GLEN CARBON, Ill., Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Residents of Glen Carbon, Edwardsville and surrounding communities will get the opportunity to see their new Sam's Club when it opens Thursday, Aug. 29, at 8:30 a.m. at 5 Illini Drive in Glen Carbon. The club will provide members with numerous services and savings on quality merchandise. "We have an excellent team that has worked to bring top quality merchandise and services at amazing prices to the community," said Club Manager Andy Poole. "We appreciate the support of the Glen Carbon and Edwardsville communities, and are proud to open this new location to serve area families and small businesses." Grand-Opening Event to Include Special OffersThe grand opening ceremony will take place at 8 a.m. on Aug. 29. Numerous dignitaries will be in attendance, along with the 160 Sam's Club associates. A number of local businesses will be on-hand opening weekend to showcase products made locally:
During Grand Opening weekend, and running through Sept. 22, Sam's Club members can get more than $4,500 in extra savings on quality merchandise. Products Support Community NeedsThe new Glen Carbon Sam's Club benefits a wide range of shoppers seeking quality, selection and value. Opening just in time for Labor Day, the club will be stocked with all the items members need for their celebrations. St. Louis sports fans will immediately notice the vast electronics department featuring the biggest and best in high-definition televisions. Busy parents and those who love to cook will find an expansive array of everyday needs including fresh produce, quality meats and home meal solutions, while office supplies, vending machine snacks and paper goods prepare small business members for success. Additional benefits for small business owners include early shopping hours, personal shopping through Click 'n' Pull®, truckload savings and access to quality items most often used by foodservice businesses, restaurant owners and caterers. Pharmacy and Hearing Center Among AmenitiesThe Glen Carbon club will have a full-service pharmacy where members and the public can take advantage of savings on medications they use every day. "I'm excited about the products and services we offer," said pharmacy manager Ryan Riney. "Members and the public will find low prices on medications for their entire family, including pets, and our free health screenings support community wellness." The Sam's Club pharmacy features $4 and $10 generic prescriptions as well as savings on branded prescriptions. Sam's Club also offers an optical department, free monthly health screenings and Healthy Living Made Simple magazine to help members take charge of their health through preventative measures. The new club will also debut a Sam's Club Hearing Aid Center, offering premium technology in hearing aid and personal listening devices alongside the care of a certified audiologist.