Whole Foods, the organic supermarket known for its prices and lush produce, just got a little more affordable for Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card cardholders.
The card now earns 5% back on Whole Foods purchases, the first time it has extended a rate this high on purchases beyond Amazon. (If you’re not an Amazon Prime member and have the lower-tier Amazon Rewards Visa Card, you’ll now earn 3% back on Whole Foods purchases, the same rate you get on Amazon purchases.)
The Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card doesn’t have an annual fee, but to hold it you must have an Amazon Prime membership, which costs $99 a year (more if you pay monthly). The card already earns 5% back on Amazon purchases as well as 2% back at restaurants, gas stations and drugstores, along with 1% back on everything else, making it a competitive card for budget-conscious consumers.
Note that the rewards can be redeemed only at Amazon, which works well for frequent Amazon customers, but may be frustrating for shoppers who compare prices across multiple retailers. The rewards appear automatically in your Amazon account, so you can apply them at checkout.
“We are excited to launch the Amazon Rewards Visa Card in our stores, offering benefits to our customers on all of their purchases at Whole Foods Market,” Whole Foods co-founder and CEO John Mackey said in a statement announcing the news.
Shoppers can also access credits and cash back at Whole Foods through other credit cards: Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express cardholders can earn 6% cash back on U.S. supermarket purchases (up to $6,000 a year), which includes Whole Foods purchases.
The latest offer from Amazon Prime Rewards Visa provides one more way to lower your grocery bill, even when you’re bringing home bags full of organic goodies.
Amazon.com acquired Whole Foods Market in 2017.
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