How Sam's Club members can request a refund, BJs offers special rate for ex-members: Your Stories

SYRACUSE (WSYR-TV) - Sam's Club members in Central New York shocked about the store's sudden closure on January 26 can request refunds for their memberships.

Refunds can be requested in person, over the phone by calling 888-746-7726 or online at this link.

Syracuse's and 62 other Sam's Club locations will be closed, parent company Walmart announced Thursday. 151 employees in Central New York are invited to apply for jobs at other Sam's Club or Walmart stores.

Hundreds lined up outside the Syracuse store Friday morning, their first chance to get into the store for a closing clearance to ask questions of managers.

Competing warehouse club BJ's tells NewsChannel 9 it's offering a special rate for ex-Sam's Club members. A special link invites people to join for $40 instead of the usual $55.

Costco tells NewsChannel 9 it won't accept Sam's Club memberships.

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