Amazon extends Prime credit card benefits to Whole Foods purchases — GeekWire

Javier Stokes
February 20, 2018

A credit card that gives Amazon Prime customers 5 percent back on all Amazon purchases now offers those benefits for Whole Foods Market orders, as well. These rewards will be the same as if they were to shop on Amazon, which means that eligible Prime members will receive a flat 5% bonus on all purchases made at Whole Foods. Amazon will offer 3% cash back on all Whole Foods purchases to those who don't have a subscription to Prime, so while it may not be as good as 5%, it's still a significant amount of cash back. Cardholders who are also Prime members will be familiar with this promotion, as Amazon already offers the same 5% cash back on purchases made through its website.

John Mackey, the CEO and co-founder of the chain said the chain was excited to launch its Amazon Rewards Visa card in its stores, with benefits to customers on every purchase they make at Whole Foods.

The U.S. e-commerce giant launched the the Amazon Rewards Visa Card past year.

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The hope is that the perks will attract more members of Prime to shop at Whole Foods, and get those that already do, to shop more often. But last December, reports surfaced that some of those prices had inched higher.

The implementation of a new inventory management system has led to bare shelves, and Whole Foods employees have detailed how Amazon is crushing team morale with its procedures.

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