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Sam's Club Launches Online Gift Solution

Gifter Stress Lifter Revolutionizes Holiday Shopping

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Nov. 20, 2008—There’s a few on every holiday list - the hard-to-shop-for, the has-it-all or the “don’t-bother-getting-me-anything” kind. These are people we know and love but who can take all of the fun out of the gift giving tradition. This season, Sam’s Club vows to make it easier for those tasked with the holiday hunt and today launched an online resource to help at gifterstresslifter.com.

Users simply take a quiz and answer a few questions to determine the would-be recipient’s preferences. Instantaneously, a list of items is displayed that can be purchased at samsclub.com or in Sam’s Club locations nationwide.. And, just so there’s no disappointment Christmas morning or throughout the holidays when the paper and bows come off of packages, users can also help the gift givers in their lives by taking the quiz and sharing the results. It’s a great way to give hints!

From “Avid Reader” to the “Outdoorsy,” “DIY Buff” to “Trendy Hipster,” the Sam’s Club Gifter has 40 unique personality characteristics it uses to make multiple gift recommendations at a variety of budget ranges. Users can sort by price, with gift values beginning at about $50.00.

“It’s stressful to drive all over town looking for the perfect gift. But, with the Gifter, time-starved shoppers can get personalized gift ideas with descriptions and prices, whether they are at home or any place they can access the Web,” said Don Nelson, senior director, samsclub.com. “The Gifter is also a lot of fun. It’s interactive and open 24-7.”

Samsclub.com’s Gifter Stress Lifter will soon include iPhone™ and Facebook apps. The Gifter is open to all visitors, but only Sam’s Club members can make a purchase.

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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