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Barbara Coleman MasterCard Worldwide 1-914-249-6607

Sam’s Club Partners With MasterCard To Expand Credit Payment Options

MasterCard Credit Cards Now Accepted for Payment at all 589 Sam’s Clubs in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada

Bentonville, Arkansas and Purchase, New York , November 09, 2006 - Sam’s Club, one of the nation’s largest membership warehouse clubs and MasterCard Worldwide, announced that it will today begin accepting MasterCard credit cards for payment at all U.S, Puerto Rico and Canada Sam’s Club locations. Now all MasterCard cardholders, both consumers and business owners, with a Sam’s Club Membership, have access to exceptional values on a multitude of goods and services as well as affordable luxury merchandise.

“Our Members have told us that they like having credit options for their purchases at Sam’s Club and as we continue to focus on how we enhance their experience, the addition of MasterCard is a natural extension of our commitment to meet their needs,” said Mark Goodman, Executive Vice President, Marketing, Membership and E-Commerce, Sam’s Club. “MasterCard is a preeminent global brand. We are pleased to be offering it as a credit option in Sam’s Club and with their efforts to create a holistic program as part of our partnership.”

Sam’s Club provides both quality merchandise including high end electronics and jewelry in addition to personal needs and a variety of supplies and services for business including health insurance, merchant credit card processing and travel services as well as other programs.

“Now more consumers can access the tremendous value Sam’s Club offers and enjoy purchasing flexibility with their MasterCard,” said Gareth Forsey, Group Executive, US Commerce Development, MasterCard Worldwide. “Both Sam’s Club and MasterCard strive to deliver value to its customers and, together, we will continue to serve the discerning consumer population of our shared customer, the MasterCard cardholder.”

To become a Member at Sam’s Club, visit the nearest Sam’s Club location or log onto Regular Club hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Gold Key Hours for Business Members are Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and Saturday, from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

About Sam’s Club
Sam’s Club is a division of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., and ranks as one of the nation's largest warehouse clubs with more than 47 million U.S. Members. The first Sam’s Club opened its doors in Midwest City, Oklahoma in 1983. Sam’s Club offers exceptional values on merchandise and services for business owners and consumers. Online merchandise and club information is available at

About MasterCard Worldwide
MasterCard Worldwide advances global commerce by providing a critical economic link among financial institutions, businesses, cardholders and merchants worldwide. As a franchisor, processor and advisor, MasterCard develops and markets payment solutions, processes approximately 14 billion payments each year, and provides industry-leading analysis and consulting services to financial institution customers and merchants. Through its family of brands, including MasterCard®, Maestro® and Cirrus®, MasterCard Worldwide serves consumers and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. For more information go to