Get a Major Discount on Amazon Prime If You're on Government Assistance
If you are currently on a
Customers must be a part of one of the eligible
government assistance programs(not all are covered). These include but are not limited to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition Program (WIC).
have a valid
EBT(electronic benefit transfer) card. And you must re-validate the card with Amazon every 12 months. This process can only be done up to four times, after which you'll have to pay the normal Prime subscription fee. Still, that's four years of discounted Prime membership.
While you'll have to enter your EBT card number during the sign-up process, it's only used for confirming your eligibility. You cannot use it to pay for the Prime membership itself.
Once you've signed up, Prime will only cost you $5.99 per month, and you can cancel at any time. A normal month-to-month Prime subscription is around $11 per month, so that's an impressive 46% discount. Normal yearly subscriptions are about $8.25 per month, so you're still saving if you look at it that way too. And this is a full Prime membership: You have access to everything a regular Prime subscriber does , including free two-day shipping, streaming services, discounts, and more.
Of course, this move isn't entirely out of the kindness of Amazon's heart. It seems like a helpful gesture, but Amazon's goal is most certainly to get more people caught in their web. Even so, this new program is a clever way to do a nice thing and still make more money by increasing their customer base. It's a win-win. You can check out more of the program details here .