• Walmart to discontinue the Rx for less program benefit for Wallmart+ effective May 13, 2022. 
  • Walmart+ members now get 10 cents off every gallon at Exxon and Mobile stations. 
  • You can now join Walmart+ membership and get a promo code for $20 off a future order. Data points show that the offer code is issued quickly. 

The American Express Platinum Card now offers complimentary Walmart Plus (Walmart+) Membership for cardmembers. When you charge your Walmart+ monthly membership to your Platinum card, you will receive a statement credit that is enough to cover your $12.95 monthly Walmart+ membership fee. This works out to be about $155 Walmart+ credit benefit on the Platinum card. 

I'm not here to question whether it makes sense for the premium American Express Platinum Card to partner with Walmart, but any annual statement credits for the Platinum card are worth looking into because of its high $695 annual fee. Maximizing the Walmart+ Membership statement credits each year will help lower the card's yearly fee at a face value of $155 a year. This benefit is in addition to other annual statement credits (over $1,400) benefits available on the Platinum card. 

How to Get Free Walmart Plus Membership With American Express Platinum Card
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    What is Walmart Plus?

    Walmart Plus (Walmart+) is a membership subscription that gives you access to many benefits and saves you time and money when shopping with Walmart

    If you are familiar with Amazon Prime membership, the concept of Walmart+ membership is pretty much alike.

    What are the Walmart Plus benefits? 

    Walmart+ Membership gives you the following benefits:
    • Free next-day and two-day shipping with no order minimum. Excludes oversized and Marketplace items.
    • Free delivery for groceries and other products from Walmart store as soon as the same day with a $35 order minimum. 
    • Save on select prescriptions with Rx for as little as $0. 
      • Please note that Walmart will be discontinuing this benefit effective May 31, 2022
    • Save 5 cents per gallon on fuel at Walmart and Murphy gas stations nationwide. 
    • [New] Save 10 cents per gallon on fuel at Exxon and Mobile stations. 
    • Scan items as you shop in stores and pay with your phone. 

    It's worth noting also that some of these Walmart+ benefits are only available through the Walmart app. Therefore, you should download the Walmart app to take full advantage of your Walmart+ Membership

    How Does Amex Walmart Plus Membership Credit Work?

    • Walmart+ membership statement credit is currently only available for card members of the American Express Platinum Card.
    • Enrollment with American Express is not required for this benefit. 
    • The benefit is available to you as long as you remain a card member. 
    • The benefit is a monthly statement credits benefit of a $12.95 membership fee.
    • To use the Amex Walmart+ membership statement credit:
      • Sign-up for the Walmart+ Membership and make sure you enroll in the Walmart+ monthly membership and not the annual membership. 
        • For those that already have annual Walmart+ membership set up, you will have to go into your Walmart+ account and switch to monthly billing before your next renewal date. Unfortunately, you cannot use the credit until your annual billing is done. 
      • Pay for your Walmart+ monthly membership fee of $12.95 with your eligible American Express Platinum Card.
      • Once the charge is posted to your card's account, American Express will issue a $12.95 statement credit reimbursement into your account. This process is automatically done by the American Express system. 

    How to Get Free Walmart Plus Membership With Amex Platinum Card

    • First, log in to your American Express account online. Go to the Home page and scroll down to look at the Amex Offers & Benefits. Find all available Walmart offers and add those offers to your American Express Platinum Card. There used to be the following Amex Offer for Walmart:
      • Get +5 Membership Rewards points per dollar spent at Walmart.com, up to 2,500 points. 
      • If your account is not targeted for any Walmart offer, let's move on. 
    • Go to the official Walmart+ website
      • You can get $20 off a future order for a limited time when you join Walmart+.
    • Click on the Start your free 30-day trial blue button. 
      • After your free trial offer ends, you will be charged for the regular monthly $12.95 Walmart+ membership, but you will be reimbursed by Amex. 
    • Create an account with Walmart if you do not have one. Otherwise, sign in to your Walmart account to proceed. 
    • You will be prompted to Add Platinum Card. Enter your Platinum Card information to continue.
    • Your monthly plan will start on the date that you join. 
    • Once everything looks good, simply click on the Join W+ with Platinum Card button, and you are all set!

    How to Get Free Walmart Plus Membership With American Express Platinum Card
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    How long does Amex Walmart Plus membership statement credit take to post?

    Once you successfully join Walmart+ and pay with your American Express Platinum Card. Your Amex account will show the pending transaction as: 

    Once the transaction is posted to your account, you will receive the $12.95 statement credit any time from 2-3 days. See the example timeline below. 

    How to Get Free Walmart Plus Membership With American Express Platinum Card
    Amex Walmart Plus membership statement credit takes 2 days to post

    Use the Credit For Freinds & Family

    For those of you who do not shop at Walmart or live in an area where there are no Walmart stores or gas stations, this free Walmart+ Membership obviously will not do you any good. However, please keep in mind that the Walmart+ free expedited shipping from their online store is available all across America. 

    If you are still not convinced to take advantage of the complimentary Walmart+ monthly membership with your Amex Platinum Card, then consider gifting it to a trustworthy friend or a family member that may benefit from it. 

    As far as American Express is concerned, they will give you the statement credit as long as an eligible Walmart+ monthly membership fee is charged to your American Express Platinum Card. It does not matter if the Walmart+ membership account holder is you or not. 

    A word of caution: If you are gifting it to a friend, a family member, or anyone else, make sure that person is someone that you can trust because to join Walmart+ Membership, your Platinum card is required to be stored in the person's Walmart account. 

    Is Walmart Plus Worth It?

    Walmart+ membership is Walmart's answer to Amazon Prime. Like Amazon Prime, Walmart+ gives you free next day and two-day shipping on a vast selection of products that you can buy from Walmart.com.

    Besides the fast and free shipping that Walmart+ Membership offers, you also receive free groceries delivery, save money on select prescriptions, and always save 5 cents per gallon on fuel at Walmart and Murphy gas stations across America. 

    Think of it this way, if you shop on Amazon a lot, it makes sense to get Amazon Prime. 
    Therefore, if you don't mind shopping at Walmart or like to shop online in general, getting the free Walmart+ monthly membership with the American Express Platinum Card is a no-brainer. Alternatively, if you do not want Walmart+ for yourself, you can always consider giving it to someone you trust, such as your best friend or a family member who may benefit more from the free Walmart+ Membership