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I bought groceries at Whole Foods after they slashed prices—here's how much I saved

When it comes to grocery shopping, I typically skip Whole Foods and opt for something cheaper, like Trader Joe's.

But when Amazon announced that all Whole Foods customers would immediately see lower prices on a variety of staples after completion of the merger, I was intrigued. As promised, price cuts hit the stores on Monday.

I headed to New York's Bryant Park location to check out the post-merger discounts, and I was not disappointed.

All in all, I spent $31.71 on seven basic items. Here's the exact breakdown of how much I saved:

Organic bananas

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Old price: $0.99 per pound
New price: $0.69 per pound
SAVINGS: $0.44 on three bananas, or 30 percent

I bought organic bananas, but whole trade bananas are also cheaper post-merger: They're now $0.49 per pound, down from $0.79 per pound, meaning you'll save 38 percent.

Avocados

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Old price: $2.50 each
New price: $1.49 each
SAVINGS: $2.02 on two avocados, or 40 percent

If you're buying organic, you'll save 33 percent: The new price is $1.99 per organic avocado, down from $2.99.

Organic brown eggs, large

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Old price: $4.29 per dozen
New price: $3.99 per dozen
SAVINGS: $0.30 on a dozen eggs, or seven percent

If you buy extra large brown eggs, you'll also save about seven percent: The price is now $4.19, down from $4.49.

Almond butter

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Old price: $7.99 a jar
New price: $6.99 a jar
SAVINGS: $1.00 on one jar of almond butter, or 13 percent

Rotisserie chicken

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Old price: $8.99 each
New price: $7.99 each
SAVINGS: $1 on one rotisserie chicken, or 11 percent

If you're buying organic, you'll save 29 percent: The price is now $9.99, down from $13.99.

Salmon fillets

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Old price: $14.99 per pound
New price: $9.99 per pound
SAVINGS: $2.50 on half a pound of salmon, or 33 percent

Organic baby kale

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Old price: $3.99 a package
New price: $3.49 a package
SAVINGS: $.50 on one package of kale, or 13 percent

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