Amazon Offering Cash Back to Customers Who Shop at Whole Foods

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Amazon acquired the high-end grocery chain in August and has found numerous ways to bring Amazon convenience to Whole Food shoppers, including installing lockers in stores.

Amazon is giving 5% back to Prime members who shop at Whole Foods stores using their Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Card. Card members currently not part of the Prime program will now earn 3 percent back on Whole Foods purchases when using the Amazon Rewards Visa Card, in addition to the same discounts elsewhere that Prime members also receive. The new offer was announced Tuesday and is available right away, according to USA Today. The e-commerce giant announced last week that it will offer free two-hour delivery of Whole Foods groceries in four US cities.

It seems one group who aren't pleased about Amazon's takeover is the Whole Food employees themselves. The card also gives 2% back at restaurants, gas stations and drugstores and 1% back on all other purchases.

Amazon has steadily introduced various cross-selling opportunities between its empire and Whole Foods.

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Expect to see more integration between Amazon's technology and Whole Foods.

Amazon has added yet another perk to its $99-per-year Prime membership scheme.

However, all has not gone well between the two companies. Workers say a new inventory management system called order-to-shelf, or OTS, has led to food shortages within the outlets.

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