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Sam's Club Online Holiday Packages Sell In Seconds

Once-in-a-Lifetime™ Experiences and Products Featured in Catalog

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Nov. 13, 2008—Sam’s Club announced today four exclusive online holiday packages sold in seconds after becoming available this week. The one-of-a-kind experiences and gifts included a speaking role on As the World Turns in New York City and a Critics’ Choice Awards Experience in Los Angeles for $13,500; a spellbinding experience to attend the Twilight World Movie Premiere in Los Angeles for $9,500; four tickets to the Kenny Chesney Dallas Concert for $9,900; and the first electric super car by Hybrid Technologies for $100,000. The car can go from 0 to 60 mph in five seconds without burning a drop of fuel.

This is the fifth year Sam’s Club has offered the Once-in-a-Lifetime holiday packages. Typically the experiential gifts and exclusive merchandise is made available with the release of the company’s holiday gift and spring catalogs. In 2006, Sam’s Club sold a $2.7 million Cessna Mustang Jet, and last year the company sold a Hybrid Technologies Electric Smart Car for $35,000.

There is still one holiday package that remains. The Elvis Presley Graceland Trip for $7,800 will become available for purchase December 8, at 10 p.m. CT on samsclub.com. More than 33,000 members and samsclub.com guests visited the package web pages since their launch nearly a month ago. The Once-in-a-Lifetime packages are available to Sam’s Club members only.

“We know times are tough right now but Christmas is one of those traditions that hold special meaning,” said Scott Williams, vice president of samsclub.com. “The fact that these items sold demonstrates that unique experiences and extreme value at any price are key this holiday season.”

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 samsclub.com.

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