How to add an associate discount to the Walmart app

Lillie Spikes

Are you considering working for Walmart? Or have you been hired recently by the company?

If so, you might have heard about the Walmart associate discount, which gifts employees certain discounts when shopping at Walmart stores. But how can you use the discount, especially on your Walmart app?

Adding the Walmart associate discount on your Walmart app allows you to shop and claim the discount offered quickly.

You can add the discount via your Walmart account by registering for it in your wallet section. Once registered, you can access it when shopping with your Walmart app.

We have compiled a detailed guide on how to add the associate discount to the Walmart app.

We’ll also include other important information, such as how and when you can get the discount, other places you can use it, and items you can purchase with the discount.

What is the Walmart associate discount?

The Walmart associate discount, also known as the Walmart employee discount, is a special discount offered to Walmart employees when shopping at the company’s stores. It stands at 10% on various merchandise and fresh produce.

The discount is available to all Walmart employees who have worked there for more than 90 days.

In addition, your legal spouse or domestic partner can also use the discount card. On top of that, employees who have worked for Walmart for more than 15 years are entitled to a lifetime discount.

How do I add an associate discount to the Walmart grocery app?

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One of the ways to use the Walmart employee discount is through your Walmart app.

To add the associate discount to the Walmart app:

  • Activate the Walmart discount on the Walmart website by visiting and clicking on the “Account” section.
  • Sign in if you have a Walmart account. If not, create a new account using your email address.
  • Log into your Walmart account and click the profile icon (top right corner of the website).
  • Click on the “Account” option, then select the “Wallet” option.
  • In the “Wallet” menu, select the “Walmart Associate Discount.” An option for registering will appear.
  • Click on “Register” and enter your Walmart associate card number.
  • Enter your WIN number (the unique ID code assigned to you when you started working for Walmart).
  • Complete the registration process to activate the Walmart employee discount.
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With the discount activated on your Walmart account, go to your Walmart app and log in. If you don’t have the app, download one and sign in using your Walmart account details.

Afterward, go to Walmart pay on your app and scroll down – you will find the Walmart associate discount in the list. The discount will be added when you shop using your Walmart app.

Can I use my Walmart associate discount card online?

Yes, you can use the Walmart associate discount card when shopping online.

Once you add the discount card to your account, you will automatically receive the discount when shopping on

You will also receive the discount automatically when you shop online with the Walmart app.

Aside from online, you can also use the Walmart employee discount when shopping in-store at various Walmart stores across the country.

To use the discount, you simply need to swipe your Walmart associate card when checking out.

What items can I purchase using the Walmart associate discount?

You can use the Walmart employee discount when purchasing a range of items such as:

  • General merchandise sold at a regular price
  • Fresh produce (vegetables, fruits, etc.)
  • Snacks such as chips, sodas, cookies, etc

Some items are, however, exempt from the employee discount. These include:

  • Most groceries (apart from fresh produce) and food items such as milk and eggs
  • Alcohol and tobacco products
  • Fuel
  • Eyesight examinations at Walmart vision centers
  • Items bought for company or charity use if the purchase will be reimbursed.
  • Items that are on sale, on clearance, or have marked-down prices
  • Gift cards
  • Digital downloads (photos, music, etc.)
  • Travel purchases
  • Bundle items
  • Price matched items
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During special holidays such as Black Friday and Christmas, employees might be able to use their discount on items that are usually excluded, such as food items.

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Fix: Walmart discount card is not working online

The Walmart employee discount card can offer you huge price savings on your purchases. So naturally, it can be very frustrating when the card stops working.

Several reasons you might be having trouble using your employee discount online.

Below is a look at them and how to fix them:

1. You are no longer eligible to use the card

The first thing you need to do is make sure that you are eligible to use the card. That is, you (or your spouse) are still an employee of Walmart.

If you got your discount card through your spouse, being divorced will make you ineligible to use the card.

2. Walmart servers are down when trying to use the discount card

Sometimes, the discount card not working could mean an issue with the Walmart servers affecting payment.

In this case, wait a few minutes and then make your purchase again.

3. Your discount card is turned on in the Walmart app

If you are having trouble using the Walmart employee discount through the app, it could be that the feature is disabled.

This can sometimes happen after you update your Walmart app. To fix the issue, go to the Walmart Pay section on your app and ensure the discount card is on.

4. A glitch in the Walmart app or your Walmart account

If you still have trouble using your Walmart associate discount, you could be dealing with a glitch affecting the app or your account.

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In the case of the app, you can try restarting your phone. If this does not work, un-install and re-install the app.

If you are having trouble using the Walmart associate discount, you should go to and log into your account.

First, go to the wallet section and check that you have entered your card and WIN numbers correctly. Then, if the issue persists, contact Walmart customer support for additional troubleshooting and guidance.


After working for Walmart for 90 days, you are eligible for the Walmart associate discount card. You can receive a 10% discount on fresh produce and other regular-priced merchandise with the card.

The above is a detailed guide on how you can add your discount card to your Walmart app for seamless purchases when shopping through the app.

We have also included other important information, such as how to use the card online, items you can purchase (and those you can’t), and how to fix a discount card that is not working.

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