Here’s What We Know About the Brand New Walmart+ Program
Walmart membership is meant to compete with Amazon Prime, and it offers many of the same perks.
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Who doesn’t love a good membership or rewards program? We all love getting free stuff, discounts, extra “exclusive” perks, etc. It’s especially worth it if it’s a membership to a place we visit often: honestly, sometimes those end up paying for themselves.
So we’re thrilled to learn Walmart will soon be offering a membership service, called Walmart+. If you’re a frequent Walmart-goer, it definitely seems like it’ll be worth the cost. Here’s what we know so far.
Plus, these are the things that are cheaper at Walmart than Amazon.
What Is Walmart+ and What Does Joining Get Me?
Basically, Walmart+ was launched to compete with Amazon Prime—and oh boy, does it ever. If you’re subscribed to Amazon Pantry or any other food-delivery services, you might consider adding Walmart+. It offers free same-day delivery. This is same-day delivery on everything, not just groceries; tools, tech, home goods, clothes, cleaning products and more. That one-ups Amazon Prime by a whole day. And get this: you can even get some orders in as little as two hours. Yes, please!
As if that wasn’t enough, Walmart+ also plans to add streaming content to compete with Amazon Prime Video, which kind of makes sense considering they’re turning their parking lots into drive-in theaters. And, finally, subscribers can get other perks like discounts on prescriptions, the ability to place orders and pay from their phones. Plus, these are the things you’re not buying from Walmart — but should.
What Does It Cost?
Unsurprisingly, it’s in the realm of Amazon Prime, but cheaper. If you want Walmart+, it’ll likely cost you $98 per year—the same as Walmart’s already-existing grocery delivery service.
If you’re already looking for a place to sign up, the service is in its beginning phases. It was originally supposed to be up and running in July, but right now, you can sign up for a free 15-day trial to get started.
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