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Another money-saving Amazon Prime perk is headed your way

Another money-saving Amazon Prime perk is headed your way
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If you are an Amazon Prime member who also uses an Amazon Rewards Visa card, your life just got better.

As long as you also shop at Whole Foods.

An affinity for saving money doesn't hurt, either.

Money back is never a bad thing

Amazon announced on Tuesday that people who check all three boxes -- Amazon Prime, Amazon Rewards Visa Card and Whole Foods -- will get 5 percent cash back on purchases made at the store.

If you are not an Amazon Prime member but still have the credit card, you will get 3 percent cash back on purchases made in the store.

A little extra money is never a bad thing, right?

The change continues a process that has been ongoing since last summer when Amazon purchased Whole Foods for $13.7 billion.

Since then, the tech giant has been working to attract more shoppers to a store that competes with Sprouts and Trader Joe's, among other places. They began by cutting some prices (some dramatically for Amazon Prime members), and have also ventured into the grocery delivery arena. Enticing people with more cash back is just another way to woo customers.

This latest move is designed to try and get more people to shop at Whole Foods, though the card already gives people 2 percent cash back at restaurants and gas stations along with 1 percent back on all other purchases.

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