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Sam’s Club Launches Smaller Sized Cakes for 2020’s Virtual Graduates

I never thought I’d one day be writing a piece about Sam’s Club that involved the word “small.” If memory serves me, my last visit to Sam’s Club began around noon and ended early evening. The place is simply THAT massive. Size aside, Sam’s Club has been affected by the covid-craziness, too. Efforts to adjust and assist employees have been respectable; they recently approved a second round of bonuses for workers. Additionally, changes to store hours, customer capacity allowances, and shopping slots exclusive to seniors have all been instituted. 

While the corona rages, life must persist, and Sam’s Club’s goal is to continue serving their customer’s needs. For instance, students nationwide are preparing to have virtual ceremonies as graduations are approaching. To support and celebrate this year’s graduates, Sam’s Club, typically known for their massive cakes, have announced smaller-cakes for the at-home festivities.  These smaller cakes are 10”, can be personalized and still pack all the tastiness Sam’s Club cakes are known for. The best part is that it costs less than $10. That’s perfect for families on a budget. You can personalize your cake with your school colors, a picture and a custom message as well. 

Sam’s Club personalized cakes come in various sizes ranging from the smallest, 10” single layer cake, to the mini-two-tier cakes and 15 count cupcakes are also offered. Prices vary depending on specifications as each cake is made from scratch.  A 3-tier option exists for larger gatherings but considering the times, that may have to wait until the dust settles.

If you have a soon-to-be graduate, birthday or other type of celebration around the corner, Sam’s Club is sure to meet your cake needs. Orders can now be made from your local club bakery and online.

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Costco Gives Health Workers And First Responders Front Of Line Priority

With health workers experiencing the horrors of COVID-19 first hand, many business have taken to supporting these brave individuals in however way they can. This includes advancing to the front of the long lines to enter Costco Warehouses.

Costco is now granting priority access to healthcare workers and first responders during the days of this pandemic. This extends to police officers, EMTs, and firefighters. All these guests will need to do is present a Costco membership card and an official form of identification that clearly states their role and they will automatically be allowed to jump in front of any line in order to enter the warehouse.

With healthcare workers and first responders pulling double, sometimes triple duties during this pandemic, skipping the line is the least we can all offer them.

At the time of publication, the earlier hours for seniors and two persons per membership card being allowed into the warehouse is still in effect as well.

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Costco Now Only Letting Two People Enter Their Warehouse Per Membership Card

Since COVID-19 hit us, many families have taken to warehouse clubs such as Costco to stock up on essentials while they wait out the next few months at home. With of how easily the disease can spread, however, massive lines at Costco are not the ideal situation — even if folks are practicing social distancing.

Because of this, Costco has now implemented a new policy that only two people will be allowed in the warehouse at a time with one membership card.

This means families will only be able to bring two members total to Costco stores. While said to only be a temporary change, this new rule will take place as long as the threat of COVID-19 looms. If you need a full squad to stock your household for the time being, you may have to apply for multiple Costco memberships to get around the new rules. Though maybe try your best to stick to two family members and stay home to be safe.

The new policy will go in effect tomorrow, April 3 at all locations nationwide. Plan accordingly, folks!

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This Hiroshima Costco Charges A Ridiculous $32 for Parking

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Good news! Apparently, I’m not the only person on planet Earth to sometimes go to Costco to just hang out. The free samples, the office chair races, the mounds of 88-to-a-pack of derelict baby toys. It’s dinner and a night out all in one, and now the residents of Hiroshima can enjoy my personal Wonderland . . . as long as they spend $32 (3,000 yen) to park.

Yes, $32 just to park. That’s less than two days of parking at Disneyland, and they don’t even offer tram rides to the cashier!  But, wait. Costco knows their parking fee is a little cray, so they offer a deal: Make a purchase of $53.50 (5,000 yen) or great, and you get an hour of free parking. Make a purchase of $107 (10,000 yen) or greater, and get two hours of “free” parking. In other words, it’s a race. Hiroshima shoppers need to plan their routes before parking. Dad grabs the twelve-pack of tires, Mom hustles for the two-for-one stove deal, and the little’uns fill their tiny hands with all the child-size jars of mustard they can handle. They better hope they find everything and it costs more than 4,999 yen, otherwise the 3,000 they spent outside just went to waste.

Apparently, the astronomical fee is a protective measure: Officials predict mad traffic at the popular warehouse/store, and the three-level parking structure can only accomodate 1,050 cars. Only. It’s also across the street from a large baseball stadium, so Costco doesn’t want anyone crowding their lot just to while away their day while watching the game.

If that 3,000 yen is a bit much for you, though, Costco offers parking meters, too: Just 100 yen ($1.07) for 10-20 minutes.

Yeah. Right. Good luck with that. Because Costco isn’t literally a giant warehouse maze that requires wheel dollies in place of shopping carts.

H/T Rocket News 24 + PicThx Parent Collective