Walmart Plus Weekend is coming, and it bodes big business on tech. So if you missed Memorial Day, this might be your chance. What is Walmart+ and what is its Walmart+ weekend? We’ll explain everything below, but consider it Walmart’s response to Amazon Prime Day. Four days of members-only discounts begin Thursday, June 2 – a clear attempt to get in before Prime Day and steal some of the cake (although the Big W is already managing to move deals around the Amazon branded event) .
This new addition to the sales calendar is a pretty big deal if you’re into…well, bargains! Walmart is a huge retailer, and the move to subscriber-only offers is confident to say the least. The problem? Well, like Prime Day, the deals will only be offered to members, but if you haven’t already, you can make the most of Walmart+ weekend by signing up for a free $30 Walmart+ days. (opens in a new tab) trial (you can cancel it before 30 days to avoid paying fees).
Check out our Amazon Prime Day 2022 guide if you’ve been waiting for that, but in the meantime, here’s what we can expect from Walmart’s new event.
What is Walmart Plus and what are the benefits?
Walmart is one of the largest supermarkets in the world, and Walmart+, or Walmart Plus, is its subscription service, offering free same-day and next-day delivery on a range of products, as well as exclusive deals for subscribers . It also offers special fuel membership pricing with up to 10 cents off every gallon at more than 14,000 stations and free grocery deliveries.
During the first Walmart+ weekend, “Up to 40% off cutting-edge technology”. Sounds pretty good to us. Other perks include mobile scanning and using your phone to check out at actual Walmart stores, as well as exclusive or early access offers during other sales events, such as during Black Friday.
How much does Walmart Plus cost?
A Walmart+ subscription costs $12.95 per month or $98 for the year. This actually makes it cheaper than Amazon Prime. But best of all, like Amazon’s subscription service, Walmart+ offers a free trial. (opens in a new tab), which means you can sign up before the Walmart Plus weekend to take advantage of the deals during the event, then cancel if you decide you don’t like or won’t continue using the benefits. That said, those who sign up for Walmart+ during Walmart+ weekend and become paid members will receive a $20 promo code to use against their next purchase.
When is Walmart Plus weekend?
Walmart + Weekend is a new ad from the retailer that appears to be designed in the mold of Amazon Prime Day. Walmart+ members are promised exclusive access to special members-only offers.
Although it’s called “Walmart Plus Weekend”, it actually lasts four days, with the first Walmart + Weekend of 2022 taking place Thursday through Sunday. The event begins at 12 p.m. PT / 3 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 2 and offers end at 4 p.m. PT / 7 p.m. ET on Sunday, June 5.
What will be on sale during Walmart Plus weekend?
Since Walmart + Weekend 2022 is the first such event, we don’t have any history to predict exactly what type of deals we’ll see during the four-day sale event, but we were promised” Up to 40% of advanced technology, toys, and more”.
That certainly sounds intriguing, and from what we’ve seen Walmart offer discounts in the past, such as during Black Friday or even Amazon Prime Day, we wouldn’t be surprised if we see big deals on TVs, in particular Hisense 4K models (in fact, we’ve already found some – see below). We might also get deals on laptops and tablets.
Walmart Plus Weekend 2022: The best early deals
Walmart+ Weekend doesn’t start until Thursday, June 2, but we’ve already found some great deals at Walmart — and these aren’t even members-only. Take a look at the deals below, but also bookmark this page and be sure to check back later, as we’ll update this list over Walmart Plus weekend as new deals appear. You might also want to take a look at our 2022 Memorial Day Sale roundup, as there are plenty of deals still running.
Walmart Plus vs. Amazon Prime: Which is better?
We’ll continue to update this when Walmart Plus launches, hopefully in July 2020, but a quick look at the stats will definitely give you an idea of which online subscription service will be most dominant early on.
According to a CNBC report (opens in a new tab), in May 2020, Amazon accounted for 40% of all gross merchandise volume in the United States online. Also, with the lockdown, demand was so high that Amazon had to reduce what it delivered to essential items only for a while, and hire thousands of new delivery people. Amazon, it’s fair to say, is in poor health in 2020.
However, Walmart is no slouch, announcing that it brought in around $524 billion in annual revenue. (opens in a new tab). This means the company has the muscle to make its Plus program a real competitor to Prime.
Also, Walmart Plus probably won’t cater to the exact same customers who know and trust Amazon Prime. As Walmart specializes in groceries, there will be at least one key difference between the two subscription services at launch, and there are other ways Walmart can distinguish Walmart Plus from Prime, focusing on specific product areas rather than offering just about everything like Amazon. Is. Groceries, as mentioned, but also gasoline, early access to Walmart-specific sales and promotions, and fast checkouts at Walmart physical stores are obvious examples.