansas Firefighters Museum and Kansas Fallen Firefighter Memorial Inc
- Maize Education Foundation
- Maize South High School Booster Club
- Muscular Dystrophy Association, Inc
- Wichita Habitat for Humanity, Inc.
- Northwest YMCA of Wichita
The new membership warehouse club will give members and small business owners a new, convenient location to access incredible savings on quality products, including the national and local brands they expect, as well as some unexpected finds. The new club will also feature a variety of members-only amenities, including a fresh bakery, a tire and battery center, a café and a fuel station.
Grand Opening Special Events and Savings
Members will discover savings on a number of outstanding items Grand Opening weekend, including*:
- Hand cut in-club, USDA Choice Ribeye Steak for $7.98/lb
- HP® 15.6” Notebook for $299
- VIZIO 50” Class LED Smart HDTV for $528
New MasterCard brings additional savings to Wichita members
Sam’s Club recently became the first U.S. retailer to actively implement chip-enabled technology. The company also introduced a new credit card which has an embedded chip designed to better protect credit cardholders from potential fraudulent activity. The card also features a cash back program giving members the opportunity to earn cash back on all purchases, up to $5,000 per year. The Sam’s Club 5-3-1 cash back program is now available to qualifying Sam’s Club members.
Quality products and services help small businesses and busy families
Sam’s Club is expanding upon its unique, shopper-friendly experience with this Wichita club. Members can rely on fresh produce, quality meats and home meal solutions, while small business owners can find office supplies, vending machine snacks and paper goods. Restaurant owners and caterers will find access to quality items most often used by foodservice businesses.
Other benefits for Sam’s Club membership include early shopping hours and Click ‘n’ Pull - an innovative way for members to save time by clicking and ordering select items online at SamsClub.com and then simply allowing associates to pull the items for pickup at the club.
A number of health and wellness services will also be available including:
- Free health screenings will be offered for both members and the public monthly. Grand opening screenings will assess cholesterol, blood pressure, vision, hearing and a variety of other wellness areas, and will run July 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and July 18 and 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- The Sam’s Club Pharmacy, which is open to the public, features many $4 and $10 generic prescriptions.
- The Optical Center offers $40 off each additional pair of regularly priced prescription eyeglasses with the purchase of a complete pair of eyeglasses at regular price.
- The Hearing Aid Center features premium technology in hearing aids and personal listening devices.
A 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 member can access exclusive savings on merchandise and outstanding benefits. With early shopping hours, and additional discounts on pharmacy and optical services, Sam’s Plus memberships offer even more with additional great benefits. Sam’s Plus memberships are $100 annually. Sam’s Savings memberships and Sam’s Business memberships are $45 annually, and include Instant Savings loaded directly onto Member’s cards. Special savings for college students and military families are also available. For more information, visit SamsClub.com/membership.
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 in more than 630 clubs across the U.S., as well as in Brazil, China and Mexico. 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.
*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. 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 by location and in Alaska, Hawaii, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Wisconsin and on SamsClub.com. Pricing and items are valid at your 3084 N. Maize Road, Wichita, KS club and are good July 17-20, 2014. © Copyright 2014 Sam’s Club. All rights reserved. Designed by Sam’s