Walmart Teams up with Expedia to Offer New Travel Benefits to Walmart+ Members

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Key Takeaways

  • Walmart+ members can now earn Walmart Cash through travel bookings via WalmartPlusTravel.com, powered by Expedia Group’s technology.
  • Members gain 5% Walmart Cash on hotel, vacation rental, car rental, and activity bookings, and 2% on flight bookings.
  • Over 900,000 properties, 500+ airlines, 100+ car rental companies, and various activities are accessible to Walmart+ members through WalmartPlusTravel.com.
  • Members can access travel services conveniently through the Walmart app or WalmartPlusTravel.com, with earned Walmart Cash available in their wallet 30 days after travel.

Walmart has partnered with Expedia Group to introduce a new benefit for its Walmart+ members, giving them the ability to earn Walmart Cash through travel bookings. This collaboration allows members to gain 5% Walmart Cash on hotel bookings, vacation rentals, car rentals, and activities and 2% on all flight bookings.

Booking Travel with WalmartPlusTravel.com

According to a release published by Walmart, the travel booking service will be powered by Expedia Group’s White Label Template technology. Walmart+ members will have access to over 900,000 properties, 500+ airlines, 100+ car rental companies, and thousands of activities worldwide through WalmartPlusTravel.com.

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How the New Benefit Works

The release noted that the new benefit is designed to be user-friendly. Walmart+ members can access travel services through their member benefits hub in the Walmart app or WalmartPlusTravel.com.

Once a booking is confirmed, the earned Walmart Cash will appear in the member’s Walmart wallet and become available 30 days after the travel is completed.

Customer Service for Travel Needs

Expedia Group will provide top-tier, end-to-end customer service, handling all travel needs for Walmart+ members. This includes access to live agents and self-serve capabilities, like the A.I.-powered Virtual Agent tool, to answer queries or make booking changes.

Evolution of Walmart Rewards to Walmart Cash

Walmart has recently evolved Walmart Rewards into Walmart Cash, offering the same program under a new name with the added ability to cash out in stores. Some components of Walmart Cash will be expanded to all customers over time, while some features, like the travel benefits, will remain exclusive to Walmart+ members.

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What We Think

The partnership between Walmart and Expedia Group presents a lucrative opportunity for Walmart+ members, offering substantial cashback benefits on travel bookings. The integration of Expedia Group’s technology expands members’ access to a wide array of travel options, ensuring a seamless and diverse booking experience.

Moreover, the user-friendly process through the Walmart app or dedicated website simplifies access to these benefits. As Walmart evolves its rewards program into Walmart Cash, this exclusive travel benefit enhances the value proposition for Walmart+ members, providing added incentives for both existing and potential subscribers.

Learn more in the entire Walmart release.

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