Get 50% off an Amazon Prime membership with your EBT or Medicaid card

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Having an Amazon Prime membership comes with a lot of perks, like two-day (and sometimes one-day or same day) shipping, thousands of movies, shows and songs to stream, unlimited access to more than 1,000 top Kindle books and more.

And now, if you have an EBT or Medicaid card, you can get a 50% discount on a membership, giving you all the benefits of Prime for just $5.99 per month.

While you cannot use your EBT card to pay for the membership, the discount offer is valid for anyone with a Medicaid card (not Medicare) or those who are currently enrolled in the following programs:

  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Other programs that vary by state

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The membership will begin with a free 30-day trial, after which you will be charged $5.99 per month (regularly, it’s $12.99 a month or $119 per year) if you want to keep your membership. You can cancel anytime.

To sign up, just head to Amazon’s website and click the “Get started” button. You’ll need to confirm your eligibility with a valid EBT or Medicaid number and upload a photo of your card. Once you’ve qualified, your benefits will begin.

You can receive the deal price for up to 48 months, but you will need to qualify every 12 months. You will also be responsible for any taxes tied to the membership.

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If you don’t qualify for the EBT or Medicaid discount, you can still get a free 30-day trial if you’re a new member and then cancel before your 30 days are up if you don’t enjoy the membership.

If you’re a student, you can also get a free six-month Prime student membership, then save 50% off the price of membership once the trial period has ended.

All discounted memberships include the same benefits as a full-price membership, with the exception of household sharing, which simply means you cannot link accounts to other people in the same house with just the one membership.

Do you qualify for any of these discounted Amazon Prime memberships?

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