New club to offer Scan & Go technology allowing smartphone users to bypass checkout

Brunswick, Ga., March 28, 2017 — Georgia’s newest Sam’s Club will open its doors in Brunswick March 30, 2017 at 10100 Canal Crossing following an 8 a.m. grand opening ceremony. The community is invited to come out and tour the new club without a membership. If non-members decide they want to shop, the club is offering an incredible deal on membership as part of the grand opening celebration.

“We are so excited to bring Sam’s Club to Brunswick,” said Club Manager Lisa McBride. “The response from the community has been overwhelming, and we can’t wait to show off all the incredible merchandise and convenient services we have to offer at this new club.”

No need to wait in line
Shopping at Sam’s Club has never been more convenient. Members of the Brunswick club can utilize the company’s award winning smartphone app called Scan & Go, which allows users the option of scanning their items while they shop and simply paying on their phone. When the shopping is done, members can head straight to the exit, bypassing the checkout line and showing their digital receipt to an associate on their way out the door.

Drive-Thru Service
For those members who’d prefer to order online ahead of time, the Brunswick Sam’s Club will offer the drive-thru convenience of Club Pickup. This free concierge service allows members to shop online and schedule a pickup time.

Sam’s Club associates serve as personal shopping assistants for this service - handpicking the items to fulfill the order. When members arrive at the club, they simply drive up the designated Club Pickup area, check in on the drive-thru kiosk, and an associate will deliver the merchandise to the member’s vehicle.

Commitment to Community
As part of the grand opening celebration, Sam’s Club will be awarding close to $20,000 in community grants to several local nonprofits.

“Giving back is one of our core values at Sam’s Club, and we are looking forward to getting involved in community causes that are important to our associates and our members here in Brunswick,” added McBride.

Nonprofits interested in applying for future local grants can visit the company’s website at http://giving.walmart.com to learn more.

Grand opening ceremony and special guests
Thursday’s grand opening celebration will kick off at 8 a.m. with a parking lot party and ribbon cutting celebration. The ceremony will feature the Brunswick High School Navy Jr. ROTC and local VFW presenting colors. Associates Devin Taylor, Frank Martin and Terence Williams will perform the national anthem and DJ Brock will entertain the crowd before the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce leads the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Jacksonville Jaguars Cornerback Jalen Ramsey will be a special guest at Thursday’s grand opening day. He’ll be signing autographs for fans from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 30.

Membership information
Sam’s Club is a membership warehouse offering exclusive access to great products, brands and services, all at amazing values, delivered however you want to shop. As part of a grand opening membership promotion, the club is offering up to a $20 gift card for new members.

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 659 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.