Amazon has announced that it would offer membership to its Amazon Prime service — which comes with perks including free and fast shipping and access to its video and music streaming service — at a discounted rate of $5.99 per month EBT cardholders or those on Food Stamps. The is big news because until recently, food stamps purchases were dominated by Walmart, where some 18% of Americans on food stamps go shopping. Amazon would like to change that by offering a discounted rate to EBT cardholders so they can not only buy food products on amazon.com but also take advantage of all the amazing features and benefits that come with being an Amazon Prime member. Here is what you need to know about the Amazon Prime Discount for EBT Cardholders:
What is Amazon Prime?
FREE, Fast Delivery on Millions of Items
This is the most obvious benefit of Amazon prime. You can buy food products and have them delivered to you. In addition, with Amazon Prime membership, you get fast, free shipping on over 50 million eligible items on Amazon.com. People who live in select metro areas also get FREE Same-Day Delivery on over a million items and FREE 2-hour delivery with Prime Now on daily essentials and groceries. This is a perk you will not get anywhere.
Instantly Stream TV Shows and Movies
This is one of the most popular benefits of Amazon prime that makes getting a membership so worth it. Your Prime membership includes instant access to thousands of movies and TV shows at no additional cost. This includes the ability to watch Amazon Original Series. 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)
How to Sign up for Amazon Prime Discount for EBT
To sign up and get Amazon Prime for $5.99/month, click here for the sign-up page.
You will be required to verify that you are indeed an EBT Cardholder. Be sure to have your EBT Card information ready so the verification process can be done quickly. Once you have been successfully verified, you can then sign up for Amazon Prime and get the special EBT discount. You can cancel at any time, so there is really not much to lose and a whole lot of great benefits to gain.
The video above explains more about the benefits of the Amazon Prime Discount for EBT.
Remember that not only can you buy food products on Amazon, but your prime membership offers you so much more. You can see the full benefits here. The video below also features one of the coolest new perks of Amazon prime membership – which is Amazon Prime Now. This is an FREE two-hour delivery on tens of thousands of items through the Amazon Prime Now app. If you can’t wait for the two hours, you can get one-hour delivery for just $7.99. This is exclusively for Amazon Prime Members and is available seven days a week in select cities.
If you have any questions about the Amazon Prime discount for EBT or Amazon Prime in general, please ask us in the comments section below and we will do our best to answer.