Amazon Prime members will get special discounts at Whole Foods

Amazon Prime members will now get special discounts at Whole Foods.

Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods will close on Monday.

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"Amazon and Whole Foods Market technology teams will begin to integrate Amazon Prime into the Whole Foods Market point-of-sale system, and when this work is complete, Prime members will receive special savings and in-store benefits," the companies wrote in a release.

"Customers will enjoy lower prices on products like Whole Trade bananas, organic avocados, organic large brown eggs, organic responsibly-farmed salmon and tilapia, organic baby kale and baby lettuce, animal-welfare-rated 85% lean ground beef, creamy and crunchy almond butter, organic Gala and Fuji apples, organic rotisserie chicken, 365 Everyday Value organic butter, and much more," the companies said.

Amazon also plans to make Prime the customer rewards program at Whole Foods.

Whole Foods' private label 365 products will also be available on Amazon.

The company hasn't yet indicated a time frame for all of the changes.

Here's the full release:

SEATTLE&AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 24, 2017-- (NASDAQ:AMZN)—Amazon and Whole Foods Market today announced that Amazon's acquisition ofWhole Foods Marketwill close onMonday August 28, 2017, and the two companies will together pursue the vision of making Whole Foods Market's high-quality, natural and organic food affordable for everyone. As a down payment on that vision,Whole Foods Marketwill offer lower prices starting Monday on a selection of best-selling grocery staples across its stores, with more to come.

In addition,AmazonandWhole Foods Markettechnology teams will begin to integrate Amazon Prime into theWhole Foods Marketpoint-of-sale system, and when this work is complete, Prime members will receive special savings and in-store benefits. The two companies will invent in additional areas over time, including in merchandising and logistics, to enable lower prices forWhole Foods Marketcustomers.

"We're determined to make healthy and organic food affordable for everyone. Everybody should be able to eatWhole Foods Marketquality – we will lower prices without compromising Whole Foods Market's long-held commitment to the highest standards," saidJeff Wilke, CEO ofAmazonWorldwide Consumer. "To get started, we're going to lower prices beginning Monday on a selection of best-selling grocery staples, including Whole Trade organic bananas, responsibly-farmed salmon, organic large brown eggs, animal-welfare-rated 85% lean ground beef, and more. And this is just the beginning – we will make Amazon Prime the customer rewards program atWhole Foods Marketand continuously lower prices as we invent together. There is significant work and opportunity ahead, and we're thrilled to get started."

"It's been our mission for 39 years atWhole Foods Marketto bring the highest quality food to our customers," saidJohn Mackey,Whole Foods Marketco-founder and CEO. "By working together withAmazonand integrating in several key areas, we can lower prices and double down on that mission and reach more people with Whole Foods Market's high-quality, natural and organic food. As part of our commitment to quality, we'll continue to expand our efforts to support and promote local products and suppliers. We can't wait to start showing customers what's possible whenWhole Foods MarketandAmazoninnovate together."

Here's what will be new inWhole Foods Marketstores on Monday and what customers can expect over time as the two companies integrate:

  • Starting Monday,Whole Foods Marketwill offer lower prices on a selection of best-selling staples across its stores, with much more to come. Customers will enjoy lower prices on products like Whole Trade bananas, organic avocados, organic large brown eggs, organic responsibly-farmed salmon and tilapia, organic baby kale and baby lettuce, animal-welfare-rated 85% lean ground beef, creamy and crunchy almond butter, organic Gala and Fuji apples, organic rotisserie chicken, 365 Everyday Value organic butter, and much more.
  • In the future, after certain technical integration work is complete, Amazon Prime will become Whole Foods Market's customer rewards program, providing Prime members with special savings and other in-store benefits.
  • Whole Foods Market's healthy and high-quality private label products—including 365 Everyday Value,Whole Foods Market, Whole Paws and Whole Catch—will be available throughAmazon.com, AmazonFresh, Prime Pantry and Prime Now.
  • Amazon Lockers will be available in selectWhole Foods Marketstores. Customers can have products shipped fromAmazon.comto their localWhole Foods Marketstore for pick up or send returns back toAmazonduring a trip to the store.

This is just the beginning –AmazonandWhole Foods Marketplan to offer more in-store benefits and lower prices for customers over time as the two companies integrate logistics and point-of-sale and merchandising systems.

Whole Foods Marketwill continue to grow its team and create jobs in local communities as it opens new stores, hires new team members, and expands its support of local farmers and artisans. The company will maintain operations under the Whole Foods Market brand, preserve its high standards and commitment to providing the finest natural and organic foods, and continue to source from trusted vendors and partners around the world.John Mackeywill remain asCEO and Whole FoodsMarket's headquarters will stay inAustin, Texas.

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Be wary of dairy in glass containers

If you grab milk or cream from a glass bottle, you'll be charged for the price of the bottle in addition to its contents. If you must purchase the glass bottle version of the product, be sure to bring it back to Whole Foods next time you're shopping and customer service will give you a voucher.

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Bring your own bags

Whole Foods will offer you a five to 10 cent discount from your total for bringing your own bag.

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Don’t buy Whole Foods pre-packaged containers of fruits and veggies

You'll end up paying way more and receiving way less. Always opt for the full version of the fruit or vegetable and prepare it yourself.

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Take advantage of bulk meat deals

Deals on bulk amounts of certain meats vary from location to location. Ask the butcher about what bulk meat deals your local Whole Foods is offering.

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Look for bright yellow tags

Special deals (that only last for a few days or a week) are unadvertised outside of the store but can be found while shopping by their bright yellow tags.

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Check out specialty online coupons

You can enter your local Whole Foods store online and print off coupons and deals that are specific to your local Whole Foods--some coupons are valid for up to three months. 

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Buy cases of products you like and save 10 percent

Whether it's protein bars or wine, Whole Foods will discount a case-sized version of your product for 10 percent, a well worth it investment if it's a product your consuming often.

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Shop the Friday-only sales

Stores will offer specialty Friday-only sales that can offer you major one-day savings.

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Shop the Whole Foods 365 value brand

The store's value brand is extremely well-priced and will offer you the healthiest version of discounted products, as there will be a significantly lower amount of preservatives than other discount brands, according to Whole Foods.

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"Like" your local Whole Foods' Facebook page for news on special deals and discounts

Deals will vary from store to store and are always advertised through social media.

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Bring your own containers when shopping the bulk section

When weighing your bulk purchase at checkout, Whole Foods will subtract the price of the weight of your container if you bring your own from home instead of using the ones provided in the store.

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