Amazon Prime vs. Walmart +, which is better? | So Good News
When it comes to holiday shopping, you may be looking to upgrade your online ordering experience with a new membership but can’t decide between Amazon Prime or Walmart+. The good news is that both companies are adding new features to spice up the product. Consumer Reports is structured in a variety of ways to help you choose the service that’s best for you and your family.
Walmart+ costs less, but both options offer free shipping, promotions and discounts for members, grocery delivery and other promotional music and videos.
Walmart doesn’t have many of the benefits that Amazon Prime has, but it does have some key advantages that will help frequent Walmart shoppers. For example, Walmart offers discounts on fuel not offered by Amazon. You can save up to 10 cents a gallon at Exxon, Mobil, Walmart and Murphy stations. Walmart+ members can get gas prices at Sam’s Club.
When it comes to streaming, both of them offer extras.
A Walmart+ membership gives you a free subscription to Paramount+ and six months of free Spotify Premium, while Amazon Prime includes Prime Video, Amazon Music Prime and Prime Gaming.
In addition, Prime members get unlimited internet storage and 5GB of video storage.
Recently, Amazon Prime members received access to a free year of Grubhub+, which includes unlimited deliveries from participating restaurants at no charge.
Consumer Reports says that if you want more benefits, it may be worth paying a little more for Amazon Prime.
The bottom line is that if you’re a regular Walmart shopper, an annual membership may be worth it. Just make sure you see how often you shop there.
And Amex Platinum cardholders can go even further, as they now receive a free monthly membership to Walmart+.
Consumer Reports says that if you’re still not sure, try the free 30-day trials that Walmart+ and Amazon Prime offer and decide for yourself.