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The retail giant is rolling out deals on the eve of Prime Day, the much-hyped one-day sale from Walmart competitor Amazon.

Walmart is currently offering free shipping — no minimum purchase amount required. The offer starts today and runs through Friday, Fortune reports.

Normally, online shoppers must spend at least $50 per order to qualify for free shipping.

This move comes on the eve of Prime Day, the much-hyped one-day sale that Walmart competitor Amazon holds exclusively for its Prime subscribers.

Fortune reports that Walmart says in a statement:

We believe saving money every day is better than just one, and that all customers should save, not only some.

Walmart’s weeklong free-shipping offer comes about two weeks after the company announced that it now offers free 30-day trials of its ShippingPass subscription program in an apparent effort to better compete with Amazon’s Prime program.

ShippingPass costs $49 per year, which buys you unlimited two-day shipping for orders from Walmart.com with no minimum purchase amount. The best-known perk of Amazon’s $99-per-year Prime subscription program is also unlimited two-day shipping, although it includes other perks.

Walmart.com is also currently offering rollbacks and, on a special “Dare to compare” page, other “lower prices” on hundreds of items that are “at or lower than Amazon’s prices.”

Additionally, on Monday, shoppers at Walmart.com can get 5 percent cash back via Ebates.com. Generally, the retailer offers 1 or 2 percent cash back, and Amazon only offers cash back on certain types of purchases.

Ebates is a cash-back portal — a website that essentially pays you to shop online. You can sign up for an account for free here.

Every time you buy something online, start by visiting Ebates’ website and signing in. Then, in the search bar at the top, enter the name of the retailer where you want to shop. Lastly, click on Ebates’ orange “Shop Now” button for that retailer.

That will redirect you to the retailer’s website, where you can then shop as usual — while earning cash back on anything you buy there.

Or, if you are a member of Swagbucks, you can get up to 7 percent off while shopping at Walmart.com. Your reward comes in the form of points that can be used to redeem gift cards at Walmart and many other retailers.

Do you plan to shop at Walmart.com this week or take advantage of Prime Day? Let us know below or on Facebook.

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