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 Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com 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.

What can you buy with EBT at Walmart?

If you have been approved for an EBT Card and want to know what can you buy with EBT at Walmart, we have the information you need, including a complete list of the items approved for purchase with your food stamps card. As you may be aware, your EBT card can only be used to buy food that you are going to take home and prepare. Walmart has a lot of items they stock that are approved on the food stamps list, and we are not just talking about the Walmart Superstores. Even the regular Walmart Stores have items that are approved for SNAP EBT Card holders. Here is the list:

What can you buy with EBT at Walmart?

You can buy the following items with your EBT Card at Walmart:

Breads and cereals;
Fruits and vegetables;
Meats, fish and poultry; and
dairy products.
Seeds and plants which produce food for the household to eat.

A lot of our readers have questions about other items that they want to know if you are allowed to buy with your EBT Card. Note that the US Department of Agriculture prohibits SNAP EBT Card holders from buying the following items with their food stamps card:

Beer, wine, liquor, cigarettes or tobacco
Any nonfood items, such as:
pet foods
soaps, paper products
household supplies
Vitamins and medicines
Food that will be eaten in the store
Hot foods

"What can you buy with EBT at Walmart"

As you can see, there are a lot of items that Walmart carries that you can buy using your EBT card. We also get emails all the time from our readers about a whole list of items they want to know if are covered under EBT. That’s why we put together a list of the most frequently asked questions about EBT card and what can and cannot be purchased with the SNAP Food Stamps card. To see our post and a lost of these items, click here.

Can You Use Food Stamps on Amazon?

You can now use food stamps on Amazon and that’s great news for all SNAP benefit holders who have been wanting to use their EBT Cards online to buy food at FreshDirect and other grocers that deliver food.

"Can You Use Food Stamps on Amazon?"

 

Starting in the summer of 2017, seven online food retailers, will start accepting food stamps and allow EBT Card holders to buy food online. Here is the list of the retailers approved for the program:

Amazon.com
FreshDirect
Safeway
ShopRite
Hy-Vee
Hart’s Local Grocers
Dash’s Market.

This is a two-year pilot program that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), which administers the Food Stamps program is testing. NOTE that only seven states have been approved to run the program. The Seven states are:

Maryland
New Jersey
New York
Pennsylvania
Washington
Iowa
Oregon

"Can You Use Food Stamps on Amazon?"

If you are on food stamps but don’t live in the seven states mentioned above, you will not have to wait too long to be able to benefit from the program. The USDA says it hopes to expand the online program nationally and add more retailers.

The ability to use food stamps on Amazon and fresh direct in itself is a major breakthrough for millions of people who are on food stamps but don’t have access to quality, nutritious and affordable food. The fact that major retailers like Amazon are participating in SNAP’s online ordering program is a big deal. The ability to buy food online using food stamps could especially help those who live in food deserts (i.e. neighborhoods without access to fresh produce), those with disabilities, and the elderly. It will also expand options for people to get access to a variety of food options that may not necessarily be available to them in their local area due to limitations that they may have – either due to employment or distance.

Does Walmart accept EBT Card for Food Stamps?

The question many SNAP benefits holders have is whether you can use your EBT Card at Walmart. This is because, over the last decade, Walmart has gotten into the food and grocery business and with many people a few miles from a Walmart location, it makes sense for people to want to know if they can use their food stamps card there too. WalMart operates 4,177 stores in the U.S., excluding its Sam’s Club warehouse club stores – with 3,275 of those being Supercenters, which sell grocery items and are open for longer hours. 

Does Walmart accept EBT Card?

"Does Walmart accept EBT Card?"

Yes, Walmart accepts EBT cards at their locations that sell food items that are on the approved food stamps list. If you want to know what food you can buy with your card, see the list we have provided below. In addition, here are the top 5 articles about where you can use your EBT card that our readers love the most.

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What can you buy with EBT Card?

Here is a list of food items approved by the United States Department of Agriculture for EBT Cardholders. We have also included the list of prohibited items.

"what you can buy with EBT Card"

You should probably call your local Walmart to find out for sure if they take EBT because if they don’t sell items that are on the list above, then you will not be able to use your card there. You don’t want to show up and find that your local store does not carry grocery items you need or have very limited things you can buy with your card.