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Sam's Club Opens La Quinta Location
BENTONVILLE, ARK., March 20, 2007 –Sam’s Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., and one of the nation’s largest warehouse clubs will open a relocated facility at 79315 Highway Three.

An exclusive tour for the news media is planned at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 27 during which ten local charities and community organizations will receive grants totaling $36,000. Business Members are invited to attend a breakfast and club preview Wednesday, March 28. Grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremonies begin at 9:45 a.m., Thursday, March 29.

“We are excited to serve the needs of the La Quinta community with a new Sam’s Club,” said Mark Buckley, club manager. “We believe existing members in the region, 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 better able to serve the number of small businesses in La Quinta and the surrounding areas as a convenient partner to help cut costs and achieve further success.”

Some of the La Quinta Sam’s Club new features include:
• Outside, a new Sam’s Club logo graces the entry as part of an effort to refresh and update branding.

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 samsclub.com.

La Quinta Good Works Grant Recipients

La Quinta PGA West Volunteer Fire Company
$12,000

Riverside County Sheriff’s Department
$12,000

Desert Sands Unified School District
$12,000

Sam’s Club Corporate Facts


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

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