Walmart now offers a free Paramount+ Essential Plan subscription through Walmart+ membership. The benefit is now live, and the sign-up process is fairly quick and simple. 

In this article, I'll show you step-by-step how to set up Paramount plus with Walmart plus and how you can get Walmart+ for free through the American Express Platinum Card. This will allow you to get free Walmart plus and Paramount plus subscriptions. 

How to Get Free Paramount Plus With Walmart Plus?
Walmart Plus & Paramount Plus
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    Walmart Plus & Paramount Plus Benefit

    Walmart plus membership now includes a free Paramount plus subscription benefit:
    • The benefit is now available, starting in September 2022. 
    • Walmart+ includes a free Paramount+ Essential Plan only, which comes with ads. 
      • There are two Paramount+ subscriptions: Essential and Premium.
        • The Essential plan has ads and costs $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year.
        • The Premium plan has no ads and costs $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year.
    • The benefit is valid as long as you remain a Walmart+ member
    • The benefit applies to both trial and active paid Walmart+ members
    • A credit card is NOT required to sign up for Paramount+ through Walmart+ membership. 

    How to Set Up Paramount Plus With Walmart Plus?

    Setting up Paramount plus with Walmart plus is quick and simple. Follow the steps below to successfully get your FREE Paramount plus subscription account through Walmart plus:
    • Sign in to your Walmart+ account online
    • Scroll down, and you will see Video Streaming with Paramount+ under Your W+ Benefits section. See the screenshot below. 
    • Click on the How streaming works button. 
    • Click on the blue Get Paramount+ button. 
    • Follow the page to create your Paramount+ account

    How to Set Up Paramount Plus With Walmart Plus
    Walmart+ and Paramount+ Sign-Up

    That's it! The entire process is well streamlined and easy. 
    • You do not have to provide credit card information when creating your Paramount+ account through Walmart+. 
    • If you are signed into your Paramount+ account and go to your Paramount+ account page, you will see Walmart is used as your subscription & billing, and no credit card information is stored. 

    Per Paramount+ account page:
    You’re subscribed to Paramount+ through Walmart+. Visit your Walmart+ account to make changes to your subscription or billing info

     

    Do you need a credit card to sign up for Paramount plus with Walmart? 

    No. Paramount+ sign-up page does not require nor store any credit card information in your Paramount+ account that is set up through Walmart+ membership. 

    Does this benefit apply to existing Paramount plus subscribers?

    Yes, however, you must first cancel your existing Paramount+ account or wait until your final billing cycle is complete, then set up a new Paramount+ account through Walmart+ as outlined in the steps above. Unfortunately, you cannot use the existing Paramount+ account to sign up through Walmart+. 

    How to log into Paramount plus through Walmart plus?

    There's no separate website to log into Paramount+ through Walmart+. 

    All you need to do is set up your Paramount plus account with Walmart, as outlined in the steps above. Once that's completed, you can visit the Paramount+ website or download the Paramount+ app and immediately enjoy streaming your favorite shows.

    By paying the difference, can I upgrade from Paramount Plus Essential to the Premium plan?

    No. It is impossible to upgrade from the Essential plan to the Premium plan. Your Paramount plus account is subscribed and billed through your Walmart plus membership, and Paramount has no control over that. 

    Is Paramount plus available for Walmart + trial members?

    Yes. All active trial and paid Walmart + members can enjoy the Paramount+ Essential Plan subscription for free. 

    How to get free Walmart plus membership to get free Paramount plus?

    The American Express Platinum Card offers complimentary monthly Walmart+ membership for card members:
    • You charge your monthly $12.95 Walmart+ membership fee to your Platinum card
    • Amex issues you a $12.95 statement credit each month to cover that purchase. 

    Therefore, you can receive a free Walmat+ plus membership and enjoy all Walmart+ benefits, including the free Paramount+ streaming service, if you have an American Express Platinum Card.

    Is Amex Platinum Card worth it?

    American Express Platinum Card is Amex's premium card with a hefty annual fee of $695. However, don't let that high annual fee scares you away yet. Let's take a closer look at the card's benefits to ensure the card is worth having because it makes no sense to pay a $695 card simply to have a $12.95 Walmart+ membership that includes a free Paramount+ subscription. 

    Suppose You Don't Travel

    In that case, American Express Platinum Card offers the following benefits and statement credits annually: 
    • $12.95 monthly Amex Walmart+ Membership Statement Credits ($155 face value per year).
    • $20 monthly Amex Digital Entertainment Statement Credits for Audible, Disney+, The Disney Bundle, ESPN+, Hulu, Peacock, SiriusXM, and The New York Times ($240 face value per year).
    • $100 Amex Saks Fifth Avenue Statement Credits each year ($100 face value per year).
    • $200 Amex Uber Credits each year for Uber rides and Uber eats ($200 face value per year).
    • Access to Amex Offers to receive additional statement credits when you spend on shopping, dining, and entertainment. For example, spend $75 or more on Amazon.com, and get $25 back.
    • You can redeem huge welcome sign-up bonus American Express Membership Rewards (MR) points as cash back at 1 cent per point
    These are just benefits if you don't travel. Adding just the face value credits up, you get a total of $695 ($155+$240+$100+$200) in statement credits per year. That's enough to pay for the card's $695 annual fee. The face value is before the welcome sign-up bonus American Express Membership Rewards (MR) points redemption and other great travel benefits that the Platinum card offers. 

    Suppose You Do Travel 

    In that case, American Express Platinum Card offers the following travel benefits and statement credits:
    • $12.95 monthly Amex Walmart+ Membership Statement Credits ($155 face value per year).
    • $20 monthly Amex Digital Entertainment Statement Credits for Audible, Disney+, The Disney Bundle, ESPN+, HuluPeacockSiriusXM, and The New York Times ($240 face value per year).
    • $100 Amex Saks Fifth Avenue Statement Credits each year ($100 face value per year).
    • $200 Amex Uber Credits each year for Uber rides and Uber eats ($200 face value per year).
    • $200 Amex Airline Fee Statement Credit ($200 face value per year).
    • $85 TSA PreCheck or $100 Global Entry (GE) every 4.5 years. 
    • $189 Amex CLEAR Statement Credits each year. 
    • $200 Amex $200 Hotel Statement Credits for Fine Hotels and Resorts or The Hotel Collection. 
    • Complimentary worldwide Airport Lounge Access.
    • Marriott Gold Elite and Hilton Honors Gold elite status.
    • Access to Amex Offers to receive additional statement credits when you spend on travel, shopping, dining, and entertainment. For example, spend $200 or more at Marriott Bonvoy Hotels & Resorts, and get $50 back.
    • You can transfer huge welcome sign-up bonus American Express Membership Rewards (MR) points to loyalty programs to get a value above 1 cent per point. 
    Adding just the face value credits up, you are getting above $1,300 easily when you utilize all the statement credits benefits offered. The face value credits are enough to pay the $695 card fee each year. In addition, you enjoy more travel benefits such as travel insurance, free airport lounge access, elite hotel status, and valuable American Express Membership Rewards (MR) points. You can transfer those points to frequent flyer programs for redemption to get a value above 1 cent per point. 

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