What’s a Walmart+ Membership? Here’s What You Need to Know
Our experts share everything you need to know about a Walmart+ membership–and how it stacks up against Amazon Prime and Costco.
The price of a Walmart+ membership is $98 per year, or $12.95 per month. Before paying in full, Walmart lets you sign up for a free 30-day trial membership to test out the benefits. This is a better deal than Amazon Prime, which costs $139 per year. A Sam’s Club Plus membership is $110 (their basic membership is $50 but doesn’t include free shipping or other perks), and Costco is $60 per year.
Walmart+ members get free shipping on every order, with no minimum, just like Amazon Prime. You’ll also get free delivery from your local store on any order over $35, which is a big perk for shoppers looking for grocery and household items delivered to their home. This delivery feature is unlimited, so you can use it as often as you like. Amazon Prime has a similar delivery option by using Amazon Fresh, but it’s not available in all areas. Prime members can also order groceries delivered from Whole Foods, but the delivery fee is $9.95.
Save on Gas
Walmart+ members can also save on gas at more than 14,000 gas stations! You’ll get 5-10 cents off per gallon at Walmart, Sam’s Club, Exxon, and Mobil locations. Amazon Prime doesn’t offer a gas perk, and Sam’s Club members only get 5 cents per gallon at their club gas station. Costco members don’t get an additional discount on gas, but do get access to Costco gas stations, which average 10-20 cents less per gallon than local gas stations.
Walmart+ members also get a free Paramount+ Essential Plan, which gives you access to movies and TV shows on Paramount+ as well as NFL games on CBS. Sam’s Club and Costco don’t offer a streaming service, but Amazon Prime members get access to all Prime TV shows and movies for free.
Another perk is through Walmart’s auto centers. Walmart+ provides members with certain auto care perks. When Walmart+ members have their tires installed at a Walmart auto center, the tires are covered by Walmart’s roadside hazard warranty at no extra cost, and Walmart will repair your flat tires for free. Only Costco adds an auto repair benefit like this. Costco members get 15% off all repairs through the Costco auto shop.
Lastly, you’ll also get special prices and early access to online product releases with a Walmart+ membership. Even better, you get early access to Black Friday deals each year! This is similar to Sam’s Club and Costco, which reserve their lowest prices for members. It’s also similar to Amazon’s Prime Day and Prime Early Access sales, which offer low prices only for Prime members.