Spend money to get money for Prime Day.
Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) - Get Report announced Tuesday, July 10, that Prime members who spend $10 or more at Whole Foods between July 11 and 17 will get $10 back on their Prime card to use by July 17. This "cash-back" offer also applies to customers who have a Prime membership, but have not used Whole Foods' grocery delivery. They, too, can receive $10 off an order made before July 17. Both types of Prime members also receive an additional $10 credit toward their next order.
Prime Day, Amazon's annual sales event, starts on Monday, July 16 at 3 p.m. ET and lasts 36 hours, six more hours than it did last year. Amazon plans to offer more than 1 million deals for Prime members throughout the event.
The Seattle-based e-retailer has devoted time to expanding Whole Foods' services and benefits for Prime members. Amazon announced earlier this year plans to expand grocery deliveries, now available in 19 U.S. cities, to other locales. Prime members also receive an ongoing 10% discount at Whole Foods nationwide on select items.
Amazon share prices inched up slightly in midday trading Tuesday to 1,745.65.