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.

A man and child wearing facemasks walk in front of a Walmart store in Washington, DC on July 15, 2020. - Walmart will require shoppers to wear face masks starting next week, the US retail giant announced on July 15, joining an increasing number of businesses in mandating the protection amid the latest spike in coronavirus cases. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images) ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/Getty Images

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.

Up next, these are the things DIYers should always buy these things from Walmart.

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.