Amazon Has New Perk for Rewards Cardholders

They'll get 5% back at Whole Foods
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 20, 2018 11:30 AM CST
Amazon Has New Perk for Rewards Cardholders
This 2012 file photo shows the Amazon logo in Santa Monica, Calif.   (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

Not that Amazon would tell you where to shop for groceries, but if you find yourself in the checkout line at its newly acquired Whole Foods, it might have a suggestion for how to pay. The retail behemoth is now offering 5% cash back to Prime members who use their Amazon Rewards Visa to pick up the grocery tab there, reports CNBC. Cardholders already get 5% back on Amazon purchases, 2% at restaurants, gas stations, and drugstores, and 1% back on everything else. Amazon is moving aggressively to cross-promote its brands—CNBC notes that one can purchase an Echo at Whole Foods—but the move might have more practical sense in that Amazon will likely save on credit card fees on its own cards, notes Recode. (More Amazon stories.)

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