Sam's Club Policy

Missouri State University has a business membership account setup with Sam’s Club through the Bookstore that departments can use to purchase items from Sam’s Club.

The Bookstore will charge departments a 10% markup on items purchased.

Departments will need to email Scott Embretson at the Bookstore ( with the following information:

  • Contact name:
  • Department name:
  • Item number:
  • Item description:
  • Quantity:
  • Budget number:

Sam’s Club Department Business Account:

Departments can also get an individual business membership account. There is a $40 annual membership fee for setting up an individual business membership account with Sam’s Club. These accounts will be setup to allow for sales tax exemption and will be tied to a departmental P-Card. The P-Card policy on allowable/non-allowable expenses will apply to any purchase that is made through Sam’s Club. Departments will be required to provide justification for spending the $40 membership fees out of budget.

To request a department account, the following information will need to be emailed to Isaac Balasundaram in Procurement Services (

  • Department name:                                                                                        
  • Primary user’s name:                                                                                    
  • Estimated annual spend with Sam’s Club:                                             
  • Description of what items will be bought from Sam’s Club:         
  • Budget number to be used for the membership fees: