Walmart Plus vs Amazon Prime: Which Service is Right for You?

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Deciding between Walmart Plus vs Amazon Prime? Find out what each platform has to offer!

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Walmart Plus vs Amazon Prime? Our comparison can help you decide!

Life can get so busy! Finding ways to efficiently grocery shop, stock up on household supplies, find gifts, refresh your wardrobe, and fill all purchases in between can eat up your precious free time. So both Amazon and Walmart have stepped up to help consumers make shopping easier. They both offer FREE shipping perks, grocery delivery, huge selections, and so much more!

However, their services do come at a cost…

Want to know which platform will give you your money’s worth? We compared Walmart Plus vs Amazon Prime to help make your decision easier.


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What makes Walmart Plus special? Groceries, gas savings, and easy checkout!

Ask customers what they love about Walmart Plus and you’ll hear a lot of the same responses. They love the grocery services, early access to products, and simplified checkout.

Interested in Walmart Plus? Try a FREE 30-day trial!


Here are the top benefits that make Walmart Plus stand out vs. Amazon Prime:

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1. Walmart Plus Grocery Service 

Walmart’s grocery delivery service is where they shine. With a Walmart Plus account, you’ll receive FREE same-day shipping from your local store (provided the delivery address is close enough). There are ZERO delivery fees and all your groceries are the same price as shown in the store. You can even send groceries to an address other than your own!

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For an additional $6 a month, you can upgrade to an InHome account instead of a Walmart Plus account. You get ALL the benefits of Walmart Plus except when you have InHome, Walmart will carry your groceries into your house and put them in the fridge for you! This service is a LIFESAVER to those recovering from an injury or those with elderly family members.

It’s helpful to those who work long hours, too. With InHome, you don’t need to be at your house to receive your groceries. Your delivery driver will enter your home via your keypad, a Walmart SMART lock (which costs an additional $49.95), or your existing SMART technology, like yourGenie. The entire delivery is on camera and you can even watch it live!

“I have a bad back and lifting heavy objects is difficult. Walmart has been a blessing. They will carry my groceries right to my kitchen!”InHome user, Jamie

Interested in InHome? Try a FREE 30-day trial!


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2. Cheaper gas

Who doesn’t want to save on gas these days? With a Walmart Plus account, you’ll save 10 cents a gallon at Walmart, Exxon, Mobil, and Murphy gas stations. You can also take advantage of Sam’s Club gas offers.


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3. Scan and Go technology

Skip the checkout line entirely with Walmart’s Scan and Go technology. Save time in-store by using your phone to scan your own items and pay. The technology will alert you to hidden clearance and sale items too!

“As a deal shopper, this is HANDS DOWN the way to look for in-store clearance. Seriously life-changing! It’s also pretty cool to just ring up all of your stuff on your phone, then scan your phone at self-checkout. So easy and a huge time saver!”Hip Sidekick, Paige


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Why pick Amazon Prime? Fast delivery, tons of products, and ample streaming services!

Amazon Prime is one of the most popular services that households use today. Get grocery delivery, prescription savings, and fast shipping options. It’s a little more expensive than Walmart Plus but it offers more perks.

Interested in Amazon Prime? Try a FREE 30-day trial!


Here are the top benefits that make Amazon Prime a better buy than Walmart Plus:

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1. The selection of vendors

Amazon has thousands of products and vendors – much more than Walmart. You can find almost ANYTHING you need on Amazon.com. This cannot be understated! The detailed listings are helpful and beat Walmart’s minimal product information.

Depending on location, you can receive a Prime item within a day, if not same day in some locations! Or if you prefer, utilize Amazon Day to have all your weekly shipments delivered at one convenient time.

“Amazon Prime is used pretty much weekly. I love that I can search on there for pretty much anything and we’ve gotten awesome deals following different bloggers.”Hip2Save reader, Tina


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2. Entertainment streaming services

Watch critically-acclaimed movies and TV, play games, read books, or listen to music with Amazon Prime. New items are added every month to keep their catalog fresh.

Amazon makes original TV shows and movies that can’t be found anywhere else. They are good and a few have even received award nominations. You can also download some media for FREE, like games and books. and they are yours to keep forever!

Walmart, in comparison, does not offer its own streaming services, but currently, they give you a 6-month FREE subscription to Spotify.


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3. Try before you buy

No need to go to the mall. Shop with Amazon. You can try some of the clothes before you buy them. Yes, you read that correctly, and it’s as awesome as it sounds. Try up to 6 styles at a time and you only pay for what you keep.

