Amazon Makes Whole Foods More Rewarding for Prime Members

Amazon Squeezes More Benefits Out of Whole Foods

Amazon is offering Prime members who use its Visa rewards card 5 percent cash back when they shop at Whole Foods, the company said Tuesday. The payback is not just limited to Prime members, as non-Prime users will also get 3% back on Whole Foods Market purchases. Everywhere else you will get one percent back.

In January, Amazon and Chase launched the rewards card, which also gives Prime members 5 percent cash back on all purchases, 2 percent cash back at restaurants, gas stations, and drugstores, and 1 percent cash back on all other purchases. The retailer already has the same offer for cash back rewards to cardholders who purchase items on their website.

Amazon continues to sweeten the Whole Foods shopping experience for its Prime Rewards customers. Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express cardholders can earn 6% cash back on US supermarket purchases (up to $6,000 a year), which includes Whole Foods purchases. Amazon Prime members can take advantage of the free shipping, streaming music, video and photo storage for the $99 annual membership. The e-commerce titan has been cutting prices and even began selling its Echo smart speaker device in Whole Foods stores.

Canada's loss to Czech Republic a tale of missed opportunities
The loss was the Canadian men's first at the Games since Vancouver 2010 when they lost 5-3 to the preliminary-round play. Canada looks to continue their dominance against the Czech Republic by scoring early in the game and protecting the lead.

The company past year added hundreds of Whole Foods items to AmazonFresh, its own grocery delivery service that launched more than a decade ago.

However, all has not gone well between the two companies.


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