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03/10

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Sam’s Club® Offers Free Allergy Health Screenings

BENTONVILLE, ARK., (March 10, 2011) – Warm weather will soon be on its way, bringing joy to many people looking forward to the sunshine and blossoming flowers. However, the changing of seasons also marks the onset of spring allergies for more than 40 million Americans. On Saturday, March 12, Sam’s Club will be offering free allergy health screenings in select locations across the country from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.*

“At Sam’s Club, we are proud to offer our members the opportunity to take control of their health with free monthly health screenings and great quality products at amazing prices," said Jill Turner-Mitchael, senior vice president, Sam’s Club Health and Wellness. “This month we hope all our members will take advantage of the chance to get tested for allergies.”

Those who opt to get screened for allergies will be tested for house and dust mites, cat, timothy grass, Bermuda grass, Mountain Cedar, short ragweed, Alternaria (mold), milk, egg white and wheat. The value of the tests is $500, and all participants will receive a personalized plan, called MyAllergyPlan, that will provide educational information on the offending allergens and consumer care organizations that relate to specific allergies.   

Sam’s Club pharmacy aisles provide members with access to a wide variety of valued products to help treat allergy symptoms that may include sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes and itchy nose or throat. Many people who experience allergy symptoms find relief from over-the-counter allergy medications, including Allegra® which is now available without a prescription on pharmacy shelves. Pharmacists are also available to help members with all their health and wellness solutions.

Sam’s Club will continue to host different free monthly health screenings throughout the year, including:

 - Diabetes

 - Digestive Health

 - Kids’ Health

 - Men’s Health

 - Summer Wellness/Sun Care

 - Vision Health

 - Women’s Health

For more information, times and locations of health screenings of participating Sam’s Club locations, members can visit SamsClub.com/healthyliving.  

* While supplies last

 

About Sam’s Club

Sam’s Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), is the nation’s eighth largest retailer and a leading membership warehouse club offering superior products and services to more than 47 million members in clubs across the U.S., as well as in Brazil, China and Mexico. Members save an average of 30 percent over traditional retailers. To learn more about Savings Made SimpleSM, visit SamsClub.com, and look for Sam’s Club on Twitter and Facebook.