BJ’s Wholesale Club offering perks for first responders and healthcare workers

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The chain has also set up shopping hours for the elderly

BJ’s Wholesale Club has announced that it’s giving first responders and healthcare workers an opportunity to shop without a membership. Starting April 19, the chain will host an “Appreciation Hour” from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Sundays. 

“We are incredibly grateful for everything that our first responders and healthcare workers are doing to keep our communities safe and healthy,” Lee Delaney, President and Chief Executive Officer, BJ’s Wholesale Club, said in a statement. “We’re proud to offer a designated shopping hour to first responders and healthcare workers as a small way to say thank you for their hard work and dedication.”

BJ’s said it will also offer these critical workers a complementary four-month Inner Circle membership. The membership can be obtained by visiting the member services desk.

Senior shopping hours

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, a number of grocery chains have made changes to their hours and operations. 

Costco is offering a designated shopping hour twice weekly for the elderly. The event happens on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Walmart, Publix, and a slew of other grocers have also carved out special shopping hours for seniors with the aim of keeping potentially vulnerable individuals from getting sick.

BJ’s said in its announcement that it would also set up dedicated shopping hours for members over 60. Senior shopping hours will be held Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Alternatively, consumers can avoid going to BJ’s altogether by visiting and requesting grocery delivery. 

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