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Sam's Club Opens San Marcos Location
New Club Offers Growing Community Unparalleled Selection and Services

BENTONVILLE, ARK., February 28, 2007 –Sam’s Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., and one of the nation’s largest warehouse clubs will open a local facility with a gas station at Wonder World Drive & I-35.

An exclusive tour for the news media is planned at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 6 during which six local charities and community organizations will receive grants totaling $25,000. Business Members are invited to attend a breakfast and club preview Wednesday, March 7. Grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremonies begin at 9:45 a.m., Thursday, March 8 and The Club opens at 10 a.m.

“We are excited to be serving the needs of the San Marcos community with a new Sam’s Club,” said Mike Radford, club manager. “We believe we can support the growing community through our many Member services and great selection. Moreover, we are excited to aid in future development of small businesses in the area and be an integral part of this developing community. We believe existing members in the region, as well as shoppers unfamiliar with Sam’s Club, will enjoy and find value in our selection of fresh foods, brand name electronics, jewelry and exciting treasure hunt items. We expect to be better able to serve the number of small businesses in San Marcos and the surrounding areas as a convenient partner to help cut costs and achieve further success.”

Some of the San Marcos Sam’s Club features include:
  • Outside, a new Sam’s Club logo graces the entry as part of an effort to refresh and update branding.
  • Additional skylights to maximize the use of natural daylight.
  • A gas station will be on-site and opening March 7, 2007.
In addition to merchandise Sam’s Club offers a variety of services including pharmacy, optical and 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

Sam’s Club Corporate Facts
  • First Sam’s Club opened in 1983 in Midwest City, Okla.
  • 575 SAM’S CLUB locations in U.S.
  • 102 International locations:
Puerto Rico – 9
Mexico – 70
Canada – 6
Brazil – 15
China – 3

San Marcos Good Works Grant Recipients

St. Jude’s Center for Young Children

San Marcos River Foundation, Inc.

City of San Marcos Police Department – Jumper Cables & Air Mattresses

City of San Marcos Fire Department – Smoke Detectors & Batteries

Hays County Sheriff’s Department

National Multiple Sclerosis Lonestar Chapter 741266225

City of San Marcos Animal Services

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