Today I noticed that my local Whole Foods Market was selling a few new types of gift cards. Previously they only sold Whole Foods gift cards, but now you can buy iTunes, Amazon, and a few other retailer gift cards. Why is this news? Well for one, there are a number of credit cards that offer a cash back category bonus on grocery store purchases. A few names that come to mind are…
- SunTrust Cash Rewards Card
- Amex Blue Cash
- Discover Card (Rotating 5% Cash Back Categories)
- Chase Freedom Card (Rotating 5% Categories)
Now, what sweetens this offer even more is the fact that you can earn 5% cash back for all purchases at Whole Food Market by registering your card with Earn by Microsoft. If you have not heard of Earn by Microsoft. It is a rewards program where you simply register your credit card and you earn rewards at select retailers. Some of the retailers include 1-800 Flowers, Papa John’s, Starbucks, and Whole Foods Market. Unfortunately the rewards are only redeemable at the Microsoft Store, but there are plenty of options like Xbox consoles, Surface, etc. that you can redeem your rewards for.
By combining both your credit card category bonus at grocery stores and 5% cash back Earn by Microsoft you can effectively get 10% back on purchases at Amazon by purchasing Amazon.com gift cards at Whole Foods Market!