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Students Prep for College Hoops Championship at Sam's Club

Collegiate Membership admits students to a night of free food, fun and games

BENTONVILLE, Ark., March 2, 2009 – Collegiate students have a new place to go Sunday, March 8, while they gear up for basketball action happening later in the month. Sam’s Club in 24 locations will host a day dedicated to its collegiate members that includes a gaming competition with a chance to win an Xbox360®, as well as free pizza and soda for those who visit the clubs.

“We are excited about the upcoming month of basketball and want to invite our collegiate members to stop by and gear up for the games,” said La’Ron Louis, Sam’s Club Membership Manager. “This is a chance for them to take advantage of great deals, including a $10 gift card for referring their friends. We will have lots of fun and prizes that college students will not want to miss!”

Free Stuff
On top of great deals, Sam’s Club has impressive giveaways for those who attend.

  • Everyone who flashes their Collegiate Membership Card will receive a free slice of pizza and a soda.
  • The first 80 people to sign up for a new Collegiate Membership will receive a free one-year subscription to Xbox LIVE®, where gamers play online against their friends anywhere in the world.
  • The first 100 current Collegiate Members in the door will receive a free commemorative basketball to celebrate the upcoming month of action.
  • Demo associates will be serving up a variety of great college food and basics.
  • Current Collegiate Members who bring a friend to sign up for membership will receive a $10 gift card for every new Collegiate Member they refer; this offer is available at Sam’s Club locations nationwide.

Gaming Competition
March basketball action starts early with a basketball video game competition. The first 16 Collegiate Members to sign-up will play in the competition for a chance to win a new Xbox360®. Each member will play through rounds of basketball action against their peers, ending with one champ taking home the big prize. Sign-ups begin at 1 p.m., and the competition starts at 2 p.m.

Sam’s Club launched its Collegiate Membership in the summer of 2008. Since that time, students have found great values on high quality products for their dorm rooms, as well as the classroom.

For more information and great entertaining ideas to make your March basketball gatherings a success, visit your local Sam’s Club or samsclub.com.

Sam's Club Event Locator

Lansing, Mich. 2925 Town Centre Boulevard
Las Cruces, N.M. 2711 North Telshor Boulevard
Logan, Utah 145 West Cache Valley Boulevard
Morgantown, W.Va. 6001 University Town Centre Drive
Auburn, Ala. 2335 Bent Creek Road
Orlando, Fla. 7701 East Colonial Drive
College Station, Texas 1405 East Earl Rudder Freeway
Vestal, N.Y. 2441 Vestal Parkway East
Dublin, Ohio 5870 Sawmill Road
Tuscaloosa, Ala. 1401 Skyland Boulevard East
Bloomington, Ind. 3205 West State Highway 45
Beavercreek, Ohio 3446 New Germany-Trebein Road
State College, Pa. 381 Benner Pike
Ames, Iowa 305 Airport Road
Flagstaff, Ariz. 1851 East Butler Avenue
Saginaw, Mich. 5656 Bay Road
Gainesville, Fla. 2801 Northwest 13th Street
Columbia, Mo. 101 Conlay Road
Lafayette, Ind. 3819 State Road 26 East
St. Cloud, Minn. 3601 2nd Street South
Fayetteville, Ark. 3081 North Highway 112
Lubbock, Texas 4304 West Loop 289
Springfield, Mo. 3660 East Sunshine
Tallahassee, Fla. 3122 Dick Wilson Boulevard

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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