Amazon Prime Discount for EBT Recipients

(Last updated on 3/11/19)

Great News for EBT Cardholders!! Amazon.com has announced that beneficiaries 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. To sign up, click here to be taken to their sign-up page.

The regular Amazon Prime membership is $12.99 a month. However, if you have an EBT Card, you can get Prime Membership for $5.99. That’s over 50% off the regular price.

"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 more than half the normal rate. You can now take full advantage of all the great benefits that come with prime membership. These include:

Full List of Amazon Prime Benefits

Here is the full list of benefits Amazon Prime Members receive.

Shipping benefits include:

  • FREE Two-Day Shipping on eligible items to addresses in the contiguous U.S. and other shipping benefits. 
  • FREE Same-Day Delivery in eligible zip codes. 
  • Prime Now: FREE 2-Hour Delivery on thousands of items. Check your ZIP Code’s availability. 
  • FREE Release-Date Delivery: FREE Release-Date Delivery on eligible pre-order items delivered on their release date to ZIP codes within the continental U.S. 
  • FREE No-Rush Shipping: Don’t need your Prime order right away? Select No-Rush Shipping and earn rewards for future purchases.

Streaming benefits include:

  • Prime Video: unlimited streaming of movies and TV episodes for paid or free trial members in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. 
  • Amazon Channels: Watch your favorite shows and movies from HBO, SHOWTIME and STARZ channels — no cable required, cancel anytime and no additional apps to download. $4.99–$14.99/month for Prime members.
  • Prime Music: unlimited, ad-free access to hundreds of Prime Playlists and more than two million songs for members in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. 
  • Amazon Music Unlimited: Prime members can get discounted Amazon Music Unlimited monthly plans and there are annual plans available exclusively to Prime members. 
  • Twitch Prime: Members will receive exclusive promotions on eligible pre-order games. Twitch.tv users who link their Amazon Prime account get a free Twitch channel subscription every month, and exclusive access to free game content. 

Shopping benefits include:

  • Whole Foods Market: Exclusive savings for Prime members, 5% back for eligible Prime members with the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Card, and 2-hour Delivery via Prime Now in select cities (with more to come). 
  • Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card: Eligible Prime members earn 5% back every day on all Amazon.com purchases, in addition to rewards everywhere else you shop. 
  • Amazon Prime Store Card: Eligible Prime members can get 5% back every day on Amazon.com purchases and access to exclusive financing offers. F
  • Amazon Dash for Prime: Never run out of your favorite products with Amazon Dash Button. 
  • Amazon Fresh: Prime members in select regions can pay an additional monthly membership fee to receive FREE shipping on all Amazon Fresh orders of $50 or more, or pay a flat delivery fee for each order they place under $50.
  • Prime Wardrobe: Prime Wardrobe is a Prime-exclusive program where you can try before you buy from eligible items across women’s, men’s, kids’, and baby clothing, shoes, and accessories. You get seven days to try-on the items at home and you will only be charged for the items you decide to keep. 
  • Prime Pantry: Prime members in select regions can shop for groceries and household products in everyday sizes and pay an additional delivery fee. Prime Pantry orders cannot be shipped to addresses in Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. 
  • Deals and Discounts, Compliments of Amazon Family: These include up to 20% off diapers, baby food, and more through Subscribe & Save and 15% off eligible products from your baby registry. 
  • Prime Early Access: Get 30-minute early access to Lightning Deals on Amazon.com. 
  • Amazon Elements: Access to Amazon Elements products, Amazon’s own line of everyday essentials.

Reading benefits include:

  • Prime Reading: You can borrow books, magazines, and more from the Prime Reading catalog and read them on your Fire tablet, Kindle e-reader, or the Kindle reading apps for iOS and Android. 
  • Amazon First Reads: Early access for members in the U.S. to download a new book for free every month from the Amazon First Reads picks. 
  • Audible Channels for Prime: Unlimited listening to original audio series and playlists handcrafted for every interest. 
  • Washington Post Free Trial: Enjoy unlimited access to The Washington Post with a six-month free trial.

Other benefits include:

  • Membership Sharing: Two adults living in the same household can create an Amazon Household to share certain Amazon Prime benefits. 
  • Amazon Photos: Secure unlimited photo storage and enhanced search and organization features in Amazon Drive for you and the members of your Family Vault. 

Prime supplemental memberships include:

  • Amazon Fresh: Prime members in select regions can pay an additional monthly membership fee to receive FREE shipping on all Amazon Fresh orders of $50 or more, or pay a flat delivery fee for each order they place under $50. 
  • Amazon Channels: Watch your favorite shows and movies from HBO, SHOWTIME and STARZ channels — no cable required, cancel anytime and no additional apps to download. $4.99–$14.99/month for Prime members.
  • Prime Pantry: Prime members in select regions can pay an additional monthly membership fee to receive FREE shipping on all Prime Pantry orders of $40 or more, or pay a flat shipping fee for each order they place under $40. Prime Pantry orders cannot be shipped to addresses in Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. 

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 a 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. As states above, Amazon now offers Amazon Prime Now. This is a benefit 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.

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