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The 7 Best Deals at Whole Foods

Prime Day is July 15th and 16th. If you're like me, you've been making a list of things to buy during this 2-day sale. During last year's Prime Day, I scored a deal on an Instant Pot, a Chromebook, and a cute purple Waterpik water flosser, all priced equal to or even better than their Black Friday and Cyber Monday prices. Betcha didn't know a Waterpik could be cute, did you?

Actually, that Samsung Chromebook is currently reduced from $499 to just $199 and the 6-quart Instant Pot is the same price as the 3-quart! What is this madness? It's hard to believe the Prime Day sales are going to get any better than that.

This year, I'll be increasing my savings by taking advantage of Amazon's Whole Foods offer. If you spend $10 or more in-store and provide the phone number linked to your Prime account, you'll receive a $10 credit to spend during the Prime Day sale. You can do this today through the end of Prime Day on Tuesday.

But you don't shop at Whole Foods, right? It's too expensive! That's what I thought when I read about the promotion. At Whole Foods, a single banana probably costs $5. Why bother?

Through the Whole Foods website, I was able to browse all of their grocery items and was actually pleasantly surprised. Since being purchased by Amazon, Whole Foods has lowered many of their prices to somewhat competitive rates. I created a shopping list that put me almost spot-on for the $10 Prime credit.

Early Prime Day Deals
Only $10.19 for 8 items? At Whole Foods?!

I've done the research for you. Here is how to optimize your Whole Foods spending to receive the $10 Amazon Prime Day credit:

The 7 Best Deals at Whole Foods
Prices are from Albuquerque, NM

1. Bananas ($0.49/pound)

I couldn't believe it. At only $0.49 per pound, this is actually a better deal than I've been getting at my local grocery stores, which usually sell bananas for 10 cents more per pound.

2. Canned Pumpkin ($0.99/can)

Whole Foods sells canned pumpkin under their store brand, 365 Everyday Deals, for just $0.99 each. That's the sale price at other stores and it's usually only available on sale around Thanksgiving and Christmas. At Whole Foods, you can pick up canned pumpkin at that price any time of year.

3. Frozen Brussels Sprouts ($1.29/pound)

The 365 Everyday Deals brand has done it again, offering a 16 ounce bag of frozen brussels sprouts for $1.29. My local grocery store, Sprouts, currently has fresh brussels sprouts on sale for $0.99 per pound, but these frozen ones are already cleaned and trimmed for you.

4. Salsa Verde ($1.25/16 ounces)

You can buy a 16 ounce jar of the Whole Foods 365 Everyday Value Salsa Verde for only $1.25. That's a great price for tomatillo salsa! Be warned though that they're also selling a 24 ounce jar for $2.75 - a terrible price. Two of the smaller jars would only cost $2.50 and you'd receive 32 ounces. Very sneaky, Whole Foods.

5. Sparkling Water ($3.99/12 cans)

If you're a fan of La Croix, you'll love the cans of 365 Everyday Value Sparkling Water. They're $3.99 for a 12 pack and come in yummy flavors like Ginger and Grapefruit. Personally, I am not a La Croix drinker but a store-brand sparkling water drinker, so this deal is just okay. The sale price for sparkling water at my local grocery stores is usually around $3 for a 12 pack. However, they don't offer ginger as a flavor (I love ginger!) and these sparkling waters are a great way to hit the $10 minimum spend for the $10 Prime Day promotion.

6. Talenti ($3/pint)

This gelato is a bit of a luxury, but they're currently on sale to Prime members only for just $3 per pint, which is the same as the sale prices at other grocery stores. You can help justify the cost to yourself by reusing the container. It's like receiving free Tupperware! The Salted Caramel is my all-time favorite. They have also released a new product recently called Talenti Layers. It has toppings, like chunks of chocolate, mixed in. This Prime Day special is an ideal opportunity to try the new flavors.

7. Patak's Tikka Masala Curry Sauce and Patak's Korma Sauce ($1.95/15 ounces)

I haven't tried the tikka masala yet, but the korma is delicious. I like to throw it in the Instant Pot with cauliflower for an easy vegetarian meal. At only $1.95 per 15 ounce jar, this is the best price you'll find anywhere. 


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