Military Days at Sam's Club

I can’t believe I just heard about this…the press release is dated November 11th!  During this holiday season, Sam’s Clubs are offering special days for military members to shop at Sam’s Club without purchasing a membership.  From their website:

"Military personnel with proper identification can shop and save on their holiday meals and gifts at Sam’s Club without a membership. The company will also waive its 10 percent non-member service fee. The military open houses will be held Monday, Nov. 17, Monday, Dec. 1 and Monday, Dec. 15 in 598 Sam’s Club locations in the U.S., during regular club hours.

More than 3,000 Sam’s Club and Walmart associates are active military personnel and the company supports numerous military and veterans programs. “We hope this event makes the holidays easier for military families and, if we can help them enjoy a special meal or find a unique gift, our mission will be accomplished,” said Greg Johnston, executive vice president, Operations at Sam’s Club. “This event is in honor of our nation’s military families present and past, to show our gratitude for their sacrifices.”

What a lovely gesture!  A list of Sam’s Clubs can be found here.  I hope that some of you can take advantage of this offer.  While I often find that the prices at the commissary are equal to or better than Sam’s, they do have some individual great offerings.  As long as you can keep yourself from filling a cart with a bunch of impulse purchases, this could be a great opportunity to sample Sam’s Club and see if it is something that would save you money.  Enjoy!

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Kate Horrell
Kate Horrell is a military financial coach, mom of four teens, and Navy spouse. She has a background in taxes and mortgage banking, and a trove of experience helping other military families with their money. Follow her on twitter @realKateHorrell.