Want a personal shopper? For an extra $4.99, Amazon will pair you with one!


4. Unlimited photo storage

Don’t lose your memories! If you’re a Prime member, you’ll get UNLIMITED, full-resolution photo storage and another 5GB for video storage. Access your pictures on desktop or mobile.


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Walmart Plus vs Amazon Prime: How much do they cost?

Walmart Plus: $12.95 monthly or $98 annually (that’s just $8.17 a month)!


Amazon Prime: $14.99 monthly or $139 annually (that’s just $11.58 a month)! The standard plan covers your entire household.


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Walmart Plus vs Amazon Prime: What’s the right service for you?

Choose Walmart Plus if you live near a Walmart and primarily want to save money on gas and groceries.

The in-home delivery of groceries is ideal for that who need assistance carrying items. If you like to shop in-store, the Scan and Go technology will make shopping faster and save you money.

Choose Amazon Prime if you hate in-store shopping. Get fast, FREE delivery of thousands of household goods.

You’ll save BIG during the annual Prime Day sales event too! Also consider Prime if you love to stream movies, music, books, and games.


No matter which service you choose, we’ve got the deals for them! Check out the latest Amazon deals & Walmart deals!


Kara is a writer and photographer from the Midwest. Her creative work has appeared in various publications over the past decade. With a background in finance, she loves to be money-savvy. If she knows of a great deal, you can count on her to tell you!


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Comments 8

  1. CJ

    I have them both and enjoy the convenience. I love having groceries delivered – though there can be snags (my 11am-12pm delivery Saturday arrived at 6:48 pm bc they didn’t have any drivers..they rely on Uber Eats and similar drivers and I’m sure with gas prices no one is over anxious to accept many jobs). Returns for groceries used to be easy, (I.e. produce isn’t fresh or you don’t like the substitution etc) and they’d instantly refund your acct and you didn’t have to bring it back. Now it automatically says you have to bring it back and then I have to call and ask them to remove that and credit my acct. They do it each time but it’s very annoying to have the extra steps. I do love the scan and go when I do go in (though it’s not often anymore. But the best is the fee shipping for everything without a minimum. So, I need a box of pop tarts and don’t want to wait for my full grocery delivery and they mail it to me and I get it in a day or two. Running low on ibuprofen, just order it! (Sometimes they come hours after I ordered it bc they are sending out grocery deliveries and I’m only a mile from the store, so I guess they just have the driver drop it off to save postage. With Amazon, they do have a bigger selection but the prices that used to be cheaper all the time aren’t always. Walmart has stepped up their game and become much more competitive with Amazon. They must check all of the time bc routinely I will find they have identical prices on something and it will be like $4.24, not like a standard $4.99, so I don’t think it’s coincidental. I also love their streaming (which is why I can’t get rid of it low that we don’t have cable!) and their photo storage. I never thought I’d pay for these services, but I have become dependent on them and I’m ok with that. I’m a busy mom/grandmom that works FT and volunteers at my church about 10-15 hrs/wk and time is valuable to me. So I have to be a smart shopper that doesn’t waste time driving to brick and mortar stores often (especially with gas prices over $5 now!)

  2. Amy

    I canceled prime awhile ago and found it actually saves me money bc I’m not buying every good deal I find. I wait until I have $25 worth for free shipping and by then sometimes I realize I don’t actually need/want something. It was just a good deal 😂. Absolutely love the home delivery from Walmart though!! Never have had an issue with getting drivers or anything like that where I live, which is a pretty small city

  3. Materof6

    I’m so glad Hip2Save has posted this! I’ve been considering Wal-Mart Plus for awhile. I’ve been a Prime member for years, but lately, I’ve been considering what life would be like with no Amazon. Lol! It will undoubtedly take me a long time to make such a decision, and posts like this help to inform! Time will tell…quick question, does Walmart Plus offer anything like Subscribe and Save?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      They do not. Thanks for the feedback! Glad this post was helpful. 🥰

  4. Jeanette---

    The biggest “thankful” for the Walmart plus was knowing that the prices that I was seeing weren’t “hiked up/down” for marketability…I have only done the trial, but really enjoyed the convenience of everyday prices, delivered to my door.

  5. renee-5

    We have both! I’m not ready to choose because they both have things we like.

  6. Zira

    Walmart took away the prescription offer and replaced it with the 10 cent gas off because it was just 5 cents at Murphy or Walmart only.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks so much for letting us know, Zira! 🤗

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