Press Release

BJ's Wholesale Club to Accept Tax-Rebate Checks as Payment Chainwide

Members May Cash Checks or Use them as Currency Towards a BJ's Purchase

July 19, 2001 9:30 AM EDT

NATICK, Mass. -- BJ's Wholesale Club will provide Members with the convenience of using their government-issued tax rebate checks at BJ's as payment for purchases beginning July 23rd. BJ's will also cash the checks at the membership service desk free of charge.

From July 23rd through the end of September, BJ's Members may bring the checks to any of BJ's 118 locations in the eastern United States. Members can choose to:

  • Use them at the register as currency for purchases
  • Cash the checks at the Membership Service Desk - no purchase necessary

To find the nearest BJ's, Members may log on to http://www.bjs.com/ and click on "Locations", or call toll-free at (800) BJS-CLUB.

"BJ's recognizes our success is due to loyal Members, so we would like to extend this convenience to show our appreciation for their continued patronage," says Jack Nugent, president and CEO of BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc. "Members who have been counting on this check to make a certain purchase know that they'll get even more for their money at BJ's."

The Internal Revenue Service will mail the first checks the week of July 23rd, with most of the mailings to be completed by the end of September. For more information, log on to http://www.treas.gov/.

Headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts, BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc. is a leading operator of warehouse clubs in the eastern United States, with 118 clubs in the chain. BJ's offers everyday low wholesale prices on food and general merchandise. In 2000, sales totaled $4.8 billion. BJ's common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "BJ".

SOURCE: BJ's Wholesale Club

Contact: Annunziata Sodano of BJ's Wholesale Club, +1-508-651-6857