Amazon Prime discounts to launch at D.C. Whole Foods stores Wednesday

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Amazon Prime subscribers will be eligible for member-only discounts at Whole Foods locations in the District starting Wednesday.

Amazon Prime members can cash in on discounts at Whole Foods stores in the District starting Wednesday.

Prime members will receive 10 percent off hundreds of sale items and price cuts on several other products, Amazon announced in a press release Monday. The online shopping powerhouse acquired Whole Foods last year for $13.7 billion and began rolling out Prime discounts in select states, like Florida and Colorado, in May.

“Since launching Prime savings at Whole Foods Market, we’ve seen excitement and momentum from both Prime members and our supplier partners,” A.C. Gallo, the president and COO of Whole Foods Market, said in the release. “Our weekly Prime member deals are a hit and we’re excited that Prime members across the U.S. will now be able to take advantage of these savings in our stores.”

The stores, including the location at 2201 I St. NW, will advertise discounts using yellow and blue signs. The former indicates an extra 10 percent off an item’s sticker price, while blue signs indicate special deals for Prime members.

To take advantage of the discounts, Prime members must download the Whole Foods app, sign in with their Amazon account and scan the app’s “Prime Code” at the register, the release states.

Cem Sibay, the vice president of Amazon Prime, said that since the Prime discounts at Whole Foods launched in May, customers “have already saved millions of dollars.”

“Customer feedback has been overwhelmingly positive – in fact, Prime members have adopted this benefit at one of the fastest rates we’ve seen,” Sibay said in the release.

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