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Behold, the Antichrist: Whole Foods
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  • Post #121 - August 13th, 2019, 2:37 pm
    Post #121 - August 13th, 2019, 2:37 pm Post #121 - August 13th, 2019, 2:37 pm
    bweiny wrote:
    polster wrote:Also regarding the Amazon Prime discounts there pretty good as you get an additional 10% off all sale items. So for example 4 chocolate croissant package was on sale for $4 ($7 regular price) this week + Prime discount $0.40 makes it worthwhile.
    I despise Amazon generally, for non-food related reasons, so I am not a Prime member (never bought anything on the site). But having seen this, knowing my mom is a prime member I asked the employee at the North Evanston WF if in fact the discount was true. She said yes, and did not provide any caveats. Naive chump that I am, I borrowed my mom's cell a couple days later to buy some craft beer there, thinking the 10% off would make up for the 6%+ excess tax Evanston charges compared to the Jewel 2 blocks north in Wilmette. Once at check-out, WF app is scanned, no discount (at least I didn't load up, was just 2 4/6pks).
    **Extra 10% Prime discount on sale items EXCLUDES ALCOHOL**
    I was played. Just another sucker adding to Bezos's riches.



    You could have told them and just not bought it at all. The nice thing about working for Beneficient Thanos is the employees don't take stuff like that remotely personal.

    Of course it makes sense that the discount wouldn't apply to alcohol to me but what do I know.

    It's a good discount but I never recovered my desire to shop often there after I stopped about 10 years ago when the founder of WFM said some things and I decided I didn't want to support his thoughts with my money.
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  • Post #122 - August 13th, 2019, 3:23 pm
    Post #122 - August 13th, 2019, 3:23 pm Post #122 - August 13th, 2019, 3:23 pm
    pairs4life wrote:
    bweiny wrote:
    polster wrote:regarding the Amazon Prime discounts there pretty good as you get an additional 10% off all sale items.
    I borrowed my mom's cell a couple days later to buy some craft beer there, thinking the 10% off would make up for the 6%+ excess tax Evanston charges ....
    **Extra 10% Prime discount on sale items EXCLUDES ALCOHOL**
    You could have told them and just not bought it at all. The nice thing about working for Beneficient Thanos is the employees don't take stuff like that remotely personal.

    Of course it makes sense that the discount wouldn't apply to alcohol to me but what do I know.
    You're correct, the employees at check-out offered to take it off the bill. But at the same time, they didn't know (at a minimum they acted like they didn't when there was nothing to gain in doing so) alcohol was excluded as a rule. They were more blase - "sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't." To be clear, I don't fault them, the problem is a lack of clarity from above.

    There've been plenty of reasons to avoid WF dating back to their aggression in the Wild Oats acquisition and the associated FTC enforcement. Scooping up market share to actionable levels is hostile to the ethos of organic produce and sustainability.
  • Post #123 - August 20th, 2019, 8:22 am
    Post #123 - August 20th, 2019, 8:22 am Post #123 - August 20th, 2019, 8:22 am
    Blasphemy!!! :evil: I suggest they name it the 666 sandwich.

    A Vegan Corned Beef Sandwich Is Coming to Whole Foods
    The vegan Jewish deli fare craze continues. The latest to jump on the health and eco-conscious bandwagon? Whole Foods.

    In the next month, vegan corned beef sandwiches will line the shelves of over 50 Whole Foods Markets in the U.S., including stores in Arizona, Hawaii, California, and Nevada. The meat-free Jewish deli favorite comes from Mrs. Goldfarb’s Unreal Deli’s plant-based corned beef recipe, and will be served on a whole-grain seeded roll with vegan Russian dressing and green leaf lettuce. (No rye bread or mustard? Sorry, that’s not a true corned beef sandwich.)

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