There has been a lot of buzz lately about the Walmart+ membership. But what is it? How does Walmart+ work? And most importantly, should you REALLY try the Walmart+ Membership?
Surely, you might have seen major news websites talk about how this membership by Walmart helps you save more time and money.
Are these just hype?
Well, I was “crazy enough” to pay the $98 annual membership for Walmart+ and I have all the insider details for you. Keep reading for my highlight of 6 reasons you should NOT try the Walmart+ membership.
- Introduction: What Is Walmart+ & How Does Walmart+ Work?
- 6 Reasons You Should Try the New Walmart+ Membership Program
- How To Maximize Your Savings With Walmart+
- Conclusion: How Does Walmart+ Work?
- Save up to 10¢ per gallon at Exxon, Mobil, Walmart, & Murphy stations
- Free grocery delivery and $0 delivery fees on groceries w/ $35 order minimum (valued at $9.99/delivery)
- Free shipping on Walmart.com for items shipped by Walmart w/ no order minimum ($5.99/order savings)
- SIX free months of Spotity Premium (valued at $59/year)
- Early access to special promotions, events, and Black Friday deals, product releases, & more ($$$)
- Free Paramount+ Essentials video streaming (valued at $59/year)
- Get Item Rewards redeemable towards future Walmart purchases
- Mobile scan & go for quick and easy checkout when you do decide to stop at your local Walmart
Select prescriptions for as little as $0 at over 4,000 Walmart pharmacies(no longer available)
Introduction: What Is Walmart+ & How Does Walmart+ Work?
In a few words, Walmart+ is a membership that helps us “save money and time” so we can focus on the things that matter most to us.
This innovative membership is sure to appeal to busy families everywhere! If you’re looking for a way to save more time and money on your grocery shopping, Walmart+ is the membership for you.
With Walmart+, you enjoy free delivery of fresh groceries and more at the same low prices as in-store ($35 order min. Restrictions apply.), free shipping with no order minimum (Excludes most Marketplace items, location & freight surcharges), early access to deals (Not available to trial members. While supplies last.), member prices on fuel, mobile scan & go, and much more.
Plus, you get 6 free months of Spotify Premium- a $59 value (Not available to trial members or Spotify users who have already tried Premium.!
In fact, anyone can try Walmart+ free for 30 days and once you decide Walmart+ is for you, you can lock in all the benefits for $12.95/month or $98/year!
Louisa, why should I not sign up for Walmart+? Glad you asked!
Walmart+ might be taking the internet by storm but before you switch from other memberships to Walmart+, there are a few things you SHOULD know. This post highlights 6 reasons you should NOT try or sign up for Walmart+.
Do not try or sign up for Walmart+ if:
1. You Do NOT Like Free Delivery of Fresh Groceries
Do not try Walmart+ if you do not like free delivery of fresh groceries. If the thought of receiving fresh groceries at your doorstep for the same low prices as in-store scare you, then Walmart+ is not a great fit for you.
On a more serious note though, Walmart+ allows busy individuals like you and me to spend less time on necessary but mundane tasks like grocery shopping so we can spend more time doing things that matter the most to us.
However, there’s a $35 order minimum with Walmart+ and restrictions apply. Here’s a simple hack if you think this is a dealbreaker.
Keep adding items you need to your shopping cart throughout the week until you’re ready to checkout.
There’s a great chance that you would have met the minimum order amount for free delivery by the time you’re ready to complete your order.
And if this seems like too much hassle for you, think about how often you go into the store to get “one thing” only to come out with a bag full of items. I know I’ve been guilty of this.
Walmart+ eliminates that concern since you only order the things you need.
Even if you enjoy grocery shopping in person, you’d be surprised to know that there is more to Walmart+ than free delivery.
Do not get Walmart+ if you love paying for shipping. The cost of shipping is one of the downsides of shopping online and can be a dealbreaker for some people.
If you’re #team free shipping like me, Walmart+ will be your best friend.
If for some reason, paying to ship your order is something you enjoy (even when you can get it for free), I suggest saving that money and paying for the annual Walmart+ membership.
Since there’s no order minimum on Walmart.com orders, I’ll be happy to send you my Cash App details. Or better yet, add that money towards the optional tip of your delivery driver.
The fine print: Free shipping, no order minimum excludes most Marketplace items, location and freight surcharges.
