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Amazon Just Released Its First Ever IN-STORE Coupon

Surprise! It's not for books or an Alexa device, but rather a Thanksgiving staple. And only Prime members can use it.
Amazon turkey coupon

While it might come as a surprise to hear that Amazon — the king of online shopping — is offering an in-store coupon, we actually speculated that 2017 might be the year that the megaretailer finally decides to offer in-store deals. However, we expected discounted Alexa devices — not savings on the Thanksgiving centerpiece.

It turns out that you won't find Amazon's first in-store coupon at one of its many brick-and-mortar bookstores, but rather at its newest acquisition, Whole Foods.

Amazon Releases a Coupon That You Can Print

Yesterday, Amazon decided to reward Prime members with some pretty serious savings on Whole Foods turkeys when it sent around this printable in-store coupon. To our knowledge, this is Amazon's first printable coupon, an "old school" type of discount that's typically reserved for traditional brick-and-mortar retailers.

Amazon turkey coupon

Many Prime members received a coupon in their email that let them get up to an extra 20% off on their choice of a whole turkey. While organic whole turkeys are $2.99 per pound with the coupon, other whole turkeys are even cheaper, at $1.99 per pound. The page states that the birds are animal welfare–rated and raised without antibiotics.

The coupon is good through November 26. Click here and scroll down to the see the scannable bar code and fine print.

Can We Expect More In-Store Deals in the Future?

While it might depend on the popularity of this promotion, it seems extremely likely that Amazon will offer Prime members additional Whole Foods discounts in the future.

Increasingly, a Prime membership is feeling more like a shopping club membership rather than a 2-day shipping service.

Since its acquisition of Whole Foods, the online retailer has been leveraging it as a way to persuade shoppers to spend more. Amazon slashed prices on items at Whole Foods before the ink on the deal was dry, and the seller also recently announced that customers could return items to select Whole Foods stores.

But it's a particularly interesting move to see Amazon take its tentpole service and extend the benefits to an in-store, grocery-shopping experience. Increasingly, a Prime membership is feeling more like a shopping club membership rather than a 2-day shipping service.

Readers, will you be buying a cheaper turkey at Whole Foods thanks to your Prime membership? Do you shop more at Whole Foods since Amazon purchased it? Let us know in the comments below!

Staff Writer

Julie joined DealNews in 2015, after many years of becoming well-versed in technology issues as a communications professional for a software company. She first entered journalism in college, reporting on issues facing frugal students for CollegeCandy.com. Julie lives in DealNews' hometown of Huntsville, AL.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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Would you please explain what is meant by this statement? Looks like the word YOU is the sole difference. So you people. What am I missing? What does this Connote?
I was so hoping you had written: "But it's also there to print should that be easier for you people."
Lindsay Sakraida (DealNews)

We're pretty sure that if you brought the page up on your phone, the bar code could be scanned without printing the coupon. But it's also there to print should that be easier for people.
Paper Coupon! NO! Why can't Amazon issue a digital coupon. We could then use our cell phones to access it and have it scanned. Saves paper aka trees.