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PSA: Walmart Secretly Added a New $35 Order Minimum for Select Plus Members

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Walmart Plus members in select locations are getting hit with an unwelcome surprise — a new $35 order minimum for same-day grocery deliveries. This comes as a shock to current members who didn’t receive a letter, email, or any sort of notification from Walmart.

Previously, Walmart Plus members could get free grocery deliveries without having to spend a certain amount. Now, members in certain areas have to spend at least $35 to avoid extra fees. While many Walmart Plus shoppers haven’t noticed the fee on grocery deliveries under $35, the Walmart fine print states otherwise.

If you’re wondering what the new order minimum means for your Walmart Plus membership, here’s everything you need to know:


Walmart Plus used to give every member free grocery delivery with no order minimum.

A delivery person handing a Walmart bag to a woman in her front doorway.

The whole “no order minimums” concept was a huge perk for the Walmart Plus program. Previously, Plus members didn’t have to worry about spending a certain amount of money on Walmart grocery deliveries. It was always free, regardless of your order total. So if you forgot to pick up a few smaller items at the store, you could get them delivered without any extra fees.


But now, members in select locations will pay a $6.99 fee for grocery orders under $35.

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With the new $35 order minimum, Walmart Plus grocery deliveries under $35 are (sometimes) subject to a fee. According to Walmart’s terms, if your grocery order doesn’t total at least $35, you’ll get hit with a $6.99 “below order minimum” fee. Even as a Walmart Plus member.

While some Walmart Plus shoppers noticed the new fee on grocery deliveries, other shoppers (including KCL) haven’t been charged a fee for deliveries under $35. This begs the question — who qualifies for free delivery with no minimums, and who doesn’t?

All we can say is the $35 minimum doesn’t apply to everyone, and it may depend on your location (and how far you are from your nearest Walmart store).


People started noticing this change in early February 2023.

A screenshot of the Walmnart Plus membership page online, highlighting the new $35 order minimum for grocery deliveries

Honestly, no one really knows when this new Walmart Plus rule went into effect. But Walmart Plus members started asking questions in early February 2023. Before then, they weren’t paying extra for grocery deliveries under $35.

But after noticing the added fee, many members were shocked and left wondering why things changed without them knowing about it.

The Walmart Plus fine print now includes the new order minimum, but without proper notification, some Plus members are still finding out the hard way. The lack of communication from Walmart has members feeling duped and wondering if Walmart purposely kept this change on the DL.


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