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Kick Off Grilling Season with Simple Entertaining Solutions and New Membership Offer from Sam’s Club®

BENTONVILLE, ARK., May 24, 2011 – From parades to pool parties, planning warm weather get-togethers might be enough to make you break a sweat. Just in time for grilling season, Sam’s Club is offering a special membership that provides ten weeks of savings for just $10 as well as new outdoor dining recipes to help simplify the meal planning process.

 

“Our summer membership is a great way for people to experience the quality offerings and amazing savings that Sam’s Club provides,” says Mike Turner, senior vice president of Membership at Sam’s Club. “For less than the price of a movie ticket in many towns, this special membership allows families to stock up on summer staples and experiment with fresh produce, fruits, meats and bakery items all season long.”

 

Sam’s Club makes it easy to find key entertaining essentials and new family fare without breaking the bank. These include:

  • Member’s Mark® Mozzarella Garlic Chicken Sausage – three packages of 1 lb each fully cooked sausages for $12.48
  • Stonemill® Kitchens Country Red Potato Salad – 4 lbs for $5.18
  • Ball Park® Hotdogs – 24 count for $6.78
  • Simply Lemonade® with Raspberry – two 1.75 liter bottles for $4.48
  • K.C. Masterpiece® Barbecue Sauce – two 45 oz bottles for $5.87
  • Heinz® Picnic Pack – a bundle of two 32 oz each Ketchup bottles, one 28 oz Mustard bottle, one 26 oz Relish bottle for $7.98

 

For just $1 a week, families can enjoy a ten-week membership to help with all their summer meals. Sign up for the special membership is now through June 5, 2011.

 

“Memorial Day is when I officially start thinking about ways to spice up my summer soirees,” says author and lifestyle expert Colleen Mullaney. “In addition to traditional grilling get-togethers, I try to mix up my gatherings by planning picnics at the beach, backyard barbecues and family days at parks.”

 

Simply Delicious Summer Meals

One way to easily refresh traditional grilling fare is by combining unexpected ingredients. Sam’s Club makes this task a picnic by providing a plethora of quality products at amazing values – from seasonal fruits and fresh vegetables to tender meats and savory seafood. For a variety of ideas on how to spice up any gathering, visit SamsClub.com/Meals for simply delicious meal makeovers.

Bacon and Bleu Cheese Burgers

This Sam’s Club recipe swaps out American cheese for bleu cheese and incorporates bacon straight into the hamburger patty.

 

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Servings: 6

Ingredients

2 pounds 90% lean ground beef

4 strips Member’s Mark® Turkey Bacon, cooked and diced

1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper

3/4 cups crumbled Maytag bleu cheese

1/4 cup minced sweet onion

6 hamburger or hoagie buns, toasted

 

Cooking directions

Combine 90% lean ground beef, bacon, onion and pepper. Form into 6 equal patties.

Make a thumb-sized indentation in the center of each patty and fill with 1 1/2 tablespoons blue cheese.

Form meat up around cheese to enclose and form a burger.

Cook over a medium hot grill until cooked to your liking. Serve on toasted buns with lettuce and tomato.

 

Creative Cocktail Concoction

Food isn’t the only way to spice up an outdoor soiree. This sweet summer spritzer from lifestyle expert Colleen Mullaney is just one way to add a twist to the traditional warm-weather outing.

Blackberry Lemonade Cocktail

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Servings: 10

Ingredients:

3 cups vodka

6 cups Member’s Mark® Blackberry flavored lemonade

2 cups pineapple juice

Lime wedges for garnish if desired

4 cups ice

 

In a drink dispenser or large pitcher filled with ice, pour vodka, blackberry lemonade and pineapple juice. Mix well and serve.

 

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 save an average of 30 percent over traditional retailers. To learn more about Savings Made SimpleSM, visit SamsClub.com, and look for Sam’s Club on Twitter and Facebook