I bought groceries at Whole Foods with the new Prime member discounts—here's how much I saved 

    When Amazon bought Whole Foods in 2017, many customers saw lower prices on staples. Now, there are even more discounts — if you’re an Amazon Prime member, that is.

    In May 2018, the e-retailer announced that members can expect an additional 10 percent off sale products at Whole Foods. They’ll also get discounts on select best-selling items that rotate on a weekly basis.

    Even more deals are available for Prime Day, Amazon’s annual discount shopping holiday, which starts on July 16 this year: Members who spend $10 in Whole Foods between July 11 and July 17 get a $10 credit to use during the 36-hour Prime event. And, if you have the Amazon Prime credit card, you can earn 10 percent back on Whole Foods purchases when you use the card in-store from July 14 to July 17.

    I headed to New York City’s Bryant Park Whole Foods to check out the Prime week deals, and I was not disappointed. After the discounts, my total was knocked down from nearly $55 to $31.89, meaning I saved about $23 on my seven items. Here’s the breakdown of how much I saved on each:

    Coffee beans (two bags)

    Prime deal: Buy one, get one free
    Original price: $23.98 (for two bags)
    Prime member price: $11.99
    SAVINGS: $11.99

    Organic strawberries

    Prime deal: 2 for $5
    Original price: $3.99 for one carton
    Prime member price: $2.50
    SAVINGS: $1.49

    1.5 lb boneless chicken breast

    Prime deal: $3.99 per pound
    Original price: $7.99 per pound ($11.95 for 1.5 lb)
    Prime member price: $5.99 for 1.5 lb
    SAVINGS: $5.96

    12-pack of sparkling water

    Prime deal: 2 for $7
    Original price: $5.99 (for one 12-pack)
    Prime member price: $3.50
    SAVINGS: $2.49

    Tate’s gluten free cookies

    Prime deal: 10 percent off sale item
    Original price: $3.99
    Prime member price: $3.59
    SAVINGS: $0.40*

    * This wasn’t one of the week’s “featured deals,” but as a Prime member, you get an additional 10 percent off any sale items. And Tate’s gluten free cookies happened to be on sale this week.

    Honey Nut Cheerios

    Prime deal: Buy one, get one free
    Original price: $7.58
    Prime member price: $3.79
    SAVINGS: $3.79*

    * Full disclosure: I forgot to grab a second box of Honey Nut Cheerios and didn’t actually get any savings on this product. It didn’t alter my total bill — I just missed out on a free item.

    Check out the full list of Prime week discounts, which are valid through July 17, here.

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