Hey! You Can Buy Alcohol At Costco And Sam's Club Without A Membership!

Hey! You Can Buy Alcohol At Costco And Sam's Club Without A Membership!

Need some quality alcohol at discount prices? Don’t want to sign up for a Costco, Sam’s Club or BJ’s membership? There may be hope for you!

Sam's Club Lets You Swap Out RedRinged Xbox Hassle-Free

Sam's Club Lets You Swap Out RedRinged Xbox Hassle-Free

Virg’s Xbox360 got the dread Red Ring of Death. He bought it in Feb ’07, and it started failing this Nov ’08. He figured it would be months before he would get it back and expected to have to pay somewhere. Much to his surprise, Sam’s Club let him swap it out for a new one for free.

Walmart Stores Begin Playing Christmas Music

Walmart Stores Begin Playing Christmas Music

Joel Sackey in San Antonio, TX reports that both his local Walmart and Sam’s Club, effective November 1st, have started playing Christmas music. (Photo: vidaarctique)

15 Victims Of The Grocery Shrink Ray

15 Victims Of The Grocery Shrink Ray

The Grocery Shrink Ray continues its miniature spree across the supermarket aisles of America. Here’s 14 more victims that have surfaced in the past week, as spotted by our watchful bands of deputized Consumerist reader-investigators…

Sam's Club Won't Let You Buy A Wii Because They're Saving It For Later

Sam's Club Won't Let You Buy A Wii Because They're Saving It For Later

Shawn is a Sam’s Club member and on a recent shopping trip to buy a Wii he thought he’d snagged the very last one, but when the cashier tried to ring the item up something went wrong. Turns out that Sam’s Club was “saving” that Wii for a “Grand Re-Opening” party and refused to sell it to Shawn and his girlfriend.

Sam's Click 'n' Pull Is Lame 'n' Broken

Sam's Click 'n' Pull Is Lame 'n' Broken

Will in Georgia thought he’d try to take advantage of the Click ‘n’ Pull program offered by Sam’s Club—you make your shopping list ahead of time (the “click” part) and the store pulls it all for you and calls you when it’s ready to pick up. Based on Will’s experiences so far, the program isn’t quite ready for Georgians.

Receipt Check Policies For Costco, Sam's Club, And BJ's

Receipt Check Policies For Costco, Sam's Club, And BJ's

In most cases, a receipt check is voluntary, but several wholesale shopping clubs make you agree to them as part of the membership contract.

Adventures In Receipt Check Refusals Continue

Rich in Michigan writes that a Michigan Sam’s Club employee foiled his efforts to circumvent the receipt-checking line.

I was detained in a Sams Club receipt-checking line today. When I attempted to steer my cart around the line and out the exit door, an employee with a nametag of ‘Linda’ stepped in front of my cart and asked me to surrender my receipt. When I asked if I was being detained, she assured me that I was…

Funeral Home Offers Discount For Sam's Club Members

Funeral Home Offers Discount For Sam's Club Members

Reader Emily sends us the above photo. She writes: This is directly across from the stoplight at the exit of the shopping center where Sam’s Club is located in Kirkwood, Missouri. If you have to stop at the light while leaving, it’s not possible to miss it.

Walmart To Lay Off 3,000 Sam's Club Managers In The Name Of Customer Service

Walmart To Lay Off 3,000 Sam's Club Managers In The Name Of Customer Service

Walmart is dropping 3,000 Sam’s Club managers. according to an article in the WSJ. The managers, who used to be in charge of specific sections of the store (i.e. bakery, meat, photo). can now choose a severance package, quit, or remain on as hourly workers.

Generics Aren't Always That Much Cheaper

Generics Aren't Always That Much Cheaper

Generics meds are supposed to be a cheaper alternative to name-brand drugs, but a recent Wall Street Journal found that there wasn’t as much difference as you might think. — BEN POPKEN

Sam’s Club Sells Styrofoam Birthday Cake

Sam’s Club Sells Styrofoam Birthday Cake

It was only after cutting that Kavalaris realized Sam’s Club sold his mom a Styrofoam birthday cake decorated with icing. Lansing State Journal reports:

Target Black Friday Ad Up, Plus Many More

Target Black Friday Ad Up, Plus Many More

As Black Friday draws ever nigh, a splooge of new Black Friday ads appeared on the internet.

At Least Sam Walton Got Bandaids

In stark contrast to this morning’s story, “Target Has No Time For Owwies,” reader Frank writes that while visiting a Chicago area Sam’s Club…

WalMart. Always Low Compassion, Always.

Running low on gas and stuck with nothing but a gift card WalMart won’t let you use? Far from home? Screwed? In your desperation, don’t try to sell the card at a loss to another customer. Wal-Mart will call the cops on your soliciting ass. Then they’ll throw you out of their parking lot and call you a “vagrant.”

Sam’s Club Hates The Voluptuous

Sam’s Club Hates The Voluptuous

The thick slice of cheesecake to the right? The cover of Naughty Needles

ATM Fraud UPDATE: Wal-Mart, OfficeMax, Sam’s Club, Office Depot Suspected

ATM Fraud UPDATE: Wal-Mart, OfficeMax, Sam’s Club, Office Depot Suspected

A new article by ConsumerAffairs.com claims that the Citibank investigation into thousands of stolen debit cards and PINs centers on two 3rd party retailers.