Can Walmart's New Blowout Sale Compete With Amazon Prime Day?
Summer means backyard BBQs and grilling, but it also means Amazon Prime Day. The two-day sales event hosted by the online mega-retailer is normally held in June or July, though the specific date of the upcoming Prime Day in 2022 is unknown.
Walmart+, the company's membership club for online shopping with rapid shipping, was designed to compete with Amazon Prime.
Early in the summer of 2021, reports circulated over whether the two will hold big sales events at the same time. On June 21 and 22, Walmart+ held a four-day "Deals For Days" event that coincided with Amazon's Prime Day.
This three-day Walmart+ Weekend promises "Big Deals, Exclusively for Paid Members." MarketWatch reports that bargains include 40% off appliances, clothes, children's toys (including the highly sought-after Sony PlayStation 5) and more.
With no news yet on what will be available for Amazon Prime Day, now might be a good opportunity to buy up anything featured in Walmart's Walmart+ Weekend—even if you aren't a member.
Free shipping, access to discounts events, $0.10 off a gallon at Exxon, Mobil, Walmart, and Murphy gas stations, access to Sam's Club gas stations, free grocery delivery, Scan & Go checkout, 6 months of Spotify Premium for free, and more are all available during the 30-day free trial of the programme.
Prime members enjoy free two-day shipping on millions of items, two-hour grocery delivery, Prime Video access, and Prime member deals at Whole Foods Market, among other benefits.
The pricing is one of the largest disparities between the two services, despite the fact that many of the benefits are similar.
Walmart+ costs $12.95 per month or $98 per year, while Amazon Prime costs $14.99 per month or $139 per year (a student rate of $7.49 per month or $69 per year is available).