Update from Sam’s Club: Sam’s Club locations near military bases are absolutely waiving membership requirements to military personnel, spouses, retirees and their families. Other clubs may be participating, but it’s an opt-in. Military personnel and dependents interested outside the scope of military base locations can call their local club or visit http://www.samsclub.com/clublocator to learn more.

This is open to Military personnel, spouses and their families. Military ID or proof of service of any kind will be accepted.

Sam’s will also not be charging the 10% Fee they usually do in their other military based program. 

It’s no secret military commissaries nationwide are closed and families are looking for better solutions of places to shop until this is all over with.

A little while ago a screenshot went around Facebook stating that several Sam’s Club near military installations were going to let military members with proof of service shop at their stores even if they don’t have a Sam’s Membership.

If you are not familiar with Sam’s Club it is chain retail warehouse where you can purchase items in bulk size. I find them great for shopping for items such as juice packs, lunch meat , and items for large gatherings plus a ton more.

Of course it sounded too good to be true and I wanted to verify it before I got your hopes up. I am happy to say is it TRUE. Here is the exact information I received after emailing the media relations department for Sam’s Club.

Image Credit: Sam's Club
Image Credit: Sam’s Club
  • On Wednesday morning, dozens of domestic commissaries located on military bases were closed as a result of the U.S. government shutdown. Military personnel, retirees and their families heavily depend on commissaries for low-cost groceries and everyday needs.
  • Sam’s Club understands that helping communities meet their needs during uncertain times is the first step to restoring normalcy.
  • In appreciation for the service that military personnel provide our members and communities, Sam’s Club locations near military bases will waive membership requirements for military personnel, retirees and their families so they may continue saving on everyday goods and groceries.
  • These Sam’s Club locations will remain open to military personnel and families until the U.S. government resumes domestic commissary operations.
  • Any proof of past or present service can be shown at Member Services desks or at checkout to waive membership requirements. Club associates are happy to help guests with questions as they enter the club.
  • Sam’s Club identified and connected with 50 clubs near military bases that would participate in the effort (relative to the list below). As word has spread today to other Club Management in those regions, more clubs are graciously willing to participate and help. To learn if your local club is participating, please call or visit your local Sam’s Club.
To the best of our knowledge, enclosed is a list of the commissaries that are closed in the U.S. and their distance from a local Sam’s Club.
5800 Westover Ave Elmendorf AFB AK 99506 2.1
115 N Turner Blvd Bldg 811 Montgomery AL 36114 3.3
Yuma Proving Grounds Bldg 536 Yuma AZ 85365 2.8
7175 N 138th Ave Bldg 1550 Glendale AZ 85307 6.2
7175 N 138th Ave Bldg 1550 Glendale AZ 85307 7.6
460 Skymaster Cir Bldg 680 Travis AFB CA 94535 6.5
15150 6th St March ARB CA 92518 3.3
1040 E Stewart Ave Bldg 2019 Colorado Springs CO 80914 3.3
5126 Community Center Dr USAF Academy CO 80840 4.4
365 N Telluride St Bldg 1 Aurora CO 80011 6.2
114 Lielmanis Ave Bldg 91013 Hurlburt Field FL 32544 4.4
951 Allegheny Ave Jacksonville FL 32212 3
2908 N Boundary Blvd Bldg 925 Tampa FL 33621 1.9
3rd Ave Byp Bldg 37200 Fort Gordon GA 30905 6.9
4725 Bougainville Dr Bldg 617 Honolulu HI 96818 4.1
203 W Winters St Bldg 1980 Scott AFB IL 62225 5.9
Rodman Ave Bldg 334 Rock Island IL 61299 3.4
Bldg 2702 Michigan Ave Fort Campbell KY 42223 9.9
1265 Twining Dr Bldg 4765 Barksdale AFB LA 71110 4.1
400 Russell Ave Belle Chasse LA 70037 5
MacArthur & Mapes Rd Bldg 2786 Fort George G Meade MD 20755 5.5
Kinkaid Rd Bldg 321 Naval Academy MD 21402 4.3
MacArthur & Mapes Rd Bldg 2786 Fort George G Meade MD 20755 3.6
Porter Ave Bldg 1520A Fort Detrick MD 21702 3.8
101 Maineiac Ave Bldg 420 Bangor ME 4401 4.1
15615 Kensington Ave Kansas City MO 64147 4.1
1707 CBC 2nd St Bldg 32 Gulfport MS 39501 4.6
7228 Fourth Ave N Malmstrom AFB MT 59402 5.9
1230 Holcomb Blvd Camp Lejeune NC 28547 8.7
3571 Butner Rd Bldg 85476 Fort Bragg NC 28307 5.8
1310 Edwards St Bldg 3722 Goldsboro NC 27534 2.2
Alexander Ave Bldg 3323 Picatinny Arsenal NJ 7806 7.7
4200 Mountain Home St Bldg 603 Nellis AFB NV 89191 3.5
2130 Sycamore St Bldg 1250 Ste 1 Dayton OH 45433 3.4
1719 Macomb Rd Fort Sill OK 73503 3.9
3250 S Air Depot Blvd Bldg 690 Oklahoma City OK 73145 0.4
1 Carey Rd Oakdale PA 15071 3.6
4716 Commissary Way Columbia SC 29207 1.6
103 Lawson Dr Bldg 1991 Charleston AFB SC 29404 3.5
2649 Lemay Blvd Bldg 3920 Ellsworth AFB SD 57706 7.1
770 3rd St W Bldg 1075 Universal City TX 78150 4.9
Haan Rd & Marshall Rd Bldg 1717 Fort Bliss TX 79916 3.9
250 Commissary Rd Bldg 7340 Dyess AFB TX 79607 3.2
130 Community Center Dr Bldg 120 Sheppard AFB TX 76311 6.4
110 Valiant St Bldg 213 San Angelo TX 76908 5.9
1765 Military Pkwy Fort Worth TX 76127 1.3
2250 Foulois St Bldg 8400 San Antonio TX 78236 4.2
7451 6th St Bldg 400 Hill AFB UT 84056 3.1
13th & Lee Blvd Bldg 1382 Fort Eustis VA 23604 4.8
400 Shop Rd Bldg 1600 Fort Lee VA 23801 3.5
6205 Missile Dr Bldg 720 Fort Warren AFB WY 82005 3.5
Remember to call your local Sam’s Club as the word and just getting out and other’s Sam’s Club locations are joining in.

Also Sam’s will not be charging the usual 10% fee for military.




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Krystel is the mom of two and an Army Wife. In addition to Army Wife 101 she is the Co-Founder of SoFluential.com a digital media agency that connects brands with the military market. She has appeared on MSNBC ,FOX LA and formerly was a weekly contributor to HLN's "Raising America". She has written for various outlets including Sheknows and Lifetime and is a big fan of cupcakes and french fries.

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