A Walmart Plus membership costs $98 a year or $13 a month. There's also a 30-day free trial but still no word on any discounts for students or others. Walmart Plus builds on the retail giant's original Delivery Unlimited option, offering "in-store prices" and "as fast as same-day" delivery on more than 160,000 items. In other words, a membership will send almost anything in-store to your door within a day, or even on the same day, with no additional fees. While there is a $35 purchase minimum for grocery orders (which is the same for Amazon Whole Foods and Amazon Fresh deliveries), there's no minimum for free delivery on other items in the store.
Walmart Plus offers some in-store benefits, too: Subscribers will get access to Scan & Go, a feature in the Walmart app that will let you scan items as you shop in the store, and check out using Walmart Pay, so you won't have to stand in a checkout line.
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Members will also save up to 5 cents per gallon on gasoline at nearly 14,000 Walmart, Murphy USAExxon, Mobil, and Sam's Club gas stations nationwide.
Walmart doesn't seem to specify how your proximity to a store will impact delivery time, but it's probably safe to assume that the closer you are, the more likely it will be that you can take advantage of the same-day delivery offering.
While Prime offers far more in terms of streaming and product range, Walmart Plus does offer a free subscription to both Paramount Plus and Pluto TV. Although Amazon Prime does offer more in the way of streaming with music, podcasts and books, the addition of streaming services on Walmart Plus makes it a worthwhile contender.
Walmart still has the edge when it comes to groceries, too: The big box store is the largest grocer in the US, and its prices are typically a lot lower than those at Whole Foods.