Amazon announced on Tuesday that customers participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP or also referred to as food stamps
) or Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition Program (WIC) can now have Amazon Prime at a discounted monthly price.
Customers who have a valid Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card qualify for the discounted membership. Membership includes Prime Video, Prime Music, Prime Reading, Prime Photos and unlimited fast, free shipping for $5.99 per month for one year, with the ability to cancel anytime. Customers can learn more or sign up for a 30-day free trial at amazon.com/qualify.
Customers can qualify every 12 months up to 4 times.
The regular annual membership for customers not on food stamps is $99 a year or $10.99 a month.
“We know when people try Prime they love it, because they save time and money with low prices on millions of items, unlimited access to premium videos and music, and fast, convenient delivery,” said Greg Greeley, Vice President of Amazon Prime. “We designed this membership option for customers receiving government assistance to make our everyday selection and savings more accessible, including the many conveniences and entertainment benefits of Prime.”
In addition to unlimited fast, free two-day shipping on more than 50 million eligible items, Prime members also receive unlimited access to the following benefits at no additional cost:
Prime Video: Unlimited access to tens of thousands of movies and TV shows
Prime Music: More than two million songs and thousands of playlists and stations
Prime Photos: Unlimited photo storage to preserve family memories
Prime Reading: A rotating selection of free e-books and magazines
Audible Channels for Prime: Premium original podcasts, audio series and audiobooks exclusively from Audible
Kindle First: A free pre-release e-book each month
Twitch Prime: In-game loot on Twitch and 20 percent off pre-release digital games
Early Access: Exclusive early access to select Lightning Deals
Savings: Discounts on select products including 20 percent off diaper subscriptions
Prime FREE Same-Day Delivery: One million products, order by noon and get them today in eligible zip codes
Prime Now: Free two-hour delivery on tens of thousands of items in eligible zip codes