Whole Foods Adds Prime Rewards in 10 More States
Whole Foods has added its new rewards for Prime members to stores across 10 new states, less than one month after replacing its old rewards program.
The new states with stores offering the discounts are Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Hawaii, Mississippi, Oregon, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Washington. Along with to the additional 10 percent they can save on select sale items, members of Amazon Prime, beginning June 13, can enjoy exclusive offers on many popular products, including:
- Organic yellow nectarines and peaches, $1.99 per pound (save $2 per pound)
- Made-in-house pork sausage, no antibiotics, $3.99 per pound (save $3 per pound)
- Wild sustainably caught yellowfin tuna steaks, $15.99 per pound (save $9 per pound)
- Annie’s Natural Macaroni & Cheese, buy one, get one free
- Essentia Water, 1.5-liter bottles, four for $5
- Self-serve tea cookies by the pound, 50 percent off (June 15 only)
“We’re excited that Prime savings will be available at nearly half of our Whole Foods Market stores this week, giving more Prime members access to great deals just in time for summer,” said A.C. Gallo, president and COO of Whole Foods. “Based on the positive customer feedback and successes we’ve seen over the past month, we’re accelerating our timeline to expand these savings to all of our U.S. stores.”
To start saving, customers can download the Whole Foods Market mobile app, sign in with their Amazon account and then scan the app’s Prime Code at checkout. Alternatively, customers can opt in to use their mobile phone number to save at checkout.
Austin, Texas-based Whole Foods formally launched the new program on May 16, bringing the program to all of its Florida locations, with the plan to begin expanding it nationwide starting this summer. Less than two weeks ago, the program expanded to more states: Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri (Kansas City area), Louisiana, New Mexico, northern Nevada, northern California, Oklahoma, Texas and Utah. All of its small-format 365 stores also offer the program.
Whole Foods operates 470 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Under the name of its parent company, Seattle-based Amazon, the grocer lands at No. 8 on Progressive Grocer’s Super 50 list of top U.S. grocers, reporting most recent fiscal year-end sales of $15.7 billion.