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Sam's Club Announces Exclusive Holiday Shopping Event

$10 Gift Card, Annual Gift Guide and Tips Take Stress Out of Season

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Nov. 7, 2008—Holiday shoppers with long lists and high hopes of making the season bright for family and friends can get the gifts everyone wants at members-only prices at Sam’s Club and even with the holidays fast approaching, there’s still time to join. Beginning Nov. 14, non members who sign up in any location nationwide before Nov. 26 will receive a $10 Sam’s Club gift card.

The $10 gift card is good for purchases at Sam’s Club starting Nov. 28, the traditional day after-Thanksgiving shopping day. Sam’s Club opens at 5 a.m. that day and will host a complimentary breakfast through 8 a.m. or while supplies last and exclusive members-only shopping hours through 10 a.m. Sam’s Club members will get a sneak peek at the special day after-Thanksgiving merchandise and pricing via handouts in club and through Club Insider™ email alerts the week before the event.

“We have worked all year to help our members save on the things they need everyday and this holiday season is no different, said Patty Warwick, senior vice president, Merchandising at Sam’s Club. ‘We’ve got the best selection of gifts for our members at values they can celebrate.” The Sam’s Club annual entertaining and gift guides feature the season’s must haves from home décor to festive meals to all that sparkles under the tree. Some highlights include:

Cool Toys For Girls and Boys
Sam’s Club has a variety of toys for all ages and the entire family this holiday including an 11-foot shuffleboard table that would compliment any family room for $398, to the nostalgic Radio Flyer® Retro Rocket for the little astronaut at $40.78 or the aspiring chef Girl Gourmet® cupcake maker for $29.47.

There’s also the Transformers™ Animated Optimus Prime Supreme that converts from a robot to a vehicle for $44.78. The Nintendo DS Lite touch screen hand held game system comes in a variety of colors for $127.66 at Sam’s Club and games such as Madagascar: The Crate Escape for $27.88 or Shaun White’s Snowboarding for $26.44, make great stocking stuffers.

Sparkling Surprises, Dazzling Values
When treating that someone special this holiday, nothing says it better than jewelry. Love Earth™ is the first traceable mine-to-store fine jewelry line and it’s available at Sam’s Club. Popular this season is the sterling silver and 14k yellow gold interlocking bangle for $79.87 or the signature Tree of Life pendant for $139.84. The holiday season is also engagement season and online at would-be grooms and brides can learn from the How to buy a Diamond Guide. Romantics will also find the classic princess cut 1 ct. stud earring a good gift choice in 14K white gold for $1,795 or at .5 ct. for $552, both are IGI certified. The Sam’s Club Jewelry department can also make special custom orders and has a full selection of gemstones and other fashion diamonds.

Red, Green and Blu at Sam’s Club
Electronics often rank high on Christmas wish lists and this season Sam’s Club green vest associates will be out in force this season to help shoppers with technical questions and offer recommendations about accessories including movies and games. Gifts for the gadget minded include a Kodak® EasyShare Digital Picture frame that plays music for $129.86 or the Signing Machine® Karaoke System with video camera and MP3 playback and record for $199.83. Sam’s Club has a TV for every room in the house including the kitchen with the sleek, white and slight Toshiba® 19 inch high definition LCD TV for $328.00. For the media room, there’s the Samsung® Blu-ray ™ Home Theater System at $948. Blu-ray is the next-generation optical disc format that delivers an unprecedented HD experience and Sam’s Club also has the latest Blu-ray movie releases for the entire family.

Once-in-a-Lifetime® Packages
Sam’s Club is offering several exclusive and one-of-a-kind holiday gifts online at this year that are also featured in its gift guide. For the soap fan this holiday Sam’s Club and Secret® Flawless are offering a speaking role on As the World Turns in New York City and a Critics’ Choice Awards Experience in Los Angeles, $13,500. For the Twilight book series fan, Sam’s Club is offering a spellbinding experience to attend the Twilight World Movie Premiere in Los Angeles. This package costs $9,500 and includes an opportunity for purchaser to meet the cast, filmmakers and creators. For the race car enthusiast with a green conscious, there’s the first electric super car by Hybrid Technologies, at $100,000.

About Sam’s Club
Sam’s Club is a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT). The first Sam’s Club opened its doors in Midwest City, Okla., in 1983. Today, Sam’s Club serves more than 47 million U.S. Members with locations nationwide and in Brazil, Canada, China, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Sam’s Club offers exceptional values on merchandise and services for business owners and consumers. Online merchandise and Club information is available at

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