Sam’s Club is waiving the cost of its membership for military members while the government is shutdown.
As part of the government shutdown, domestic commissaries on military bases are closed. Sam’s Club has said that until the commissaries are open, it will welcome active and retired military members to shop at their stores without paying for memberships, according to WIVB.
Sam’s Club membership requirements will be waived as long as military ID is shown or proof is given of present or past service.
MSN notes that the cost of a Sam’s Club membership can range from $45 to $100 annually.
“Military personnel and their families heavily depend on commissaries for low-price home and business essentials. In appreciation for the service the military provides members and communities, Sam’s Club welcomes military families to shop its clubs as a first step to restoring normalcy and meeting family needs during uncertain times,” part of a release states on Sam’s Club website.
According to Sam’s Club website, Sam’s Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., is the nation’s eighth largest retailer and a leading membership warehouse club offering superior products and services to more than 47 million members in clubs across the United States.