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Save 50% on Amazon Prime w/ EBT or Medicaid!

Save 50% on Amazon Prime w/ EBT or Medicaid!

If you’ve got EBT or Medicaid benefits, you can get a HUGE discount on Amazon Prime! It’s just $5.99 instead of the current price of $12.99! That’s less than half price. This is an amazing deal for anyone who receives food stamps or Medicaid benefits! Sign up here.


Please note that the EBT card cannot be used to pay for the membership; it is only used to prove your eligibility for this discount.

How do you get the Amazon EBT discount?

There is a simple three-step process for getting this deal:


Step One: Confirm your eligibility.

Confirming that you are eligible is simple. Just upload a picture of your EBT or Medicaid card!


Step Two: Sign up for Amazon Prime

You can apply this discount even if you’re a current subscriber. However, new subscribers will also get a free 30 day trial!

Step Three: Start using your benefits.

You’re good to go! You can enjoy free two-day shipping and streaming benefits immediately.

What if you already have Amazon Prime?

Even if you already have Amazon Prime, you can use this link to submit a photo of your EBT or Medicaid card. Once you do, the discount will be applied to your current membership rate. Some of our readers have even reported getting reimbursed for some of the months that they were eligible but didn’t know about the discount!

What does the Amazon EBT discount include?

There are so many perks to having an Amazon Prime membership. I love it! Here are some of my favorites:

FREE Shipping


When you have Amazon Prime, you can get free two-day shipping on over a million items that you purchase from Amazon. If you live in a participating area, you can even get free two-hour delivery with Prime Now!

FREE Streaming

This is actually my favorite benefit: free movie and TV show streaming! There are a lot of titles on Amazon Prime Instant Video that are available for streaming for free. This includes major releases and Amazon Originals!

The easiest way to watch these programs is to use an Amazon Fire TV Stick. These devices do require an initial investment (starting at $39.99), but it’s a one-time cost that empowers you to watch hundreds of thousands of shows at your convenience. You can buy an Amazon Fire TV Stick here.

In addition to Prime Video, you can also stream movies and TV shows from Hulu, Showtime, NBC, Sling TV, ESPN, HBO Now and other subscription services. You can even use it to watch YouTube! Altogether, there are over a half-million programs available to watch!

FREE Music Streaming


In addition to free Prime Video, you can also get free on-demand, ad-free music streaming with over two million songs!

Is everything the same when you get Amazon Prime with an EBT discount?

Almost all of the perks are the same when you use the EBT discount. There’s only one difference: you will NOT be able to use the household sharing feature that is included with standard Amazon Prime memberships.

Amazon Households lets you share Amazon benefits with another adult and up to four children in your household who have their own Amazon accounts. This way, they use their own accounts to access the Prime benefits so your watch lists and other features aren’t combined.

To clarify, you can still use your Prime benefits on any device you want. You just have to use your password and email on each device.

How long does the Amazon EBT discount last?

You will have to confirm your eligibility every 12 months to continue to receive this low price. You can participate in this program for up to 4 years (48 months).

I’ve had an Amazon Prime membership for years and I highly recommend it. In addition to saving money on purchases, our family relies on the free movies and TV programs instead of paying for costly TV services.

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(and then click here to see everything else your EBT card can do!)


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Friday 3rd of December 2021

I currently have minimum package with DISH Network for my TV. I do have an EBT card. How do I get hooked up with Prime, for the movies, etc? I really don't understand how to use both on my current plan with DISH. Maybe you can point me in the right direction? This article didn't say, but I assume that's $5.99 per month.


Monday 13th of December 2021

Information on this should be in the article above. Chat with Lira, she might be able to help!

Melissa Rowan

Friday 13th of November 2020

Somehow the EBT status was put on my do I change this? I don't have EBT or Medicare. So I need to correct this....thank you!

Hannah Benge

Saturday 14th of November 2020

It was put on your Amazon account? Please clarify - I'm unsure what you mean. Thanks! -Hannah

Jordan Stanford

Friday 26th of October 2018

usually how long does amazon take to verify the information i uploaded my medicaid card a few days ago and haven't got a response or anything

Riley Thomson

Saturday 27th of October 2018

Jordan, I am not sure the answer to that? I would recommend following up with Amazon customer service. They may be better able to assist you. I hope this helps. -Riley

Jean M Price

Tuesday 11th of September 2018

As soon as I read this I picked up the phone and got in touch with Amazon. The customer service agent assured me the money would appear back in my account that I used to purchase my Amazon prime membership, in the next couple of days. Made the phone call last night and this morning the money is already back in my account. So so so happy I found this.

Chloe Skupnick

Wednesday 12th of September 2018

Jean, I'm SO happy this worked for you!!! That's why we try to share all of this information because so many people just don't know about it. We're always happy to help! :)



Saturday 7th of April 2018

Hi Nicole, Have you ever heard of anyone having to pay tax (cash) when purchasing fruit juice that is not 100% and paying with SNAP/EBT card? I also used a manufacturer's coupon. My local Fred Meyers in Kennewick will charge me tax payable in cash only if I don't buy the 100% juice and use my ebt card. (Not one taxable item in my cart) I think it's wrong and I can't always afford the 100% juice or I would certainly buy it. $117 for 2 people is awfully hard to stretch, I also feel a more reality based formula for figuring out the benefit amounts is needed.


Tuesday 10th of April 2018

Hi, Dawn! That's a great question.

Purchases made with EBT are exempt from taxes but coupons are treated differently. Since the retailer is reimbursed by the manufacturer, the sale is subject to sales tax. SNAP cannot be used to pay sales taxes per federal law, so the tax amount must be collected in cash. According to the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, an in-store coupon is not reimbursed and does not result in sales tax... but a manufacturer coupon does require sales tax to be paid. I hope that clears things up!

Also, I totally agree with you - benefit amounts can be kinda ridiculous. $117 for two is not much at all. :(