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Amazon Prime Took Away Whole Foods Delivery And I’m Shook

Most everyone either has an Amazon Prime subscription or is still leaching off their parents… (raises hand) … and one of the perks that I took advantage of was never leaving my house to get groceries having Whole Foods delivered within two hours of my order.

Well the assholes at Amazon shut that shit down this week. And sure, they say they gave everyone a warning about this last month, who the fvck is reading emails from Amazon Prime?

Supposedly, the extra fee is meant to cover operating costs like equipment and technology without raising prices of the grocer itself, a Whole Foods spokesperson told CNN Business. Oh, and one-hour delivery will cost another extra fee.

Let’s pull this back just a little bit: “Without raising prices on the grocer itself.” … that would be a great thing for Amazon to offset for Whole Foods… if Amazon didn’t OWN Whole Foods.

Yeah… Amazon bought Whole Foods in 2018. So, this is really just adding a fee back in to my pocket. Fvck, just what I need.

In case you are wondering how the rest of us are doing, grocery prices jumped 3% from 2020, according to the Consumer Price index. If you want to go out to eat, fvck that, too, restaurant prices climbed 4.7% over the past year. The costs of buying groceries online also climbed 1.64% in August compared to August 2020, according to the Adobe Digital Economy Index’s analysis. Overall online costs climbed 3.1% over that period.

Should we do gas prices jumping just to further drive this home?

You, me, and other Amazon Prime customers can still save save some money at Whole Foods according to CNet. They still offer free one-hour pickup windows, and blue tags in stores mean there are sales exclusive for Prime members on particular items. Yellow tags mean a Prime customer gets an additional 10% off on an item already on sale. The Whole Foods Market app can also be used at checkout to get additional exclusive Prime deals. 

Personally, I like the pettiness of Walmart. It may sway me to go that direction.

“Because customers deserve a grocery delivery service that won’t leave a Whole in their wallet for delivery fees – whoops, typo,” in an email where Walmart told Walmart+ subscribers they would get $9.95 back! Walmart+ offers similar perks as Amazon Prime, including free shipping with no order minimum. It costs $98 annually or $12.95 per month.

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Written by Malcolm Henry

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