With holiday shopping just around the corner, you may be looking to upgrade your online ordering experience with a new membership, but you can’t decide between Amazon Prime and Walmart+. The good news is that both companies are adding new perks to sweeten the deal. Consumer Reports sorts through the differences to help you decide which service is best for you and your family.
Walmart+ is slightly cheaper, but both options offer free shipping, member deals and discounts, grocery delivery, and music and video streaming perks.
Walmart doesn’t have as many perks as Amazon Prime, but there are some key deals that can really help the regular Walmart shopper. It offers. Save up to 10 cents per gallon at Exxon, Mobil, Walmart and Murphy stations. Walmart+ members can get member gas prices at Sam’s Club.
Both offer additional perks when it comes to streaming.
A Walmart+ membership gives you a free subscription to Paramount+ and 6 months of free Spotify Premium. Amazon Prime includes Prime Video, Amazon Music Prime and Prime Gaming.
Plus, Prime members get unlimited online photo storage and 5 GB of video storage.
Amazon Prime members recently received 1 year of free access to Grubhub+. This includes unlimited deliveries from participating restaurants at no delivery charge.
According to Consumer Reports, if you want a wider range of perks, Amazon Prime may be worth paying a little more.
The bottom line is that if you’re a regular Walmart shopper, the annual fee is worth it. Make sure you’re realistic about how often you shop there.
And Amex Platinum cardholders can now go further with a free monthly membership to Walmart+.
If you’re still not sure, try the 30-day free trials offered by Walmart+ and Amazon Prime and judge for yourself, according to Consumer Reports.