Amazon has now extended a 10 percent discount to its Amazon Prime members when they shop at Whole Foods. They’ve also made their weekly deals on top-selling items available for customers in those stores. In addition, the company has added 12 more states to make the total 13 states that have the discounts at the supermarket chain.
According to Business Insider’s report on Wednesday, Amazon extended the Prime discounts to 12 new states in addition to Florida. Those newest states include Arkansas, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah. All of the deals are available to customers who scan their Whole Foods app during checkout. Additionally, customers can give their phone number as a way to get the discounts and deals, but that number has to be associated with the Amazon Prime account in order to work.
Not only will customers get to enjoy the 10 percent discount, but also weekly deals discounts. For example, during the week of Memorial Day, the Whole Foods deals included organic raspberries for $2.50 per 6 oz. container and a two-pound bag of “Responsibly Farmed” tail-on white shrimp for just $12.99 each. There were also one-day and weekend sales specials including 40 percent off all probiotics for June 1st and 2nd.
The new discounts are available at Whole Foods and Whole Foods 365 stores. There is also a discount available to customers who use the Amazon app for Whole Foods delivery service, according to TechCrunch. If the Whole Foods order is $35 or more, it qualifies for free-shipping with a two-hour delivery timeframe.
The latest news comes as Amazon seems to be doing well in terms of expanding into the grocery market as well as their grocery deliveries services. The company has indicated they are going to stay within the country rather than moving into other countries at the moment. Walmart recently made a huge acquisition of Flipkart in India so they could expand into other areas of the globe.
As of this report, Amazon’s stock is still doing quite well. The company that once started out just selling books online seems to have grown quite nicely in terms of the variety of businesses and products they offer. The latest quote on mid-day Wednesday (May 30) for AMZN was 1,623.06, up 10.36 from its close on Tuesday.