Amazon makes shopping at Whole Foods cheaper

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Amazon makes shopping at Whole Foods cheaper

By Gina Acosta - 02/20/2018

Amazon will now give Prime members a 5% discount when they shop at Whole Foods Market stores using their Amazon Rewards Visa Cards. 

The U.S. e-commerce giant launched the the Amazon Rewards Visa Card last year. Prime members in the U.S., who pay $99 a year for a subscription, get 5 percent back on all Amazon.com purchases, 2 percent back at restaurants, gas stations and drugstores, and 1 percent back on all other purchases.

Cardmembers who are not eligible Prime members will now earn 3% Back on Whole Foods Market purchases when using the Amazon Rewards Visa Card, in addition to the rewards they already receive everywhere else they shop, including 3% Back on all Amazon.com purchases, 2% Back at restaurants, gas stations and drugstores, and 1% Back on all other purchases.

“We are excited to launch the Amazon Rewards Visa Card in our stores, offering benefits to our customers on all of their purchases at Whole Foods Market,” said John Mackey, Whole Foods Market co-founder and CEO.

Key Benefits of the Amazon Rewards Visa Card:

  • 5% Back on Whole Foods Market purchases with an eligible Prime membership; otherwise 3% Back
  • 5% Back at Amazon.com with an eligible Prime membership; otherwise 3% Back
  • 2% Back at restaurants, gas stations and drugstores
  • 1% Back on all other purchases
  • No cap on rewards earned
  • Rewards never expire and are redeemable, as long as their account is open, on hundreds of millions of products at Amazon.com
  • No foreign transaction fees when traveling abroad or for cross-border shopping
  • No annual credit card fee
  • Zero fraud liability
  • Benefits including travel and purchase protections, as well as 24/7 concierge service, through Visa Signature

From lowering prices on popular items and delivering everyday staples and locally sourced items through Prime Now to rewarding customers for shopping Whole Foods Market’s quality products, the Amazon Rewards Credit Cards are another way both companies are working together to leverage more sales growth.