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Sam’s Club to offer DNA testing and fingerprint kits as a part of their annual free children’s health screenings

BY Michael Johnsen

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Sam's Club on Wednesday announced that it is offering DNA testing and fingerprint kits as a part of their annual free children's health screenings, both standard tools for personal identification that can be useful for parents should they ever be needed, on Saturday, Aug. 9.
 
“As a parent, you never want to think about needing information like fingerprints and DNA samples, but these items could prove critical should the need for them ever arise,” said Jill Turner-Mitchael, SVP Sam’s Club Health and Wellness. “This free event for our members and the public helps give parents a way to combine shopping for back-to-school with capturing potentially life-saving information.”
 
The screenings, which combine health and child safety information, are free and available to the public at all Sam’s Club locations with a pharmacy (596 locations). The free event includes a take-home DNA kit that provides instructions on storing a saliva sample to help find children in the event they are ever lost, as well as a child safety ID kit with a fingerprint form and instructions on storing personal information.. Access to this info is limited to a parent or guardian. 
 
The screening tests are valued at up to $150 and also include blood pressure, BMI and vision screenings.
 
In addition to monthly health screenings, Sam’s Club pharmacies provide savings and preventive care to each community it serves, such as year-round immunizations for adults ages 18years and older. Licensed pharmacists can administer walk-in flu shots and nine other important immunizations recommended to help protect against such serious diseases as pneumonia, shingles and whooping cough. 
 
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Coca-Cola expands into social commerce with Tweet-a-Coke

BY David Salazar

Knoxville, Tenn. — People who have a hard time finding their names on Coca-Cola’s new bottles can still share a Coke with a friend, as long as they have a Twitter account.

Coca-Cola launched the new Tweet-a-Coke campaign Tuesday, which lets a user tweet their friends a $5 e-voucher that can be redeemed for a small fountain drink at a Regal Entertainment Group theater.

"Regal Cinemas is excited to be Coca-Cola's first 'Tweet a Coke' partner," Regal Entertainment Group SVP, food service, John Curry said. "Together, Coca-Cola and Regal Cinemas have been bringing happiness to moviegoers for 12 years, and now we're teaming up to make this summer of sharing even bigger."

To give a Coke, users connect their credit card to their Twitter account, then tweet “@TweetACoke Enjoy” at the recipient.

The campaign is an expansion of the Share a Coke campaign that the company launched earlier this summer, which puts 250 of the most popular names on Coke cans and bottles. This is the first social commerce campaign for Coca-Cola, and is similar to Starbucks’ Tweet-a-Coffee campaign that it launched last year.

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Rite Aid boosts selection in electronics for back-to-school

BY Michael Johnsen

CAMP HILL, Pa. — In response to the increased demand for electronic items, Rite Aid on Wednesday announced it has added several electronics to help parents and their children get charged up for the new school year. Such items as Craig TVs, tablets, notebooks, smart TV devices and music amplifiers now can be found on Rite Aid's shelves. To help kids stay connected wherever they go, Rite Aid is offering deals on popular cell phone accessories, including sync cables, wall chargers and headphone splitters.
 
"Back-to-school is an important time of year for students and parents alike, and that's why Rite Aid is committed to offering a wide selection of school supplies," said Tony Montini, Rite Aid EVP merchandising. "With Rite Aid's convenient locations and affordable prices on electronics and back-to-school basics, every student will have the opportunity to shine this academic school year."
 
According to The National Retail Federation, the average family will be spending $669 this year on back-to-school items. 
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