Purchases for the university may be made at Wal-Mart with the University Purchasing card. Walmart requires that the purchaser also present a Wal-Mart Tax Exempt card to the cashier in order for the sale to be considered tax exempt. This card must be presented to the cashier before the sale is registered. If it is presented afterwards, the cashier will be required to void the entire sale, enter the University's tax code to the register, and then record the sale a second time.
Most employees that have a University Purchasing card also have a Wal-Mart Tax Exempt card. If you do not have a Wal-Mart Tax Exempt card and wish to make a purchase for the University at Wal-Mart, please contact your departmental secretary or Janet Rowe in the Business Office to obtain one.
BJ's Wholesale Club
Purchases for the university may be made at BJ's Wholesale Club with the University Purchasing card. BJ's requires that the purchaser also present a BJ's membership card which indicates the university's tax exempt code to the cashier. The cashier will request to see the membership card prior to recording the sale and the membership card will notify the cashier that the sale is tax exempt.
Employees who regularly purchase goods for the University at BJ's have a membership card which they keep in their possession. Employees that shop at BJ's infrequently may obtain the University's Company Card from Janet Rowe in the Business Office to take to BJ's to make their purchase. This card must then be returned to the Business Office as soon as possible. There is also a University Company Card on file at the BJ's Service Counter. If an employee presents an SLU ID to the Service Counter accompanied by an authorization letter from Mary Cosmo, they will be given a temporary card to use when checking out.
Purchases for the university may be made at Dollar General with the University Purchasing card. Dollar General requires that the purchaser also present a Tax-Exempt Approval Notification which may be obtained by contacting Janet Rowe in the Business Office.