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How to Use Amazon Prime at Whole Foods (And What Are the Benefits?)

Whole Foods became part of the Amazon ecosystem through the acquisition in 2017. Soon after the acquisition, Amazon completed the integration and rolled out discounts and exclusive perks for Prime members shopping at Whole Foods. In this article, we’ll cover the benefits of having an Amazon Prime membership at Whole Foods and how to use these benefits.

What Are the Benefits of Using Amazon Prime at Whole Foods?

Whole Foods offers multiple benefits to Amazon Prime members. These benefits include additional savings on groceries, free delivery, and %5 cashback with the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Card.

Let’s explore each benefit more in detail below:

1. Extra Discount and Exclusive Deals 

Amazon Prime Members get an extra 10% discount for on-sale grocery items at Whole Foods. These items are on sale for everyone, but the extra 10% off is only for Prime members.

The extra 10% discount is marked with yellow signs, and you can see hundreds of items throughout the stores.

Whole Foods also has exclusive deals for Amazon Prime members. Grocery items priced exclusively for Prime members are marked with blue signs throughout the stores. These Prime member-only deals are for the bestselling items, and they rotate frequently.

2. Free 2-Hour Delivery on Grocery Orders Over $35

Whole Foods offers Amazon Prime Members free 2-hour delivery on orders over $35. It’s an exclusive perk for Prime Members in select locations. You can shop for groceries on the Amazon app or at Amazon.com/WholeFoods.

3. Free Pickup on Grocery Orders Over $35

Amazon Prime members get free pickup at Whole Foods for orders over $35. When placing your order on the Amazon app or the website, you need to select a pickup time at checkout.

You can choose to pick up as early as 1-hour after checkout. If your order is less than $35 or you select a pickup time sooner than 1-hour, there’s an additional pickup fee.

4. Shopping With Alexa

Amazon Prime members can find out about exclusive deals and create a shopping list with Alexa’s help. It’s a great convenience for Prime members to create a hands-free shopping list. Alexa also makes sure you don’t miss out on Prime member deals in your area.

When you’re ready to checkout, go to the Amazon app or the website to review your shopping list and complete your order.

5. 5% Cashback With Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Card

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Amazon Prime members earn 5% cashback for shopping at Whole Foods with the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Card. Card members without Prime membership only earn 3% cashback for purchases made at Whole Foods.

How to Use Amazon Prime at Whole Foods

Amazon makes it easy for Prime Members to get the benefits associated with their membership. To get the savings and additional perks at Whole Foods, Prime members need to do one of the three things below:

1 .Use QR Code in the Whole Foods App

The first option is to download the Whole Foods app and scan your QR code at checkout. Below are the instructions on how to use the QR code:

  1. Download and install the Whole Foods Market app on your mobile device
  2. Sign in to the Whole Foods app using your Amazon account
  3. Tap “Prime Code” at the bottom of the screen
  4. Scan the QR code at the checkout.

2. Use QR Code in the Amazon App

The other option to find the QR code in the Amazon app. You can follow the instructions below and use it at checkout:

  1. Launch the Amazon app on your mobile device
  2. Type “Whole Foods QR” in the search box
  3. Scan the QR code at the checkout.

3. Use Your Phone Number

If you don’t want to use the Whole Foods or Amazon app at the checkout, you can verify Prime membership using your phone number.

Provide the phone number associated with your Amazon Prime account at the checkout, and your Prime discounts will be applied.  But before you use your phone number at Whole Foods checkout, you need to verify and activate it on your Amazon account.

Can You Use Amazon Prime Store Card at Whole Foods?

No, you cannot use Amazon Prime Store Card at Whole Foods. Amazon Prime Store Card can only be used for purchases on Amazon.com.

Can You Use Whole Foods Gift Cards Online?

No, unfortunately, you cannot use Whole Foods Gift Cards for online purchases at Whole Foods or orders through Amazon. You can only use Whole Foods gift cards in the stores.

How Does Whole Foods Pickup Work With Amazon Prime?

If you prefer to pick up your groceries at Whole Foods, you need to select the pickup option and location before moving to checkout. You can follow the instructions below on how to choose pickup at Whole Foods:

  1. Use the Amazon app or the website to shop for groceries.
  2. Tap or click the banner at the top left corner of your screen and select “Pickup”
  3. Select your preferred Whole Foods store.
  4. Move to checkout and choose a pickup time from available options.

You can choose a pickup time as early as 1-hour after checkout. If your order is over $35, the pickup is free for Amazon Prime members. You can find the list of Whole Foods stores that offer pickup on the website.

How Does Whole Foods Delivery Work With Amazon Prime?

Amazon Prime members get free 2-hour delivery for Whole Foods orders over $35. If you prefer to have your groceries delivered, you need to select the delivery option before checkout. You can follow the instructions below on how to choose delivery at Whole Foods:

  1. Use the Amazon app or the website to shop for groceries.
  2. Tap or click the banner at the top left corner of your screen and select “Delivery”
  3. Select your delivery address (You have the option to choose your default delivery address on Amazon or enter a new address).
  4. Move to checkout and choose a delivery time from available options.

At times there may be a surge of demand, and delivery slots may not be available. Whole Foods updates the system throughout the day and releases newly available slots. So, if that happens, check back for availability at a later time.

Summary

In this article, we covered the benefits of having Amazon Prime membership at Whole Foods and how to use these benefits. We learned that Amazon Prime members get an extra 10% off for on-sale grocery items and other exclusive deals at Whole Foods.

There are hundreds of items in-stores marked with yellow signs, and Prime members get an extra 10% off. The exclusive deals with blue signs are usually the bestselling items and rotate often. These savings add up over time, so if you’re shopping regularly at Whole Foods, it’s worth considering the Prime membership.

We also learned that Whole Foods offers Prime members free delivery and pickup for grocery orders over $35. It’s a big convenience for Prime members who don’t want to spend time shopping at the store.

Overall, Whole Foods offers great benefits to Prime members. Whole Foods grocery prices are higher than everyday low price items due to its focus on organic, natural, and healthy foods.

The Prime member savings at Whole Foods help to reduce the higher costs. If you’re on the edge of buying an annual Prime membership, you should consider all the Prime benefits Amazon offers in addition to Whole Foods.

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Written by Erol

Erol has over 12 years of experience in the consumer goods industry. He launched many successful products for major brands, which are sold at big retailers like Walmart, Costco, Amazon, Target, Kroger, Publix, and more. He likes to write and share his experience with others. Outside of work, you can find him at a hiking trail in New England, or playing soccer with his kids.

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