Representatives of Walmart, the owners of membership warehouse Sam’s Club, recently announced that they were closing down 63 Sam’s Club locations and, as a result, letting many employees go.
The news that Walmart was letting go of 10 percent of its staff at Sam Club’s warehouses angered many employees and customers. In fact, many Sam’s Club members decided to give up their memberships, with some of them turning to BJ’s Wholesale Club or Costco instead.
Internet Anger Over Sam’s Club Closings
And, it didn’t take long for people to voice their anger across the internet.
One person demanded that the laid off employees get treated fairly and customers get refunds.
— Andrew Wortman (@Amoney666) January 11, 2018
Another man wondered why companies could just “walk off the job,” but workers can’t.
When an employee simply walks off the job, we call him or her irresponsible. What do you call an employer who shuts the doors without notifying employees? This is managerial incompetence in its purest form.#Samsclub https://t.co/MponpKFnO9
— Edward Trimnell (@EdwardTrimnell) January 11, 2018
One woman even called for a boycott of Sam’s Club and Walmart stores because of the way the workers were treated.
How the hell are you going to close stores and fire employees without notice!? Do you not realize your employees have families to feed and deserve a heads up that their job is closing? I am boycotting Walmart/sams club club for the lack of respect you have for your employees
— Paige Wright (@paigevcole) January 11, 2018
Sam’s Club Works To Stop The Damage
Perhaps in a bid to keep loyal customers from turning tail, Sam’s Club is now offering members the opportunity to extend their memberships for free.
That’s right. You can now get a three-month extension on your membership at no cost to you.
If your membership is due to expire in the near future, this is a great way for you to save money while still enjoying the low-cost deals that Sam’s Clubs offers to its members. (A yearly membership to Sam’s Club costs $45 a year).
Sam’s Club Keeps Its Membership Satisfaction Guarantee
As always, you can decide to cancel your membership and receive a refund anytime.
The 100% membership satisfaction guarantee on the Sam’s Club website states: ‘If at any time a member is unsatisfied with your Membership, let us know and we will cancel your membership and provide a refund of the amount paid for your current year Membership fee.”
Customers also have the option to refuse the free extension and request a refund. If you choose this option, you will receive an e-gift card within seven days, or you can opt to receive a personal check in the mail, which will arrive within six weeks. If the Sam’s Club location near you is closing, this might be your best option. To get a refund, call (888) 746-7726 or visit their website and fill out the form for the option you desire.
Is Your Sam’s Club Location Affected?
This is the full list of Sam’s Club locations which are either closed or will be closing within the next few weeks:
- 8801 Old Seward Hwy, Anchorage, AK 99515
- 1074 N Muldoon Rd, Anchorage, AK 99504
- 48 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701
- 3900 Grants Mill Rd, Irondale, AL 35210
- 2425 E Florence Blvd, Casa Grande, AZ 85194
- 5757 E State Route 69, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
- 1375 S Arizona Ave, Chandler, AZ 85286
- 15255 N Northsight Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
- 3360 El Camino Ave, Sacramento, CA 95821
- 17835 Gale Ave, City of Industry, CA 91748
- 12540 Beach Blvd, Stanton, CA 90680
- 12920 Foothill Blvd, Sylmar, CA 91342
- 69 Pavilions Dr, Manchester, CT 06042
- 2 Boston Post Rd, Orange, CT 06477
- 355 FL-436, Fern Park, FL 32730
- 7233 N Seacrest Blvd, Lantana, FL 33462
- 5135 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33611
- 2994 Turner Hill Rd, Lithonia, GA 30038
- 501 N Randall Rd, Batavia, IL 60510
- 21430 S Cicero Ave, Matteson, IL 60443
- 6600 44th Ave, Moline, IL 61265
- 808 S Illinois Rte 59, Naperville, IL 60540
- 900 S Barrington Rd, Streamwood, IL 60107
- 1055 McHenry Rd, Wheeling, IL 60090
- 460 S Weber Rd, Romeoville, IL 60446
- 3015 W 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46268
- 10859 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46229
- 4024 Elkhart Rd #1, Goshen, IN 46526
- 9598 Cortana Pl, Baton Rouge, LA 70815
- 9750 Reisterstown Rd, Owings Mills, MD 21117
- 1 Tobias Boland Way, Worcester, MA 01607
- 340 E. Edgewood Boulevard, Lansing, MI 48911
- 32625 Northwestern Hwy, Farmington Hills, MI 48334
- 3745 Louisiana Ave S, St Louis Park, MN 55426
- 2800 27th Ave S, Moorhead, MN 56560
- 11 Batchelder Rd, Seabrook, NH 03874
- 81 International Dr S, Budd Lake, NJ 07828
- 1900 E Linden Ave, Linden, NJ 07036
- 301 Nassau Park Boulevard, Princeton, NJ 08540
- 2649 Erie Blvd E, Syracuse, NY 13224
- 720 Fairmount Ave, Jamestown, NY 14701
- 700 Elmridge Center Dr, Rochester, NY 14626
- 1600 Marketplace Dr, Rochester, NY 14623
- 5085 Dawn Dr, Lumberton, NC 28360
- 1101 Shiloh Glenn Dr, Morrisville, NC 27560
- 4825 Marburg Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45209
- 9570 Fields Ertel Rd, Loveland, OH 45140
- 1145 Carr 2, Bo Florida Afuera, Barceloneta, 00617, Puerto Rico
- Carr 830, Bayamón, Puerto Rico, 00957
- Carr 3 Km 82 Bo Junquitos, Humacao, 00741, Puerto Rico
- 615 Old Hickory Blvd, Nashville, TN 37209
- 1805 Getwell Rd, Memphis, TN 38111
- 1615 S Loop W, Houston, TX 77054
- 13331 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77077
- 22296 Market Place Dr, New Caney, TX 77357
- 12919 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78216
- 741 E Little Creek Rd, Norfolk, VA 23518
- 4571 S Laburnum Ave, Richmond, VA 23231
- 901 S Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057
- 1101 Outlet Collection Way, Auburn, WA 98001
- 13550 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133
- 7050 Watts Rd, Madison, WI 53719
- 1540 S 108th St, West Allis, WI 53214
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