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Grocery

Whole Foods Accidentally Reveals Amazon Prime Member Discount Plans

When Amazon acquired Whole Foods Market, we all waited to see what that would mean for the grocery industry. Since the August merger, we’ve seen some scattered grocery discounts at the popular market, along with some unfortunate layoffs. We also saw Amazon launch a cashier-less convenience store, and there’s even a Amazon Prime grocery delivery option being tested in certain cities.

Now it looks like Amazon Prime members could soon enjoy additional discounts for shopping at Whole Foods. According to CNBC, a few Whole Foods stores in Austin, Texas put out signs showing 10 percent discounts being offered to Prime members.

The stores might have done so prematurely, though, as the banners were posted March 28, then removed the next day. A Whole Foods spokesperson even stated that they are not testing anything, like if nobody saw these signs all over its stores.

 

The banner claimed that there were hundreds of discount for Prime members, and to look out for items with “yellow signs” as they would indicate an additional 10 percent discount.

Some sort of Prime discount seems inevitable, as that was one of the initial plans mentioned when the Amazon purchased the grocery chain.

We’ll have to wait and see if Whole Foods does follow through on these discounts, and if they do, Prime members should definitely be excited about their future shopping experiences.

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Humor

A Chinese Restaurant Is Offering Huge Discounts For Women In Short Skirts

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A Jinan hot pot restaurant is offering steeply discounted meals to women that wear skimpy skirts, reports Sina News.

Female customers whose hems are measured to be 33 centimeters (12 inches) above the knee by the restaurant are being offered a 90% discount on their food. In contrast, women wearing skirts or dresses revealing a modest 8 centimeters (3 inches) are only given 20% off their meals.

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In attention-getting promotions designed to bring in more attractive female customers, a few restaurants in China have gone far beyond the pale.

One hot pot restaurant in Zhengzhou used a panel of judges from a local plastic surgery clinic to give away free meals to attractive people.

Another eatery in Chongqing offered heavily-discounted and free meals to overweight men. The heavier the men weighed, the higher the discount offered. The promotion flipped the script for women, however — females that weighed less than 34.5 kilos (76 lbs.) had their meals comped.

Are these promotions offensive to women? Do looks really matter when it comes to just eating a meal? While it might be too soon to tell if these promotions will pay off, right now, we’re just not feeling them.

Article written by Augustine Reyes Chan of NextShark || h/t: Shanghaiist

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Features

9 Realistic and Borderline Frugal Ways to Save Money at Trader Joe’s

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Everybody’s got a favorite snack from Trader Joe’s. Whether it’s spicy or sweet, you don’t want to sacrifice your top choice of treats simply because the cost is high! Instead of skipping out on scrumptious food, simply follow these tips to drastically lower your next Trader Joe’s grocery bill:

  1. Surprise! You can use coupons: Many people are unaware that Trader Joe’s accepts manufacturer coupons for name-brand items. While you won’t find coupons for Trader Joe’s-brand cookies, you can clip or print them for things like Annie’s Natural cereals and Lärabars.
  2. Bring a bag: If you live in a city with a disposable bag tax, remembering to bring your own bags to TJ’s can save a few dollars per trip. Some locations also offer shoppers the chance to win grocery gift cards if they bring a reusable shopping bag!
  3. Don’t shop hungry: Going to the store hungry is a recipe for disaster. Everythinglooks good, so you’ll want to buy it all! Trader Joe’s also has free samples, which can tempt you into expensive purchases when you’re famished.
  4. Use the “Fearless Flyer”: Before heading on a TJ’s trip, look through the store’s monthly mailer. This helpful handout lists discounts and specials that can help you choose the cheapest items!
  5. If you don’t like it, return it: Trader Joe’s has a very lenient return policy, so if you’re ever unsatisfied with an item you can bring it back for a full refund. Nothing is worse than spending money on bad/damaged food.
  6. Go for gift cards: The Krazy Koupon Lady recommends buying discounted TJ’s gift cards on gift card resale websites to save a few bucks. They’re not always in stock, though, so don’t count on this savings method for every trip.
  7. Use your credit card’s benefits: If you have a credit card with rewards, points, or a cash-back option, use it when grocery shopping. This can make you money over time if you pay off your balance immediately.
  8. Try before you buy: Bargain Babe recommends utilizing the liberal Trader Joe’s sampling policy when considering a new product. TJ’s employees are allowed to open any nonalcoholic item for customers to taste, so just ask!
  9. Compare prices before your purchase: While many products at Trader Joe’s are a great deal, some items are more expensive than the competition. Make sure to choose Trader Joe’s items that are worth the money, and skip the ones that aren’t. Pay particular attention to meat and certain prepared foods because you may be able to cut costs by buying them elsewhere.

 

Originally written by Brinton Parker for Popsugar

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Deals

Ease Your Tax Day Woes With These Deals and Freebies

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America’s least favorite day of the year is just around the corner, April 15th, aka Tax Day. We all know that filing taxes just about as fun as going to the dentist to get your wisdom teeth pulled. Some businesses are softening the blow of everyone’s most hated Tuesday by offering some pretty sweet tax day deals. So while you scramble to find all your receipts and pay stubs make sure you take a break to score some deal-licious noms.

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Tell your waitress “cheese me, please” and get 15% off your bill at The Melting Pot

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***OFFER GOOD IN PHOENIX, AZ ONLY!***

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Boston Market Two Half Chicken Individual Meals for $10.40

Boston Market Tax Deal

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Bruegger’s Bagels Big Bagel Bundle: 13 bagels and 2 tubs cream cheese for $10.40

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Sonic 1/2 Price Drinks & Slushies

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Buy one Sprinkles cupcake get one free by whispering “tax-free” at check out

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Free Original Schlotzsky’s Sandwich with the purchase of a 32oz drink and chips

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Free Arby’s Curly Fries on April 15th

 

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Free Chocolate Chip Cookie from Great American Cookies

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Make a Chick-fil-A purchase on tax day and receive a refund in May

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Steak & Shake free shake with the purchase of a $10 gift card

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H/T + PicThx True Couponing, Chaching on a Shoestring