Amazon + Whole Foods + Amex = Easy $20 Savings Delivered

Amazon Prime has changed the landscape of shopping for many of us. Add Prime Now – a delivery service – and some of us may never go to the grocery store again. Okay, maybe you will go to the grocery store again, but here’s an easy way to save $20 AND get your groceries delivered.

It’s not big news any longer but Amazon bought Whole Foods. I don’t personally notice much of a savings since their big hype about prices going down, but now you can save some cash by ordering delivery through Amazon at Whole Food and paying with your Amex card. I did it today!


  • Go to 
  • Load a minimum of $20 of items into your cart
  • Proceed to checkout
  • Sign in to your Amazon Prime account
  • Choose a delivery time frame [2 hour windows]
  • Choose to use your Amex card for payment 


  • When you check out put AMEX20 in as your promo code
  • Complete payment and wait for your groceries to show up on your doorstep. Here is the fine print of the offer. The key here is you have to use your Amex Card and be a current Amazon Prime member. It was super easy!


Boulder Family Deals

Title 9 Sale: 4/26 to 29 @ Flatirons Crossing Mall. This should be a great one!

Amazon Moms: Free membership is back again. Families get 20% off diapers, free 2 day shipping for 3 months, and access to other special sales. Can’t hurt to be a member since its free!

Shutterfly Deal: $10 Hardcover photo album from Shutterfly found @ Travelzoo. Act soon because this offer only lasts through this Thursday.

Cricket Magazines: 35% Off a New Subscription to the Cricket family of magazines. My family loves these! They are great from toddler though teens. Use code: NE356 to get the deal. Or just go directly to the website here.

Boulder Family Dance Party: It is not too late to get in on the fun! Free tickets are still available for this fun family event on 4/28 (2 per family. Additional tickets can be purchased.) Click here.

One Book 4 Colorado: Get a Free Book for your 4 year old. Head to any public library to get your hands on the book, “Maybe a Bear Ate It!”. It is free! But only through 4/28. Boulder Public Library.

Boulder Family Deals: SCFD Free Museum/Arts/Gardens Days List

Some of the big museums and locations in Denver offer FREE Days throughout the year! Take a look, make a plan, and take advantage of a FREE day for the family. The Scientific and Cultural Facilities District [SCFD] funds FREE Days at the following locations throughout the year:

***Click here for a list of FREE Days***

I will include the FREE Days in the weekly Boulder Family Events as they come up. The upside of these FREE Days is that–well, they are free. On the other hand they are often busy! Either way I would love to hear how it went if you go. I hope you enjoy!

Boulder Family Deals

  • Free Kids Cocoa at Peet’s: Mamasource coupon for a FREE kids hot cocoa. Good through April 12, 2012. Get the coupon here.
  • 15% Off at Playfair Toys: Off your entire purchase through April 15, 2012. And 20% off on all Melissa and Doug products. Just mention that they have a coupon on their website.
  • Boulder Loft Playdates Deal: $13 for 2 play admissions, 2 beverages and 2 baked goods at the Boulder Loft Playdates from Livingsocial. Here’s the link.
  • One-Year Subscription to Ranger Rick, Big Backyard, or Wild Animal Baby from National Wildlife Federation for only $10. See this Livingsocial deal here.
  • Get Local Deals at Best of My Town. These are great deals on many, many local businesses you already frequent [e.g., Abo’s, Ozo Coffee, Tandoori Grill, etc.]. They are organized by location. Click on your location or check out the deals at a few locations: Boulder Deals, Lafayette Deals, Louisville Deals, Longmont Deals
  • Boulder B.Cycles is offering free day passes on April 21 & 22. More details here.
  • 2 Free Tickets Family Dance Planet: Sign up now to receive 2 free tickets to this fun upcoming dance event on April 28, 2012. You can purchase additional tickets.

Family Deals: Spooners, Jump Street, Shutterfly, Rocky Mountain Theater for Kids, Whole Foods, and More

Family Deals can be found right here every Sunday [and sometimes more often]. Come back often to learn more about fantastic deals in town and nationally for Boulder Families.

