Press Release

BJ'S Wholesale Club Opens Early on Black Friday and for the First Time Opens on Thanksgiving Day

Special Hours Make it More Convenient for Shoppers

November 16, 2006 7:05 AM EST

NATICK, Mass., November 16, 2006 --

WHAT: For the first time, BJ's Wholesale Clubs will be open on Thanksgiving Day to cater to consumers with last-minute Thanksgiving needs. Also, to celebrate the beginning of the holiday shopping season on "Black Friday", BJ's will open at 6:00 a.m. the day after Thanksgiving so shoppers can take advantage of the great savings at BJ's and start their holiday shopping early.

WHEN:  Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 23, 2006, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

* Excludes Clubs in the following states:  MA, ME, RI

Black Friday - Friday, November 24, 2006

6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

* Excludes the following Club locations: Franklin, MA, Paramus, NJ, Voorhees, NJ and Stroudsburg, PA

WHERE: To find the closest BJ's Wholesale Club or for further information, please visit http://www.bjs.com/ or call 1-800-BJS-CLUB.

WHY:   BJ's recognizes many consumers may need to pick up last minute Thanksgiving Day necessities, whether it is extra food for those unexpected guests or a forgotten ingredient for a special recipe. On "Black Friday", BJ's will open its doors at 6:00 a.m. for consumers who want to get a head start on their holiday shopping. BJ's will offer incredible deals and more than $1300 in coupon savings including a 42" plasma television for less than $945.

VISUALS:  Images of Members standing in line before the Club opens and consumers shopping for holiday gifts.  Interviews with early morning shoppers and Club Managers.

CONTACT:  Stephanie LaCroix, slacroix@bjs.com, 508-651-6904

SOURCE: BJ's Wholesale Club