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With 4 Words, Walmart Just Announced Its Plan for Beating Amazon. It's the Best I've Seen Yet

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I'm generally liking Walmart+ and having someone trying (realistically) to curb the every increasing Amazon Prime cost is nice. I'm still kind of amazed that Target isn't doing a lot more in this space to remain relevant against both behemoths. I also like that there's a little more brand name stuff on Walmart due to them selling at least some stuff that they also have in store. Finally, at least for the last 2 years, Walmart is consistently 2-5 days faster delivery to me than Amazon. I know, I'm "special" in that I live in a rural forgotten area - but Amazon Prime used to get stuff here in 2 days from order, and then consistently made it slower and slower.

I like the gas savings (wish it was a more popular brand where I live of course). Most of the rest is vaguely interesting like most of Amazon Prime is vaguely interesting.
 

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I just have a general dislike of Walmarts. While we have a super center close to us that i go by every chance I get without stopping. I guess my dislike revolves around a general poor training program for employees. Other than the little old lady at the front door it’s hard to find anyone that works in a Walmart with a smile on their face when approached. My money is good anywhere, I don’t need to shop in a store where all the employees appear ticked off! I don’t want to go into a store and feel worse coming out than I did going in.

i don’t blame their attitudes as much as I blame their managements attitude. On the other hand, I love Costco stores. In most cases the employees act like they are glad you are there and have a smile on their face when greeting you. That’s a sign of a good training program.
 

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What a load these articles generally are. It seems to be about PRIME DAY! Somebody out there actually thinks bleepin Prime Day is some strategic lever between AMZN and WMT. OMG. Journalists. And somehow people repost this stuff. Ask people who own AMZN stock how much they worry about bleepin Prime Day.

I suppose the following could be true, but I question it. "One of the most staggering statistics I've ever heard is that 90 percent of the U.S. population lives within 10 miles of a Walmart store." We have managed to live in 4 places where that was not true. I guess in 1 where it was true. Is that true in major densely-populated urban centers?
 

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We'll stick with Amazon Prime and use Walmart's $35 free delivery for my Mom. We like a lot of the Prime streaming shows, wedding registries sites link many gifts to Amazon, and our family (including Mom in Sr Center and young adult kids) got 50+ items delivered in 2 days or less last year. Amazon also has a better interface (IHMO) and is easier to find items. But, I found nothing of great savings on Prime Day last year. Interested to see how Walmart stacks up next week.
 

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My favorite joke about Walmart:
A guy goes into Walmart and looks all over for a item.
Even though he knows they have it, he can't find it.
He goes home, changes out of his PJ's and takes a shower.
So he can go to Target.
 

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We have Amazom Prime and decided to try out Walmart + . So far I'm not finding much value in Walmart +. Amazon Prime has the pre-sale going on now on Amazon items.

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I'm generally liking Walmart+ and having someone trying (realistically) to curb the every increasing Amazon Prime cost is nice. I'm still kind of amazed that Target isn't doing a lot more in this space to remain relevant against both behemoths. I also like that there's a little more brand name stuff on Walmart due to them selling at least some stuff that they also have in store. Finally, at least for the last 2 years, Walmart is consistently 2-5 days faster delivery to me than Amazon. I know, I'm "special" in that I live in a rural forgotten area - but Amazon Prime used to get stuff here in 2 days from order, and then consistently made it slower and slower.

I like the gas savings (wish it was a more popular brand where I live of course). Most of the rest is vaguely interesting like most of Amazon Prime is vaguely interesting.
Actually, Target does it pretty well. If you pay for Shipt+ (Target gives you a discount), you get FREE delivery on $35+, and if you have their credit/debit card, you get 5% off everything on top of any manufacturer or other sales.

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Actually, Target does it pretty well. If you pay for Shipt+ (Target gives you a discount), you get FREE delivery on $35+, and if you have their credit/debit card, you get 5% off everything on top of any manufacturer or other sales.

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I disagree, if I'm paying for a service, I should not need a minimum order amount to compete with Amazon Prime and Walmart +.
 
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I disagree, if I'm paying for a service, I should not need a minimum order amount to compete with Amazon Prime and Walmart +.
Understood, I am saying if you're considering Walmart+, you could spend that monthly fee with Target and Shipt and get equal-or-better prices.
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Understood, I am saying if you're considering Walmart+, you could spend that monthly fee with Target and Shipt and get equal-or-better prices.
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Ahh, Shipt is local delivery, probably won't deliver to where I live either... Only FedEx / UPS / shipping people delivers out here.
 

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I'm using Walmart more and more for groceries.

I joined W+ last year to get free delivery to the Timeshare for our groceries, now I used it to get a discount on our renwal for our AARP membership and now Grubhub+ is now included as part of W+ and I just started taking advantage of the free delivery/no minimum when I find I am out of items to fill a recipe for dinner.

I don't use the Paramount+ perk because I hate commercials and still pay for the Paramount+ with no commercial upgrade.
 

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Oh joy. Yet another one of these threads.


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I have Walmart+. It is OK at best. The reason I had it is because I got it for a discounted price which was less than 1 year of paramount+. Paramount + is included for members. It is ending soon and I will not be renewing.

The deals are useless in my opinon. Many of them are the standard partner deals like Get 3 months free Max with 1 year subscription for new subscribers.

Also... a lot of the tik-tok limited edition food things. Like some weird version of Cheetos or something. Nothing that appeals to me.

Free shipping is nice, but I really don't buy that much from them.
 

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I let my Amazon orders pile up in my cart so I’m spending at least $35 to get free shipping. No Prime for me!
Same here. I pay for Prime video for 1 month a year to watch new seasons of a few shows.
 

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Oh joy. Yet another one of these threads.


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I'm using Walmart more and more for groceries.

I joined W+ last year to get free delivery to the Timeshare for our groceries, now I used it to get a discount on our renwal for our AARP membership and now Grubhub+ is now included as part of W+ and I just started taking advantage of the free delivery/no minimum when I find I am out of items to fill a recipe for dinner.

I don't use the Paramount+ perk because I hate commercials and still pay for the Paramount+ with no commercial upgrade.
Don't forget about the Exxon gas discount. When that's available I like to use it.
 
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Don't forget about the Exxon gas discount. When that's available I like to use it.
Good to know. Do you have to have a Wally World branded CC or can you link an existing CC?
 

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Good to know. Do you have to have a Wally World branded CC or can you link an existing CC?
You pay from the app by scanning a QR code, and you pay via whatever you're paying for the walmart orders in the app. I use my Amex Aspire card.
 
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You pay from the app by scanning a QR code, and you pay via whatever you're paying for the walmart orders in the app. I use my Amex Aspire card.
In town, we have a Kroger gas station at which I get a comparable discount with my points, also I don't use much gas at home because we have an EV for home use, but it is good to keep in mind for times when we are on vacation.
 

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"90 percent of the U.S. population lives within 10 miles of a Walmart"

apparently true but for me it's more Kroger and online/Amazon
 
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