Frozen Yogurt: Spooners [at 29th Street Mall] is offering Family Night every Monday where your kids get 50% off their froyo [frozen yogurt] from 5pm to close. Consider coming over after you visit Larkburger for their Kids Eat Free! evening on Monday. [Learn more about all restaurants where Kids Eat Free! in the Boulder area here.] I learned about this deal from my 10 year old son who called me excited when he was at Spooners today because I could add it to the blog.

Indoor Trampoline Park: Jump Street is a family oriented indoor trampoline park. They currently have a deal offered by Groupon. The deal is $10 for 2 hours of jumping to your heart’s content. You can purchase deals for more time/kids for an even better deal. Kids LOVE this place! To get to this deal click here.

50% Off a Hardcover Shutterfly Photobook. These are great books and Shutterfly makes it easy to upload and create the books! The deal is good through March 26, 2012. Use code: 3BFP-3CY0-ABZN-TC3KK4. Go to to get started.

Summer Camps: Plumdistrict has two deals on summer camps right now.

  • Rocky Mountain Theater for Kids: $25 for $100 towards a 2012 Summer Camp. To get the deal click here

  • 2 Full Day Horseback Riding Camp with Monique Potts Horsemanship: $125 for a $200 camp. This is in Longmont. To get the deal click here.

Zoobooks Animal Anatomy Series for just $20 [67% off from]. This offer includes 5 full-color books containing photos, articles, and trivia tidbits that get kids excited and knowledgeable about wildlife, plus 2 bonus books, an animal poster and sticker. Perfect for ages 6 and up. To get this offer click here.

Kids Eat Free!: Don’t forget about the Boulder Families Kids Eat Free! list. This list evolves over time, so check back often.

$20 Off at Whole Foods: You can still get $20 off at Whole Foods by simply syncing your Amex card with your Twitter account. Don’t have a Twitter acct? You can sign up easily [] and still get great coupon-less deals from Amex. Use your synchronized charge card for qualifying purchases, and the savings are applied to their card statement within days [In addition to Whole Foods you can get couponless savings at Sports Authority, Ticket Master, Zappos, Fed Ex, 1800Flowers, and many more]. To learn more & get this deal click go to their official page here.

Family Deals: $20 off at Whole Foods/JetBlue/Disney/Kids Eat Free!

I am really excited about this one! Today I got $20 back from AMEX for doing my usual shopping at Whole Foods. It feels great! It sounds too good to be true, but it isn’t. I did it today and it worked! Read on…

  • Amex/Whole Foods & More Deal: Amex and Twitter are offering awesome promotions right now and you can find them summarized right here. Honestly I am most excited about the $20 off at Whole Foods [I signed up today and I got a note right away from Amex saying I earned $20 after shopping at Whole Foods & spending $75. WooHoo!!!], $15 off at Sports Authority [think soccer & other sports], $ off at Best Buy, & much more. You do need to get a Twitter acct, but that’s easy. [If it feels overwhelming shoot me a note and I will send you a step by step outline showing you how to make this offer work, including signing up for Twitter.] How to sync an Amex card to Twitter here.
  • JetBlue Deal: Livingsocial is running a pay $25 and get $50 to spend on travel between Denver and JFK or Boston. Get your deal right here.
  • Disney Deal: From Aug. 25 through Sep. 29 Disney is offering a free dining plan on vacations of 5 nights or more. The free dining plan can save a family a lot of money as the food at Disney can get quite expensive.
  • Other Deals: Whole Foods: Organic Strawberries are on sale for $4.99 & yummy pizzas at the Pearl St. store for $8.99 on Fridays [usually $13.99 I think]. Lucky’s Market: Organic Avocados 2/$1.
  • Kids Eat Free!: I keep updating the Kids Eat Free! in Boulder listing on the blog. So check back often to see what’s up with dining out.

What other deals should families know about right now? Shout it out!

I am not compensated in any way for showing you these deals. I just want families to know about great deals that are out there.