Walmart Plus Membership is challenging Amazon Prime with their subscription service – find out the details and a grab a free trial!
Walmart Plus Membership – FREE Shipping and Early Black Friday Deals!
Earlier this year news was buzzing today with Walmart's announcement to launch their own subscription service – similar to Amazon Prime…. and it's called Walmart+.
Walmart Plus members can get unlimited free delivery of their groceries from their local store (this includes FRESH groceries – NOT just packaged items items!), free next day and two day shipping on items shipped from Walmart.com (with NO minimum purchase required), and you can save up to 5 cents on fuel at Walmart gas stations.
Plus, PAID Walmart+ members can enjoy a 4-hour head start on Walmart Black Friday Sales…which is awesome considering how fast the *HOT* deals sell out! Paid members (the 15 day trial does NOT apply to this) will get access to Walmart Black Friday Sales today at 3 PM EST – where everyone else has to wait until 7 pm EST tonight to shop. We expect once Walmart releases the details of their Black Friday week sale we will see a similar timeline applied.
Walmart Plus Free Trial:
Walmart Membership Fee for Walmart+:
A Walmart+ Membership costs $12.95/month or $98/Annually. The annual membership will save you over $57 if you decide to go that route.
Compared to Amazon Prime, it's a bit cheaper. Amazon Prime costs $12.99/month or $119 Annually. If you want to sign up for both to compare them, you can sign up for a Free Trial of Amazon Prime Here.
Of course Amazon Prime also comes with free Prime Video streaming service and a host of other perks…see why I love I've kept my Amazon Prime Membership for over 8 years now.
What are the Benefits of a Walmart Plus Membership?
- FREE Unlimited In PERSON Delivery to your HOME
- Get more than 160,000 items (Grocery, tech and toys, and household items included!) delivered to you as fast as same-day, depending on where you live. This does require a $35 order – but if you're grabbing weekly groceries, some household items, and pet items that is NOT hard to hit.
- FREE Shipping – NO order minimum!
- You'll get free next day or two day delivery on most items. (Originally, you had to have a $35 order for free shipping, but they dropped that a few months after the membership program was announced. No there is NO required amount to get free shipping). However, this free shipping service does exclude oversized, freight, and marketplace items.
- Fuel Discount – Up to 5¢ savings per gallon at Walmart and Murphy Gas Stations as well as member pricing at Sam's Club gas stations.
- Scan & Go App – Shop in stores using the scan-and-go app to scan items as you put them in your buggy, and pay using Walmart pay. No cashier needed and basically a touch free payment experience too!
- Prescription Discounts – Save up to 85% on prescriptions at over 4,000 Walmart locations.
- More Benefits To Roll Out Later – They're going to likely continue to add more perks to really compete for subscribers.
So…… Which is Better – Walmart + or Amazon Prime?
If you're looking to purchase a lot of items from Walmart.com that you use around your home – Walmart + could definitely be a benefit for you.
You can see that you can even get this $5 bag of Tide shipped for free all on it's own – and as quickly as next day delivery! That's so nice to not have to hit a certain amount in your cart (and nice for when you just need one or two items).
The one BIG benefit Walmart + will have over Amazon Prime is Walmart Grocery delivery…
If you like getting your groceries delivered, then Walmart may be the better subscription for you!
The Walmart Plus plan includes free grocery delivery – and that could be a really good reason to choose it over Amazon. (Amazon Fresh delivers groceries but it's only available regionally and the prices/selection of groceries aren't as reliable as Walmart.)
Walmart Groceries Are a BIG Benefit
When Walmart Plus Membership was first announced, they weren't SUPER clear on if groceries would be included with the Walmart + membership. We wanted to clarify and are so GLAD that it is included!
When I asked Walmart customer service about it I got this response:
Walmart Plus Membership will offer a collection of benefits (including delivery from the store) designed to give customers time back in their days and money back in their wallets by making shopping everything Walmart has to offer faster and easier.
I recommend that you sign up for Delivery Unlimited if it’s available in your area. This service will be part of Walmart Plus when we finally launch. To see if Delivery Unlimited is available in your area, go to walmart.com/grocery, choose delivery and enter your address.
But I had to clarify about those groceries because they were a little vague….
And then just clarify a wee bit more 😉
There we have it – groceries ARE included, which makes this service incredibly valuable.
Isn't A Walmart Plus Membership The Same As Walmart Delivery Unlimited?
Walmart Delivery Unlimited has existed for awhile – and this new “launch” is really just a name change with a couple new perks added in. Existing Walmart Delivery Unlimited customers will be transferred automatically to the new Walmart Plus Membership.
You can grab a FREE 15 Day Trial that will give you access to Walmart Delivery Unlimited – which is now just lumped in with the Walmart Plus Membership. Just put in your information here and you'll get free 15 day access.
PPP Team Member Jamie tried Walmart Grocery Delivery recently and had this to say:
I don't know how I never knew this existed – but Walmart's grocery delivery is pretty fantastic! I was able to order lots of cheap groceries for the week – like Fuji Apples 3 Lb Bag for $4.59, boneless, skinless chicken breast for $1.99/lb, Great Value Bread and Eggs for 88¢ each, and 97¢ cookies to keep the boys happy.
The free trial was great to get my first couple deliveries for free – but honestly that $12.95/month is looking pretty good right now while we're trying to limit being out and in the stores. I expect there will be an opportunity to tip as with Instacart or similar programs that will add to the cost, but totally worth it in my opinion.
As of right now, tipping is actually not allowed for Walmart delivery workers. Walmart Grocery Delivery Unlimited is widely available – but not quite everywhere yet. You can Go HERE to see locations near you.
So…. what do you think? Which would you choose between Amazon Prime vs Walmart Plus? We'd love to hear from you in the comments!
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