Amazon Prime Discount for EBT Recipients

Amazon has announced that customers that are enrolled in some government assistance programs can now get Amazon Prime subscriptions for $5.99 a month. EBT Cardholders are included in this offer. This means that if you are currently receiving benefits on an EBT card, like Food Stamps, you can sign up for Amazon Prime discount for EBT holders.

"Amazon Prime Discount for EBT Recipients"

What Does This Mean for EBT Card Holders?

This means that you can now get Amazon Prime subscription at almost half the normal rate. This allows you to be able to buy food online through Amazon Fresh and have it delivered to you. In addition, by being an Amazon Prime member, you can now take advantage of all the great benefits that come with prime membership. These include:

FREE, Fast Delivery on Millions of Items

With Amazon prime membership, you get fast, free shipping on over 50 million eligible items on They have also rolled out a program recently that allows people who live in certain metropolitan areas to get FREE Same-Day Delivery on over a million items and FREE 2-hour delivery with Prime Now on daily essentials and groceries.

Instantly Stream TV Shows and Movies

One of the most popular features of is the instant streaming of TV Shows and Movies. Your Prime membership includes instant access to thousands of movies and TV shows at no additional cost. You can stream all these on select Smart TVs, Roku, Xbox, Amazon Fire TV, iPhones, tablets, and Android devices.

Other Benefits of Amazon Prime

  • Over two million songs. Thousands of playlists and stations (On-demand, ad-free music streaming)
  • Books, Magazines & More (Unlimited reading on any device)
  • Original audio series from Audible (Unlimited listening to original audio series)
  • Twitch Prime (Get free game content every month, exclusive discounts, plus loads more)
  • All your photos, together at last (Free unlimited photo storage)

Sign up for Amazon Prime Discount for EBT Holders

To sign up for the Amazon Prime EBT Discount, click here to be taken to their sign-up page. Once you are there, you can join Amazon Prime at the discounted rate of $5.99 a month. You will have to show that you are an EBT Cardholder in order to be approved for the discount.

The video below from CNBC talk more about the announcement from and the benefits EBT holders stand to gain by signing up for the Prime Membership Discount to EBT Recipients.

There is more. Amazon recently launched Amazon Prime Now.This is a benfit that only Prime members get. Prime now offers FREE two-hour delivery on tens of thousands of items through the Amazon Prime Now app. Those who want even faster shipping can select One-hour delivery for just $7.99. As mentioned, this is exclusively for Amazon Prime Members. The Prime Now program is available seven days a week in select cities. The video below explains more:

If you have any questions on how to sign up for the Amazon Prime Discount for EBT cardholders, let us know in the comments section below.

Shop with Food Stamps Online

Many major online retailers are now accepting Food Stamps as a form of payment. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients are now able to shop with food stamps online at food retailers such as Amazon, FreshDirect, Safeway, ShopRite, Hy-Vee, Hart’s Local Grocers and Dash’s Market. The goal of the online SNAP system is to bring the benefits of the online market to low-income Americans participating in food assistance program.

"Shop with Food Stamps Online"

Starting this summer, the pilot program will take place in the following states:

  • Maryland
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Washington
  • Iowa
  • Oregon

"Shop with Food Stamps Online"

If the pilot program goes well, the USDA will add more retailers and make using food stamps online a national option. The online food stamps program could be extremely beneficial to those elderly or disable participating in SNAP.