Before Sam’s Club we would have never thought that buying 24 rolls of TP, a gallon of dish detergent or more muffins than you could eat in a month was a good idea. But the market gurus at Wal-mart changed all that when Sam’s Club was born in 1983. The concept of a warehouse club selling a wide variety of merchandise, in which customers were required to buy large, wholesale quantities of the store's products, made these clubs attractive to both bargain hunters and small business owners.
It’s No Frills Shopping AND we have to pay an annual membership in order to shop. But there are perks…inside these walls there are smiling ladies behind sample tables offering to hungry shoppers all manner of "Vittles."
FREE SAMPLES could be the two sweetest words in the English language! If you are brave enough to go to Sam’s Club on a weekend, then you know that Free Food comes with a price…shoppers and free food can be a dangerous combination. Here are some tips to consider if you are planning a shopping/dining experience at Sam’s.
Even though most of the samples are situated by the freezers, there may be a sample table wedged into another section of the store. Keep your eyes peeled for a sample of M&M‘s, a stick of gum or a squirt of hand sanitizer. You have to be willing to partake food in the order that it’s offered.
If you go up to the first sample station and it’s all gone, just go to the next one. If the food isn’t ready there, go to the third. Keep going until you hit pay dirt. Make a circle and double back to the stations that were on the cooking phase and keep surveying until the food is ready. Remind yourself that this is “Hunting Mode!”