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Walmart+ Adds New Free Paramount+ Benefit

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Subscribers of Walmart+, the big-box retailer’s delivery subscription service, will now get a new perk — a free subscription to Paramount+ Essential — at no extra cost.

Here’s what you need to know about the new benefit.

Get Paramount+ Essential Free With Walmart+ Subscription

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Walmart announced that the perk would launch in September.

The Paramount+ Essential perk gives Walmart+ subscribers access to live sports games, original content such as “1883” and “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds,” and more.

A Paramount+ Essential membership typically costs $4.99 per month. There’s also an option to pay $49.99 annually, which represents a 16% discount compared to paying monthly.

It’s not yet clear when the offer will go live in September and how existing Walmart+ customers will link their subscriptions to their Paramount+ Essential accounts to claim this new benefit.

If you aren’t familiar with Walmart+, which launched in September of 2020, you should be — particularly if you have a specific American Express card.

That’s because those who have  The Platinum Card® from American Express receive a complimentary subscription to the service. The service costs $12.95 monthly, meaning cardholders can save a whopping $155 annually on the membership.

Walmart+ members receive the following benefits and perks as part of membership:

  • Free shipping on items with no minimum purchase requirement (excluding items not shipped by Walmart), resulting in a savings of over $500 per year
  • Complimentary grocery delivery with a $35 order minimum
  • Select prescriptions for as little as $0 and save up to 85% on thousands more at Walmart pharmacies
  • Save 10¢ per gallon on fuel at Walmart, Murphy, Exxon, and Mobil stations, resulting in a savings of over $75 per year with member prices.
  • Access to “Scan & go” contact-free checkout
  • Early access to special promotions and events, including online Black Friday deals, product releases, and more

Walmart says subscribers can save $816 per year on average. To learn more about the subscription service, you can visit walmart.com/plus. If you’re an existing Amex Platinum cardholder and haven’t activated your free Walmart+ membership, you can do so by visiting this page.

Hot Tip: Read everything you need to know about Walmart+ and how you can save using your Amex Platinum card in our full guide!

Final Thoughts

Having an Amex Platinum card just got more valuable thanks to this new Walmart+ perk. Paramount+ has an impressive lineup: tens of thousands of episodes and movies, live NFL games on CBS, and live news — all with limited ads. If you want a new TV subscription service (without paying extra), signing up for this perk is a no-brainer!

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About Victoria M. Walker

Victoria holds a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from the Howard University School of Communications and is an award-winning journalist, travel reporter, and the founder of the “Carrying On with Victoria M. Walker” newsletter.

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