http://wfla.com/2017/09/14/sams-club-waives-membership-fees-for-... 


in addition to the Tampa area stores at the link, these Sam's are also participating

  • The Sam’s Club locations that are waiving membership fees include: Apopka, 1500 S. Orange Blossom Trail; Cocoa, 450 Townsend Rd.; Daytona Beach, 1175 Beville Rd.; Fern Park, 355 Semoran Blvd.; Gainesville, 4001 SW 30th Place; Kissimmee, 4763 West Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy; Lady Lake, 755 N. Hwy 27/441; Melbourne, 4255 W. New Haven Ave.; Ocala, 3921 SW College Rd.; Orlando, 11920 Narcoossee Rd.; Orlando, 7701 E. Colonial Dr.; Orlando, 7810 W. Colonial Dr.; Orlando, 9498 S. Orange Blossom Trail; Sanford, 1101 Rinehart Rd.

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Free membership is OK but... To "help" people?

A for profit business wants to sell people stuff.

Doesn't seem especially charitable .

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jerosen said:   Free membership is OK but... To "help" people?

A for profit business wants to sell people stuff.

Doesn't seem especially charitable .

  

What a thread crap!  you realize many stations still do not have gas, many supermarkets not stocked...this is a huge help given the large size stocks they carry to help families get supplies quickly and GASOLINE.  

RED for you.

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Walmart gives the most money of any company, to charity, and people still talk crap about them.

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Good post. There are still many of us without power, so being able to get bulk supplies after we get power will be a big help.

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Nice deal! I wonder if Costco might do the same.
I use and comment to gas buddy daily and it's amazing how many stations don't have gas AND the the power to pump it.
Don't like the deal, please don't go. Leaves one more parking spot for those who need supplies.

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bump for Orlando, Ocala, etc

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thank you for the update with new cities, I was wondering why only tampa was getting the good deed from Sams!
v useful right now.

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Thanks for posting OP. Floridian here - went through eye of storm. Gas shortages are still going on so this can help many people, not to mention water and ice, too.

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Thanks will forward to my family members there and tell them to pass it along.

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LORENW said:   Walmart gives the most money of any company, to charity, and people still talk crap about them.
  
Depends on your definition of "charity" I suppose:

"How the billionaire Walmart clan are using their charity to avoid paying estate taxes on an $150 billion fortune and pass it on to future heirs "
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2419374/How-billionaire-...

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fxm87 said:   
LORENW said:   Walmart gives the most money of any company, to charity, and people still talk crap about them.
  
Depends on your definition of "charity" I suppose:

"How the billionaire Walmart clan are using their charity to avoid paying estate taxes on an $150 billion fortune and pass it on to future heirs "
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2419374/How-billionaire-...


Exactly! No doubt they donate plenty of $$ to charities which is wonderful, but they also use those charity holding accounts to pass down most of their wealth to their children without having to pay taxes on it.  Basically, they give a little to avoid paying a lot! They give to things they want, which further their influence and control, but avoid paying into the American system as a whole through taxes.  Plus, because they don't pay their workers a living wage, this results in the majority of their workers having to rely on welfare and public assistance to live and get health care (costing tax payers $$$$$$$$$), and they take advantage of police services and lots of other services funded by our taxes, while killing small business, reducing job counts in this country (and reducing average incomes for the jobs that remain).  All in all, it's a net negative for the US.  Sure, we get stuff on the cheap, but we're all paying for it in the end as it erodes the middle class and shifts the tax burden further and further away from people like the owners of Walmart and other large companies (since they avoid taxes ) and more and more to the middle and lower class that can't avoid taxes in the same ways. 

The point is that it's not so simple to say that a company is charitable....Companies often want people to look at it so simply, but their charity is actually a clever investment. They're buying your loyalty, or politicians votes, while they do all kinds of other things that are not in our interests. 

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Well said....Walmart does not open stores in Europe because the minimum wage is too high....in France it is just under $15 per hour...after one year's employment, the person must be give one month paid holiday.....

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