We’ve seen tons of Black Friday sales leak the past few days. From Walmart to Best Buy, Home Depot, and more, there’s something on sale for everyone. A theme that most stores are all sharing is smart assistant sales this Black Friday. Several retailers have things like the Amazon Echo and Google Home on sale, even Amazon themselves, but where else can you get fantastic deals on a new smart home assistant? Well, Whole Foods, of course.
Who would have thought you’d be able to walk into a Whole Foods store and buy a smart assistant, let alone score some of the best Black Friday discounts at the same time? Surely not I.
Since Amazon bought Whole Foods, they’ve started to give out discounts to Prime members at their local stores. Today, Amazon announced some Black Friday discounts they’re bringing to Whole Foods stores around the country, as well as their Pop-Up stores. Discounts are listed below, but they have things like $20 off the new Echo, $30 off the Echo Plus, and more.
Amazon also talked about their new Pop-Up stores, announcing the locations and dates. November 13th, there will be Pop-Up stores at Whole Foods Markets in Chicago, Illinois and Rochester Hills, Michigan. On the 14th, you can expect to see the Pop-Up stores in Davie, Florida and Pasadena, California. If you live near the new Union Station store in Denver, Colorado, then you can expect to see the Pop-Up store visit on the 15th of November.
At these staffed Pop-Up stores, you can try out Amazon devices and learn more about services that the online giant offers. There will be more information for consumers about Amazon’s services like Prime and Prime Video available to all visitors to the staffed Pop-Up locations.
Also announced today were ways that your current Echo can help you this Thanksgiving season. Alexa can give you Thanksgiving recipes, add things to your Thanksgiving shopping list, tell you how long to cook a turkey, and more.
- Alexa, tell me a Thanksgiving recipe.
- Alexa, add Whole Foods Market chocolate truffles to my Thanksgiving list.
- Alexa, how long does it take to cook a 10 lb turkey?
- Alexa, set a pecan pie timer for 30 minutes.
Amazon device discounts |
- $20 off the all-new Amazon Echo | $80 (Reg. $100)
- $30 off the Echo Plus | $120 (Reg. $150)
- $30 off the Kindle Paperwhite | $110 (Reg. $140)
- $20 off the Amazon Cloud Cam | $100 (Reg. $120)
- $20 off the Fire 7 tablet | From $45 (Reg. $65+)
- $30 off the Fire HD 8 tablet | From $65 (Reg. $95+)
Be sure to keep it locked to 9to5Toys on Twitter and Facebook throughout the holiday shopping season. It’s also a good idea to bookmark our Black Friday 2017 guide for all of the latest news and deals.
Whole Foods Market Helps Set a Place for Alexa at Your Holiday Table
AUSTIN, Texas & SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As the gift-giving season approaches, Whole Foods Market and Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that customers can now shop for Amazon devices such as the all-new Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Fire TV, Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets and more at over 100 Whole Foods Market stores. In addition, Amazon Pop-Up stores will open at Whole Foods Market stores in Chicago, Illinois and Rochester Hills, Michigan on Nov. 13; Davie, Florida and Pasadena, California on Nov. 14; and the new Union Station store in Denver, Colorado on Nov. 15. Just in time for holiday shopping and entertaining, Whole Foods Market customers will be able to try out Amazon devices and learn about services like Prime and unique content on Prime Video at the staffed Amazon Pop-Up stores.
In addition to getting to know Alexa and test-driving some of Amazon’s best-selling devices, ‘tis the season for Whole Foods Market customers to get a head start on their holiday gifting by taking advantage of upcoming Black Friday deals. Starting the week leading up to Black Friday, Amazon is offering a variety of deals including $20 off the Echo Dot, $20 off the all-new Amazon Echo, $30 off the new Echo Plus, $30 off Kindle Paperwhite, $20 off the new Amazon Cloud Cam, $20 off Fire 7 tablet and $30 off Fire HD 8 tablet.
In addition to playing your favorite holiday tunes, Alexa can also help make your holiday cooking and shopping a little easier:
Alexa, what are you thankful for?
Alexa, tell me a Thanksgiving recipe.
Alexa, add Whole Foods Market chocolate truffles to my Thanksgiving list.
Alexa, how long does it take to cook a 10 lb turkey?
Alexa, set a pecan pie timer for 30 minutes.
Alexa, add wrapping paper to my shopping list.
Alexa, play the “Thanksgiving with the Family” playlist on Amazon Music.
Or, ask Alexa to tell you a Thanksgiving joke.
Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods Market closed in August 2017 and these collaborative programs are another step forward in the integration between the companies. Whole Foods Market and Amazon will together continue innovating to provide customers with a great shopping experience, in-store offerings, and lower prices.
About Whole Foods Market
For 39 years, Whole Foods Market has been the world’s leading natural and organic foods retailer. As the first national certified organic grocer, Whole Foods Market has over 470 stores in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom. Whole Foods Market was named “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store” by Health magazine and has been ranked one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America by FORTUNE magazine for 20 consecutive years. To learn more about Whole Foods Market, please visit media.wfm.com.
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