This New Walmart Membership Program Rivals Amazon Prime

Walmart+ is meant to compete with Amazon Prime, and it offers many of the same perks.

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Everyone trying to live a healthy lifestyle on a budget enjoys free stuff, discounts, and extra “exclusive” perks from their favorite stores. It’s especially worth being a member of a place we visit often: sometimes those end up paying for themselves.

Now Walmart is offering its own membership service, called Walmart+. If you’re a frequent Walmart-goer, it might be worth the cost. Here’s what we know so far.

What is Walmart+ and what does joining get me?

Basically, the company launched Walmart+ to compete with Amazon Prime. If you’re subscribed to Amazon Pantry or any other food-delivery services, you might consider adding Walmart+.

It offers free same-day delivery on grocery orders. But that’s not all—this is same-day delivery on everything, not just food; beauty products, tech, clothes, and more. That one-ups Amazon Prime by a whole day. Bonus: you can even get some orders in as little as two hours.

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, and the ability to place orders and pay from their phones.

What does Walmart+ 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. (Amazon Prime costs $119 per year, or about $13 per month, if you pay per month.)

If you’re already looking for a place to sign up, check out the official website to see what Walmart+ benefits are offered in your area. (Next, stock up on the healthiest Walmart snacks you can buy.)

Originally Published on Taste of Home

Emily Hannemann
Emily adores both food and writing, so combining those passions as a writer for Taste of Home makes perfect sense. Her work has also appeared in Birds & Blooms and on TV Insider. When she’s not eating peanut butter straight from the jar, you'll find her running or birdwatching. Emily is currently a journalism graduate student at the University of Missouri.