Walmart is offering a half-off deal for its Amazon Prime competitor, Walmart+, and it includes early access to Black Friday deals
Shoppers can access early Black Friday deals with a new Walmart+ membership offer.
The deal includes 50% off the annual membership and limited offers like Lyft rideshare credit.
The discount is not available for current members, and the offer ends Nov.
3 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Ahead of Black Friday, customers can now enroll in Walmart's membership program, Walmart+, at a discounted 50% off its annual price to enjoy early access to holiday shopping deals. Launched in September 2020, the Walmart+ membership was the company's answer to Amazon Prime.
The initial membership offered free shipping with no order minimum, fuel discounts, and same-day delivery -- all at a more affordable rate compared to the Amazon Prime membership. Insider previously reported on the Walmart+ membership in its entirety, including membership perks, and a side-by-side comparison of Amazon Prime and Walmart+. The new discount -- not available for current, paying members -- saves new customers £49 over the first year of their membership.
The Walmart+ membership typically costs £98 a year with a 15-day free trial period. The offer ends on Nov.
3, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
"This year, there are a lot more (benefits)," a Walmart spokesperson told Insider. "The newest thing added was the Paramount plus membership and Walmart rewards." The comprehensive list of Walmart+ benefits are below:
Early access to Walmart's online Black Friday deals: Walmart+ members loved getting early access to Walmart's online Black Friday deals last year and this year, Walmart is offering extended shopping hours. This year, Walmart+ members will get seven hours -- compared to last year's four -- of early access.
The online early access starts at 12 p.m. EST on Nov.
14, and Nov.
21. Those who aren't Walmart+ members will be able to shop at 7 p.m.
Paramount+ Essential Subscription: Since September, Walmart+ members could create a Paramount+ account at no additional cost (otherwise a £59 value).
Walmart Rewards: Walmart+ members earn additional savings toward future Walmart purchases after accumulating dollars from shopping trips or online orders.
InHome Delivery Service: Since July, InHome Delivery Service, which delivers groceries straight to customers became available as an optional add-on within Walmart+.
Expanded Fuel Discount: Since April, Walmart+ members can save up to 10 cents per gallon at more than 14,000 fuel stations nationwide, including Exxon and Mobil locations.
Walmart+ members can also save five to 10 cents per gallon at Walmart and Murphy's stations.
Spotify Premium: Since March, new and existing Walmart+ members have been able to receive six months of Spotify Premium for free.
Unlimited free delivery: Walmart+ members can select free standard delivery from stores, and free shipping with no order minimum required.
Return pickup from their home: For some select stores, Walmart+ members have the option to have their returns picked up from their chosen addresses.
Using the Walmart app, Walmart+ members can schedule a return and hand off the return to one of Walmart's delivery drivers.
Scan & Go: Using the Walmart app, Walmart+ members can scan their items as they shop and pay using Walmart Pay without needing to interact with a single person in the store.