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Sam's Club Opens New Club in Morgantown
Popular warehouse chain to open fifth facility in the State of West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W. Va., October 3, 2006 – The wait is finally over for area residents throughout Monongalia County, as Sam’s Club prepares to open an all new location at 6001 University Town Centre in Morgantown. This marks the 5th location in the state of West Virginia.

An exclusive tour for the news media is planned at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 10 during which 24 local charities and community organizations will receive grants totaling $35,250. Business Members are invited to attend a breakfast and club preview Wednesday, Oct. 11. Grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremonies begin at 9:45 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 12.

“Sam’s Club is pleased to be opening a new Club to serve better serve the needs of Morgantown, Granville and surrounding communities throughout Monongalia County,” said Carol Lasure, club manager. “We believe both our existing members in the Morgantown area, as well as shoppers unfamiliar with warehouse clubs, will enjoy and find value in our selection of fresh foods, brand name electronics, jewelry and exciting treasure hunt items.”

“In addition, we expect to be able to serve businesses in the area as a partner to help them cut costs and achieve success.”

Some of the Morgantown Sam’s Club new features include:
  • Expedited pick-up process (drive thru) for “Fax ‘n Pull” and “Click ‘n Pull” orders.
  • Tire and Batteries center
  • 1 Hour Photo with digital kiosk
  • bakery
  • optical department with licensed independent optometrist
  • café
  • pharmacy
  • gasoline station

Sam’s Club offers a variety of services including health insurance, merchant credit card processing and travel services as well as other programs. Both Business and Advantage Members can save even more on club services and purchases with a Plus Membership earning up to two percent cash back by using a Sam’s Club Discover card.

Regular Club hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Gold Key Hours for business members are 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Saturday.

About Sam’s Club
Sam’s Club is a division of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., and ranks as one of the nation’s largest warehouse clubs with 47 million U.S. members. The first Sam’s Club opened its doors in Midwest City, Oklahoma in 1983. Sam’s Club offers exceptional values on merchandise and services for business owners and consumers. Online merchandise and club information is available at www.samsclub.com.

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