Because of the government shutdown, commissaries on many military bases are currently closed, leaving families without a place to purchase "low-cost groceries and everyday needs." But Sam's Club locations across the U.S. have stepped up to open their doors to members of the armed forces. The Wal-Mart-owned warehouse-style stores are waiving their membership fees for active and retired military personnel and their families as long as the commissaries remain closed (the cost of membership can range from $45 to $100 annually).
"Sam's Club understands that helping communities meet their needs during uncertain times is the first step to restoring normalcy," the company wrote in a statement, adding that its decision was due to its "appreciation for the service that the military provides our members and communities." Your move, Costco. [Source]
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