Walmart Plus is now 50% off and cheaper than Amazon Prime

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The Walmart July Deals sale has just launched this week to get a head start over Amazon's yearly mega deals event. As part of it, you can now get 50% off Walmart Plus and pick up a year-long membership to the retailer's subscription service for $49.

As well as offering several handy perks for regular Walmart shoppers, a Walmart Plus membership also grants you exclusive early access to certain deals at the retailer, including this week's sale. That means you can shop from right now, while non-members have to wait until 5pm ET.

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We've seen those five hours of early access can be incredibly useful in past events, where some of the most popular products have sold out before the sale starts for everyone else.

So, if you have your eye on the likes of this great value TCL 65-inch Q Series 4K QLED TV for $398 (was $498), a premium Dyson V12 Detect Slim for $449.99 (was $649.99) or a super-cheap Lego Star Wars Hoth AT-ST Building Kit for $35 (was $49.49) then it could be worth signing up to Walmart Plus while it's half-price. No one likes to miss out on a bargain. You can see a full list of early access deals here.

50% off Walmart Plus – now $49

Walmart Plus:50% off – now $49/year

Walmart Plus: 50% off – now $49/year
Walmart has reintroduced its rare 50% discount on a one-year Walmart Plus membership ahead of this week's big sale at the retailer. That brings the price down from $98 to $49, making it significantly cheaper than Amazon Prime by $90. As well as early access to deals events, Walmart Plus membership perks also include free grocery delivery, free shipping with no minimum order value, a free Paramount Plus subscription, discounts on gas, free tire repairs, and more. Altogether, this is well worth snapping up if you're a regular Walmart shopper.

Of course, the timing of this Walmart Plus deal is well considered, given that Amazon Prime Day will take place next week on July 16 – 17. While it doesn't look like this week's Walmart sale will be as substantial as Amazon's, there are still a handful of good deals teased already on TVs, laptops, clothing and appliances, and more to come soon.

However, this 50% off Walmart Plus deal could be the best of the lot for frequent shoppers at the retailer. Fellow deals editor Mackenzie Frazier says that Walmart Plus changed her life thanks to benefits such as free unlimited grocery deliveries, fuel savings and a Paramount Plus subscription.

If you're interested, know that this Walmart Plus deal is available for new or returning members only, and is available until 12pm ET on July 18.

More of today's best deals at Walmart

Apple AirPods (2nd Generation): $159 $69 at Walmart

Apple AirPods (2nd Generation): was $159 now $69 at Walmart
The AirPods 2 are Apple's cheapest earbuds, and Walmart has the 2nd-generation model on sale for $69. That matches the record-low we saw during Black Friday and is an incredible deal for Apple AirPods. This offer is highly recommended if you want some new AirPods and don't need noise-cancelling technology.

TCL 65-Inch Q6 QLED 4K Smart TV (2023): $498$398 at Walmart

TCL 65-Inch Q6 QLED 4K Smart TV (2023): was $498 now $398 at Walmart
A 65-inch QLED display under $400 is unheard of, which is why the TCL QLED 6-Series is a fantastic steal. The QLED TV delivers a cinema-like picture experience thanks to the Quantum Dot technology, plus HDR PRO+ with Dolby Vision, Game Accelerator 120, and smart capabilities with the Google Assistant make this an excellent buy.

Dyson V12 Detect Slim Vacuum: $649.90$449.99 at Walmart

Dyson V12 Detect Slim Vacuum: was $649.90 now $449.99 at Walmart
If you're interested in a lightweight cordless vacuum from the popular brand Dyson, Walmart has the top-rated Dyson V12 on sale for $449.99. The V12 Slim is Dyson's lightest cordless vacuum and features a de-tangling motorbar that works across hardwood floors and carpets and can transform into a handheld vac for quick and convenient clean-ups.

Keurig K-Slim + Iced Single-Serve Coffee Maker: $49 at Walmart

Keurig K-Slim + Iced Single-Serve Coffee Maker: was $129 now $49 at Walmart
Make your beloved iced coffee at home and save money with the Keurig K-Slim and iced coffee maker, which is on sale for just $49. The compact coffee maker can brew hot and cold coffee in minutes with Keurig's convenient K-Cup Pods.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic: $179 $99 at Walmart

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic: was $179 now $99 at Walmart
A fully featured Galaxy Watch for just $99? This deal at Walmart is an absolute bargain. Sure, the Galaxy Watch 4 isn't the latest device in the range now, but it was previously at the top of our best smartwatch list. It has a great OS, a modern design, and a host of health and fitness tracking features that will still be in use in 2024.

Shark IQ Robot Vacuum: $499$288 at Walmart

Shark IQ Robot Vacuum: was $499 now $288 at Walmart
Walmar't rival Prime Day sale has the top-rated Shark IQ robot vacuum on sale for just $288. The Shark IQ includes an anti-hair-wrap brush roll, a self-emptying base unit, room mapping, and options to control the vacuum using your voice or via your phone.

Ninja Creami Ice Cream Maker: $199 $169 at Walmart

Ninja Creami Ice Cream Maker: was $199 now $169 at Walmart
The Ninja Creami ice cream maker has become all the rage, and Walmart's Deals sale has the popular appliance down to $169.  You can make ice cream, milkshakes, and sorbets with a touch of a button and add your favorite mix-ins and flavors.

Samsung 65-inch Q80C QLED 4K TV:$1,499.99$998 at Walmart

Samsung 65-inch Q80C QLED 4K TV: was $1,499.99 now $998 at Walmart
This is an incredible deal on Samsung's 65-inch Q80C QLED TV, down to just $998 at Wamart's Deals sale. We love Samsung's QLED TVs for their vibrant, crisp picture quality and easy-to-use smart TV capabilities. If you're after one of the largest sets with superior brightness, contrast, and thin bezels at a reasonable price for watching shows and movies, this is a smart buy and a whole lot of TV for the price.

James Pickard
Senior Deals Editor

James Pickard is a Deals Editor at TechRadar. After many years of scouring the net for the cheapest games and tech for his personal use, he decided to make it his job to share all the best bargains and coupon codes with you. James also has almost a decade of experience covering some of the biggest sales events of the year at Eurogamer and VG247, including Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Amazon Prime Day. When not deals hunting or stacking coupon codes to get the biggest savings, James can be found on the PS5, watching a classic film noir or cheering on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.