From LaBelle, Florida for Hendry and Glades County and the Lake Okeechobee region. Don Browne, editor.
Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Amazon Gives Discount To Food Stamp Recipients And Others
Amazon today announced customers participating in a growing listof government assistance programs can now access Amazon Prime at a discounted monthly price.
Currently, 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.
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
At launch, customers will need to qualify with a valid EBT card. An EBT card is commonly used to disburse funds for several government assistance programs including Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition Program (WIC). EBT cannot be used to pay for membership. Customers can qualify every 12 months up to 4 times. Amazon will add other ways to qualify in the future for customers participating in government assistance programs that do not utilize EBT.
There is no annual commitment and members can cancel anytime. Customers can learn more or sign up for a 30-day free trial at amazon.com/qualify.