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Amazon offers Prime discount to those on government benefits

4 months 2 weeks 2 days ago Tuesday, June 06 2017 Jun 6, 2017 June 06, 2017 12:45 PM June 06, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW YORK - Amazon is offering a sizable discount on its Prime membership for people who receive government assistance.

Customers that possess a valid Electronic Benefits Transfer card, used for programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs, or food stamps, will pay $5.99 per month.

The typical monthly payment for Prime membership is $10.99, but users can also pay $99 per year up front, which equates to $8.25 per month.

Prime members get free shipping on goods and unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows, as well as other perks.

Amazon said Tuesday that it wants to make the program more accessible.

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