$10 For $20 at Whole Foods!

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If you live by a Whole Foods (Greater Vancouver & Toronto Area), and shop there regularly, this is a GREAT deal for you! Via, a deal-of-the-day website, you can get $20 to spend at Whole Foods for just $10. That’s a savings of 50%!

(According to this article, south of the border, this deal has sparked a “mass hysteria”.)

A brand new Whole Foods just opened here and I *love* it. It’s great for people watching, yummy samples, and the hot food/salad bar is not only tasty + healthy, but it’s not too expensive either!

As of the publishing of this post, there have been over 850 000+ deals purchased with just over 18 hours remaining.

Snatch up the deal here ASAP!

***Update: There is some confusion as to whether or not this is valid in Canada. My purchase is “pending”, but I thought that was because I was using a new credit card. I guess I’ll find out tomorrow when the deal expires!***

29 responses to “ $10 For $20 at Whole Foods!”

  1. Crystal says:

    are you sure this is good in Canada? I tried to sign up for the Vancouver feeds and it defaulted me to the Seattle deals. I’m reading thru the fine print now to make sure this is honoured in Canada – if so, it’s a great deal, I’m at Whole Foods weekly…

  2. Stephania says:

    The fine print just says click here for Whole Foods store locations, doesn’t state either US/Canada.

    I just called Livingsocial and they said, YES! Can be used at Whole Foods near you!!!

  3. Crystal says:

    Thanks, I will MAX THIS OUT!

  4. anisa says:

    can you buy more than one?

  5. Stephania says:

    Unfortunately, no, you can only buy 1 voucher/person. It’s in the fine print if you scroll below the deal. 🙁

    I’m getting my bf to buy one and also fwd to friends! If you refer 3 friends, you get your deal for free!

  6. a2lloyd says:

    I just called LivingSocial’s 800 number and was told this deal is for the US only. They said depending on the success of the US deal, they *MAY* run a whole foods deal for Canadians. I suspect you can get your money back if you did buy it in error. Here is the 800 number: 877-521-4191 (US/CA)

  7. Wendy says:

    So can use or cannot use in Canada?

  8. Stephania says:

    My purchase is “pending”, but I thought it was ’cause I was using a new MC that I’ve never used online before.

    My apologies ahead of time if this is not valid in Canada, but I was told it was. Let’s wait ‘n see…

  9. pookie says:

    I have also been told that this will not be valid in Canada.

  10. Kevin A. says:

    This deal was distributed to me via Yipit Vancouver (not LivingSocial Seattle), so therefore I am assuming they think the deal is valid in Vancouver. Yes, going out on a limb here. Also, given that some of the initial feedback regarding the validity of these vouchers in Cda sounded encouraging (and the fact that we are only talking about $10), I went ahead and bought this. If this in fact NOT valid in Cdn stores, I would be mildly annoyed. Of course, if I can only get LivingSocial Bucks back as opposed to a full refund I will become seriously annoyed. This restriction could have easily been clarified in more detail in the “fine print”.

    Anyway, I have a feeling many who purchased this (whether valid or not) will have their purchases cancelled due to the high volume like we saw with past deals of this magnitude.

  11. Solid says:

    This is what happens when you don’t do your proper research before you post something.

  12. Crystal says:

    I think I’ll hold off on buying, then, if not confirmed valid in Canada. I thought I could buy more than one, and/or give a gift like Groupon, so for $10 I’ll pass. Thanks anyway and nice for the US buyers! I also downloaded the app but it seems not quite as easy to navigate as the Groupon app.

  13. Kevin A. says:

    I simply cancelled this purchase. Of course, this means WF Cda will honor these vouchers now. Anyway, who has got time to deal with something like this for hours upon end? Not me.

    Also, it would have been nice if my last comment wasn’t deleted as I said nothing wrong.

  14. Stephania says:

    @Solid – I was able to purchase the item with my Canadian credit card, I called the site, and they confirmed it to be true. What else do you want me to do??

