Club will be first in area to offer Scan & Go app allowing smartphone users to skip checkout

Wake Forest, N.C., Aug. 26, 2016 — Sam’s Club will open its first location in Wake Forest and fifth in the Triangle area Thursday, Sept. 1. Doors open at 11460 Royal Cotton Road in Wake Forest following an 8:00 a.m. grand opening ceremony.

“We’re excited to open our doors and show our commitment to this community through the local products we carry and organizations we support,” said Club Manager Buffy Bullard. “We are also looking forward to our members discovering the convenience of our new Scan & Go shopping app and our enhanced Club Pickup ordering service.”

New club innovations

The Wake Forest club will be the first Sam’s Club in the area to offer the convenience of Scan & Go shopping. The mobile app makes members’ checkout process faster and more convenient by being able to scan UPC codes on items as they load them into their cart. When they are done shopping and ready to check out, they can pay directly on their phone from anywhere in the club and bypass the checkout line. This service will be rolled out to other clubs in the Triangle later this year.

The Wake Forest club will also offer Club Pickup and Drive-Thru, which enables members to order household or business items at SamsClub.com and will be ready for pickup in less than 24 hours.

Commitment to community

The grand opening celebration will focus on the company's commitment to being the club of the community by awarding $25,000 in grants to several local nonprofit organizations.

In addition to the Sam’s Club Giving grant program, the company also supports the area by sourcing products from local and regional businesses. Sam’s Club is proud to carry several local and regional items, including craft beer from White Street Brewing Co. and

Bombshell Beer Company, as well as wine from Chatham Hill Winery. Through the company’s Road Show program, several other local and regional businesses, like Wake Forest’s own Grendeddy Dave’s, will be featured during grand opening weekend.

Grand opening ceremony to feature local officials, special events

Wake Forest Mayor Vivian Jones and members of the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce will be among those attending Thursday’s grand opening ceremony. The Wake Forest High School JROTC Color Guard will present the colors and Sam’s Club member Jessie Pendergrass will be singing the national anthem.

To add to the excitement, former Wake Forest and NBA point guard Muggsy Bogues will be signing autographs for fans at the new club Thursday, Sept. 1 from 2-4 p.m. Sam’s Club will also showcase a variety of food samples and product demonstrations throughout grand opening weekend.

Membership information

A Sam's Club membership is an investment that more than pays for itself. Whether buying for a household or a business, a Sam's Club member can access exclusive savings on merchandise and outstanding benefits. Memberships range from $45 to $100.

  • Sam’s Club Savings and Business memberships run $45 per year and include Instant Savings which are limited-time promotional discounts that are electronically loaded on a member's card and automatically applied at the time of purchase of the item.
  • A Sam’s Club Plus membership costs $100 per year and includes early shopping hours and Cash Back Rewards meaning Plus members earn $10 in Cash Rewards for every $500 they spend in qualifying pre-tax purchases.

As part of a pre-grand opening membership promotion, residents can get up to a $30 gift card when they sign up as a new member.
Non-members are encouraged to visit the new Wake Forest club and take advantage of a free One-Day Pass available online or in the club at the Member Service Desk.

About Sam’s Club

Sam’s Club®, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), is a leading membership warehouse club offering superior products, savings and services to millions of members in 654 clubs in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. To learn more about Sam’s Club, visit the Sam’s Club Newsroom, shop at SamsClub.com, and interact with Sam’s Club on Twitter and Facebook.

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