Everything on Amazon will scream ‘buy me!’ on Amazon Prime Day. Just don’t. Here’s where to look for deals and what not to buy on Amazon Prime Day, July 16.
Jennifer Jolly, Special for USA TODAY
Prime Day is about more than discounts on Amazon’s Fire tablets and Alexa voice assistants. Now it’s about food.
With Amazon now firmly in charge of the Whole Foods Market chain, which it bought last year for $13.7 billion, it can throw food deals into its Prime Day promotions that had previously been pretty much about electronics and merchandise.
The big sale includes savings on organic strawberries, boneless chicken breast and Honey Nut Cheerios at the company’s U.S. Whole Foods Market stores.
Although the 36-hour Prime Day sale kicks off 3 p.m. ET Monday, the grocery deals are already available.
“This is Whole Foods Market’s first Prime Day and we’re taking the shopping experience to the next level,” said Whole Foods CEO John Mackey in a statement. “Between our exclusive deals and special Prime Day offers, you’re not going to want to miss out on these savings.”
Here’s a rundown of the best deals:
Spend $10, get $10: Through Tuesday, Prime members who spend $10 at Whole Foods get a $10 Amazon account credit to use from 3 a.m. ET Monday through 2:59 a.m. ET Thursday. Get the credit by scanning the Prime Code in their Whole Foods Market or Amazon app at check out. Limit one per customer and exclusions apply.
Get 10 percent back: Through Tuesday, Amazon Prime Rewards Visa cardholders with an eligible Prime membership get 10 percent back, double the rewards, on up to $400 in Whole Foods purchases.
Shop Prime Now and save up to $20: Prime members who haven’t tried grocery delivery from Whole Foods Market through Prime Now will get $10 off their order when they shop before Tuesday plus $10 to use towards a future order.
Amazon devices: During the 36-hour Prime Day sale, many Whole Foods stores will offer members “access to the biggest deals yet on Alexa-enabled products like Echo and Fire TV,” according to a news release.
New loyalty discount: Now available nationwide, Prime members save additional 10 percent off hundreds of sale items throughout Whole Foods.
Amazon is serving up a new discount plan for Prime members at Whole Foods Markets.
These savings are available through Tuesday:
- Organic strawberries, 16-ounce container, two for $5
- Boneless chicken breasts, $3.99 per pound, a 40 percent savings
- Icelandic cod fillets, $8.99 per pound, a $6 per pound savings
- Allegro bagged coffee, buy one, get one free
- MegaFood Vitamins & Supplements, 30 percent off
- RXBAR Protein Bars, 1.83 oz., all flavors, two for $3
- Waterloo Sparkling Water (12 pack), two for $7
- Honey Nut Cheerios, buy one, get one free
- Lesley Stowe Raincoast Crisps, 3 oz., $4.99
- Self-serve tea cookies by the pound, 40 percent off
Whole Foods Prime discount
Prime member deals are advertised with signs throughout Whole Foods stores and also are listed in the Whole Foods app.
To access them, Prime members must download the Whole Foods Market mobile app and sign in with their Amazon account, which will create a QR code that the Whole Foods cashier scans at the register.
Members can also link their cell phone number to their Prime account and provide a number at the Whole Foods checkout.
Kelly Tyko is a consumer columnist and retail reporter for Treasure Coast Newspapers and TCPalm.com, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK. Follow her on Twitter @KellyTyko and email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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