(Now Live) Amex Platinum cardholders will get Paramount+ for free with Walmart+

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Update 9/9/22: The Paramount+ benefit is now live on Walmart+ subscriptions. In order to activate it, begin by navigating to your Walmart+ account page and clicking the button that says “How streaming works.” This will take you to the Paramount+ page. Click “Get Paramount+” and you will be sent to the Paramount+ website to create an account.

Last year, American Express, in its never-ending quest to provide the most expensive coupon book in modern times, gave Platinum cardholders a monthly credit for Walmart+ subscriptions.

Walmart+ is Wally World’s attempt to counter Amazon Prime. You get free shipping on items that are stocked by Walmart as well as same-day, free delivery from your local store with a $35+ order. As Stephen pointed out in his terrific post about ways to cut down on gas costs, Walmart+ members also save 10 cents per gallon on fuel at Walmart, Murphy and ExxonMobil stations.

Still, the move by Amex was somewhat mocked across the points and miles ecosphere because, well, nothing says “luxury” quite like Walmart.

Now Walmart has added an additional benefit to Walmart+ memberships. Starting in September, Walmart+ members will have free access to the Paramount+ Essential Plan as part of their membership. This will give members access to most Paramount+ content with “limited” ads.

The Deal

  • Get free access to Paramount+ Essential Plan ($4.99/month value) with a paid Walmart+ subscription.
  • In order to activate it, begin by navigating to your Walmart+ account page and clicking the button that says “How streaming works.” This will take you to the Paramount+ page. Click “Get Paramount+” and you will be sent to the Paramount+ website to create an account.

Quick Thoughts.

This seems like another attempt by Walmart more close align Walmart+ with Amazon Prime by adding a (much less comprehensive) streaming option for members. That said, it definitely increases the appeal of the membership and will actually get me to use my AMex Platinum Walmart+ benefit. There are a couple of shows that we enjoy that only exist on Paramount+, as well as access to NFL football and both European and American soccer.

Currently, Walmart says that access will begin in September, but there’s no official launch date. In the meantime, if you have a Platinum card and haven’t started using the Walmart+ benefit, now might be the time. Start by enrolling within your cardmember benefits on the American Express website. Then, just use your enrolled Platinum Card to pay for your monthly Walmart+ membership and you’ll receive a statement credit within 3-5 days of the charge.

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José

Just signed up and watched the Napoli-Liverpool UEFA Champion’s League game On Demand. What a glorious game!

JWHPN

I was excited for this since I already have a Paramount plus account. When I tried to click through the links to link the accounts, Paramount tells me I have to cancel my subscription and then resubscribe after the next billing cycle. Since I use it for my kids almost every day this is not great. Any tips or tricks to make this easier would be appreciated.

Red Wolf

When you cancel, you still have the service until your billing cycle ends. On that day, you sign up for the Walmart one and don’t miss anything.

flyhuyaway

so many people complaining about ads but that’s not the worst of it. even if you’re ok with ads, it will consistently freeze midway or even the last 20 seconds of an ad and crash (similar error to no network connection). when you exit and restart your show, immediately starts on an ad and repeat cycle

Alex

I signed up earlier today and in my view it’s quite useless. Very little content plus ads. Maybe be useful for some sports, I guess.

Stephen Dedalus

I doubt Paramount has much content that is worthwhile, but it does have Champions League soccer from Europe, so I will get so I’m e value from this new perk.

Renee

Is the Walmart+ for business platinum cards or personal ones, or hopefully both.

Carol

If it’s Paramount with forced viewing of ads, I have no interest.

Loungeabuser

Will Walmart misdeliver Paramoubt programming as often as my orders?

YoniPDX

Sure hope it takes $4.99 off the ad-free –

Sadly the T-mobile Paramount deal doesn’t. Wish it was more like the Netflix deal that you only pay difference of higher tiers.

So if that is the same deal with Amex I will likely keep churning the free month code that DoC posts fairly regularly. Also used the Amex offers for $5 off in between the codes.

At least I’ve been getting Hulu+ and Peacock for free with Amex digital credit

Last edited 3 months ago by YoniPDX