  15. Joe says:

    Everyone should take a chill pill. It’s only ten dollars, and if you are shopping at Whole Foods then ten dollars isn’t that much.

    If it isn’t valid in Canada, I am pretty sure (under the circumstances) LivingSocial will offer a complete refund. While they don’t refund vouchers just because you changed your mind, I imagine they would make an exception on a voucher when you can’t use in your country.

    At worst, if you don’t get a refund, you could donate it to a US shelter. Smart Canucks (as well as the USA) has given you LOTS of free stuff – $20 of groceries could be a literal miracle to a hungry person. And no, you won’t get a receipt for your income tax.

    And what is Stephania is right, and WF Canada honours this?

  16. Solid says:

    Another poster called and was given the correct information, that the deal is not valid in Canada. Why would they reject your Canadian credit card? You can still go down to a US store and use it, n’est-ce pas?

  17. Radeyah says:


  18. erin says:

    awwww so no?

  19. Lilo says:

    Bummer 🙁

  20. Stephania says:

    I GOT THE DEAL! The next step is to take it to Whole Foods and see if they’ll honour it. They have pretty good cs, so I doubt that they’ll turn me away!!!

  21. kingy says:

    sold out. 1,000,000 purchased.

  22. Kevin A. says:

    @ Solid

    Exactly. I never had any doubts about whether or not I could complete transaction to buy GC. What I didn’t know was if it could be used at Cdn stores and how exactly they might deal with exch rate issues (as this was $10 to buy a $20 USD gift card, right?) Anyhow, this deal was sent to me via Yipit Vanc, so I didn’t question it initially. Even though I said I wouldn’t waste anymore time on this, I am now extremely curious to see what the final outcome will be here. I also wonder what % of the 1M were purchased by Cdns who may later find out after the fact (ie. after deal closed) that they can’t use these GC’s as originally planned. Will they get there money back or not? As I mentioned earlier, this could have easily been clarified in the fine print. I realize the dollar amount is small here, but the execution of similar deals in the future (for other N. America wide chain stores) will have to be handled better.

  23. anisa says:

    it doesn’t say valid in the US only, so i would assume it is valid here. the Canadian stores certainly can’t dispute it when it doesn’t differentiate.

    if you look at their own website, their coupons are for US only, so they do have some sense of the fact that Canadian customers are looking at the same info.

    I’m sure the company administering the deal would have had some conversation with such a large company about how they have Canadian customers subscribing to their services, and if whole foods is extending the offer to their Canadian customers. at least i hope they addressed the possibility! hehe

    i’m not worried. i have hope in being able to redeem it as a $20 value. for me there haven’t been any red flags. i’ll just have to wait until i use it and see.

  24. Mia says:

    I believe you used the wrong “there” in the first sentence……

  25. anisa says:

    “and shop there …”

    is that what you mean Mia?

    that is 100% correct.

  26. kat says:

    I purchased the deal. I emailed them to inquire and they replied saying it was not valid in Canada. They offered me a refund and I took it.

    Whole Foods is a great place to shop…so they make accept them. I did not want to take my chances though.

  27. starla says:

    has anyone else been successful?

  28. Stephania says:

    Yup, I claimed it last week! Just had to talk to a coupla supervisors who confirmed it. They had received an email about how to redeem it.

    They took it as a $20 gift card, but it didn’t go far: lunch for 2 from their food bar + a bottle of Italian soda. Also had to pay a few dollars more ’cause they converted the $20 = $19.78CAD. 🙂

  29. Joe says:

    Thanks for updating the board (and sharing this in the first place), Stephania.

    I am not 100% on board with Whole Foods – we have ordered sandwiches and trays from them for work in the past, and they weren’t really outstanding. I have nothing bad to say about the food – I just wasn’t impressed for the price. It tasted no better than Loblaws or Sobey’s stuff.


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