It’s rare that we see outright discounts on Nintendo Switch Online, the annual membership required to enjoy online multiplayer in games like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Right now, however, you can snag a 12-month family subscription of Switch Online for $20.89 at Walmart, down from its usual price of $35. This is the cheapest we can recall ever seeing a family Switch Online membership, and there’s a chance it could even be an error on Walmart’s website, though we were able to successfully take advantage of the deal ourselves.
Once you check out, you’ll receive your 12-month Switch Online code via the email you provide during checkout–we received ours within 10 minutes. You’ll then be able to redeem that code in the Nintendo eShop on your Switch. Even if you’re currently a Switch Online subscriber with a family membership, you can take advantage of this deal to immediately extend your current membership for less.
Note that if you currently have an individual Switch Online membership and redeem this family membership code, you’ll immediately receive whichever amount of time is longer–so if you have six months left of a Switch Online individual subscription and redeem this 12-month code, your remaining time will be bumped up to 12 months. You can always hold onto the family code to redeem later; it won’t expire.
Your Switch Online membership can be extended up to three years, so you could buy multiple Switch Online codes to save even more money long-term. A family membership can be used by to eight different Nintendo account holders, so it’s the best deal if you know other Switch owners willing to split the price.
The main benefit of Nintendo Switch Online is access to online multiplayer, but you’ll also gain access to cloud saves for most Switch games, a large library of classic NES and SNES games on Switch, and other special offers.