The first-ever Walmart Plus Weekend finishes at 4pm PT / 7pm ET on Sunday, so there's not much time left to grab one of the supermarket giant's exclusive members-only deals on TVs, tablet laptops and even on clothes and groceries. Walmart's answer to Amazon Prime Day began on Thursday, but there's still stock left on some of the deals – and we've picked out the best ones to save you time.
To access the deals, you'll need to be a member of the Walmart+ subscription service, but it's quick and easy to sign up for a free 30-day Walmart+ trial (you can always cancel before the month is up and to avoid paying the subscription fee if you don't think you'll continue to use it).
This is your best chance to get a bargain until Amazon Prime Day 2022 next month, so if missed out on Memorial day, take a look at the deals below (although you might want to take a look at our Memorial Day Sale 2022 roundup, because some of the deals there are still live).
The best Walmart+ Weekend deals
Walmart Plus Weekend deals end on Sunday 5 June at 4pm PT / 7pm ET, so there's not much time left. To save you from having to search Walmart's labyrinthine site for the best savings, we've rounded up all of the best Walmart Plus Weekend deals below. Some of them are even available to non-Walmart+ members.
ASUS ROG Strix G15 15.6in 16GB RAM 1TB SSD:
$1,599 $999 at Walmart
Save $600: This is a massive saving on a powerful competition-level gaming laptop with an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050TI graphics and a 144Hz refresh rate. Great value for such high-end specs.
Hisense 55in Class 4K QLED Android Smart TV:
$999.99 $598 at Walmart
Save $401.99: Here's a great deal on a TV and it's available to non- Walmart+ members! A cool $400 shaved off the price of a 55in 4K HDR Smart TV with a stunning 1,500 nits of brightness and a rapid 120Hz refresh rate. A great opportunity for a home entertainment upgrade.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus 12.4in 128GB:
$849 $499 at Walmart
Save $350: It's not often you see this much slashed off the price of a tablet. We saw this reduced during Memorial Day but not by this much. It comes with the S Pen stylus included, which makes browsing and notetaking a pleasure. Walmart+ members only.
Apple iPad Air (2020) 10.9-inch:
$539 $399 at Walmart
Save $140: A fantastic discount here on the 4th gen 64GB iPad Air for Walmart+ members only. This is the cheapest we've ever seen the 2020 tablet, so hurry if you want a particular colour.
Hisense 55in Quantum 4K ULED Android Smart TV:
$649.99 $448 at Walmart
Save $201.99: Here's another good TV deal available to all. If you don't need the impressive brightness and the refresh rate of the Hisense TV we mentioned above, this slightly cheaper screen offers a lot of the same headline features, with Dolby HDR and Quantum Dot Color.
Lenovo IdeaPad 3i, 14in 512GB laptop:
$699 $399 at Walmart
Save $200: For a very accessible laptop for everyday use, this is a big Walmart + Weekend deal on a Lenovo IdeaPad. It's not going to handle heavy creative work, but 8GB RAM and 512GB of storage will see you through general work and productivity. It looks pretty stylish too.
ASUS ROG Strix G15 15.6in 16GB RAM 1TB SSD:
$1,599 $999 at Walmart
Save $600: This is a massive saving on a powerful competition-level gaming laptop with AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050TI. This is fantastic value for such high-end specs.
TCL 32in HD LED Android Smart TV:
$229 $118 at Walmart
Save $111: For a budget TV, they don't get much cheaper than this. There's not so much to shout about in terms of screen quality with this one, but you get a high-definition screen with Google Assistant and Chromecast. A decent choice if you don't want a big screen.
Hisense 43in 4K QLED Android Smart TV:
$258 $198 at Walmart
Save $60: This is one of the best value 4K TVs you'll find, now under $200 with $60 off for Walmart+ members only while stocks last! It boasts Dolby HDR and voice-activated remote to make it easy to find your favourite shows.
Lego City Stuntz set:
$23.97 $14.57 at Walmart
Save $9: Only a small saving in dollar terms, but it shaves a good chunk off the price of this Lego City Stuntz set for Walmart+ members. Not really worth the membership on its own, but it's worth a look if your shopping for other things too.
What is Walmart Plus and what are the benefits?
Walmart is one of the world's biggest supermarkets, and Walmart+, or Walmart Plus, is its subscription service, offering free same- and next-day delivery on a range of products, plus exclusive bargains for subscribers. It also offers special membership prices on fuel with up to 10 cents off each gallon at over 14,000 stations and free grocery deliveries.
Over the debut Walmart+ Weekend, "Up to 40% off top tech". That sounds pretty good to us. Other perks include mobile scan and go via your phone to check out at actual Walmart stores, plus exclusive or early access deals during other sales events, for example, during Black Friday.
How much does Walmart Plus cost?
A Walmart+ subscription costs either $12.95 a month or $98 for the year. That actually makes it cheaper than Amazon Prime. But best of all, like Amazon's subscription service, Walmart+ has a free trial, which means you can sign up ahead of Walmart Plus Weekend to take advantage of the deals during the event and then cancel if you decide you don't like or won't continue to use the benefits. That said, those who sign up to Walmart+ over Walmart+ weekend and become paid members will get a $20 promo code for use against their next purchase.
When is Walmart Plus Weekend?
Walmart+ Weekend is a new announcement from the retailer that seems to be designed very much in the mould of Amazon Prime Day. Walmart+ members are promised exclusive access to special member-only deals.
Although it's called 'Walmart Plus Weekend', it actually lasts for four days, with the inaugural Walmart+ Weekend 2022 taking place from Thursday until Sunday. The event starts at 12pm PT / 3pm ET on Thursday 2 June and deals end at 4pm PT / 7pm ET on Sunday June 5.
What will be on sale during Walmart Plus Weekend?
Since Walmart+ Weekend 2022 is the first such event, we don't have any history to go by to predict exactly what kind of deals we'll see over the four-day sale event, but we've been promised 'Up to 40% off top tech, toys, & more'.
That certainly sounds intriguing, and going by what we've seen Walmart offer discounts on in the past, for example during Black Friday or even on Amazon Prime Day, we wouldn't be surprised if we see some big deals on TVs, particularly Hisense 4K models (in fact, we've already found some – see below). We might get some deals on laptops and tablets too.
Walmart Plus vs Amazon Prime: Which is best?
We will continue to update this when Walmart Plus launches, hopefully in July 2020, but a quick look at the stats will certainly give you an idea of which online subscription service will be the more dominant one initailly.
According to a CNBC report, as of May 2020, Amazon was accounting for 40% of all US gross merchandise volume online. What's more, with lockdown, demand was so high that Amazon had to reduce what it delivered to essential items only for a period of time, plus hire thousands of new delivery workers. Amazon, it's fair to say, is in rude health in 2020.
However, Walmart is no slouch, announcing that it brought in around $524 billion in yearly revenue. That means that the company has the muscle to make its Plus scheme a real competitor to Prime.
Also, Walmart Plus will unlikely go for the exact same customers that know and trust Amazon Prime. As Walmart specialises in groceries, there will be at least one essential difference between the two subscription services at point of launch, and there are other ways Walmart can distinguish Walmart Plus from Prime, concentrating on specific product areas rather than offering pretty much everything like Amazon does. Groceries, as mentioned, but also gas, early access to Walmart-specific sales and promotions, and quick checkouts in physical Walmart stores are some obvious examples.