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Sam’s Club drops membership requirement for hurricane shoppers

Addie Broyles
abroyles@statesman.com

As water flies off shelves across the state, Sam’s Club announced that they would be waiving membership fees in some Texas cities for people to buy emergency supplies.

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Usually, memberships cost between $45-$100, and the Arkansas-based store announced this week that people can shop without a membership in McAllen, San Antonio, Harlingen, Brownsville, Laredo and Corpus Christi.

Even though Austin isn’t technically on the list, a manager at the location on Ben White said that they would be happy to help hurricane shoppers stock up on supplies if they need it.

As the city fills up with evacuees, I imagine that all three Austin locations will also allow you to grab emergency supplies over the next few days. There are lots of folks coming to Austin who might not have many grocery options when they head back home, so don’t take more than you need.

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