Walmart Offers 1 Week of Free Shipping, Lowers Prices

fotomak /

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 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. 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 can get 5 percent cash back via 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 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 this week or take advantage of Prime Day? Let us know below or on Facebook.

This story contains affiliate links, which means Money Talks News may get a commission if you decide to purchase anything from some of the companies in this story. However, we only recommend products we love. Using affiliate links helps us keep the lights on, and allows us to continue to offer you great money-saving tips every day. Thanks for helping!

How to find cheaper car insurance in minutes

Getting a better deal on car insurance doesn't have to be hard. You can have The Zebra, an insurance comparison site compare quotes in just a few minutes and find you the best rates. Consumers save an average of $368 per year, according to the site, so if you're ready to secure your new rate, get started now.

Read Next
5 Upgrades That Help Seniors Grow Old in Their Own Homes
5 Upgrades That Help Seniors Grow Old in Their Own Homes

Are you planning to “age in place”? These safety-conscious home renovations can help.

It’s Worth Paying More for These 7 Things
It’s Worth Paying More for These 7 Things

Sometimes, the difference in quality makes it worthwhile to open your wallet a little wider.

How to Achieve Your Financial Goals in 2020
How to Achieve Your Financial Goals in 2020

New year, new you. Get your finances on track with the help of these tools for investing, saving, budgeting and earning.

View this page without ads

Help us produce more money-saving articles and videos by subscribing to a membership.

Get Started


Our Policy: We welcome relevant and respectful comments in order to foster healthy and informative discussions. All other comments may be removed. Comments with links are automatically held for moderation.

Trending Stories