(EXPIRED) (Update: Get $105 back on a $98 membership) Walmart+ Savings: Subscribe for Less

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Update 2/4/21: Google Pay is now once again offering $30 back (H/T: Doctor of Credit). Swagbucks is still offering $75 back on an annual membership, so this should be a profitable membership. That said, note that many people have had trouble with portals tracking. I signed up in December and got my $30 back from Google Pay but am still awaiting portal cash from ShopAtHome. My Dosh cash back ($9.80) got clawed back. Many others have had issues with Swagbucks not posting properly (though we did receive a couple of success reports from people who were persistent with ShopAtHome, so there is hope). I think you should be able to stack these, but understand that it may not happen seamlessly / certainly won’t happen quickly. I think the best way to play this is to click through Swagbucks sign up for a trial, cancel the trial, and immediately pay the annual cost of membership (perhaps after clicking through Swagbucks again?). As long as your card is linked to Google Pay, you should get that $30 back and I would expect the portal rewards to stack.

Update 1/30/21: This deal is back again. Note that there have now been a number of reports of portals not tracking properly on this deal. I still haven’t seen cash back from ShopAtHome and the cash back that I was originally credited on Dosh ($9.80 since the payout was 10% back) has been clawed back. I think the best way to be confident that you’ll get the payout is to skip the 2-week trial and just pay for the first year.

Update 1/26/20Swagbucks is offering 7,500 Swagbucks (worth $75 in gift cards) when you sign up for a paid annual subscription today.

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Walmart+ is Walmart’s answer to Amazon Prime.  A Walmart+ membership offers free next-day and 2-day shipping from Walmart.com, free delivery from your local Walmart store ($35 minimum), and Walmart & Sam’s Club gas station savings.  Walmart+ costs $12.95/month or $98/year.  See below for tips for saving money on that membership.

Swagbucks

Swagbucks is currently offering 7,500 Swagbucks when taking out an annual Walmart+ plan, as well as 250 bonus Swagbucks on your first Walmart+ purchase. 7,750 Swagbucks are worth $77.50 and can be cashed out via PayPal, so Swagbucks are as good as cash. (Quick note: if you use a VPN, you have to turn that off when redeeming Swagbucks as they’ll lock your account otherwise.)

Here are all the current Swagbucks rebates for Walmart+:

  • Paid annual subscription – 7,500 Swagbucks ($75) (Cash Back for the subscription will be awarded after the Free Trial ends.)
  • Paid monthly subscription – 1,000 Swagbucks ($10)
  • Walmart+ First Purchase Bonus – 250 Swagbucks ($2.50) Purchase must be made with in 21 days of starting your Walmart+ Trial. Cash Back will post within 60 days.

Here’s how to play it:

  1. Sign up for Swagbucks (Greg’s referral link) to qualify for a 1,000 Swagbucks ($10) new member bonus when spending $25+.
  2. Find Swagbucks’s Walmart+ page (click here) and click “Join Now” to go to the Walmart+ signup page.
  3. Sign up for a 15-day free trial (select “Annual plan”)
  4. After 15 days, if you like the service, let Walmart charge you $98 for an annual membership, get 7,500 Swagbucks ($75) from Swagbucks. Alternatively, it may work more smoothly if you immediately cancel the 15-day trial and pay the $98. YMMV.
  5. Total Cost: $98 for 12 months.  Total rebate: $85 (or $75.00 if you are a current Swagbucks user).

Double Dip with Chase Offer

In the past, some cardholders have found a Chase Offer to earn $5 back on aWalmart+ membership. I believe these offers have now expired, but it’s always worth checking to see if it has come back.

Triple Dip with the Dosh App

The Dosh App offers additional cash back for an annual Walmart+ subscriptionIt’s a long-shot, but possible that if you follow the steps shown above for Swagbucks, you might earn cash back from Dosh as well (as long as you use a card linked to Dosh when paying for your annual subscription).  Even though Dosh’s terms say to click through from the app, Dosh often pays out even when browsing from another portal.  The key is to make sure that the credit card you use to pay for Walmart+ is linked with Dosh. Update: Dosh has paid out for a Walmart+ membership in the past even when not clicking through from their app, so it presumably will again. That said, my $9.80 got clawed back, so YMMV.

Since Walmart+ won’t charge your credit card for 15 days, it seems unlikely that you’ll earn cash back by using a card linked to Dosh if you didn’t click through from Dosh, but it’s possible that it will somehow work.  If you do this and it’s successful, consider it a nice little bonus, but don’t be mad at me if it doesn’t work!

If you’re new to Dosh, feel free to sign up using one of our referral links. We’ll earn $10 when you sign up, verify your first card, and make a purchase. Unfortunately, it’s unclear what you’ll get, if anything, for using a referral:

They’re currently offering 10% cashback on an annual membership. Seeing as that costs $98, you’ll earn $9.80 cashback.

Google Pay

Google Pay is once again offering $30 back when you pay for Walmart+ with a linked card. If you sign up today, I believe this will work even if you wait until your trial is up and your card is charged (and would presumably work even if you cancelled the trial and paid $98 right away).

Cashback Earned

If you take advantage of all these stacking opportunities, here’s what you’ll earn by buying a $98 annual membership for Walmart+:

  • $75 – Swagbucks (for buying the membership)
  • $10 – Swagbucks (if this is a new Swagbucks account)
  • $30 – Google Pay (if you pay with a card linked to Google Pay)
  • Total = $115

That’s a $17 profit. If you’re not a new Swagbucks member, you should still come out a few bucks ahead if everything tracks.

My Take

If you shop often at Walmart and/or you get gas at Walmart or Sam’s Club locations, then Walmart+ seems like a good value, even without the above savings.  With the rebates described above, the deal gets even better.

Note that after using the Walmart+ Scan & Go feature in the Walmart app, I can further attest to the time-savings if you shop in-store. You simply scan items as you put them in your cart, then scan a QR code at the self-checkout and pay in the app without needing to scan the contents of your cart again. Checkout is a breeze!

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