Randy Blankley, Jonesboro's Sam's Club Manager said, "I tell you when members walk in and see the savings, it's fun to watch, it really is."
For city leaders it's about big bucks in sales taxes. "The more retail, the more sales tax money rolling in, and the less we have to raise citizen's taxes," said Jonesboro Mayor Hubert Brodell.
The day's other big winners were local charities. Sam's Club handed out checks totaling $24,000 and more checks will be forthcoming in the months ahead.