Want to save even more on Black Friday? Learn how the store’s different membership programs can help you take your Black Friday savings to the next level.
While Thanksgiving is all about slowing down to appreciate what you’ve got, Black Friday is all about getting the best holiday deals as fast as you can. That’s because the Biggest Shopping Day of the Year deals are only available in limited quantities and for a limited time.
At first, it can be overwhelming to get the best savings before everyone else. However, there is a little trick that can help: store memberships. From giving you early access to Black Friday deals to providing benefits like fast and free shipping, memberships to your favorite retailers can help make your holiday shopping easier.
Membership programs for retailers to join before Black Friday
From Walmart+ to Amazon Prime, we’re breaking down the best store membership programs to join in November. Read on to learn more about each of these programs.
In 2021, Walmart allowed Walmart+ members early access to its three Black Friday deals per day. Those with a Walmart+ membership could shop for deals online four hours before the sale opened to the masses. Having early access to Walmart’s Black Friday deals was particularly helpful for those looking for the most wanted products; last year, it was the PS5.
We don’t know Walmart’s Black Friday 2022 sale plans yet, but we do know that Walmart+ members will get early access to the deals again this year because this is listed as one of the benefits of a membership on the sign-up page.
Here is a list of the benefits that come with a Walmart+ membership:
Early access to Black Friday deals and access to special promotions
Free streaming subscription to Paramount+
Free shipping (no minimum order)
Free delivery from your local Walmart
Six months of free Spotify premium
*The Walmart rewards program for Walmart+ members is new this year. This works like a standard loyalty rewards program. You’ll earn rewards on eligible purchases, and you can apply those rewards toward future purchases.
So how much does it cost to enjoy the benefits of Walmart+ membership? It’s $98 a year or $12.95 a month. You can sign up for a 30-day free trial, but you won’t get early access to Black Friday deals when you’re in trial mode.
Learn more here.
If you were an Amazon Prime member during the latest Black Friday sales, you probably took advantage of the benefits of a Prime membership. For example, you can shop for Black Friday and Lightning Deals sooner than non-Prime members. Not only that, but you were also able to enjoy free shipping with no minimum on tons of eligible items across the entire website, as well as one-day, same-day, and two-day shipping opportunities. All of this is in addition to the many other benefits that come with an Amazon Prime membership:
fast and free delivery
Access to Prime Day sales
Exclusive access to offers
Access to streaming Prime Video
Access to Prime Music, Games, Reading
Free one-year subscription to Grubhub+ free food delivery
Prime Photos (free photo storage)
Prime Try Before You Buy (try up to six styles for free)
Clearly, it pays to be a member of Amazon Prime, so if you’re not already, you’ll want to sign up before this online retailer starts rolling out its Black Friday deals. You can become an Amazon Prime member for just $14.99 per month or $139 per year before taxes.
Looking for a cheaper way to enjoy the benefits of Amazon Prime? You can sign up for a 30-day free trial. You will have access to the same benefits as a normal Prime member. Also, if you are a student or qualify for government assistance, you can get a membership for a lower price.