After being acquired by Amazon last year, Whole Foods quickly moved to offer a variety of Prime member perks. This ramped up during Black Friday as Amazon began placing its Alexa devices in Whole Foods locations. To further sweeten it, you could take advantage of Black Friday pricing in-store throughout Thanksgiving week. With a full year under their belt, we’re expecting Amazon and Whole Foods to once again partner up for some notable discounts come this Thanksgiving week. Head below for a quick roundup of everything we know to date about the Whole Foods Black Friday plan this year.
When is Black Friday at Whole Foods?
Black Friday is November 23, 2018 but you can expect deals to start rolling out at Whole Foods the Sunday prior.
Will Whole Foods be open on Thanksgiving?
Typically Whole Foods has offered some in-store hours on Thanksgiving Day. Historically it has been something like 9 am to 2 pm. You can expect Whole Foods to do something like this again in 2018.
When will the Whole Foods Black Friday ad be released?
Last year was really the first Whole Foods Black Friday, in large part to its then-new relationship with Amazon. In 2017 we saw the Whole Foods Black Friday ad hit on November 9th, eight days after Amazon unveiled its plans. You can expect much of the same in 2018.
How to save at Whole Foods on Black Friday
Whole Foods discontinued its loyalty program in 2018 in favor of a Prime member-centric approach to savings. For better or worse, Amazon has really made its presence known at Whole Foods and it starts with the annual membership program. Prime members can save an extra 10% on select items at Whole Foods, generally special buys of the week. You can expect these offers to ramp up throughout the Black Friday season.
Amazon Prime Rewards Visa cardholders are also eligible for 5% cash back on everyday purchases. Last year, this perk was doubled, and you can expect Amazon to do the same this year. There are a number of reasons to consider this Visa card for your Black Friday shopping. Learn more in our breakdown from earlier this week.
Will there be Whole Foods Doorbusters?
Maybe. Last year, Alexa devices were the main subject of any Whole Foods discounts on Black Friday. It’s hard to imagine Amazon going much further than that on tech but you can count on other discounts throughout Thanksgiving week on food and other home goods.
What will be on sale at Whole Foods Black Friday?
As mentioned above, you can count on some Amazon devices being discounted at Whole Foods along with a host of home goods and other in-store specials.
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