63 Sam's Club Locations Are Closing – Here's How to Get Your Membership Fees Refunded

63 Sam's Club Locations Are Closing – Here's How to Get Your Membership Fees Refunded
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While Walmart was racking up glowing headlines for giving $1,000 bonuses to long-time employees, the retail giant swiftly and quietly moved to close 63 Sam's Club locations, impacting 11,000+ workers nationwide.

Some of those 63 stores closed suddenly overnight, with employees only learning about it when they showed up to work on Thursday to find locked doors, a notice posted on the door, and, according to some reports, police standing guard.

"After a thorough review, it became clear we had built clubs in some locations that impacted other clubs, and where population had not grown as anticipated," Sam's Club CEO John Furner said Thursday in a company-wide email. "We will be closing some clubs, and we notified them today. We'll convert some of them into eCommerce fulfillment centers — to better serve the growing number of members shopping with us online and continue scaling the SamsClub.com business."

Here's what you need to know about the Sam's Club closures.

You can get a refund for your Sam's Club Membership, but you have to ask.

Sam's Club will refund the $45 membership fee to affected customers, but it won't be automatic. You'll need to call Sam's Club customer service at (888) 746-7726 to cancel your membership and request a refund. Your refund may be issued as a check, or as a gift card to Sam's Club or Walmart.

Alternatively, you can transfer your membership to a different Sam's Club location if you have another option nearby, and online shopping at SamsClub.com will not be affected. In fact, expanding the online shopping experience was specifically called out in Furner's notes.

List of Sam's Club locations that are closed or closing soon:

Alaska

  • 8801 Old Seward Hwy, Anchorage, AK 99515
  • 1074 N Muldoon Rd, Anchorage, AK 99504
  • 48 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701

Alabama

  • 3900 Grants Mill Rd, Irondale, AL 35210

Arizona

  • 2425 E Florence Blvd, Casa Grande, AZ 85194
  • 5757 E State Route 69, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
  • 1375 S Arizona Ave, Chandler, AZ 85286
  • 15255 N Northsight Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

California

  • 3360 El Camino Ave, Sacramento, CA 95821
  • 17835 Gale Ave, City of Industry, CA 91748
  • 12540 Beach Blvd, Stanton, CA 90680
  • 12920 Foothill Blvd, Sylmar, CA 91342

Connecticut

  • 69 Pavilions Dr, Manchester, CT 06042
  • 2 Boston Post Rd, Orange, CT 06477

Florida

  • 355 FL-436, Fern Park, FL 32730
  • 7233 N Seacrest Blvd, Lantana, FL 33462
  • 5135 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33611

Georgia

  • 2994 Turner Hill Rd, Lithonia, GA 30038

Illinois

  • 501 N Randall Rd, Batavia, IL 60510
  • 21430 S Cicero Ave, Matteson, IL 60443
  • 6600 44th Ave, Moline, IL 61265
  • 808 S Illinois Rte 59, Naperville, IL 60540
  • 900 S Barrington Rd, Streamwood, IL 60107
  • 1055 McHenry Rd, Wheeling, IL 60090
  • 460 S Weber Rd, Romeoville, IL 60446

Indiana

  • 3015 W 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46268
  • 10859 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46229
  • 4024 Elkhart Rd #1, Goshen, IN 46526

Louisiana

  • 9598 Cortana Pl, Baton Rouge, LA 70815

Maryland

  • 9750 Reisterstown Rd, Owings Mills, MD 21117

Massachusetts

  • 1 Tobias Boland Way, Worcester, MA 01607

Michigan

  • 340 E. Edgewood Boulevard, Lansing, MI 48911
  • 32625 Northwestern Hwy, Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Minnesota

  • 3745 Louisiana Ave S, St Louis Park, MN 55426
  • 2800 27th Ave S, Moorhead, MN 56560

New Hampshire

  • 11 Batchelder Rd, Seabrook, NH 03874

New Jersey

  • 81 International Dr S, Budd Lake, NJ 07828
  • 1900 E Linden Ave, Linden, NJ 07036
  • 301 Nassau Park Boulevard, Princeton, NJ 08540

New York

  • 2649 Erie Blvd E, Syracuse, NY 13224
  • 720 Fairmount Ave, Jamestown, NY 14701
  • 700 Elmridge Center Dr, Rochester, NY 14626
  • 1600 Marketplace Dr, Rochester, NY 14623

North Carolina

  • 5085 Dawn Dr, Lumberton, NC 28360
  • 1101 Shiloh Glenn Dr, Morrisville, NC 27560

Ohio

  • 4825 Marburg Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45209
  • 9570 Fields Ertel Rd, Loveland, OH 45140

Puerto Rico

  • 1145 Carr 2, Bo Florida Afuera, Barceloneta, 00617, Puerto Rico
  • Carr 830, Bayamón, Puerto Rico, 00957
  • Carr 3 Km 82 Bo Junquitos, Humacao, 00741, Puerto Rico

Tennessee

  • 615 Old Hickory Blvd, Nashville, TN 37209
  • 1805 Getwell Rd, Memphis, TN 38111

Texas

  • 1615 S Loop W, Houston, TX 77054
  • 13331 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77077
  • 22296 Market Place Dr, New Caney, TX 77357
  • 12919 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78216

Virginia

  • 741 E Little Creek Rd, Norfolk, VA 23518
  • 4571 S Laburnum Ave, Richmond, VA 23231

Washington

  • 901 S Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057
  • 1101 Outlet Collection Way, Auburn, WA 98001
  • 13550 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133

Wisconsin

  • 7050 Watts Rd, Madison, WI 53719
  • 1540 S 108th St, West Allis, WI 53214
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