ADDISON, Ill., Oct. 29, 2012 – Sam’s Club will offer an added selection of everyday essentials and new conveniences for shoppers in DuPage County when the expanded Sam’s Club opens its doors in Addison on Thursday. Community leaders will join 190 Sam’s Club associates to celebrate the official grand opening on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 9:30 a.m.
The newly expanded Addison Sam’s Club – adding 40,000-square feet to the building originally opened in 1993 – will feature an expanded deli, bakery and produce department, including freshly prepared meals for members on-the-go, as well as all the essentials for weekend get-togethers.
Addison Mayer Larry Hartwig said the Addison Sam’s Club expansion is something the residents have been awaiting.
“Sam’s Club is an asset to our area and an outstanding community member,” said Mayor Hartwig. “We appreciate the support the Addison Sam’s Club provides our community with their resources and commitment. The Addison club expansion is an investment that shows Sam’s Club believes in Addison.”
New Expansion Brings Convenience, More Merchandise, Fuel Station
Conveniently located at 1006 Rohlwing Road, the Addison Sam’s Club offers members extraordinary savings on quality merchandise, members-only services and benefits.
According to Addison Sam’s Club manager Aaron Greene, approximately 40 new jobs were created with the expansion of the Addison Sam’s Club and the club will employ 190 total associates.
The Addison Sam’s Club pharmacy,open to members and the public,features $4 and $10 generic prescriptions and savings on branded prescriptions.* The Sam’s Club pharmacy will also offer an expanded menu of immunizations and Healthy Living Made Simple magazines to help members take charge of their health through preventive measures. The expanded Addison Sam’s Club welcomes members to a new Vision Center and Hearing Aid Center with dedicated professionals to answer healthcare questions.
The Addison Sam’s Club offers a new digital one-hour photo center which can produce poster size prints, greeting cards and personalized photo gifts. The 12-pump fuel station, specifically for Sam’s Club members, also offers the convenience of diesel fuel. Members will appreciate the connection center for cellular phones, tire and battery installation services, as well as 24-hour technical expert support for the latest technology for home and office, name-brand apparel, designer handbags and jewelry.
Members can shop with confidence because Sam’s Club offers a 200 percent guarantee on all fresh produce and meats -- Sam’s Club will refund double the Member’s purchase price or refund the purchase price and replace the product. A 100 percent guarantee will be offered to all other customers.
Sam’s Club Supports Community Organizations
As part of the commitment to give back to the communities it serves, Sam’s Club associates from the Addison club will present grants totaling $19,000 to a number of community organizations. The Addison Community Switchboard, representing the Addison Food Pantry, will be presented with an $11,500 grant.
Sam’s Club will also fight hunger in greater DuPage County by making regular product donations to Feeding America. Sam’s Club locations across the country regularly donate perishable food items to area hunger relief agencies, helping fight hunger in their communities and reducing food waste.
Additional grant recipients include:
- Allendale Association
- Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans
- Boys and Girls Club
- Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association (NESDRA)
- Illinois Supporting All Veterans Equally (ISAVE)
- Autism Society of Illinois
Re-Grand Opening Ceremony, Thursday, Nov. 1 at 9:30 a.m.
Community leaders including Addison Mayor Larry Hartwig will join 190 Sam’s Club associates to celebrate the official grand opening on Thursday, November 1 at 9:30 a.m. Congressman Joe Walsh and Illinois State Senator Carole Packnau will also attend the grand opening festivities. A representative of ISAVE (Illinois Supporting All Veterans Equally) will lead the presenting of the colors and sing the national anthem.
Added Savings with Instant Savings
Sam’s Club Plus Members ($100 per year membership) can enjoy early shopping hours and the Sam’s Instant Savings membership benefit provides customized savings on hundreds of items throughout the club, including fresh foods, health and beauty products, and office supplies. With no coupons to clip and no rebate forms to complete and mail, Sam’s Club Plus members receive personalized Instant Savings tailored to them. To keep savings simple, Instant Savings are automatically taken at the register with a simple swipe of a membership card.
Sam’s Club Membership
Sam's Club Membership offers exclusive savings on merchandise and outstanding member benefits. With access to Instant Savings and early shopping hours, Plus membership offers even more savings with our premium service options. Advantage memberships for families and individuals start at $40 annually, Plus memberships are $100, Business members pay $35 annually and Business Plus members pay $100. Special savings for college students and military families are also available. Visit SamsClub.com/Membership for more information.
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 Savings Made Simple®, visit SamsClub.com, and look for Sam’s Club on Twitter, Facebook and on mobile and iPad® apps.
*Prescription Program includes up to a 30-day supply for $4 and a 90-day supply for $10 of covered generic drugs at commonly prescribed dosages. Prices for some drugs covered by the Prescription Program may be higher and may vary in some states. Restrictions apply. See SamsClub.com or your Sam’s Club Pharmacist for details.