Amazon Prime Discount for EBT Recipients

(Last updated on 11/20/19)

Great News for EBT Recipients!! There is now Amazon Prime Discount for EBT cardholders. If you are on Food Stamps, TANF or WIC and have an EBT card, you can now get Amazon Prime Membership for $5.99 a month

Why is this a great deal?

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.

To sign up, click here to be taken to their sign-up page. Read below to learn more about all the great benefits and perks of Amazon Prime and how to sign up for the Prime EBT Discount.

This post on Amazon Prime Discount for EBT will cover:

  • Benefits of Amazon Prime
  • What is Amazon Prime Discount for EBT?
  • How to Sign up for Amazon Prime EBT discount
  • Amazon Prime FAQs

"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:

Benefits of Amazon Prime

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

Shipping benefits include:

  • FREE Same-Day Delivery in eligible zip codes. 
  • Prime Now: FREE 2-Hour Delivery on thousands of items. 
  • 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. 
  • 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 $35 or more, or pay a flat shipping fee for each order they place under $35. Prime Pantry orders cannot be shipped to addresses in Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. 

Sign up for Amazon Prime Discount for EBT Holders

Here’s how to sign up for Amazon Prime EBT Discount:

Step 1 – Visit the Prime Discount Site

Visit the Amazon Prime Discount website and click on “Get Started”. Click here to be taken to the website.

Step 2 – Upload EBT Card to Activate Discount

Next, you will be taken to a page where you will have to log in to your Amazon.com account or sign up for an amazon.com account if you don’t already have an account.

You need a current and valid EBT card to sign up. If you are currently receiving Food Stamps, WIC, TANF or General Assitance and have an EBT Card, you qualify.

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Once you have logged into your Amazon account, you will be taken to a page like the one below.

Once there, perform the following functions as shown in the image below with arrows:

  1. Select “EBT” under “Choose how you want to qualify”
  2. Enter your EBT Card Number
  3. Select your state under “Issuing State”
  4. Upload a picture of your EBT card
  5. Check the box to confirm that your EBT card is current and valid.
  6. Once you enter the requested information, click the “Continue” button. The continue button will only show once you enter all the requested information.

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Step 3 – Start Enjoying Prime Discount on Amazon

Once your EBT Card has been verified, you can start enjoying Amazon Prime benefits right away.
"What is Amazon Prime Discount for EBT?"

Note: Every 12 months, you’ll have to verify you still have a current and valid EBT card.

You can enjoy your Amazon Prime EBT Discount for four years.

However, you will not be able to share your Prime membership with a second adult like you can with the full-priced membership.

One of the great features of Amazon Prime is Amazon Now as mentioned above. 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.

Amazon Prime Questions

Here are the most frequently asked questions about Amazon Prime Discount.

Does Amazon accept food stamps?

Amazon is part of an online pilot run by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in a few states.

Currently, customers with a valid New York SNAP EBT card can use their SNAP funds on Amazon. Amazon is hoping to expand the program to other states soon.

Do I need a Prime membership to use my SNAP EBT card on Amazon?

No. Shopping with a valid New York-issued SNAP EBT card allows you to access AmazonFresh and Prime Pantry selection without fees.

Order minimums still apply to AmazonFresh and Prime Pantry to unlock free shipping.

Summary

We hope this post on Amazon Prime EBT discount was helpful.

If your question was not answered and are still having trouble signing up for the Prime EBT discount, please let us know in the comments section below.

Be sure to check out our other articles, including Amazon Prime Discount for Medicaid Cardholders

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