You can't use a Walmart gift card to buy Sam's Club cookware
I just went to the Walmart in Concord, California, today and bought a gift card for $140. Then I went to the Sam's Club nearby to buy the "Member's Mark" TriPlyClad 11-piece cookware set that everyone is raving about. Unfortunately, I was told by the Sam's Club people that Sam's Club will NOT let non-members buy anything at Sam's Club, Walmart gift card or not. They told me I'd have to buy a $35 one-year membership in order to buy anything at Sam's. I was fortunate, however, in that I was able to talk some very nice folks who were shopping at Sam's at the time into "buying" the cookware for me, so I didn't have to buy the membership (I'm already a member of CostCo...it would have been redundant).
So, for those of you who are not members of Sam's Club, you will probably not be able to do the "nifty trick" that was mentioned at the following link:
BTW, we cooked with our new cookware tonight and it performed very nicely. It's also quite gorgeous.