Press Release

BJ's Wholesale Club Takes the Stress out of Holiday Entertaining with under $100 Party Menu

Sixty-five percent of moms who shop for holiday dinners or parties are stressed about staying on budget when shopping for these holiday gatherings

November 17, 2016 7:55 AM EST

WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Nov. 17, 2016 -- BJ's Wholesale Club is the one-stop-shop for everything families need to entertain this holiday season. From kitchen essentials to tasty food and party gifts, BJ's selection and amazing savings on cookware, party platters and gift sets make holiday entertaining stress-free without breaking the bank.

"We're helping to take some of the stress out of hosting holiday gatherings by offering outstanding value and convenience," said Lee Delaney, executive vice president, chief growth officer, BJ's Wholesale Club. "Our thoughtful selection provides party planners with easy and affordable one-stop-shopping that beats grocery store prices every day."

A recent BJ's Wholesale Club survey conducted online by Harris Poll among more than 900 women 18-65 with children under 18 in the household (referred to as "moms") found that the majority of moms are responsible for hosting and preparing holiday meals. In fact, 98 percent of moms have a holiday dinner and more than half of these moms (56%) say they are solely responsible for preparing the meal.

Sixty-seven percent of moms are stressed about the amount of money they'll spend on food this holiday season; even more moms who have holiday dinner (68 percent) agree it can be difficult to find affordable, healthy meal options for their holiday dinners.

To help alleviate this stress, BJ's offers an easy-to-prepare menu to serve a party of 15 for under $100. With easy to prepare appetizers and ready-made platters at savings supermarkets just can't match, moms can rest assured knowing they're serving quality food at prices they can afford.

For a full look at everything BJ's offers for party planning needs, visit: BJs.com/PartyPlanning.

Preparing and serving holiday feasts doesn't need to feel like a chore. Pick up cooking and serving essentials at everyday low prices at BJ's.

Not hosting but heading to a holiday gathering? Members can skip the expected gifts and delight hosts by giving them holiday-inspired edible treats. These simple, yet thoughtful items will be sure to win points with the party planner and guarantee an invite to the next gathering.

  • Wellsley Farms Cocoa Gift Set, (BJ's Exclusive), $9.99
  • Ghirardelli Premium Collection Tower, $20.00
  • Wellsley Farms Wine Gift Basket (BJ's Exclusive), $59.99
  • Godiva Holiday Duo Gift Set (BJ's Exclusive), $19.99

In addition to great savings on everything for holiday entertaining, from Nov. 18 to Nov. 28, 2016, Members can shop the Black Friday Savings Event in-club or online at BJs.com/blackfriday for all of the hottest deals from BJ's. Black Friday doorbusters will be available in-club only on Black Friday, while supplies last.

BJ's Members can earn more awards on their Black Friday shopping by joining the My BJ's Perks® Program. The Double Perks promotion (BJs.com/doubleperks) starts on Nov.18 and earns My BJ's Perks Members up to 10 percent back on purchases in select categories including television, jewelry and  watches, toys and more. BJ's Perks Plus® and BJ's Perks Elite® card members will earn double by using their My BJ's Perks® Mastercard®. The promotion is valid through Nov. 28, 2016. Visit BJs.com/doubleperks to learn more.

BJ's Wholesale Club Holiday Hours:
BJ's will be closed on Thanksgiving Day for the 10th year in a row, enabling Team Members to enjoy the holiday with their families. For the first time ever, BJ's will extend its club hours the week leading up to Thanksgiving giving Members more time to get everything they need for the holiday.

  • Nov. 18Nov. 23: Clubs will open at 8 a.m. with normal closing hours.
  • Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24: Closed.
  • Black Friday, Nov. 25: Clubs will open at 7 a.m. with normal closing hours.
  • Dec. 11Dec. 24: Visit BJs.com/locations for local club holiday hours.

Customers not currently enrolled in Membership can sign up for a free 90-day trial at the Membership desk to take advantage of the hot deals BJ's is offering this holiday season.

BJ's Members can save even more when they shop the club first and fill up their gas tank at a BJ's Gas® location on the same day. From Nov. 1, 2016Jan. 1, 2017, Members will receive 5 cents off per gallon when filling their tank at a BJ's Gas location after shopping at a BJ's Wholesale Club location.

BJ's Wholesale Club will continue to offer Members convenient shopping options during the holiday season including in-club shopping, BJs.com and its recently launched Pick Up & Pay service.

Methodology
This survey was conducted online in the U.S. by Harris Poll on behalf of BJs Wholesale Club between November 3 and 9, 2016. The research was conducted among 906 US women aged 18-65 who have child(ren) under 18 in their household ("moms"). Figures for age, race/ethnicity, education, region, household income, marital status, employment and household size were weighted where necessary to bring them into line with their actual proportions in the population. 

About BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc.
Headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts, BJ's is the leading operator of membership warehouse clubs in the Eastern United States. The company currently operates 214 clubs and 130 BJ's Gas® locations in 15 states. 

BJ's provides a one-stop shopping destination filled with top-quality, leading brands, including its exclusive Wellsley Farms and Berkley Jensen brands, along with USDA Choice meats, premium produce and delicious organics,  many in supermarket sizes. BJ's is also the only major membership warehouse club to accept all manufacturers' coupons and, for greater convenience, offers the most payment options.

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BJ's is wholly owned by affiliates of Leonard Green & Partners, CVC Capital Partners and its management team.
SOURCE BJ's Wholesale Club

For further information: Kristy Houston, KHouston@bjs.com | 774-512-5086