Amazon has decided to offer a discount on their prime membership to low-income families who receive a government issued debit card through SNAP! SNAP stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and is the former food stamps program. Approximately 50 million Americans receive benefits through SNAP.
To get started, click on the link below and then click the blue box “See More Plans.” On the bottom of the pop-up, you’ll see a link that says “Do you have a valid EBT card?” Click there and sign up!
Amazon Prime generally costs $99 for one year or $10.99 per month. Families receiving a debit (EBT) card through their state’s SNAP are eligible to purchase Amazon Prime for $5.99 per month! This discounted rate includes free 2-day shipping and unlimited streaming of thousands of movies and tv shows!
I think this could be a game changer for some families who struggle with transportation or work variable shifts. After all, going to the store for necessities like diapers and toiletries with children can be tough.
Many families do not live anywhere near a big box store and have to pay outrageous prices at local “convenience” stores. On more than one occasion, I’ve seen disposables diapers in inner city areas priced at $0.50 a diaper!
With Amazon prime, these families can have the piece of mind to know that these essential items can be delivered to their doorstep. I applaud Amazon for this move and hope they consider extending this offer to include AmazonFresh!
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