Do not try Walmart+ if you do not want early (aka first) access to deals before everyone else. This particularly rings true for those that prefer to shop “whatever” is left” after others have possibly taken the best of the best deals available.
One of the good things about this Walmart+ benefit is that members can shop early access deals from the comfort of their homes.
No need to stand in line and hope you are one of the first few people in the store to get your hands on that popular item.
Walmart+ members also do not have to worry about Walmart running out of the item because Walmart+ deals are available while supplies last (Not available to trial members).
To get early access to Walmart+ deals, sign up for a Walmart+ membership here.
Do not sign up for Walmart+ if you like spending more money on fuel. With over 2,000 Walmart and Murphy USA stations and Sam’s Club fuel centers across the country, you don’t have to drive far to save money on gas.
This benefit alone could offset the annual subscription fee, making Walmart+ a no-brainer for anyone that frequently travels or shops at Walmart.
The best part is that there’s no limit on how much you can save and the savings are automatically applied at checkout. Read this post for specifics on how this works.
Not sure where the nearest Walmart fuel station is? Check out this link to find a fuel station near you.
Do not try Walmart+ if you love waiting in line to check out. Mobile scan & go expedites your checkout process which means less time waiting in line and more time doing things you love.
With Walmart+, all you need is your smartphone to literally scan and go. It’s easy to think that this is a benefit you could “care less” about. I mean, I thought the same thing too.. until the holiday season hit.
Pregnant, tired, and surrounded by impatient holiday shoppers, I remembered I had Walmart+ Mobile Scan & Go. This drastically cut down the time I had to wait in line.
Another cool thing about Mobile Scan & Go is that you get a real time update on your order total before you check out. So sticking to a budget is easier to do than when you get to the checkout booth.
Gone are the days of forfeiting items or running back to the grocery aisle to get a smaller size of a product so you can stay within your budget. This alone makes Walmart+ worth it for busy homemakers.
Do not get Walmart+ membership if you prefer to pay for Spotify Premium. There’s nothing wrong with skipping a no-strings-attached free trial membership. But why pay right away when you can get six full months ($59 value) of Spotify Premium for free with your Walmart+ membership?
Spotify Premium is perfect for Walmart+ members that love listening to music while they work, workout, or just relax at home.
It’s also a great way to discover new artists and songs that you may have never heard of before.
But that’s not all!
Spotify Premium users can enjoy ad-free music streaming, access to podcasts, unlimited skips, and the ability to download music for listening offline and on-the-go. So if you’re a Walmart+ member, be sure to take advantage of this great offer.
Walmart+ members that sign up for Spotify Premium can cancel at any time during their six-month trial period.
This free 6 months of Spotify Premium is actually a new Walmart+ offer. Walmart keeps adding more and more benefits to their Walmart+ membership while maintaining the same low price of $98/year or $12.95/month.
Please note that this benefit is not available to W+ trial members or Spotify users who have already tried Premium.
How To Maximize Your Savings With Walmart+
- Sign up for Walmart+ annual plan – The $98/year membership is the way to go if you love to save money. The free trial offer made the decision easy for me. You can also pay $12.95 for the monthly membership.
- Mobile Scan & Go when shopping in store – This is really one of the coolest features. As you shop in-store, use your phone to scan products to add them to your cart then scan the QR code at the self-checkout kiosk to complete your payment.
- Select “Sold and Shipped by Walmart” – To narrow down your search and enjoy free shipping on your walmart.com orders.
- Save even more with Early Access to deals – Use this benefit as a way to stock up on must-haves, gifts, and supplies. Want to get access to Early Access deals, skip the trial and sign up for Walmart+ here.
- Pick Your Home Store – Choosing a home store makes grocery shopping go a lot smoother by letting you know what’s in stock/out of stock (so you can plan accordingly or pick a substitute).
- Enjoy fuel discounts – Member prices on gas? Sign me up!
Conclusion: How Does Walmart+ Work?
In conclusion, there are many reasons to try Walmart+. You can get free delivery of groceries, early access to deals, member prices on fuel, and mobile scan & go. You also get six free months of Spotify Premium with your Walmart+ membership.
If you’re looking for a way to save time and money on your grocery shopping, Walmart+ is the membership for you. If that’s not enough incentive to join, I don’t know what is.
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Not sure if Walmart+ is for you? It costs you nothing to try the membership free for 30 days. After the trial, Walmart+ is $12.95/month or $98/year.
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